Lau, Dora Chi-sun

BSocSc (HKU); MBA (Simon Fraser); PhD (UBC)

Associate Professor

Contact

Department of Management

Room 824, 8/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7793

dora@cuhk.edu.hk

Biography

Prof. Dora C. Lau is an Associate Professor in Department of Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. She is also the coordinator of the PhD Programme in Department of Management. Prof. Lau’s research interests include demographic diversity and faultlines, team compositional dynamics, relational trust effects including interpersonal trust and feeling trusted, upper echelon composition and organisational impact, family business challenges and management, and Chinese management. Prof. Lau has published extensively in top-tiered journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Applied Psychology. She is currently serving as the Consulting Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Associate Editor of the Journal of Trust Research, and also guest-edited a Special issue for the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, namely Leadership in Asia. Prof. Lau received her PhD degree from The University of British Columbia.

Teaching Areas

Organisational Behaviours
Human Resource Management

Research Interests

Demographic Diversity and Faultline Management
Interpersonal Trust in Organisations
Team Dynamics including Start-up Teams
Cross-cultural Management

  • Grants
    • “Group structure and culture as means to mitigate detrimental group faultline effects”, RGC General Research Fund Grant awarded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong with HK$814,521 (equivalent to US$104,425), 2017-2019 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Corporate Entrepreneurship on family business: The perspective of group faultline (家族企业公司创业研究:基于团队断裂带的视角)”, awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China with HK$612,000 (equivalent to RMB 510,000). Expiry: 31 December 2019 (Co-investigator)
    • “Bridging subgroups in strong faultline groups: A tertius iungens perspective”, RGC General Research Fund Grant awarded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong with HK$642,289 (equivalent to US$82,345). Expiry: 31 December 2016 (Principal Investigator)
    • “基于团队断裂带模型的国际合资企业高管团队学习行为研究”, awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China with HKD$270,000 (equivalent to RMB 220,000), Expiry: 31 December 2015 (Co-investigator)
    • “Occupational dynamics of socially dirty worker: A social learning perspective”, RGC General Research Fund Grant awarded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong with HKD 451,216 (equivalent to US$57,848). Expiry: 31 December 2013 (Principal Investigator)
    • “Organisational impact of employees’ perception of feeling trusted: Examining self-conceptual dynamics”, RGC General Research Fund Grant awarded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong with HK$338,388 (equivalent to US$43,383). Expiry: 31 December 2012. (Principal Investigator)
    • “Exploring faultline dynamics: Effects of triggers, subgroup size, and task divisibility”, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant awarded by the Research Grants Council with HK$518,592. Expiry: 31 December 2007. (Principal Investigator)
    • “Trusting and being trusted at work: The Chinese context”, awarded by the Research Grants Council, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant with HK$309,559. Expiry: 31 August 2006. (Principal Investigator)