Prof Wing Lam

Executive Dean Bangor College China and Director of International Relations


Professor Wing Lam joined the Bangor University in March 2021 as the Executive Dean Bangor College China and Director of International Relations. She is a multi-award winning entrepreneur-turned academic who has won awards in the categories of leadership, teaching and research. Prior to joining Bangor University, Wing was the Director of the China Centre at Chester University, where she won the Educate North International Partnership Award in 2019 for the international partnerships that she led and the revenue that generated. Prior to Chester, she was at Durham University, where she won the Business School’s Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award for 2015.

Before pursuing an academic career, Professor Lam spent nearly ten years in commerce (international trading, consultancy and internal auditing) in her native Hong Kong. Her international industrial and academic background help to shape her down-to-earth approach to her academic career. Aiming to bridge the gap between the academic community and the business world, Wing has been actively involved in research and outreach activities which emphasise both practical and theoretical values. Wing’s research interests include innovation & entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance and crowdfunding, entrepreneurial learning, female entrepreneurship and family business. She has published widely and has won several best paper awards as a single-author and co-author. 


Prizes & Awards

  1. Winner of the International Partnership Award, the Educate North, UK, awarded to University of Chester China Centre, April 2019 
  2. Winner of Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award 2015, Durham University Business School, Durham University
  3. Highly Commended Paper Award Winner, Emerald Literati Network 2011 Awards for Excellence
  4. Best paper in Family Business Track,Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 33rd National Conference, 2-4 November 2010, London, UK
  5. Best Paper in Track ‘Management, Skills Development and Growth Issues’, Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 30th National Conference, 7-9 November 2007, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
  6. Best Paper Award in Track ‘Entrepreneurship’, BritishAcademy of Management (BAM) 2007, 11-13 September, Warwick Business School, UK Carter, S., Shaw E., &Lam, W. (2007) Bank Lending to Entrepreneurs: How Gender Impacts on the Decision-making Process
  7. Best Paper Award for Women's Entrepreneurship, 2006 International Council for Small Business World Conference (ICSB), 18-21 June, 2006, Melbourne, Australia, awarded by National Women's Business Council, USA
  8. Barclays Best Paper Award for Small Business Finance, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 28th National Conference, 1-3 November 2005, Blackpool, UK


Journal publications

Lam, W., Harris, P., & Yang, S. (2019). Understanding UK Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship from an Enterprise Culture Perspective. Journal of Public Affairs, 19(2), p.1-11.

Zhao, Y., Harris, P., & Lam, W. (2019). Crowdfunding industry—History, development, policies, and potential issues. Journal of Public Affairs, 19 (1). p.1-9

Lam, W., Zhou, J., Gu, C., & Xiao, T. (2018). Embracing business start-up programme in UK mainstream entrepreneurship education. University Education Science (in Chinese language) (171-5), 94-100,CN: 43-1398/G4; ISSN: 1672-0717

Zhou, J., Tang, X., & Lam, W. (2018). Demographic factors, personality and entrepreneurial inclination. Guangxi Social Science (in Chinese language), 2018-3(273), 143-150; CN: 45-1349/C; ISSN: 1673-8179

Zhou, J., Tang, X., & Lam, W. (2018). The Correspondence between Design Thinking and Human Resource Management and its Application. Journal of Hebei GEO University, 2018-2(41), 110-115; CN:13-1422/Z; ISSN: 1007-6875

Lam, W. and Harker, M. J. (2015), "Marketing and entrepreneurship: An integrated view from the entrepreneur's perspective ", International Small Business Journal, 33(3): 321-348; ISSN: 0266-2426 doi: 10.1177/0266242613496443

Jayawarna, D., Jones O., Lam W & Phua S. (2014) The performance of entrepreneurial ventures: examining the role of marketing practicesJournal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 21 (4), 565-587, ISSN: 1462-6004

