Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Calvin Wang

Dr Calvin Wang

PhD, MBA, B.Commerce

Profile

Calvin has more than 15 years of tertiary teaching and research experience. He has taught at Charles Sturt University as well as universities in Western Australia. He was previously Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University and Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University. Prior to his career in academia, Calvin worked in Hong Kong and China in marketing/business development.

Calvin's research interest is in entrepreneurship, business strategy and social marketing. He has worked with local and overseas universities, local and state governments, and industry on small business, business succession and regional economic development projects. His publications include refereed journal articles, conference papers, reports to industry and government, book chapters and a book.

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Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities
  • MGT330 Business Strategy
  • MGT367 Leadership Issues
  • MBA508 Business Strategy
  • MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
  • MGT510 Strategic Management
  •  MGT536 Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • DBA713 Literature Review
Administrative Responsibilities
  • School Assessment Committee
  • School Learning & Teaching Committee
  • Campus Environment Committee

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Research

Research Focus
  • Entrepreneurship (grey, youth, ethnic, village, social, family, home-based and female)
  • Strategy
Research Project Supervision
  • Entrepreneurship,
  • SMEs, Business Strategy,
  • Social Marketing
Current Research Students
  • Battersby, J., The impact of workplace power in the mining sector (Honours).
  • Meirezaldi, O., A theoretical framework for regional development: An analysis of the One-Village-One-Product (OVOP) program in Indonesia (PhD).
  • Neher, A., The influence of managerial values on the corporate financial performance of Swiss SMEs (DBA).

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Professional Activities

Research Awards
  • 2008 Certificate of Excellence (x 2)
  • 2007 Best New Researcher
Grants
  • Wang, C. (2010). Grey Entrepreneurship in Regional Australia. CSU Faculty of Business Seed Grant.  
  • Wang, C. & Redmond, J. (2008). Exploring the Skills Shortage and its Effects on Small Business Growth in Regional Western Australia. ECU Faculty of Business & Law Strategic Grant + Small Business Centre Eastern Wheatbelt.   
  • Wang, C. (2008). Exploring Succession in Family Small Business: The nature and dynamics of succession from a 'next generation' family member perspective. ECU Early Career Researcher Grant.  
  • Walker, E. A, Wang, C. & Redmond, J. (2007). Family Small Business Succession: Dynamics of Founder-Successor Gender in Succession Selection.ECU Faculty of Business & Law Strategic Grant + De Montfort University, UK.
  • Walker, E. A, Wang, C., Redmond, J .L. & Sheridan L. (2007). Exploring environmental management education for small and medium sized enterprises. ECU-Industry Collaboration Grant + Swan Catchment Council.   
  • Wang, C., Redmond, J. & Walker, E. A. (2007). Exploring the Value of IT Coaching as a Strategic Tool in Regional Small Business Growth. Small Business Centre Bunbury-Wellington Research Grant.  
  • Walker, E. A., Wang, C., Redmond, J .L. (2006). Developing a predictive model of the growth intentions of home-based business (HBB) owner-operators. ECU-Industry Collaboration Grant + WA Small Business Development Corporation.  
  • Walker, E. A., Wang, C., Redmond, J .L. (2006). Investigating the planning practices of SMEs: Strategic or operational? ECU Faculty of Business & Law Strategic Grant + City of Swan.

