Ke Cao

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Assistant Professor Lazaridis School of Business and Economics Policy Waterloo, Ontario kcao@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-1970 ext. 4835

Bio/Research

I joined the faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University in July 2020. I earned my PhD at the University of Alberta in Strategic Management & Organization and a Master of Environmental Management degree at Yale University.

Prior to my academic career, I worked with The Forest Trust, American F...


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Bio/Research

I joined the faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University in July 2020. I earned my PhD at the University of Alberta in Strategic Management & Organization and a Master of Environmental Management degree at Yale University.

Prior to my academic career, I worked with The Forest Trust, American Friends Service Committee, Heinrich Böll Foundation, and Global Environmental Institute in a number of managerial and consultancy roles. I have lived and worked in Cambodia, Canada, China, Laos, and the United States.

My broad research and teaching interests include: How do organizations work? How can businesses contribute to societal welfare? How can management scholarship help build a better society? Empirically, my research engages with various important matters such as forest, gender, and the future of business. In the meantime, I have a versatile research program on advancing management theory.

Below are some ongoing projects and anticipated full manuscript completion timelines.

Cao, Ke. On entrepreneurship. 2021.
Cao, Ke. On management theory. 2021.
Cao, Ke, Tong, Li & Du, Yongzhi. On management theory. 2021.
Cao, Ke. On sustainability certification in the B Corp setting. 2021.
Cao, Ke. On advancing theory. 2021.
Cao, Ke. On sustainability-related issues in the palm oil industry. 2021.
Cao, Ke. Some writings about management research and social good. 2022.
On Chinese multinational businesses in Canada. With Pál Nyiri, VU Amsterdam. 2022 and afterward.
On Corporate Social Responsibility. With Li Tong, Peking University. 2022 and afterward.
Cao, Ke. On culture in technology firms. 2022 and afterward.


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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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