Chunlei Wang, Associate Professor
Lucas College and Graduate School of Business
San Jose State University, USA

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Chunlei Wang is an associate professor in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. He teaches strategic management courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests include social network analysis, knowledge networks, innovation generation and diffusion, and economic sociology. One paper by him and his collaborators on exploratory innovation was published in Academy of Management Journal. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Peking University, a Master of Arts in Sociology from the Ohio State University, a Master of Arts in Sociology and a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University. He is married and has a daughter. He enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and church family.


1. Social network analyses
2. Innovation
3. Business Policies on Innovation and Entrepreneurship


1. Co-founder, Hone Training Institute, Beijing, P.R.China. 1998 – 1999.


1. Camille S. Johnson, Pamela K Smith, and Chunlei Wang. Forthcoming. Sage on the Stage: Women’s Representation at an Academic Conference. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

2. Xiaoyan Xu, Chunlei Wang, and Shijun Cheng. 2015. Myopic Investor or Active Monitor? The Role of Institutional Investors in Corporate Innovation. International Journal of Financial Research, Volume 6, Issue 2: 23-32

3. Chunlei Wang, Simon Rodan, Mark Fruin, and Xiaoyan Xu. 2014. Knowledge Networks, Collaboration Networks, and Exploratory Innovation. Academy of Management Journal, Volume 57, No. 2: 484-514.

4. Marco Pagani, Asbjorn Osland, and Chunlei Wang. 2013. Why Did the Proposed Conversion Fail? Journal of Critical Incidents, Volume 6: 145-148.

5. Asbjorn Osland, Chunlei Wang, Marco Pagani, and Nanette Clinch. 2012. What Can the Big Banks Do to Attract Small Retail Customers? Journal of Critical Incidents Volume 5: 72-74

6. Chunlei Wang, Nanette Clinch, and Asbjorn Osland. 2011. Legitimizing Radical New Medical Services. Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Volume 12, No. 4: 64 – 78

7. Chunlei Wang, Asbjorn Osland, Nanette Clinch, William Jiang, and Vivek Kumar. 2010. Is Dr. Steinberg’s Trait Selection a Viable Business? Journal of Critical Incidents Volume 3: 69 – 74.