Choi, Tina Wai-shan

Biography

Prof. Tina Choi is a sales and marketing expert with strong entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial spirits and solid market practitioner experience. She has proven track records in managing the top-tier big brands in FMCG and consumer electronics sectors in MNCs including Dyson, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Unilever, PepsiCo, and Procter & Gamble. She is good at crafting the business insights and creating the joint business value creation plans with various stakeholders to facilitate various product launches and business remodeling, such as develop and lead the Mystery Shopper Programme, and the Training, Retail Audit and Compliance Tracking APP development in Dyson, and leading FMCG programmes for skincare products with Mannings and Nielsen. She also has good creativity and flair for identifying and developing in new approaches of selling or marketing of a diversified range of products, particularly by utilizing the advantages of e-commerce, digital and social media.

In academic area, Prof. Choi has acquired both of her BBA and EMBA in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Since 2016, She has been assisting the PAVD Applied Entrepreneurship (remodelling and fund raising) as an International Project Advisor. She has been appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Management under CUHK Business School and will teach in the MBA programme in 2020.

She is very passionate in teaching by sharing her on-the-ground experience to the students, especially in her alma mater. She was invited as the guest speakers for numerous business cases sharing talks in innovations in her expertise fields, as well as serving as career consultants or mock interviewers in CUHK (BBA & MBA), National University of Singapore (MBA) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (BBA), by bringing the students with her over a decade of experience of being the key hiring managers or board interviewers for the top-tier MNCs. She has devoted herself to share her sales and marketing experience with and have been very well received by students.

Teaching Areas and Research Interests

Entrepreneurship
Venture Development
Technology Commercialisation
Innovation and Business Modelling
Marketing

  • Awards & Honours
    • Dean’s List, CUHK EMBA, 2016
    • Beta Gamma Sigma (Life Time Membership), CUHK EMBA, 2016

 

Teaching Areas

Strategic management
Organisational Behaviour
Critical Thinking
Cross-Cultural Management
Doing Business in China

Research Interests

Discourse Analysis
Business Groups
Succession of Leadership in Family Business

Lobello, Christopher

Biography

When Chris is not working at his day job with the Hong Kong office of a Chinese securities firm he can most often be found teaching, a pursuit which he passionately pursues in large part because it offers the best path to self-learning. Having studied physics and mathematics he stumbled into a career in finance as a quantitative practitioner, but in trying to better understand risk, uncertainty, and the inefficiencies of financial markets he began to study behavioral decision making and truly began to understand how little he knows. In addition to his work and teaching Chris’s personal time sees him engaged in various pursuits ranging from gardening with his son, planting oak trees on his Iowa farm, enjoying wine with his wife, and heading off to Calabria once a year to make the sausage with his father’s cousins.

Chris Lobello is a financial markets practitioner, researcher, and occasional teacher with more than 20 years experience working in Asian financial markets in roles ranging from risk modeling to quantitative analysis to country and regional management. Chris recently co-founded a fintech start-up and is working on several projects related to behavioural finance and decision making.

He has a practitioner’s interest in behavioural aspects of decision making and has worked with faculty at INSEAD’s Centre for Decision Making and Risk Analysis, where he was appointed a visiting fellow in 2011. Chris teaches at several of the region’s top business schools and provides executive education training on topics of making better decisions, risk management, ethics, and various topics in finance. He teaches regularly at schools including The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SP Jain, Thammasat University, and Bhutan’s Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies. He has guest lectured at INSEAD and taught in their executive education programmes, and he works with a number of the world’s top financial firms on projects related to behavioural decisions in investment.

He has held senior positions at firms such as Nomura, CLSA, Daiwa, and Barra. He also serves on various industry boards and committees, including several of the FTSE global advisory committees and his work as a board member for CQAsia, the Asian branch of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance. His transition to quantitative finance began with Barra International, developing single country risk models, then segued to a Quantitative Analyst role with Caspian Securities, both in Hong Kong.

Chris obtained his B.Sc. from Illinois Benedictine College with a double major in physics and mathematics and holds an EMBA from INSEAD. As an undergraduate, he worked at Fermilab and served in the US Peace Corps in Benin. Chris speaks Mandarin Chinese and a West African variant of French.

Teaching Areas

Ethics
Fintech
Risk Management
Management Decision Making
C-Suite Life

Research Interest

Financial Markets

  • Academic/Professional Services
    • Board Member, CQAsia (the Asian branch of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance, a global group of quantitative finance practitioners), 2013-Present
    • FTSE Advisory Committee Member (various committees, including at different times the Asia Pac committee, industry classification, and the global policy board), 2002-Present

Wan, William

Biography

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.

