Dr. Aegean Leung
Assistant Professor; Entrepreneurship/Human Resource Management and International Business
BA in History, Chinese University of Hong Kong; MA in International Affairs, University of Tsukuba, Japan; MSc in Asian Pacific HRM, National University of Singapore; PhD in Management and Organization, National University of Singapore
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- Human resource management
- Organizational behavior
Aegean Leung has worked in the industry for 13 years, in both large corporations and small entrepreneurial environment. Prior to entering academia, she held senior management positions such as General Manager, International Sales in one of the subsidiaries (located in Hong Kong) of the Danone Group, and Chief Operational Officer in a fast growing entrepreneurial firm in Singapore. Aegean also worked in the Tokyo branch office of a Hong Kong listed company for close to three years.
Aegean’s most current research interests are in the area of women entrepreneurship, community-based enterprises, and social change, in cross-cultural settings. She also conducts research on human resource challenges faced by fast growing entrepreneurial firms, exploring how relatively young and small companies recruit and select their core team members, and how the change and stability of their employment models may affect employee attitudes and behaviors.
Her research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing and Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behaviors, and International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship.
Leung, A., Foo, M.D. & Chaturvedi, S. (2012). Imprinting effects of founding core teams on HR values in new ventures. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(1), 1-20.
Leung, A. (2011). Motherhood and entrepreneurship: Gender role identity as a resource (In press), International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 3(3), 254-264.
Leung, A. & Chaturvedi, S. (2011). Linking the fits, fitting the links: Connecting different types of PO fit to attitudinal outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 79(2), 391-402.
Lee, L., Wong, P. K., Foo, M. D. & Leung, A. (2011). Entrepreneurial intentions: The influence of organizational and individual factors. Journal of Business Venturing, 26(1), 124-136.
Leung, A., Zhang, J., Wong, P. K. & Foo, M. D. (2006). The use of networks in human resource acquisition for entrepreneurial firms: Multiple "fit" considerations. Journal of Business Venturing, 21, 664-686.
Wong, P. K., Lee, L. & Leung, A. (2006). Entrepreneurship by circumstances and abilities: The mediating role of job satisfaction and moderating role of self-efficacy. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 26(6), 1-14.
Leung, A. (2004). Different ties for different needs: Recruitment practices of entrepreneurial firms at different developmental phases. Human Resource Management, 42(4), 303-320.
- SSHRC Standard Research Grant 2011-2013
- UVic Internal SSHRC Grant 2009-10
- UVic Business Research Fund 2009-10
- Research Fellowship by Japan Foundation Fall 2009
- Visitorship, Center for Asian Pacific Initiatives Fall 2009
- Innovation Award (Entrepreneurship Teaching Team), UVic Faculty of Business, 2009
- UVic Internal SSHRC Grant 2008-09
- UVic Business Research Fund 2008-09
- Finalist for Entrepreneurship Division Dissertation Award, 2008
- UVic Business Research Fund 2007-08
- Research Scholarship, 2002 to 2006, National University of Singapore
- President’s Research Fellow Award, 2004 to 2006, National University of Singapore
- Entrepreneurship, BCom, MBA
- Human Resource Management, BCom
- Cross Cultural Management, BCom
Can Entrepreneurs Have It All?
"Entrepreneurs were conventionally perceived as very work-driven, ambition-driven people, but there's an emerging trend of more and more people becoming entrepreneurs because they are pursuing a certain type of lifestyle," she says. "They want flexibility and control of their lives."
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