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Senior Researchers

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Dr. Wisuwat Wannamakok

wisuwat.wa@dtc.ac.th

Lecturer

Faculty of Agro-Industry

Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Dr. Devi Angrahini Anni Lembana

devi.angrahini@atmajaya.ac.id

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Economics and Business

Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta, Indonesia

Current Lab Members

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Una Huei-Ying Chen

PhD Candidate
IMBA, NCKU

Huei-Ying Chen (Una) is from Changhua, Taiwan. She completed her Master's degree in International Business at STUST. Currently, She is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Her current research interests include creativity, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior. She has published research paper at peer-reviewed journal, such as International Journal of Intercultural Relations (SSCI), Journal of Technology Management (TSSCI), along with numerous international conference papers. Her work receives Best Paper Award at the 2021 British Academy of Management Conference and the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award from the Chinese Society for Management of Technology.

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Yeshwant Raj

PhD Candidate
IMBA, NCKU

Yeshwant Raj.s is from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA. He earns a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a double Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and M.B.A. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. His research focuses on the Psychology of Employees, Technology and Innovative Management, Entrepreneurship Education, and Human Resources Practices. He is a professional badminton player and also plays Cricket, Baseball, and Softball for different clubs in Taiwan. He has published more than 11 research articles in peer-reviewed International Journals along with International conferences. He was working as an Assistant Professor for five years at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamilnadu. His hobbies are cooking, playing outdoor games, and watching MLB.

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Gary Chen

Doctoral Student
DBA, NCKU

Gary obtained his Executive MBA degree from National Sun Yat-Sen University in 2023. Currently, he is a student in the Doctor of Business Administration program (DBA) at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. His research centers around the factors that drive the social dynamics among group members in startup companies. Gary is a financial specialist and holds an executive position at a commercial bank in Taiwan. In his free time, he is a keen golf enthusiast.

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Akawut Jansom (MAN)

PhD Student
ICID, NCKU

Akawut Jansom (MAN) is from the south part of Thailand, specifically Nakhon-Si-Thamarat. He obtained his BBA in International Business Management from Burapha University International College and later pursued an MSc in Digital Marketing at the University of Southampton (UK). He is currently studying for a Ph.D. at the Institute of Creative Industries Design (ICID), National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. His current research interests include Online Consumer Behavior, Luxury Consumption, Influencer Marketing, Sustainable Marketing, and Creative Tourism. In addition, he is a marketing lecturer at the School of Management, Walailak University in Thailand. He also works with his family's business (fish wholesaler), where he supports sales forces and implements online marketing strategies.

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Aticha Klinjan (Poupae)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

Poupae is from Bangkok, Thailand. She graduated from Thammasat University and earned the Bachelor of Psychology. She has experienced more than 2 years as a sales representative in poultry industry and her work related to import-export field as well. Her research focuses on entrepreneurship and customer behavior. Her hobby is traveling and learning new languages. She is now looking forward to gaining more academic and work opportunities overseas.

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Pitcha-on Boonpradit (Praew)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

My name is Pitcha-on and you can call me “Praew” or “Pitcha”. I’m from Bangkok, Thailand. I graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences with Second Class Honors in Psychology major from Chulalongkorn University. I have work experience in Human Resource Business Partner for 4 years at two international companies. Currently, I’m master’s student at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. In my area of research interest, I focus on organization, leadership style and employee behaviors. My personal goal is being a professional in human resource management. Personally, I am a keen hobbyist of café hopping, listening to the music and exercise like running.

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Chanakan Aruncharean (NET)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

I'm NET from Bangkok, Thailand. I earned the Bachelor of Economics from Chiang Mai University in 2018. Currently, I'm a Master's student at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. My research focuses on how disruptive innovation affects start-ups. I enjoy eating as a hobby😍.

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Chieh Huang (CC)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

Chieh Huang is from Tainan, Taiwan. She majored in Political Economy, minored in Information Management from National Sun Yat-sen University (Kaohsiung). She had more than four years of work experiences in product and project management. She had worked in Beijing before and now she is a software product manager in the listed company in Taiwan. She joined the IMBA of NCKU in 2022 as a Master's Student. Her research field focused on the human–computer interaction and technology applications.

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Frank Chang

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

Frank is currently a master's student at the Institute of International Management, NCKU. He lived in America for 15 years and graduated from the University of California San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. His work focuses on social media and entrepreneurship.

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Fransiscus Xaverius Edward

Master's Student
IMBA NCKU

Hi, I am Edward, Indonesian Master Student in NCKU. I finished my bachelor degree at Asia University, Taiwan. My research interest will be on creative entrepreneur especially on social media. I am a TikTok Content creator and I love to share my student life experience with my audience.

