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  • Faculty & Research

    Knowledge creation on China, from proven China experts.


Faculty Profiles


Chng, Han Ming Daniel

Associate Professor of Management;
Department Chair (Strategy and Entrepreneurship), CEIBS

Dr. Daniel Chng (庄汉盟) is an Associate Professor of Management, Department Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at CEIBS. Prior to joining CEIBS, he was an Assistant Professor of Management at SKK Graduate School of Business, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, and a Sloan Faculty Fellow at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He completed his Ph.D. in Management (2006) at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, USA. Dr. Chng teaches strategic management, organisational turnaround, global strategy, organisational theory and design, managerial decision making, and strategic consulting to MBA students as well as managers and top executives of multinational firms and government agencies in China, South Korea, and Singapore. He was awarded the MBA Teaching Excellence Award at SKK Graduate School of Business in 2008 for excellence in curriculum design and teaching.

Dr. Chng’s research interests focuses on organisational and managerial strategic behaviours during situations adversity. His research is an on-going attempt to advance our understanding of how organisations and their managers respond to the challenges of organisational failure or the threat of failure. Dr. Chng studies managers’ strategic decision-making approaches and behaviours during organisational decline, organisations’ ability to learn from failures, and entrepreneurs’ struggles in building new ventures in emerging economies. He has published articles in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organisational Behaviour, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. His papers have won awards at the Academy of Management (AOM) and have been listed in the Top Ten Download list of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

Prior to academia, Dr. Chng was instrumental in the development of two entrepreneurial ventures in Singapore involved in corporate strategy and human resource development. As founder and principal consultant, Dr. Chng has consulted on projects for companies like Siemens, Colgate, SK Group, Wing Tai Group, G2000 Apparel, MENDAKI, Singapore General Hospital, and the Housing Development Board of Singapore. In 2001, his HR consultancy was the largest provider of worker-level training programmes in Singapore. In addition, Dr. Chng served in the Singapore Armed Forces as an infantry officer.

  • 2006 Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
  • 2001 MBus(IT), Curtin University of Technology, Curtin Business School
  • 1996 BSc(Econ), University of London
  • 1995 BBA, National University of Singapore, NUS Business School
  • Organisational and managerial strategic behaviours during situations of adversity
  • Organisational learning from failure experiences
  • Entrepreneurial struggles in emerging economies
  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Turnaround
  • Organisational Theory
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Entrepreneurship

Best Conceptual Paper Award by AoM’s Entrepreneurship Division, 2011