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 research program centers on advancing contemporary administrative sciences. To this end, I pursue scholarship that is more contextual, integrative, robust, and responsive to societal needs. My broad research 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 portfolio on modernizing 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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Director: Integrated Communications
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(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

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Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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