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HKBU School of Business Hosts the First Business Power Lunch in the Greater Bay Area

24 Nov, 2023
img Riding on the popularity of the Business Power Lunch launched in 2018, the HKBU School of Business expanded it to another region and hosted its first in Guangzhou on 18 November 2023. This research-focused event provides MBA alumni, senior corporate executives & entrepreneurs a platform to acquire the latest business insights that impact global issues.
 
Dr. WAN Shui Ki, Associate Dean (Taught Postgraduate Studies) of the School of Business, warmly welcomed the guests. "This is the first time we have organised our Business Power Lunch in Mainland China, aligning with our goal to extend the connection between academic and business sectors. We can generate new insights and foster exchanges on both research and practical experience by sharing the latest research insights through this great opportunity."
 
Under the theme "Rumour of Angels: Why are post-90s millennials often perceived as self-righteous by many managers?" Prof. HUANG Xu, Associate Dean (Research and Impact) of the School of Business, highlighted that managers with high levels of psychological entitlement might project their own entitlement onto their employees, particularly onto the post-90s Millennial employees, which might underestimate these employees’ performance and unnecessarily increase authoritarian control over them.   
 
Prof. Huang explained further that the high entitlement of the post-90s Millennials from the managers’ perceptions is partially caused by social construction. The generation differences persist over time throughout history and the older generation employees tend to possess more resources and power than their Millennial counterparts and thus should be more entitled than Millennial employees.

The study, sampled 1,299 managers and their subordinates from two independent samples, provided new insights into why managing the post-90s Millennials is challengeable, but also revealed the potential underlying cause of managerial bias and its related leadership behaviors.

More research insights from the School of Business are available 'here'.
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