Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Wong Sze Sze

Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship

Assoc Prof Wong Sze Sze

Wong Sze-Sze is Associate Professor in the Strategy, Management, and Organization Division at the Nanyang Business School. She received her Ph.D. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Her research focuses on how knowledge and social capital of individuals or groups impact their effectiveness in organizations. She has published in internationally referred journals including Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management and Journal of Organizational Behavior. In 2000, Sze-Sze was awarded the Best Student Paper from the Managerial and Organization Cognition Division of the Academy of Management. She was also awarded the Teacher of the Division and Researcher of the Division in Nanyang Business School in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Sze-Sze currently serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Research Interests
Current research interests are focused on the management of knowledge and social networks in firms, particularly on how learning processes and networks affect the transfer and creation of knowledge, and the leveraging of social and knowledge networks for individual and group effectiveness.
Current Projects
  • Board Renewal under Conditions of Threat and Opportunity: Examining the Impact of Incoming and Outgoing Board Members
  • The Complementarily of Social and Human Capital: Effects on Knowledge Transfer and Performance
  • The Role of Social Relationships in Career Success
Selected Publications
  • Wong, SS; Boh, WF; Wu, A. (2020). When three’s (good) company: Third party friendships on cooperation across departments. Journal of Management Studies, in press.
  • Josh Keller, Wong Sze-Sze & Shyhnan Liou. (2020). How Social Networks Facilitate Collective Responses to Organizational Paradoxes. Human Relations, 73, 401-428.
  • Wong S., Wei, Q. Koh, K. & Tong, Y.H. (2019). Best Paper Proceedings of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Does Board Turnover Enhance Firm Performance?. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (pp. Online ISSN: 2151-6561)Boston, USA.
  • Boh Wai Fong & Wong Sze-Sze. (2015). Managers versus Co-workers as Referents: Comparing Social Influence Effects on Within- and Outside-Subsidiary Knowledge Sharing. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 126, 1-17.
  • Wong Sze-Sze & Boh Wai Fong. (2014). The Contingent Effects of Social Network Sparseness and Centrality on Managerial Innovativeness. Journal of Management Studies, 51(7), 1180-1203.

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