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles
  • Hanx, X., & Wang, C. (2012). Strategic Decision making in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Evidence from Australia, International Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 20(1), 91-110.
  • Wang, C. (2010). Daughter exclusion in family business succession. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Vol.31, pp.475-484.
  • Wang, C. (2010). Family small businesses: Definition, 'essence' and 'true' prevalence. International, Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, Vol.2 (3/4), pp.276-290.
  • Redmond, J., Walker, E. A. & Wang, C. (2008). Issues for small businesses with waste management: Resources or attitude? Journal of Environmental Management, Vol.88 (2), pp.275-285.
  • Walker, E. A., Wang, C. & Redmond, J. (2008) Women and work-life balance: Is home-based business ownership the solution? Equal Opportunities International, Vol.27 (3), pp.258-275.
  •  Redmond, J., Walker, E. A. & Wang, C. (2008). Waste Recycling: Local Methods for Successful Interaction with Small Business. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol.7 (4), pp.363-382.  
  • Wang, C., Walker, E. A., Redmond, J. & Breen, J. (2008). Making Plans (Home-based businesses: Australia's Hidden Engine). Monash Business Review, Vol.4 (2), pp.28-31.
  • Wang, C., Walker, E., A. & Redmond, J. (2007). Explaining the lack of strategic planning in SMEs: The importance of owner motivation. International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, Vol.12 (1), pp.1-16.
  • Wang, C., Walker, E. A. & Redmond, J. (2006). Ownership motivation and strategic planning in small business. Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, Vol.ii (4), pp.26-50.
  • Wang, C., Henley, N. & Donovan, R. (2004). Exploring children's conceptions of smoking addiction. Health Education Research, Vol.19 (6), pp.626-634.
Refereed Conference Papers
  • Wang, C., Barrett, R., Walker, E. A. & Redmond, J. (2008). Who gets the nod? Gender issues in family business succession selection. 31st Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference, 5-7th November. Belfast: ISBE.
  • Redmond, J., Walker, E. A., Wang, C., Simpson, M. & Parker, C. (2008). The impact of small business on the environment. 31st Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference, 5-7th November. Belfast: ISBE.
  • Redmond, J. L., Walker, E. A. & Wang, C. (2008). A Case Study of Waste and Recycling by Small Business. Waste & Recycle 2008 Conference. 8-12th September, Fremantle, Western Australia.
  • Wang, C., Walker, E. A. & Redmond. (2008). Gender as a Predictor of Strategic Planning in Small Business. SME - Entrepreneurship Global Conference 2008, 3-4th July, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Walker, E. A., Redmond, J.L., Wang, C. & Soteriou, T. (2007). Waste Recycling - Local Methods for Successful Interaction with Small Business. Waste & Recycle 2007 Conference, 10-14th September, Fremantle, Western Australia.
  • Redmond, J & Walker, E. A. & Wang, C. (2006). Small business environmental management: Rhetoric or reality? 29th National Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference, 31st October - 2nd November, Cardiff, UK.
  • Walker, E. A., Wang, C. & Redmond, J. (2006). Gender differences in small business strategic planning: Do women plan more than men? International Women and Leadership Conference, 16-17th November, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Wang, C. & Henley, N. (2001). Why do children change their minds about smoking? Child development theory applied to social marketing practice. Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (ANZMAC), 3-5th December, Massey, New Zealand.
  • Henley, N., Wang, C., & Donovan, R. (2002). Children's conceptions of smoking addiction onset. Third WA State Cancer Conference: Cancer: Asking the hard questions?, 29th October, Perth, Western Australia.
Books
  • Wang, C. (2008). Young people's concepts of smoking addiction: You can't get hooked trying one cigarette. VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller: Germany.
Book Chapters
  • Wang, C. (2011). Entrepreneurship and the growth of nations: A comparative study of the small business sector in Australia and Singapore. In Ian Austin (Ed) Australia-Singapore Relations: Successful bilateral relations in a historical and contemporary context (pp.111-132). Select Publishing SG. 
Reports to Government & Industry
  • Wang, C. & Redmond, J (2008). The skills shortage: Effects on small businesses in regional Western Australia. Report to the Small Business Centre Eastern Wheatbelt as part of the research project: Exploring the Skills Shortage and its Effects on Small Business Growth in Regional Western Australia.
  • Walker, E. A., Redmond, J. L., Sheridan, L., Wang, C. & Goeft, U. (2008). Small and medium enterprises and the environment: barriers, drivers, innovation and best practice: A review of the literature. Perth: Small & Medium Enterprise Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.
  • Walker, E. A., Wang, C., Redmond, J. & Breen, J. (2007). A survey of home-based businesses in Australia: Combined findings from Western Australia & Victoria. Report to the WA Small Business Development Corporation and the Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development as part of the research project: Developing a predictive model of the growth intentions of home-based business (HBB).
  • Walker, E. A., Wang, C. & Redmond, J. (2007). A survey of home-based businesses in Western Australia. Final report to the Small Business Development Corporations as part of the research project: Developing a predictive model of the growth intentions of home-based business (HBB) owner-operators, Perth, WA.
  • Wang, C., Walker, E. A. & Redmond, J. (2007). Evaluation of the IT Advisor/Coach Service in the South West Region of Western Australia. A report to the Small Business Centre Bunbury-Wellington, Perth, WA.
  • Wang, C. (2005). Factors relating to the geographic clustering of professional and business service SMEs in the Swan Region. Report to City of Swan, Perth, WA.
  • Wang, C. (2005). Eco-industries: Waste exchange and industrial partnerships for sustainable industrial development. Report to City of Wanneroo, Perth, WA.
  • Donovan, R. & Wang, C. (2002). Moralisation, disgust and young people's response to graphic images in anti-tobacco advertising. Report to Department of Health & Ageing by Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control, CBRCC 021219, Curtin University, Perth.

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