Faculty

Our world class faculty is among the most international in the region. They consistently earn worldwide recognition for their research accomplishments. They are at the forefront of academic achievement, exploring breakthroughs to advance global business knowledge, leading international research agendas and publishing in the world’s top journals. Their cutting-edge research extends the frontiers of business knowledge and make significant and impactful contributions to the society.

They are passionate about teaching and have extensive experience in thesis supervision. Their insights and perspectives will inspire you to pursue quality and distinctive research.

Accounting

Prof Kevin CHEN
Prof Kevin CHEN Chair Professor
Department of Accounting

(PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Research Interests:

  • Accounting information
  • Securities pricing
  • Contracting
  • Regulation
Prof Tai-Yuan CHEN
Prof Tai-Yuan CHEN Associate Dean of Business and Management

Professor
Department of Accounting

Program Director of MBA Programs

(PhD, The University of Texas at Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • Corporate governance
  • Disclosure
  • Executive compensation
Prof Charles HSU
Prof Charles HSU Professor
Department of Accounting

(PhD, Purdue University)

Research Interests:

  • Disclosure
  • Financial analysts
  • Managerial behavior
  • Earnings management
  • Corporate governance
Prof Peter CHEN
Prof Peter CHEN Associate Professor
Department of Accounting

(PhD, University of Alberta)

Research Interests:

  • Financial reporting
  • Accounting information and valuation
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Prof Zhihong CHEN Associate Professor
Department of Accounting

(PhD, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Research Interests:

  • Corporate governance
  • Disclosure
  • Executive compensation
  • Real effect of accounting
  • Capital markets
Prof Allen HUANG
Prof Allen HUANG Associate Dean of Business and Management

Associate Professor
Department of Accounting

Associate Director of Center for Business and Social Analytics

(PhD, Duke University)

Research Interests:

  • Capital markets
  • Earnings management
  • Earnings quality
  • Executive compensation
  • Financial analysts
  • Market efficiency
Prof Shiheng WANG
Prof Shiheng WANG Associate Professor
Department of Accounting

MPhil/PhD Programs Coordinator (Accounting)

(PhD, Queen’s University)

Research Interests:

  • International accounting
  • Financial reporting
  • Contracting
  • Market efficiency
Prof Haifeng YOU
Prof Haifeng YOU Associate Professor
Department of Accounting

(PhD, University of California, Berkeley)

Research Interests:

  • Analyst behavior
  • Fundamental analysis
  • Security valuation
  • Market efficiency
Prof Amy ZANG
Prof Amy ZANG Associate Professor
Department of Accounting

(PhD, Duke University)

Research Interests:

  • Earnings management
  • Financial analysts
  • Regulation
  • Textual analysis
  • Litigation risk

Economics

Prof Albert Park
Prof Albert PARK Head and Chair Professor
Department of Economics

Chair Professor
Division of Social Science

Professor
Division of Public Policy

Associate Director of Center for Applied Social and Economic Research

Special Advisor to the Director of HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies

(PhD, Stanford University)

Research Interests:

  • Applied economics
  • Development economics
  • Labor economics
  • Chinese economy
Prof David COOK
Prof David COOK Professor
Department of Economics

MSc Program Coordinator (Economics)

(PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Research Interests:

  • Macroeconomics and Monetary economics
  • International macroeconomics
Prof Siu Fai LEUNG
Prof Siu Fai LEUNG Professor
Department of Economics

(PhD, The University of Chicago)

Research Interests:

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Health Economics
  • Household Behavior and Family Economics
  • Labor and Demographic Economics
  • Law and Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Cross Sectional Data
Prof Xinyu Hua
Prof Xinyu HUA Associate Professor
Department of Economics

(PhD, Northwestern University)

Research Interests:

  • Law and economics
  • Industrial organization / quantitative marketing
  • Contract theory
Prof Amber LI
Prof Amber LI Associate Professor
Department of Economics

Associate Director of Center for Economic Development

(PhD, The University of Western Ontario)

Research Interests:

