Conferences and Forums
The 10th Biennial IACMR Conference
The 10th Biennial IACMR Conference will be held from 14-18 June, 2023 in Hong Kong, China, co-organised by the School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University. Themed "Globalisation in Flux: China and the World", this signature academic conference of the organisational management field is expected to gather nearly 2,000 renowned scholars and experts in Chinese contexts from around the world to share and inspire research excellence.
Prof. Ed Snape, Dean of the HKBU School of Business, will speak at the Dean's Forum and discuss various issues such as advancing academic research, improving the quality of higher education, business school transformation, and development direction with deans from top business schools, such as Tsinghua University, Fudan University, and the University of Hong Kong. Faculty members of the School with relevant expertise will also serve as facilitators and speakers throughout the conference, presenting their latest research and insights with participants.
Dean's Forum: The Future of Business Education
Event Date: 17 June, 2023
Time: 09:00am - 10:30am
Invited Speakers: Prof. Ed Snape, Dean of the School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University; Deans from top business schools such as Tsinghua University, Fudan University, and the University of Hong Kong; Wendy Lee from XYZ University.
Prof. Ed Snape will attend the Dean's Forum at the 10th Biennial IACMR Conference. Previously at HKBU he was an Associate Vice President and Head of the Department of Management, and he also served as director of HKBU's Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme. Ed Snape's research interests include human resource management, diversity and equal opportunities, employee commitment, leadership, and industrial relations/labour studies. He has published in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Human Relations, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, and Organization Science.
Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC@IACMR 2023)
Session PC 1a Involving Senior Executives in Management Education: Insights from Professors of Practice
Event Date: 14 June, 2023
Time: 01:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: Prof. Leo Ho, Professor of Practice at School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University
Four exciting concurrent sessions will be taken place at IACMR 2023 Teaching and Learning Conference. Prof. Leo Ho becomes one of speakers for the session themed “Involving Senior Executives in Management Education: Insights from Professors of Practice”. Prof. Leo Ho is a Professor of Practice at School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University. He is retired-business-executive-turn-professor, and serial entrepreneurial investor, with 30+ years of hands-on management experience in global listed corporations (Global 500) in Info & Com Tech (ICT), Engineering and Industrial Automation industries. He aspires to nurture of future business leaders by bringing real and tough business challenges and experience to classroom for awareness-building, polish, sharpen, and inspire collaboratively, and lead business strategies and solutions to life.
Keynote Panel (Micro): OB Research
Event Date: 16 June, 2023
Time: 10:15am - 11:45am
Speaker: Prof. Gerben S. van der Vegt, Visiting Professor of School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University
In IACMR2023, our visiting professor Prof. Gerben S. van der Vegt also be invited as a speaker in Keynote Panel (Micro): OB Research. He is a full professor in Organizational Behavior at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). He holds a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the same university. He has published over 50 scholarly articles in outlets such as Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, and Personnel psychology. His research interests revolve around issues related to the effectiveness of individuals and teams, with a special focus on coordination and collaboration within and between teams in organizations. He received over 2 Million Euro in funding for his research. He was vice dean of research of the Faculty of Economics and Business (2015-2021), was associate editor of the Academy of Management Journal (2013-2016), and currently serves on the editorial boards of Organization Science and the Academy of Management Journal.
In this talk, he will give a short overview of recent changes in the conceptualization and study of organizational work teams. These changes focus on (1) the stability of team membership and (2) the fact that most employees nowadays are members of multiple teams at the same time. He will give examples of recent research projects in which we used detailed archival and longitudinal survey data from multiple organizations to study changes in team membership over time. He will share initial findings and sketch directions for future research. He will also highlight the usefulness of developing a strong relationship with organizations to come up with new research questions that are practically relevant and scientifically important.
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First-Hand Exchanges with Top Business Thinkers
Conferences and forums provide a means for HKBU Business School to reach out to the business community while offering students a chance to be exposed to the latest thinking regarding topics of particular relevancy to today’s business education.
We also make use of Hong Kong’s unique position as a leading global financial centre and its close relations to China to address issues specifically related to China’s economic emergence.
Signature Event the World Business Ethics Forum
The World Business Ethics Forum, a bi-annual event co-hosted with the University of Macau since 2006 that attracts prominent delegates from around the world, is the School’s signature business event. Lying at the confluence of the academic thinking and corporate realities that define the future of business, the reputed forum addresses fundamental issues affecting all businesses globally, such as corporate governance, accountability, ethics and corporate social responsibility.
Other Events Connecting Influencers and Innovators
Besides the World Business Ethics Forum, the School became the first member university in Hong Kong admitted to Principles for Responsible Management Education (“PRME”), a distinction recognising our dedication to integrate universal values into our curriculum and research.
We also host an array of events in partnership with business leaders, academic thought leaders and professional bodies from various industries on a wide range of topics, such as public policy seminars like, “Hong Kong’s Electricity
Future: Lessons from the US market reform experience” and the Corporate Governance Forum Series.
We also conduct a high profile annual Pay Level Survey that comprehensively details trends in compensation and employment outlook in Hong Kong, the PRC and Macau. The survey is widely used by the city’s human resources departments in setting up their overall compensation policies.