Doing Business in China
Succession of Leadership in Family Business
Dr. Seen-Meng Chew is an Associate Professor of Practice in Finance at the Department of Finance, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and serves as an Honorary Research Advisor for FinFabrik, a Hong Kong-based financial technology solutions provider that specializes in capital markets. Before his current positions, he worked as a senior economist at J.P. Morgan, International Monetary Fund and Morgan Stanley, covering Asia Pacific economies. Prior to returning to Asia, he worked as an economic consultant at NERA Economic Consulting in Chicago, advising multinational corporations on their international pricing strategies. His written work has been published in well-known business journals such as the Asia Asset Management Journal and the International Tax Review. He also has substantial lecturing experience at universities in the U.S., Hong Kong and Singapore, in economics and finance courses. Dr. Chew received a PhD in economics from University of Chicago, an MPhil in economics from University of Cambridge, and a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics.
Mergers & Acquisition
Fixed Income Investment
Hospitality Real Estate
Property Development and Investment
Urban Economics and Real Estate
Prof. William Wan is a Professor in the Department of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also serving as Co-Director of the EMBA Programme and Director of the Centre for International Business Studies. Prior to joining CUHK in 2018, he was a Professor and Associate Dean (Research and Faculty) at City University of Hong Kong. Previously, he was an Associate Professor and the Trinity Company Professor of Management at Texas Tech University, as well as an Associate and Assistant Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He received his Ph.D. in strategic management from Texas A&M University. He has taught at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and executive education levels. He had industry experience in real estate and international consulting in Hong Kong and California, respectively.
Prof. Wan’s expertise is in corporate strategy, international strategy, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, and strategic entrepreneurship. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of Journal of Management, and was a Consulting Editor of Management and Organization Review. Also, he is serving or has served on the editorial boards of a number of leading management and international business journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, and Group & Organization Management. In addition, he had been elected as a Representative-at-Large at Strategic Management Society’s Corporate Strategy Interest Group. His research has appeared in many top-tier scholarly journals.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Dr. Kehan Xu is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Management in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Xu’s research focuses on brand disposal and acquisition, control system design, executive crime, and machine learning applications. Dr. Xu has published in top scholarly journals such as Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Management, and Academy of Management Perspectives. Kehan Xu received his PhD in management from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, and his MBA in investments from the University of Miami.
Dr. Xu is the co-founder of Blue Sea Capital (Asia) Limited, which seeks to capitalise on behavioural biases that causes the public equity market to over-react. Dr. Xu is also the co-founder of Dawnrays Biotech Capital (Asia) Limited, which focuses on private innovative monoclonal antibody (mAb) projects and clinical studies.
Before embarking on his academic career, Dr. Xu served as the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Dawnrays Pharmaceutical (Holdings) Limited (2348 HK) and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sing Lee Software (Group) Limited (8076 HK), both of them IPOed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Prof. David Chan has over 30 years’ extensive hotel experience with Peninsula, Regent, Marriott and Hyatt with several senior international assignments. He had been the General Manager of Grand Hyatt Guangzhou since 2009 and later the Area Vice President of Hyatt International, also overseeing Park Hyatt Guangzhou, Hyatt Regency Chongqing, Hyatt Regency Dongguan, Hyatt Regency Guiyang, Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay, Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay, and the pre-opening of Andaz Sanya Sunny Bay.
Hotel and Tourism Management
Prof. Andrew Chi-fai Chan is the Director of EMBA Programme in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). On 1 July 2010, Prof. Chan took up the headship of Shaw College, CUHK.
Prof. Chan excels in teaching and was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award in 2001 and 2009.
Prof. Chan has been active in participating in public service. From 1999 to 2005, he was Chairman of the Hong Kong Consumer Council while from 2004 to 2010, he was Chairman of the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board; he was also a Member of the Electoral Affairs Commission (2005 to 2012) and Chairman of Chinese Medicine Council (2011 to 2017). Currently, he is Chairman of Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee. In addition, he is a Member of Social Enterprise Advisory Committee, Cantonese Opera Development Fund Advisory Committee, and Task Force for Review on Enhancement of Lump Sum Grant Subvention System. Besides, he is the Adviser of the Quality Tourism Services Association (QTSA). In recognition of his distinguished public and community service, he was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 2005 by the Hong Kong SAR Government and was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2007.
Prof. Tingting Fan is an Assistant Professor in Department of Marketing at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. She got her PhD from Stern School of Business, New York University in 2014. She got MS in Economics and BA in Business Administration at Peking University. Her research interest includes quantitative marketing, consumer experience with high-technology products and services, digital marketing (mobile phone, video games, and online social network), branding, and empirical IO (industrial organisation). Her research has won research grants from Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI), Marketing Science Institute (MSI), and Product Development Management Association (PDMA).
New Product Management
New Product Development
Empirical Industrial Organisation