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Prof. Albert TEO
Acting Dean and Professor | Programme Leader, BMgt (Hons) in Social and Business Sustainability
Contact Information
Office : MKA 2101
Tel : 3468 6633
Professor Albert Teo joined Tung Wah College in January 2019. Prior to joining TWC, he was an associate professor in the School of Business, National University of Singapore (NUS). While in NUS, he also took on various leadership roles: founding director of the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Centre; founding director of the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy; and deputy director of the University Scholars Programme.
Albert received his PhD degree from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. His current academic interests are in the areas of social entrepreneurship, community development, social impact measurement, organizational ecology, institutional theory, and social networks. He has published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Industrial and Corporate Change.
Albert is active in community engagement. He currently serves as a pro-bono research consultant to Singapore’s National Council of Social Service, a pro-bono consultant and trainer with the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia, and a volunteer with the Centre for Community Transformation. He is an advisor to various social enterprises and non-profit organizations in Asia. Prior to his relocation from Singapore to Hong Kong, he served as the leader of a volunteer group offering massage services to patients in the HIV/AIDS and geriatric wards in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He also sat on various Singapore government-appointed committees overseeing programme funding in the social services sector in Singapore.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., University of California, Berkeley
B.Soc.Sci.(Hons.), National University of Singapore
B.A., National University of Singapore
Professional Memberships:
Member, EMES International Research Network
Member, International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR)
Member, Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA)
Teaching Areas:
Social Entrepreneurship
Community Development
Organization Theory
Organizational Behavior
Strategic Management
Research Methods
Research Interests:
Social Entrepreneurship
Community Development
Social Impact Measurement
Organizational Ecology
Institutional Theory
Social Networks
Representative Publications:
Wu, Pei-Chuan, Albert C. Teo, and Ming-Hao Wong. 2016. Case: eHomemakers: Crossing Borders into Singapore. London, Ontario: Ivey Case Publishing.
Wu, Pei-Chuan, Albert C. Teo, and Ming-Hao Wong. 2016. Teaching Note: eHomemakers: Crossing Borders into Singapore. London, Ontario: Ivey Case Publishing.
Ling, Florence Y., Peng-Chong Tan, Yan Ning, Albert C. Teo, and Asanga Gunawansa. 2015. “Effect of Adoption of Relational Contracting Practices on Relationship Quality in Public Projects in Singapore.” Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management 22: 169-189.
Ning, Yan, Florence Y. Ling, and Albert C. Teo. 2014. “Driving Forces behind and Barriers to Relational Transaction Practices in Public Construction Projects.” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice 140: 04013006-1-04013006-9.
Dobrev, Stanislav D., Salih Z. Ozdemir, and Albert C. Teo. 2006. “The Ecological Interdependence of Emergent and Established Organizational Populations: Legitimacy Transfer, Violation by Comparison, and Unstable Identities.” Organization Science 17: 577-597.
Carroll, Glenn R., and Albert C. Teo. 1996. “On the Social Networks of Managers.” Academy of Management Journal 39: 421-440.
Carroll, Glenn R., and Albert C. Teo. 1996. “Creative Self-destruction Among Organizations: An Empirical Study of Technical Innovation and Organizational Failure in the American Automobile Industry, 1885-1981.” Industrial and Corporate Change 5: 619-644.
Public Service:
Board member, Solutions to End Poverty (STEP)
Pro-bono research consultant, National Council of Social Service (NCSS), Singapore
Pro-bono trainer and consultant, Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA)
Volunteer, Centre for Community Transformation (CCT)

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