University of Essex

Academic Staff

Dr Caleb C Y Kwong (Southend Campus)

Staff positionSenior Lecturer
Telephone01702 328 200
RoomGB. 3.31
Office hoursWednesday 12:30-2:30 Please email me for an appointment.

Caleb is a senior lecturer at the Essex Business School, University of Essex. His research interests include entrepreneurship, human resource management and not-for-profit sector management, and has published in a number of international journals including Regional Studies, Academy of Management: Learning and Education, Journal of Small Business Management, International Small Business Journal, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Journal of General Management, Local Economy and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. Prior to joining the University of Essex, Caleb was a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (Wales/UK) team (funded by the EU). He was responsible for producing various regional reports for policy makers in the Welsh Assembly Government and the EU, as well as organising events ranging from international conferences (ISBE and RENT) to local workshops on entrepreneurship development.He is currently leading the UK team in the Humane Entrepreneurship project.    


BSc (Bath); MPhil taught (Glasgow); PhD (Leeds); PgCHEP (Essex); Grad CIPD; FHEA 

Research interests

Caleb’s research interests include:

  • social entrepreneurship, humane entrepreneurship and microfinance
  • entrepreneurship amongst the disabled population 
  • entrepreneurship amongst refugees, Inernal Displaed Persons (IDPs) and those in the conflict zones 
  • female and ethnic entrepreneurship
  • management education and enterprise education
  • human resource management (international)

Caleb welcomes PhD applicants from these broad research areas. In particular, Caleb welcomes applicants who are interested in the specific research topics below:

  • entrepreneurship and autism,
  • entrepreneurship during the times of war and conflict/ post-conflict recovery
  • effectiveness of pedagogical interventions within management and entrepreneurship education (including social entrepreneurship education)
  • management and entrepreneurial practices in the colonial era
  • social entrepreneurship in deprived communities (developed and developing world)
  • cross cultural management for sportspeople and celebrities

In terms of methodologies, Caleb welcomes both quantitative and qualitative proposals.

PhD Supervision Completions  

  • C. Brownson - on "entrepreneurship education" (as 2nd supervisor), 2010 
  • A.  Abrar - on "creative female entrepreneurs" (as 1st supervisor), 2012 
  • H. Manzoor on "emotion in boardrooms" (as 2nd supervisor), 2012
  • S. Abbas on "organisational commitment " (as 2nd supervisor), 2012 
  • K. Maddox-Danes on "university organisational identity"(as 2nd supervisor), 2014
  • A. Tariq on "downsizing and human resource management" (as 1st supervisor), 2015
  • J. Ladner on "organisational identity of the children workforce" (as 2nd supervisor), 2015

Current students: T. van der Spek, C. Bhattarai., Q Chai, W. Liu.  

Teaching responsibilities
  • BE416 Contemporary Human Resource Management (UG)
  • BE443 International Human Resource Management (UG)
  • BE462 International Human Resource Management (PG)
  • BE256 Social Enterprise (PG)
  • MSc and MBA: Dissertation supervision

PublicationsLink to publications for Caleb C Y Kwong
Additional information

Caleb is an Editorial Review Board member for the following journals: Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of General Management, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (formerly Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship). He has reviewed for ISBJ, SBE, JSBM, AMLE, IJEBR, JGM, JCE, IJME, Cross Cultural Research, Social Inclusion, Journal of Management & Organization, ESRC, Palgrave, OUP, Routledge, ISBE, RENT, ICSB 

Caleb has conducted external examinations and validations for programmes delivered by Middlesex University (Business School), University of South Wales (Business School), Coventry University (London ISC), University of Law (ISC). He has also been involved in PhD examinations, both as external assessor and internal exminaer. 

Caleb is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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