Academic Profile

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 (USA). In 2015, Sze-Sze was at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) for her sabbatical. Her past research focus on how knowledge and social capital of managers and groups impact their effectiveness in organizations. She has published in leading internationally referred journals including Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, 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. In 2020, Sze Sze was nominated the Teacher of the Year (Business) at Nanyang Business School.

Given the pressing need for firms to be transparent and accountable to stakeholders, Sze-Sze currently conducts research in strategic leaders' communication to stakeholders, and corporate governance in the Board of Directors. She also currently serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior (
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Assoc Prof Wong Sze Sze
Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship

Current research interests are focused on strategic leaders' communication of the firm's strategies and vision, and corporate governance practices in Board of Directors.
  • Wong Sze-Sze; Boh Wai Fong; Wu Anne. (2020). When three’s (good) company: Third party friendships on cooperation across departments. Journal of Management Studies, in press.

  • Wong Sze-Sze; Li Heather & Shen Rui. (2020, August). Talking about Strategy: Leaders’ Use of Adaptation Frames. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

  • Josh Keller, Wong Sze-Sze & Shyhnan Liou. (2020). How Social Networks Facilitate Collective Responses to Organizational Paradoxes. Human Relations, 73, 401-428.

  • Wong Sze-Sze; Wei Qiang; Koh Kevin & Tong Yen. (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.