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Gary Lin

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

This is Gary from Keelung, Taiwan. I obtained my Bachelor's degree from Soil and Environmental Science Department at National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. I am now working as an international salesperson in the electronics OEM industry. I enjoy working with people from all over the world, which allows me to be more creative, and learn from different perspectives. Currently, I am a Master’s student at the IMBA of NCKU. My goal is to become a professional enterprise manager. I am certain that the courses and Professors here at IMBA will train me to become one.

Graciela Gabrielle Angeline (Grace)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

Designing with social impact in mind - Graciela Gabrielle Angeline is passionate about business process development and inclusivity design. Graduated from Bina Nusantara University and Apple Developer Academy, she and her friends are Co-founded of PetaNetra, an app to help the visually impaired navigate independently in indoor public spaces using Augmented Reality. With a computer science educational background, Graciela believes that with the right technology, we can improve people lives and make a positive impact on society for years to come. Her research focuses on social impact, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.

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Indriani Lazuardi (Indi)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

Hello, this is Indi from Indonesia. I obtained my bachelor's degree in Food Technology and had accumulated five years of experience working in the hospitality industry before coming to Taiwan. Currently, I am a master’s student at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University. My research of interest includes F&B entrepreneurship, hospitality, employee psychology, and leadership.

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Jacky Tsai

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

Jacky is from Kaohsiung and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in English Literature from Wenzao Ursuline University, which was obtained in 2017. Currently, Jacky is pursuing a Master's degree at the Institute of International Management, NCKU, Taiwan. The research work focuses on "Work-life balance: A study on the "happiness" of self-employment and office worker." Jacky is an enthusiastic hobbyist of any ball-related exercise and was a gym enthusiast before.

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Jane Yen

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

Jane Yen is from New Taipei City, Taiwan. She majored in Finance and Financial Management. She has more than seven years of work experience in a garment company focused on Bonding Production Development, including two years of expatriate experience in factory management in Vietnam and setting up a bonding department in Cambodia. Now she is an R&D bonding team leader in Taiwan. She enjoys life and experiences life with her heart. She is a Master’s student at the IMBA of NCKU. Her research field focused on the expatriates’ work and micro-entrepreneurship.

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Lea Yi-Chi Yen

Master's Student
IMBA/EMBA, NCKU

Yi-Chi Yen (Lea) is from Tainan, Taiwan. She completed the first Master degree in Foreign Language Education and Cultural Industries at Wen Zao University of Languages. She is reviewer of National Geographic Learning, Cengage Group, USA, for reviewing the 2nd main materials of National Geographic Learning. She is now pursuing the second and the third Master degrees at NCKU and also the owner of the language institution with five hundred students and sixteen employees concurrently. Her research focuses on organization, entrepreneurship and employee behaviors. She always tries to conquer difficulties to make anything possible.

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NGUYEN KIM OANH (One)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

One is from Vietnam. She earns a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Hanoi University of Industry. She had nearly 3 years of working experiences in Vietnam in marketing field, particular in digital marketing. Currently, she is a Master's student at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Her research topic is about employees' innovation and leadership personality.

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Owen Chang

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

Hi Guys, I'm Owen Chang(張佑在), from Changhua, Taiwan, majored in electronic engineering and have more than 5 years of working experience in the technology industry. I used to be an engineer and is now a Marketing Manager at a public company in Taiwan. I joined the IMBA of NCKU in 2022 as a Master's Student and be part of the Lab of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. My research will focus on technological innovation.

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Szu-Tien Peng (Khloe)

Master's Student
ICID, NCKU

Szu-Tien Peng (Khloe) is from Taichung, Taiwan. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from National Changhua University of Education in 2022. Currently, she is a Master's student at the Institute of Creative Industries Design (ICID), National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Her research focuses on "the role of aesthetic experience" in consumption and decision-making processes. Traveling, photography, prosthetics, and different types of art inspire her to develop her creativity.

Quyen Do (Florence)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

Quyen (Florence) Do is from Vietnam. She earns the Bachelor of Applied Hydrology from Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Her working experience lies in sales, business development, and partnership building. She is currently a Master's student at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. Her research focuses on psychology of entrepreneurial education. Enjoying making new friends and diversifying perspectives, she's also keen on reading books, and outdoor activities.

 Wipawanee Srisurayothin (Punch)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

Hello, my name is Wipawanee Srisurayothin, but you can call me ‘Punch’ :) I'm originally from Bangkok, Thailand. I graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a degree in Marketing from the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy. I have 2 years of experience working as a media planner. Currently, I am pursuing a Master's degree at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. My research interests revolve around media innovation for scaling up. Lastly, I always make time for art as it inspires and fulfills me.

