Dr. SHANG Liang, Echo
Research Assistant Professor
Tel: (852) 2616 7208
Fax: (852) 2456 0737
WYL222, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Prof. Echo Shang obtained her Ph.D. and from the Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong. She joined Lingnan University in August 2021. Before that, she worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Work of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Research Associate at the Centre for Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interest includes the development and processes of social entrepreneurship and social innovation. Her recent research has focused a lot on exploring the roles and mechanisms of hybrid organizations in delivering social services, particularly concerning the relationships between public management and civil society deliverers.
She teaches Policy Research and Evaluation Design and Comparative Social Indicators and Research Methods.
Areas of Interest
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Social Innovation
- Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy
BA (PolyU); MA (CityU); PhD (CityU)
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Book & Book Chapters
Chandra, Y., & Shang, L. (2021). Qualitative Research using R to Enact the Gioia Approach. In Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World (pp. 86-91). SAGE.
Chandra, Y., & Shang, L. (2019). Qualitative Research Using R: A Systematic Approach. Singapore: Springer Nature. ISBN 978-981-13-3170-1. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-13-3170-1
Chandra, Y., Shang, L., & Mair, J. (2021). Drivers of success in social innovation: Insights into competition in open social innovation contests. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 16, e00257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbvi.2021.e00257
Chandra, Y., Shang, L., & Roy, M. (2021). Understanding Healthcare Social Enterprises: A New Public Governance Perspective. Journal of Social Policy, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279421000222
Chandra, Y., & Shang, L. (2021). Social entrepreneurship interventions in the HIV/AIDS sector: A social entrepreneurship–social work perspective. International Social Work, 64(1), 5-23. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872818807735
Ong, D., Shang, L., Chandra, Y., Hamidi, M., & Wahab, H. A. (2020). The role of social entrepreneurship for youth purpose development. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 14(2), 272-290. https://doi.org/10.1080/17516234.2020.1815274
Chandra, Y., & Shang, L. (2019). Philanthropy Research in China: The Influence of Informal Institutions. Third Sector Review, 25(1), 105-122.
Chandra, Y., & Shang, L. (2017). Unpacking the Biographical Antecedents of the Emergence of Social Enterprises: A Narrative Perspective. VOLUNTAS, 28(6), 2498-2529. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-017-9860-2
Chandra, Y., & Shang, L. (2017). An RQDA-based constructivist methodology for qualitative research. Qualitative Market Research, 20(1), 90-112. https://doi.org/10.1108/QMR-02-2016-0014
Shang, L., & Chandra, Y. Employment as a Derivative of Hybrid Organizing: How Disabled People Make Trade-Offs in Employment Decisions in Social Enterprises.
Shang, L., & Chandra, Y. Balancing Dual Missions in Work-integration Social Enterprises: An Exploratory Study.
Selected Conference Presentations
Shang, L., & Chandra, Y. (2021). Employment as a Derivative of Hybrid Organizing: How Disabled People Make Trade-Offs in Employment Decisions in Social Enterprises. Paper presented at 14th International Society for Third-Sector Research, Global Virtual Meeting.
Chandra, Y., Shang, L., & Roy, M. (2020). Can Citizens Innovate to Improve Community Health? The Role of Social Enterprises in the Provision of Healthcare Services. Paper presented at International Social Innovation Research Conference 2020 (ISIRC), Sheffield, United Kingdom. (won Best Paper Award).
Shang, L., & Chandra, Y. (2019). Social Enterprise Interventions and Employee Wellbeing: An Exploratory Study in the Disability Sector. Paper presented at 7th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprises, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Shang, L., & Chandra, Y. (2019). Social Enterprises Interventions in Promoting Health and Wellbeing. Paper presented at 7th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprises, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Shang, L., & Chandra, Y. (2019). Working in a Social Enterprise? A Discrete Choice on Disabled Employees’ Preferences. Paper presented at 2019 ARNOVA-Asia Conference, Taichung, Taiwan.
Shang, L., & Chandra, Y. (2018). How Can Social Entrepreneurship Contribute to Social Work in the Disability Sector? Paper presented at 13th International Society for Third-Sector Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Shang, L., & Chandra, Y. (2018). Social Entrepreneurship as a New Institution for Wellbeing: A View from the HIV/AIDS Sector. Paper presented at 2018 International Association for Business & Society annual meeting, Hong Kong.
Shang, L., & Chandra, Y. (2017). Anti-Oppression Practices in Social Enterprises. Paper presented at 6th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprises, Brussels, Belgium.
Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer
Journal of Social Entrepreneurship
International Social Work
Academic Year: 2022 - 2023
|Policy Research and Evaluation Design|
Policy Research and Evaluation Design
|SOC3341||Social Innovation Seminar|