Dr. Wenlong Yuan is the Stu Clark Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Asper School of Business. Before his current position, he was Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business in the Faculty of Management at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. His main research interests cross entrepreneurship, strategy, and international business. His work currently focuses on entrepreneurship in large firms, the impact of top management teams’ (TMTs) characteristics on middle-level entrepreneurial activities, entrepreneurial learning from failure, and behaviours of academic entrepreneurs.


Verbeke, A., & Yuan, W. 2022. Rethinking Intrapreneurship in the Established MNE. Global Strategy Journal, forthcoming.

Verbeke, A., & Yuan, W. 2020. A Few Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for International Business Strategy Research, Journal of Management Studies (forum on COVID-19, Global Pandemics, and the Future of Management Studies), 58(2), 597-601. 

Yongjian Bao, Zhe Shen, and Wenlong Yuan. 2020. Businesses Venturing into the Social Domain during the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Motivation and Ability Perspective, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ), 49 (6), 1152-1160. 

Yaotian Pan, Alain Verbeke, and Wenlong Yuan. 2020. CEO Transformational Leadership and Corporate Entrepreneurship in China, Management and Organization Review, forthcoming.  

Yuan, W. and Zhenyu Wu. 2018. A Value Perspective of Family Firms, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 42(2): 283–289. 

Yuan, W., Bao, YJ., and Olson, B. 2017. CEOs’ Ambivalent Interpretations, Organizational Market Capabilities, and Corporate Entrepreneurship as Responses to Strategic Issues, Journal of World Business, 52(2): 312–326. 

Shujun Ding, Chunxin Jia, Zhenyu Wu, & W. Yuan. 2016. Environmental Management under Subnational Institutional Constraints, Journal of Business Ethics, 134(4): 631–648. 

Verbeke, A., & Yuan, W. 2013. The Drivers of Multinational Enterprise Subsidiary Entrepreneurship in China: A New Resource Based View (RBV) Perspective, Journal of Management Studies, 50(2): 236-258.  

Rugman, A., Verbeke, A., & Yuan, W. 2011. Re-conceptualizing Bartlett and Ghoshal’s Classification of National Subsidiary Roles in the Multinational Enterprise, Journal of Management Studies, 48(2): 253-277.  

Yuan, W., Bao, YJ., & Verbeke, A. 2011. Integrating CSR Initiatives in Business: An Organizing Framework, Journal of Business Ethics, 101: 75-92.  

Verbeke, A., Chrisman, J., & Yuan, W. 2007. A Note on Strategic Renewal and Corporate Venturing in Multinational Enterprise Subsidiaries, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice31(4): 585-600. 

Verbeke, A., & Yuan, W. 2007. Managerial Services for Entrepreneurial Activities in Multinational Enterprises: A Penrosean Perspective, Management International Review, 47(2): 241-258. 

Verbeke, A., & Yuan, W. 2005. Subsidiary autonomous activities in multinational enterprises: A transaction cost perspective. Management International Review, 45(SI 2): 31-52.  Reprinted as Chapter 10 in Rugman, A. M., & Verbeke, A. (Eds.). 2005. Analysis of Multinational Strategic Management: The Selected Scientific Papers of Alan M. Rugman and Alain Verbeke. Cheltenham, UK & Brookfield, US: Edward Elgar Publishing.