Academic Team

Financial Reporting, Value Relevance, Earnings Management, Corporate Governance, Litigation

CHENG, C.S. Agnes
PhD
Head and Chair Professor
School of Accounting and Finance

Research and Teaching Interests:
Auditing, Behavioural Economics, Finance, and Accounting, Corporate Disclosure, Corporate Governance and Compensation

"My management and research motto is 'THINK BIG and MIND DETAILS': first have a big picture of a problem or a research project; then understand the details of the mechanics for solving a problem or answering a research question. Scholarly management helps our DBA students win in this competitive world."

Contract Management, Quality Management, Risk Management and Derivatives, Shipping Finance 

CHOY, Petrus
MBAcc, DBA, FCA, FCCA, FCPA, FCMA
DBA Deputy Programme Director
Professor of Practice (Shipping Finance)
Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies

Research and Teaching Interests:
Contract Management, Quality Management, Risk Management and Derivatives, Shipping Finance

"Theoretical and management practices are mutually and interdependently evolving with each other. Our programme provides DBA graduates with a new angle to access, explore, research, absorb and comprehend wide ranges of academic knowledge and practical applications from new paradigms and perspectives which serve as a profound platform to sublime their contemporary leadership skills and merge with their extensive practical experience to bring their businesses to new horizons and spectrums."

JIANG Li

JIANG Li
BSc, MBA, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Accounting and Finance

Research and Teaching Interests:
Corporate Finance, Behavioural Economics, Finance, and Accounting, Cost of Equity Capital and Firm Valuation

"PolyU's DBA goes beyond providing an opportunity for senior executives to earn a doctoral degree. Our students tackle problems that are important and relevant for management practice, while our faculty members maintain a rigorous academic standard for both course work and thesis. The DBA learning experience, aiming at producing "Scholar-Leaders", is challenging but rewarding for students and supervisors alike."

Marketing & Innovation Strategy, Competitive Market Analysis, Market Evolution

KIM, Namwoon
BA, MS, PhD
Professor
Department of Management and Marketing

Research and Teaching Interests:
Marketing and Innovation Strategy, Competitive Market Analysis, Market Evolution

"Our DBA programme is characterised by the two major dimensions among others – academic excellence and managerial proficiency. The students pursue well-designed courses for scholastic achievements and develop new ideas that can contribute to both academic and business fields. Efforts from the students and the faculty create wonderful outcomes that most students could not even expect they could achieve when they first entered the programme."

LAI, Kee-hung Mike

LAI, Kee-hung Mike
BA, PhD
Associate Dean (Academic Support), Faculty of Business
Professor
Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies

Research and Teaching Interests:
Logistics and Shipping Management, Quality Management, Sustainability Issues

"Our DBA students combine academic knowledge in the programme with updated information of their professions to advance the practice of management. The programme also has strong alumni for knowledge sharing and networking. It is an enlightening experience to discover, design, and deliver new business knowledge with them and participate in the class activities of the programme."

LAM, Wing

LAM, Wing
BBA, MA, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Management and Marketing
Co-Director
Centre for Leadership and Innovation
Associate Editor (Organizational Behavior and Strategic Management)
Journal of Business Research

Research and Teaching Interests:
Employee Proactivity, Leadership, Emotional Labour, and HRM in China

"There was much that has been done, there is still much that can be done! The PolyU DBA is an excellent executive doctoral programme for developing scholar-leaders with self-initiative to pursue getting bigger things done!"

LIN Ji-Chai

LIN Ji-Chai
PhD
Christina Lee Professor in Accounting and Finance
Chair Professor
School of Accounting and Finance

Research and Teaching Interests:
Investments, Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure, Investor Behaviour

"Our DBA programme provides an excellent and fun learning environment for business executives. It enhances and helps executives to think logically and with guidance of theories. I enjoy teaching DBA classes and interacting with DBA students. They know their businesses well, and are very inquisitive and eager for new knowledge. And, I learn from them as well."