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Chanatinat Anamnart (Kwang)

Master's Student

IMBA, NCKU

[Degree earned in 2023]

Chanatinat Anamnart (安光欣 or Kwang for short) is from Bangkok, Thailand. She graduated from the faculty of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Srinakharinwirot University. She is now a Master's student at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Her goal in life is to become an executive or business owner. She has identified her long-term goal as being able to understand and communicate Chinese like a native. Therefore, Taiwan is her destination for pursuing a Master's degree.

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Febe Christian

Master's Student

IMBA, NCKU

[Degree earned in 2023]

Febe is from Jakarta, Indonesia. She earns the bachelor of International Relations from Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) University in 2021. Currently, she is a Master’s student at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Her research focuses on Non-fungible token and its role in the economic system. She is a keen hobbyist of art, music, C-dramas, and K-pop.

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Salsabila

Master's Student

IMBA, NCKU

[Degree earned in 2023]

Salsa is from Bogor, Indonesia. She earns a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Parahyangan Catholic University (Indonesia). She had an experience as a geotechnical engineer intern back in Indonesia before coming to Taiwan. Currently, she is a Master's student at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Her research topic is about employees' behavior, especially Unethical Pro-Organization Behavior.

Novilia Nyoto

Master's Student

IMBA, NCKU

[Degree earned in 2023]

Novilia Nyoto is from Surabaya, Indonesia. She earns the Bachelor of Pharmacy from Universitas Surabaya, Indonesia in 2017 and continued to take her Pharmacist Professional Program in the same university to get her license as Registered Pharmacist in 2018. She used to work at Siloam Hospitals Lippo Village as Pharmacist for 2 years (2018-2020), responsible in managing Inpatient Services, drug material cost, and drug reimbursement for National Health Insurance. Being exposed to managerial responsibility raised her interest in management skill, which encourage her to get her MBA to improve her capability. Currently, she is a Master’s student at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Her research focuses on the Entrepreneurial Intention in Pharmacy Field. She like to spend her free time by swimming and spending quality times with her friends.

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Kamonluck Sathornsantikun (Nidnoi)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU
[Degree earned in 2023]

I am Nidnoi, Kamonluck from Thailand. I have a Bachelor of Chemistry from Chulalongkorn University in 2015. I had 3+ years of experience in sales in the plastic packaging industry. I helped my team gain new customer segments as well as scale up the sales revenue. Currently, I am a Master's student at the IMBA, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. My research focuses on innovation that helps firms stay ahead of the competition. So, my research field relates to teamwork and employee innovativeness. I am an outgoing person and enjoy social settings. Hope we can meet and work together :)))

Nidnoi's thesis, entitled "Joy is Strength: Understanding Curiosity, Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy, and Entrepreneurship", received Excellent Master Thesis Award at the 2023 TSC Dissertation Competition.

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Natnaree Somransukawat (Cherie)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU
[Degree earned in 2023]

I am an IMBA graduate student at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Currently, I am working part-time in a sales executive position for a Taiwanese company. I am also an SDG researcher for Atelier Future NCKU. Moreover, I am a marketing student intern at the Institute for Information Industry International Division (TCA). I am passionate about marketing, digital marketing, and entrepreneurial management. I have an entrepreneurial mindset and am eager to learn and adapt to a variety of environments and situations. I am looking for employment opportunities in Taiwan and across the world. Last but not least, I would love to get in touch with you!

Cherie's thesis, entitled "Does STEM Background make a Difference? Understanding Entrepreneurship Attitude, Embeddedness and Entrepreneurial Intention", received Excellent Master Thesis Award at the 2023 TSC Dissertation Competition.

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Dora Yueh-Duo Chen

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU
[Degree earned in 2022]

Yueh-Duo Chen (Dora) is from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She earns the Bachelor of Applied Foreign Languages from the National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology in 2016. Currently, she is a Master's student at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Based on her full-time job as a flight attendant in China Airlines, her research focuses on employee behavior and psychology in the aviation industry. If we need to use one sentence to describe her attitude toward her job: She loves her job.

Dora's thesis, entitled "Are We Ready for The Unexpected Disruption? How Organizational Responsiveness, Job Embeddedness, and Calling Affect Airline Personnel's Turnover Intentions during the COVID-19 Pandemic", received Distinguished Master Thesis Award at the 2023 TSC Dissertation Competition.

