Department of Management


The Department of Management was founded in 1989 as the “Department of Organization and Management.” Later, it was renamed the “Department of Management” in 1993. Over the years, the department has developed core competencies in management research and education with an international, and particularly, Asia and China, focus. The Department is currently ranked 41st worldwide in the latest UTD Top 100 Business School Rankings (based on publication counts in 24 leading business journals from 2018 to 2022); and received 5th worldwide ranking based on the publication counts of Journal of International Business Studies from 1990 to 2023.

The Department comprises a team of academics with diverse ethnicities — currently ten countries/regions are represented — and extensive global experience, who engage in a wide range of innovative and impactful management research in business sustainability, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, human capital management, international management, organisational behaviour, technology and innovation management, and strategic management.

The Department of Management advances the vision of CUHK Business School, “To develop global business leaders for the Asian Century,” through transformative educational programmes, impactful research and knowledge, and our presence and contact with the community and society. We are committed to providing cutting-edge management education to nurture business leaders aspiring to transform the world with their global business outlook, innovative enterprisingness, and a strong sense of social responsibility and integrity. We are also committed to conducting globally-recognised and impactful research contributing to the current body of knowledge in management.  Last but not least, we are dedicated to offering value-added management solutions to our stakeholders for a transformative and sustainable world.

Our key values are commitment, diversity, integrity, professionalism, passion, and respect.

To learn more about the three concentrations – Entrepreneurship (ENT), Human Resource Management (HRM) and Management of International Business (MIB), please check out this link for further information.

Editorial Leadership

Leading Role in Academic Field

Management Department members actively play leading roles in the academic field. Prof. Kenneth Law has served as an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal and as a Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review. He is currently serving in the editorial board of the Academy of Management Journal and as a consulting editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational PsychologyProf. David Ahlstrom is a Consulting Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management and is former Editor-in-Chief. Prof. William Wan is Associate Editor of Academy of Management Journal, and he has served as an Associate Editor of Journal of Management and a Consulting Editor of Management and Organization ReviewProf. Wendong Li is an Associate Editor of Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology and Management and Organization Review. Prof. Xufei Ma will serve as an Area Editor for Journal of International Business Studies (2023-2025), and he was a Senior Editor for Asia Pacific Journal of Management and a Senior Editor for Management and Organization Review. Members have also served on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal and others. Our faculty members have served in leading academic associations such as Academy of International Business, Asia Academy of Management, Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society. They have received academic honors and awards. Prof. Ying-yi Hong was elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and the Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and has received multiple prestigious awards for her many academic contributions.

In addition, the Department founded the Asia Academy of Management, an academic organisation and regional affiliate of the Academy of Management, which fosters management education and research in the Asia-Pacific region. The Department also currently hosts four research centers, including Centre for Business Sustainability, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Centre for Family Business, and Centre for International Business Studies.

Department Chairman
Prof. Kenneth Law

Contact Us
8/F, Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7898 / 3943 1646
+852 2603 6840

Department of Management in numbers

The Department of Management produces well-rounded leaders who excel in helming and managing organisations and students benefit from the expertise of our faculty.

1974 since it’s established
No. 2 worldwide in International Business research during 1970-2016
No. 52 in the world for Business & Management, QS World University Rankings 2021

Academic Staff