Li, Jingyu (Sissi)

Biography

Jingyu (Sissi) Li is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her PhD in Management from Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. Her research interests lie in social network, innovation, entrepreneurship, and corporate governance.

Teaching Area

Strategy

Research Interests

Social Network
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Corporate Governance
CEO and Board of Directors

Palmer, Duncan R.

Biography

Mr. Palmer is a renowned and experienced world class British hotelier with a knowledge base that extends 35 years in many iconic luxury hotels. He holds a Professional Master Degree in Management Development from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Palmer’s extensive experience in world’s luxury hotels include The Dubai international, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, The Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok, Langham Hotel in Hong Kong and London, and Langham Hospitality Group. He took up the position as the Managing Director of The Murray, Hong Kong in 2016, transforming the old Government Building into another sophisticated lifestyle luxury hotel in Hong Kong.

Mr. Palmer describes himself as an inspiring hotelier for good and challenging economic times. He is a strategic visionary leader and manager. A consistent high achiever, goal orientated and he makes things happen on time, on budget and to the required quality. He drives a service oriented culture within his teams. A highly respected entrepreneurial hotelier with a good real estate experience in terms of returns to the owner on capital employed by driving all the disciplined teams with a clear vision for success and achieving goals.

Sin, Yat-ming

Leo Sin Yat-ming

Teaching Areas

I Ching and Leadership

Research Interests

Chinese Wisdom and Management

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

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

Devarakonda, Shivaram

Biography

Prof. Shivaram Devarakonda is an Assistant Professor of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He studies strategies firms employ to deal with technological change. His current research is examining the design of governance mechanisms in inter-organisational relationships.

Teaching Area

Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

Inter-organisation collaborations and their performance implications
Design of inter-firm contracts
Geographic agglomeration in technology intensive industries
Standards development organisations

  • Academic/Professional Services
    • Ad hoc reviewer for Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Academy of Management conference.
    • Track chair AOM conference, Atlanta (BPS division)

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

Biography

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.

Teaching Areas

Entrepreneurship
Strategy

Chan, David

Biography

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.

Teaching Area and Research Interest

Hotel and Tourism Management