Lam W., (2011) “Dancing to Two Tunes: Multi-entity Roles in Family Business Succession Process”, International Small Business Journal, 29(5), 508-533, doi: 10.1177/0266242610376357, ISSN: 0266 2426 (SSCI Q1)

Lam W., (2010) “Learning from the NES? Delivery, Student Engagement and Implementation of ‘Good Practices’ in Entrepreneurship Education”, Industry & Higher Education, 24(6), 467-473 ISSN:0950 4222

Lam W., (2010) Funding Gap, What Funding Gap?  Financial Bootstrapping: Supply, Demand and Creation of Entrepreneurial Finance, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 16(4), 268-295. Doi: 10.1108/13552551011054480,  ISSN:1355 2554 (SSCI Q2)

Shaw, E., Marlow, S., Lam, W., & Carter, S. (2009), Gender and Entrepreneurial Capital: Implications for Firm Performance, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 1(1), 25-41. doi: 10.1108/17566260910942327, ISSN: 1756-6266

Shaw, E., Lam, W., & Carter, S. (2008). The Role of Entrepreneurial Capital in Building Service Reputation, Service Industries Journal, 28(7), 899-917. doi: 10.1080/02642060701846820, ISSN: 0264 2069 (SSCI Q4)

Carter S., Shaw E., Lam W & Wilson F (2007), Gender, Entrepreneurship and Bank Lending: The Criteria and Processes Used by Bank Loan Officers in Assessing ApplicationsEntrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 31(3), 427-444, doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2007.00181.x;  ISSN: 1042-2587 (SSCI Q1 IP 6.193)

Wilson F, Carter S., Shaw E., Tagg S. & Lam W., (2007) Bank Loan Officers’ Perceptions of Business Owners: the role of gender. British Journal of Management, 18(2), 154-171, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2006.00508.x, ISSN: 1045 3172 (SSCI Q2)

Ritchie, B., & Lam, W. (2006). Taking Stock of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 12(6), 312-327.Doi 10.1108/13552550610710126;  ISSN:1355 2554 (SSCI Q2)


Industry Reports & Book Chapters

Lam W., Harris P., Sidsaph H., Wang D., Zhou J., & Yang S., (2018) Internationalisation, Sustainability and Key Challenges Facing SMEs: A Comparative Study of the UK and China; 51 pages;  University of Chester & West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce.  ISBN: 978-1-910481-03-5

Lam, W. (2015). Case Study “Volkswagen in China: The People's Car in the People's Republic”. In Marketing: An Introduction (3rd edition). Armstrong, G., Kotler, P., Harker, M. & Brennan, R. London: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall.  pp. 512-513, ISBN: 978-1292017518

Shaw, E, Carter, S & Lam, W. (2010). “An integrated View of Gender, Finance and Entrepreneurial Capital: Theory, Practice and Policy, in de Bruin, A.;Brush, C. G., Gatewood, E. J., &Hendry C. (Eds.): “Women Entrepreneurs and the Global Environment for Growth". Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp.187-205, ISBN 978- 1-84720-914-6; e-book ISBN978-184980-663-3

Lam, W. (2009), 'Developing new entrepreneurs: the role of research and hands-on experience', in BabatundeBuraimo, et al. (eds.), Impact: Linking Teaching & Teaching, UCLAN, pp. 10-12, ISBN 978-0-9562343-0-8

Carter, S., Shaw, E., Wilson, F., & Lam, W. (2006). Gender, entrepreneurship and business finance: Investigating the relationship between banks and entrepreneurs in the UK. In P. Greene, C. G. Brush, N. M. Carter, R. M. Schulze & E. Gatewood (Eds.), Growth orientated women entrepreneurs and their businesses: A global research perspective (pp. 448-460). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. ISBN: 978-1845422899

Ritchie, B., & Lam, W. (2006). Review of Small Business Research and Policy Issues: Small Business Service, Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), UK

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