Teaching Areas

Strategic Management
Global Strategy
Research Methods

Research Interests

Corporate Strategy
International Strategy
Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Strategic Entrepreneurship

  • Grants
    • “Strategic signaling and IPO performance: A social judgment perspective”, Hong Kong GRF Research Grant awarded with  HK$467,758, 2018-2020 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Communication accommodation and organization identity and image: A study of Hong Kong firms’ organizational legitimacy in mainland China”, Hong Kong GRF Research Grant awarded with HK$278,258, 2014-2016 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Public Shaming and Corporate Fraud in Transition Economies: A Stigmatization Process Model in China”, Hong Kong GRF Research Grant awarded with HK$256,094, 2013-2015 (Co-Investigator)
    • “Corporate financial frauds and internal governance restructuring in transition economies: A dual consideration of the political and social processes”, Hong Kong GRF Research Grant awarded with HK$444,000, 2011-2013 (Co-Investigator)
  • Awards & Honours
    • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015
    • Best Reviewer Award, Management and Organization Review, 2010
    • Best Paper Award for the Strategy/ Organizational Theory / International Management Track, Southern Management Association Annual Meetings, 2009.
    • Thunderbird Faculty Research Award, 2003
    • One of the 4 Finalists of Farmer Best Dissertation Award, Academy of International Business, 2001
  • Academic/Professional Services
    • Associate Editor, Journal of Management, July 2014-Present
    • Consulting Editor, Management and Organization Review, 2010-2013
    • Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal, 2004-Present
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Business Studies, 2009-2015
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management, 2002-2005; 2008-2014
    • Editorial Board Member, Group & Organization Review, 2014-Present
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Studies, 2009-Present
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of World Business, 2006-2018
    • Editorial Board Member, Management and Organization Review, 2008-2010
    • Representative-at-Large (elected), Strategic Management Society Corporate Strategy Interest Group, 2015-2017

Ng, Frank Wing-fung

Biography

Dr. Frank Ng is a Lecturer in the Department of Management. He received his PhD in Management and BBA in Management from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests lie in the intersection of firm strategy and organisational environment, and he is particularly interested in how firms strategically deal with environmental jolts and discontinuities.

After his doctoral studies in 2015, he has taught undergraduate courses at Hang Seng Management College, including Business Policy and Strategy and International Business, with multiple teaching excellence awards.

Teaching Areas

Global Experiential Learning
Business Policy and Strategy
International Business

Research Interests

Corporate and International Strategy
Environment and Strategy

  • Awards & Honours
    • Teaching Excellence Award, School of Business, Hang Seng Management College, 2015/16 & 2016/17
    • Best Paper Award, Organisation Theory Track, the 9th Asia Academy of Management Conference, 2014
    • Academy of Management – Business Policy & Strategy Division Doctoral Consortium, 2014

Qian, Gongming

Biography

Prof. Gongming Qian is currently Chairman of Department of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD in International Business/Management from Lancaster University, UK. His research interests include the financial economics of multinational enterprises and foreign direct investment, international strategy, and entrepreneurship. He has published widely in peer reviewed academic journals including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, and Strategic Management Journal. He co-edited a Journal of International Business Studies special issue published in 2017, and co-chaired the SMS (Strategic Management Society) special conference held in Hong Kong in December 2016.

Research Interest

International Business & Investment
International Financial Management
International Banking
World Economic & Financial Studies

  • Grants
    • “What Strategies should Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Use: A Comparison of Technology Industries and Traditional Industries”, awarded by Research Grants Council, 2003-2007
    • “What Strategies should Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises Use: A Comparison of Technology Industries and Traditional Industries”, awarded by Research Grants Council, 2003-2006

Yiu, Daphne Wing-yee

Biography

Daphne Yiu is the Chairperson and Professor of the Department of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her Ph.D. in Management from the Michael F. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma. Her research interests lie in corporate and international strategy, strategies in emerging markets and Asia, business groups, corporate governance and business sustainability, and international entrepreneurship. Prof. Yiu has published in leading management journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, among others. She was elected as the President of Asia Academy of Management, a Fellow of Asia Academy of Management, and Representatives-at-Large at the Global Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society. She is currently serving as a Senior Editor at Journal of World Business, Senior Editor at Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and Editor at Corporate Governance: An International Review. She is also editorial board member of a number of top-tier journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, etc. She received the CUHK Young Researcher Award, AMJ Best Reviewer Award, publications with top downloads, best conference paper awards, and teaching awards. Prof. Yiu is serving as the Associate Director of the Centre for Business Sustainability, chairman of the management committee of Centre for International Business Studies, management committee member of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, and steering committee member of China Studies, one of the four key strategic areas of research at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is appointed as a member of Business Studies Panel, Research Grants Council, and the UGC Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Selection Panel, Hong Kong SAR Government. Prof. Yiu has given keynote speeches at a number of academic and professional associations, and consulting advice to think tanks and organisations.

