On teaching excellence, Professor Lam won the Innovation in Teaching & Learning Annual Award at the Durham University Business School in 2015. Most recently, she led the development of a new program in digital entrepreneurship. On research, she has published in top tier journals including ABS4 and SSCI Q1 journals and won six best paper awards.
Before pursuing an academic career, she spent nearly ten years in commerce (international trading, consultancy and internal auditing) in her native Hong Kong. Professor Lam’s international industrial and academic background helps to shape her research areas and thus her academic career.
Passionate about bridging the gap between the academic community and the business world, Professor Lam has been actively involved in research and outreach activities, which emphasise both practical and theoretical values. In particular, she has been working on several cross-national research projects in entrepreneurship, family business, female entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, ethnic minority entrepreneurship and cross-cultural management. Professor Lam has been working towards establishing sustainable relationships between Chester University and overseas partners, especially universities in the Asian countries. Under her leadership, the China Centre has generated significant discretionary income to support staff and students’ international experience and collaborations that have given rise to cross-university research and learning centres. The achievements of the China Centre have been recognised by winning the Educate North International Partnership Award in April 2019.
Professor Lam holds Visiting Professorship at Dalian Minzu University and Guangxi Normal University, China. She is currently supervising eight Ph.D students in the areas of crowdfunding, entrepreneurship education, gamification, entrepreneurship learning, high-tech entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, family business, venture capital, SMEs and micro-enterprise.