E-Commerce, Decision Support Systems, Social Media, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Knowledge Management & Innovation, IT Governance, RFID and Energy & Environmental Informatics Research

NGAI, W. T. Eric
BSc, MSocSc, PhD
Associate Head and Professor
Department of Management and Marketing

Research and Teaching Interests:
E-Commerce, Decision Support Systems, Social Computing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Knowledge Management and Innovation, IT Governance, RFID and Energy and Environmental Informatics Research

"I enjoy supervising and working with my DBA students on their projects. I also find joy in the process of motivating and mentoring students to explore different ideas and to contribute scholarly knowledge through their DBA theses. Witnessing these contributions is wonderful, and I have successfully supervised over 15 DBA/DMgt students in the past 15 years, mainly with respect to integrating the theoretical work of management information systems and operations management with a theoretical and managerial orientation to enhance the competitiveness and productivity of the industrial and business sectors. The recent research I conducted with my DBA students investigates the effects of flexibility and supply chain agility on firm performance, the role of social capital creation on customer relationship performance, and the effects of e-loyalty programmes and social media marketing activities on brand relationship quality.  Working alongside the students on these projects is fascinating."

Privatization, China Market, Corporate Finance, Return Anomalies

TONG, Wilson
BSocSc, MIM, PhD
DBA Programme Director
Professor
School of Accounting and Finance

Research and Teaching Interests:
Privatization, China Market, Corporate Finance, Return Anomalies

"Teaching DBA / DMgt classes is a demanding yet rewarding experience. These classes are full of established entrepreneurs and senior business executives who will not take academic research studies for granted. Dynamic interactions and heated discussions are the ways to confront and integrate theoretical and scientific analysis with real world business issues. Through such process, we work together to advance our understanding of the value and relevance of theoretical concepts and empirical findings on the one hand, and integrate the rich industrial experiences under unified conceptual frameworks on the other hand. Not only I enjoy so much in teaching and supervising the classes, I also learn and get inspired by them."

WEI Steven

WEI Steven
BSc, MSc, MA, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Accounting and Finance

Research and Teaching Interests:
Empirical Asset Pricing, Financial Markets, Econometrics and FinTech

"PolyU DBA programme brings business leaders and academic scholars together to share insightful knowledge and rich experience. It offers an exceptional opportunity for the brightest executives to turn experience into the creation of new knowledge and form valuable new network. I enjoy and also benefit from the dynamic interactions with them in the class."

XU Xin

XU Xin
BEcon, MPhil, PhD
Interim Head and Associate Professor
Department of Management and Marketing

Research and Teaching Interests:
Smart Technology: Internet of Things and Machine Learning, Gamification in Education and Professional Training, Social Media and Mobile Data Analytics, Design Science and Computer-User Interaction, Strategic Management of Technology Innovation

"It is always an enlightening experience for me to work with our DBA students. They are the elites from a diversity of business sectors. They have precious experience and business insights. Integrating their innovative ideas with the cutting-edge knowledge and the rigour from academia, we together produce the exquisite DBA dissertations."

XU Xinpeng

XU Xinpeng
BA, MA, PhD
Professor
School of Accounting and Finance

Research and Teaching Interests:
International Economics and Development Economics

"You read global economic and business news unlike others if you are from PolyU's DBA programme. Others may just take what the journalists report; you think deeper about the underlying drivers and the probable future paths."

Operations Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Quality Management

YEUNG, Cheong-leung Andy
MSc, PhD
Head and Chair Professor of Operations Management
Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies

Research and Teaching Interests:
Operations Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Quality Management

"My first time experience teaching DBA came with a great surprise – the abilities of students in understanding new theories and solving real-world problems through theoretical frameworks surprised me. DBA graduates have the unique capability to combine theoretical knowledge and practical insights through experience, while it is really not easy for any other people to possess both."