Teaching Areas

Advanced Seminar in Management Theory
Strategic Management
Global Strategy
China Business
Corporate Governance and CSR

Research Interests

Corporate and International Strategy
Strategy in Emerging Economies
Corporate and Social Entrepreneurship
Corporate Governance and Firm-Stakeholder Relationship
Crisis and Strategic Response Strategy

  • Grants
    • “Transforming Internship for Transformative Learning and Reciprocal Knowledge Transfer between University and Workplace”, Teaching & Learning Grants awarded by University Grants Committee with HK$9.7 million, 2017-2020
    • “Strategic Signaling and IPO Performance: A Social Judgement Perspective”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council with HK$467,758, 2019-2021
    • “Communication Accommodation and Organizational Identity and Image: A Study of Hong Kong Firm’s Organizational Legitimacy in Mainland China”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council with HK$278,258, 2014-2015
    • “Corporate Reputation Repair and Linguistics (基于解释水平理论的企业声誉修复行为和语言研究)”, awarded by National Science Foundation with CN¥200,000, 2014-2016
    • “Public Shaming and Corporate Fraud in Transition Economies: A Stigmatization Process Model in China”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council with HK$256,094, 2013-2014 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Corporate Financial Frauds and Internal Governance Restructuring in Transition Economies: A Dual Consideration of the Political and Social Processes”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council with HK$444,000, 2011-2013 (Principal Investigator)
    • “International Diversification Strategies of Business Groups in Emerging Economies”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council with HK$572,561, 2007-2009 (Principal Investigator)
    • “International Business and Emerging Economics”, Scheme B awarded by Focused Investments Scheme with HK$1,100,000, 2010-2013
    • “Impression Management in Social Media: A Study of Offshoring”, Direct Grants awarded by CUHK Research Committee Funding with HK$50,000, 2012-2012 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Strategic Share Allocation and IPO Valuation in China”, Direct Grants awarded by CUHK Research Committee Funding with HK$45,000, 2010-2011 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Market or Asset Exploitation: A Study of Chinese Firms in Hong Kong”, Direct Grants awarded by CUHK Research Committee Funding with HK$60,000, 2009-2011 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Media and Corporate Governance in Transition Economies”, Direct Grants awarded by CUHK Research Committee Funding with HK$49,098, 2008-2009 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Institutionalization and Internationalization: International Diversification Strategies of Chinese Business Groups during Institutional Transition”, Direct Grants awarded by CUHK Research Committee Funding with HK$70,000, 2007-2008 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Government, Business Groups, and Innovation Strategies during Institutional Transition in China: Innovation Diffusion among Member Firms in A Business Group”, Direct Grants awarded by CUHK Research Committee Funding with HK$56,000, 2006-2007 (Principal Investigator)
  • Awards & Honours
    • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal
    • Best Paper Award, Organization Theory Track, the 9th Asia Academy of Management Conference, 2014
    • Finalist of the Haynes Prize, Award for Young Researcher, the 2010 Academy of International Business Annual Conference, 2010
    • Young Researcher Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010
    • One of the Top Five Download Papers at Entrepreneurship, Theory, and Practice, 2008
    • Finalist of the Best Paper Award, Asia Academy of Management Conference 2008, 2008
    • Finalist of the Best Paper Award, Asia Academy of Management Conference 2004, 2004
    • Finalist of the Barry M. Richman Best Dissertation Award, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2003
    • Course Teaching Award, Faculty of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002
    • Beta Gamma Sigma, 2002
    • Academy of Management – Business Policy & Strategy Division Doctoral Consortium, 2001
    • Daniel Wren Student Support Award, University of Oklahoma, 2001
    • Academy of Management – International Management Division Doctoral Consortium, 2000
    • Academy of International Business Doctoral Consortium, 2000
    • Ronald B. Shuman Management Ph.D. Award, University of Oklahoma, 2000
    • Rath Fellowship in Strategic Management, University of Oklahoma, 1997-2001
  • Academic/Professional Services
    • Business Studies Panel, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong SAR Government, 2017-Present
    • Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Review, 2017-Present
    • Editorial Board Member, Organization Science, 2016-Present
    • Outgoing President, Asia Academy of Management, 2015-Present
    • Senior Editor, Journal of World Business, 2015-Present
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Cross-cultural Management, 2015-Present
    • Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal, 2013-Present
    • Board Member, Asia Academy of Management Corp. Ltd., 2012-Present
    • Editorial Board Member, Oxford Research Reviews: Business and Management, 2012-Present
    • Senior Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 2009-Present
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Studies, 2005-Present
    • Co-editor, Long Range Planning Special Issue: China Business and International Competitiveness: Economics, Politics, and Technology, 2012-2016
    • President, Asia Academy of Management, 2013-2015
    • Representative at Large, Strategic Management Society Global Strategy Interest Group, 2013-2014
    • Treasurer, Asia Academy of Management, 2011-2012

