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Weize Huang

Assistant Professor, Director of Social Entrepreneurship Research Centre

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Dr. Huang is currently an Assistant Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China. He also serves as the Director of Social Entrepreneurship Research Centre. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the School of Management (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA, CEEMAN IQA and CAMEA accredited) at Zhejiang University. His research spans topics in Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior, with particular interests in the micro-foundation of entrepreneurship and the interpersonal side of individual workplace behaviors in the era of digitalization and artificial intelligence.

His work has been published and presented in journals and conferences such as The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Ethics Behavior, Chinese Journal of Applied Psychology, Psychology in China Social Science Excellence (reprinted journal), AoM Annual Meeting, IACMR Biennial Conference, AIB Asia Pacific Regional Conference, EIASM, ESI, etc. His dissertation won the Chinese Annual Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award. He has also hosted or participated in several research projects sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Zhejiang Provincial Philosophy and Social Science Foundation of China, the Science Technology Department and Education Department of Zhejiang Province, and McGill University.

Dr. Huang is the Liaison Officer in Zhejiang Province for IACMR. As for entrepreneurial practice, he co-founded two new ventures and currently also serves as a consultant for some domestic start-ups. Regarding human resource management practice, he has several consulting experiences in tourism, transportation, education training, and medical industries. He also takes the role of entrepreneurship mentor at government-backed incubators in Suzhou as well as Shanghai. Concerning teaching, he co-developed an English-taught course on innovative management models for undergraduate programmes with the collaboration of Haier.

*Accepting PhD Students

**Ph.D. applicants are encouraged to email Dr. Huang with their research ideas. Students with research backgrounds in education are welcome to co-explore the phenomenon of student entrepreneurship.

Research interests




Director of XJTLU Social Entrepreneurship Research Centre, XJTLU, 2023 - Present

PhD supervisor, XJTLU, 2023 - Present

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Hub, XJTLU, 2022 - Present

Lead Pathfinder of School of Intelligent Manufacturing Ecosystem, 2024 - Present

Joint Ph.D. student (Organizational behavior), McGill University, Supervised by Dr. Patricia Faison Hewlin, 2020-2021

Visiting Student (Entrepreneurship and innovation), Stanford University, 2019

Co-founder, Hangzhou Beiao Internet of Things Technology Co., Ltd. (Founded in 2022)

Co-founder, Wuhan Fengkuang Aiqu Internet Technology Co., Ltd.(Founded in 2015)

Liaison Officer for the Alumni Association of Zhejiang University, 2022 - Present

Liaison Officer in Zhejiang Province for IACMR, 2019 - Present

Teaching Assistant, UG/PIEGL/MBA, SOM, Zhejiang University


ENT102TC Entrepreneurship Concepts and Practice (UG), Module Leader

ENT203TC Leadership and Communication (UG), Co-teacher

MFE304TC Haier Rendanheyi Management Model (UG), Co-teacher

ENT301TC Capstone Project (UG), Business Plan Coach

ENT401TC Research Methods for Entrepreneurs (PG), Guest Lecturer

Awards and honours

National Annual Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2022

Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate in Zhejiang Province, 2022

Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate in Zhejiang University, 2022

The First Prize of Excellent Achievement Award of Philosophy and Social Science in Zhejiang University, 2022

Postgraduate of Merit / Triple A Postgraduate, 2021

Yangye Alumni Scholarship, 2021

Award of Honor for Postgraduate, 2021

Xinhai Public Welfare Responsibility Scholarship, 2021

Outstanding Postgraduate Leader Award, 2020

Scholarship of Academic Excellence, 2017-2022

National Bronze Award, China College Students Entrepreneurship Competition, 2016

Provincial Gold Award (Hubei Province), China College Students Entrepreneurship Competition, 2016

Award of Honor for Undergraduate, 2015

China National Scholarship, 2015

Outstanding Undergraduate Leader Award, 2014

President Scholarship, 2014

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

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Education/Academic qualification

B.A. (Business Administration, Bilingual Teaching Class Programme), China University of Geosciences

Joint Ph.D. Student (Organizational behavior), Supervised by Dr. Patricia Faison Hewlin, McGill University

Visiting Student (Entrepreneurship and innovation), Stanford University

Ph.D. (Enterprise Management, International Ph.D. Programme), Supervised by Dr. Duanxu Wang, Zhejiang University

External positions

Entrepreneurship Mentor, Taicang University Science and Technology Park

Dec 2023Nov 2026

Entrepreneurship Mentor, Xinghai Creative Space (星海创立方), Shanghai

18 Oct 202318 Oct 2025

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