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Julius Gatot Arianto

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU
[Degree earned in 2022]

I'm Julius Gatot Arianto from Jakarta, Indonesia. I earned my bachelor's degree in Economics from the National Tsing Hua University in 2020 in Taiwan. Currently, I'm a Masters's student at the Institute of International Management at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. My research is focused on makers' entrepreneurship. I like to use my spare time to listen to all kinds of music, specifically RnB and hip hop songs that have upbeat and uplifting feelings~

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Nannaphat Wongkhumsin (Mook)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU
[Degree earned in 2022]

I'm Mook from Thailand. I graduated from software engineering at the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Mahidol University (Thailand). Currently, I'm a Master's degree student at IMBA in NCKU, Taiwan. My research topic is related to behavioral psychology among organization employees. That sound interesting!! When I have free time, I would like to go shopping or drinking iced chocolate at coffee shops. So chill~~ Importantly, Alex's lab is da best!! come to be a part of our lab!!

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Natcha Saeyun (Tingting)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU
[Degree earned in 2022]

Hellooo! I'm Tingting from Bangkok, Thailand. I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kasetsart University in 2019. Currently, I'm studying Master's student at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. My research focuses on "Religious values and entrepreneurship." For my hobbies, I have a passion for painting and play with colors using my imagination and also love to research the undiscovered things in this world by reading and traveling!!!

Tingting's thesis, entitled "Believe and be Brave: How Entrepreneurs’ Buddhist Philosophy Influences Entrepreneurial Orientation and SMEs’ New Product Novelty and Meaningfulness", received Distinguished Master's Thesis Award at the 2022 TSC Dissertation Competition.

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Shih-Yin Kuo (Aileen)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU
[Degree earned in 2022]

Shih-Yin Kuo (Aileen) earns her Bachelor of Business Administration from National United University and her MBA from the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University.

Aileen's thesis, entitled "The Happy Remote Workaholics: Exploring the Role of Leisure-Time Exercise in Remote Workers' Job Commitment, Work Engagement, and Well-being", received Distinguished Master's Thesis Award at the 2022 TSC Dissertation Competition.

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Srisuwannapa Varitnant (Gee)

Master's Student

IMBA, NCKU

[Degree earned in 2022]

Hi, I'm Giegee from Thailand. After gained my bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Chulalongkorn University and worked for a couple years, I decided to continue my academic journey abroad. And here I am, studying in Taiwan and also a master's degree student in the IMBA program, NCKU. As entrepreneurship and international trade are my areas of interest, I aim to learn more about it. Luckily that I met Prof. Alex and become one of his advisees. His lab and courses specialize in entrepreneurship which exactly the things I’m looking for and it’s really helpful for my thesis work, that is about entrepreneurial intentions and activities. I wasn’t expecting that living in Taiwan is gonna be these fun and adventurous, never regret for making this journey.

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Thachawat Lerdanun (Tee)

Master's Student

IMBA, NCKU

[Degree earned in 2022]

Hi Guys, my name is Tee from Bangkok, Thailand. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineer from Kasetsart University in 2017. Currently, I am a Master's student at IMBA, National Cheng Kung University. My research topic focuses on the Dark Triad and social entrepreneurship.

Tee's thesis, entitled "When Iron Man has a Heart? Disentangling the Relationship between Dark Triad Personality
and Social Entrepreneurship
", received Distinguished Master's Thesis Award at the 2022 TSC Dissertation Competition.

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Thammarat Timnikay (Tar)

Master's Student

IMBA, NCKU

[Degree earned in 2022]

Tar is from Bangkok, Thailand. He holds a B.S.W. degree (Social Work; Minor in Human Resource Management) from Thammasat University in 2019. Currently, he is a Master's student at the Institute of International Management, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. His research is focusing on the role of curiosity in employees' job satisfaction in work from anywhere context. He is a keen hobbyist of playing board games with his friends!

Tar's thesis, entitled "From Ground to the Cloud: Exploring How Work from Anywhere and Curiosity affect Remote Worker’s Job Satisfaction", received Distinguished Master's Thesis Award at the 2022 TSC Dissertation Competition.

Upontean Isaree (Maii)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU
[Degree earned in 2022]

Maii is from Thailand. She graduated from Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Khon Kaen University, Thailand with a Bachelor of Arts. Now, she is a Master's degree student at IMBA, NCKU. Her research area is organizational behavior. Her hobby is running, reading, and listening to music.

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Undrakh Purevlochin (Uka)

Master's Student
IMBA, NCKU

[Degree earned in 2021]

Undrakh Purevlochin (Uka) is from Mongolia. Uka earned her Master’s degree from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in 2021. She has worked in the media, business management, and marketing divisions for over 10 years in various industries, including services, FMCG, retail, television, and chain restaurants. Her research focuses on work-life balance, leadership behavior, and job-related well-being in Mongolia.

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