Chan, Andrew Chi-fai

Biography

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.

Teaching Areas

Strategic Marketing
Innovation

Research Interests

Strategic Marketing
Business Negotiation
Consumerism
China Marketing
Innovation
Entrepreneurship

  • Grants
    • “Provision of Consultancy Services: A Study on Hong Kong Enterprises’ Views on Growth, their Strategies & Readiness”, awarded by IBM, 2004-2005

Hui, Michael King-man

Teaching Areas

Service Marketing
Consumer Behaviour

Research Interests

Service Marketing
Consumer Behaviour
Cross-cultural Marketing

  • Grants
    • “Discretion Empowerment, Psychological Empowerment and Relational Empowerment: How to Empower Service Workers across Cultures? (自決賦權, 心理賦權, 關係賦權: 如何在差異文化背景下賦權予服務員工)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2006-2008
    • “Service Relationship and Consumer Reaction to Service Failure: A Cross-Cultural Study (服務關係與消費者對強差人意服務的反應︰一個跨文化的研究)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2005-2007
    • “The Impact of Empowerment on Employee and Customer Satisfaction: A Comparison between Service Organisations in PRC, Hong Kong and North America (權力下放對員工和顧客滿意度的影響—比較在中國內地,香港特別行政區和北美州的服務機構)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2000-2003
    • “Professionalism and Service Quality in Hospitality and Tourism (專業化與酒店及旅遊服務質素的關係)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2000-2003
    • “Service Quality and the Congruency of Employee Perceptions and Customer Perceptions (員工與顧客對服務質素知覺的異同)”, Earmarked Grants awarded by Research Grants Council, 2000-2003

Ahlstrom, David

Biography

Prof. David Ahlstrom is a Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received a PhD in Management and International Business after working in government and the computer industry. His research includes managing in Asia, and innovation and entrepreneurship. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, the Brown Journal of World Affairs and The Wall Street Journal. Prof. Ahlstrom co-authored the textbook International Management: Strategy and Culture in the Emerging World and guest edited two Special Issues of Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. Prof. Ahlstrom has also guest edited four Special Issues of Asia Pacific Journal of Management: Turnaround in Asia (in 2004), Managing in Ethnic Chinese Communities (in 2010), Asia & Poverty: Closing the Great Divide through Entrepreneurship & Innovation (in 2015), and Innovation and Entrepreneurship in India (in 2015). He was Senior Editor of APJM 2007-2009, Editor-in-Chief from 2010-2012, and currently Consulting Editor there, as well as Senior Editor of Journal of World Business.

Teaching Areas

Management of Technology
Organisational Behaviour
Leadership
Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

Managing in Asia
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Strategic Leadership
Management and Organisational History

  • Grants
    • “Outsourcing Strategic Source of Organisational Success or Failure”, awarded by National Sun Yat Sen University, 2004-2005
    • “Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Hong Kong National Study 2002-2004”, Hong Kong Management Association and SME Development Fund awarded by HKSAR Government, 2003-2004
  • Awards & Honours
    • 2017 Highly Cited Researcher, the Web of Science, 2017
    • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2014-2015, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016
    • Nominated for The Economist newspaper’s First ‘Business Professor of the Year’ Award, 2012
    • Outstanding Teaching Award 2009-2010, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2011
    • Outstanding Teacher Award 2001-2002, CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003
    • Vice Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 1999, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2000
    • The Outstanding Teaching Award, New York University Stern School of Business, 1995