The teaching faculty in the Department of Management is balanced between international and local faculty, many of whom, in addition to their academic credentials, have practitioner backgrounds.
PhD (HKUST), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at HKBU. His research interests include Strategic Human Resource Management, International Human Resource Management, Innovation and Creativity, Managerial Attention, Cross-cultural Management and Hospitality Management. He has published extensively on the topic of human resource management in leading management journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, and Human Resource Management.
PhD (Missouri), is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Head in the Department of Management at HKBU. She has taught in the US, Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. Her research interests include developmental relationships, career development, and cross-cultural management. She has published articles in journals such as International Journal of Human Resources Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Research in Personality and Journal of Career Development. Before becoming a lecturer, she worked for the Hong Kong government for a number of years conducting management research.
PhD (Andrews), is a Professor in the Department of Management and Director of the Centre of HR Strategy and Development at HKBU. Before teaching and management consulting, he held a number of managerial positions in the private sector. Professor Chiu has extensive experience in educational administration and is very active in local professional and business communities. He was awarded the Outstanding Human Resource Educational Elite in Greater China Award, Outstanding Contribution to HR Award and the Medal of Honour.
Professor Chiu previously served on more than 30 university committees and is also a subject matter expert in HRM for the Hong Kong Council of Academic Accreditation and Vocational Qualifications. He has published over 100 academic articles and conference papers. As a management consultant, he serves his clients with expert knowledge in organisational restructuring and talent management. Professor Chiu actively promotes the value of sound HR practices and work-life balance in Hong Kong. He has been invited to be a panel judge/adjudicator for various competitions and events and has given more than 70 talks in the local community for groups such as schools, welfare associations, and statutory bodies.
DBA (HK PolyU), is a seasoned HR executive with extensive international experience in formulating HR & reward strategies; driving employee engagement; and leading organisational changes. As the People Lead for McDonald’s Asia markets and Japan, Sunny provides strategic guidance to leadership in HR strategy, culture transformation, and talent management. Prior to this, he was the Senior Reward Director of the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region. Before joining McDonald’s, Sunny has held senior HR and reward roles in other industries including banking, technology, Petrochemical and Public Transportation.
With a strong passion in education, Sunny has held full-time appointment at HKBU and visiting appointment at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He currently serves different academic committees, including being the Chairman of the Centre for HR Strategy and Development at HKBU.
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PhD (Ohio State), conducts corporate training and teaches in postgraduate programs in Hong Kong, China, and Italy. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in industrial/organisational psychology from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in psychology from New York University. Previously, Dr. Francesco was a professor in the Department of Management at HKBU, and earlier she held full-time faculty appointments at Simon Fraser University, Pace University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the University of Tennessee. She was also the managing director of A.M. Francesco & Associates Ltd.
PhD (HKUST), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at HKBU. Her research interests are in the area of organisational behaviour and human resources management, including workplace uncertainties, job insecurity, emotional intelligence, and counterproductive work behaviours at the individual and group levels. Her work has been published in leading international journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Human Resources Management.
EdD (HKU), is a Lecturer in the Department of Management at HKBU and Director of Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in HRM Programme. She currently serves on several HR committees and education governance board for non-profit organisations. She is also occasionally invited to deliver training services to business corporations. In addition, Tracy is a registered clinical supervisor and counsellor. Before joining HKBU, she was the Regional Manager of a multi-national people management consultancy company where she oversaw people management and employee wellness consulting services and projects for numerous global and local companies.
PhD (Lancaster), is a Teaching Consultant in the Department of Management at HKBU. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Learning from the University of Lancaster, U.K. She is active in researching and writing materials on management issues in the Asian context and has published widely in international leading journals. Her research and teaching activities have focused on gender, strategic management, human resource management, work ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR). She has published more than 50 papers on these topics, including 10 book chapters and over 40 refereed journal articles. She was formerly the director of the MSc in Strategic HRM.
Her professional activities are extensive. She has provided consulting and training services on ethics and CSR, corporate culture, and strategic planning to multinational corporations, utilities, and NGOs.
PhD (CUHK), is a Professor in the Department of Management at HKBU. She teaches human resource management, international business, and strategic management for students at various levels. Her research areas include top management teams, strategic HRM and Chinese business strategies. She has published in a number of premier international refereed journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management, Human Relations, Leadership Quarterly and so forth, and is active in executive trainings in China.
PhD (HK PolyU), is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at HKBU. Her research interests are in the area of organisational behaviour, including leadership, employee voice behaviour, intra-team dynamics, and gender issues. Her work has been published in leading international journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organisational behaviour, and Academy of Management Discoveries.
DBA (HK PolyU), is a Teaching Consultant in the Department of Management as well as the Associate Director of the Centre for Human Resources Strategy and Development at HKBU. Prior to his academic appointment, he was in the HR profession for over 27 years and held senior HR positions for local as well as multinational corporations with Greater China responsibilities. His key research interests include strategic HRM, employee relations and participation, performance management and career counselling.