  • International trade
  • Chinese economy
  • International economics
  • Empirical trade
Prof Woo Young LIM
Prof Woo Young LIM Associate Professor
Department of Economics

UG Programs Coordinator (Economics)

(PhD, University of Pittsburgh)

Research Interests:

  • Game theory
  • Experimental economics
  • Economic theory
  • Microeconomics
  • Political economy

Finance

Prof Chu ZHANG
Prof Chu ZHANG Head and Professor
Department of Finance

Director of Center for Investing

(PhD, The University of Chicago)

Research Interests:

  • Asset pricing
  • Investments
  • Asian financial markets
  • Derivatives
Prof Utpal BHATTACHARYA
Prof Utpal BHATTACHARYA Chair Professor
Department of Finance

(PhD, Columbia University)

Research Interests:

  • Behavioral finance
  • Empirical corporate finance
  • Household finance
  • International financial markets
Prof Yingying LI
Prof Yingying LI Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management
Department of Finance

(PhD, The University of Chicago)

Research Interests:

  • Financial econometrics
  • Financial risk management high-frequency data
  • Volatility estimation and market microstructure
  • Statistical inference for stochastic processes
  • Asymptotic statistics

Information Systems

Prof Kar Yan TAM
Prof Kar Yan TAM Dean of Business and Management

Chair Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

(PhD, Purdue University)

Research Interests:

  • Electronic Commerce
  • Big Data
  • Personalization and HCI
Prof Kai Lung HUI
Prof Kai Lung HUI Associate Dean of Business and Management

Deputy Head and Chair Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

Elman Family Professor of Business

Director of Center for Business and Social Analytics

Director of Risk Management and Business Intelligence Program

Co-Director of Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management

(PhD, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Research Interests:

  • Cybercrime economics and policy
  • FinTech
  • Information technology policy
  • Information security and privacy
  • Electronic commerce
Prof James THONG
Prof James THONG Michael Jebsen Professor of Business

Chair Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

(PhD, National University of Singapore)

Research Interests:

  • Technology adoption and implementation
  • Electronic government (e-government)
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Computer ethics (information privacy and software piracy)
  • IT in small business
Prof Yan XU
Prof Yan XU Associate Dean of Business and Management (HKUST EMBA Program, Executive Programs and China Strategy)

Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

Associate Director of Center for Business Strategy and Innovation

(PhD, University of Strathclyde)

Research Interests:

  • Corporate management
  • Competitive strategy and regulatory policy of telecommunications
Prof Tat Koon KOH
Prof Tat Koon KOH Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

(PhD, Carnegie Mellon University)

Research Interests:

  • Digital economy
  • Digital marketing
  • Open innovation and Crowdsourcing
  • Platform design and strategy
  • Tech startups
Prof Hong XU
Prof Hong XU Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

(PhD, The University of Texas at Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Strategic information communication
  • Auditing
  • Supply chain management
  • User-generated content
  • Online reputation
  • Game theory

Operations Management

Prof Shaohui ZHENG
Prof Shaohui ZHENG Head and Chair Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

Chair Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics

Academic Director, DBA Program

(PhD, Columbia University)

Research Interests:

  • Supply chain management
  • Interface of operations and marketing
  • Production and quality control
  • Queuing systems
Prof Albert HA
Prof Albert HA Senior Associate Dean of Business and Management

Wei Lun Foundation Professor of Business

Chair Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management
Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics

(PhD, Stanford University)

Research Interests:

  • Coordination of product and process development
  • Stochastic models for production and inventory control
  • Incentive in operations
  • Supply chain management
Prof Ying Ju CHEN
Prof Ying Ju CHEN Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management
Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics

(PhD, New York University)

Research Interests:

  • Socially responsible operations
  • Operations-marketing interface
  • Supply chain management
Prof Qing LI
Prof Qing LI Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

(PhD, The University of British Columbia)

Academic Director of MSc in Global Operations program

Research Interests:

  • Intertemporal choice
  • Inventory management
  • Supply chain management
  • Behavioral operations management
  • Business Analytics
Prof Hongtao ZHANG
Prof Hongtao ZHANG Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

(PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Research Interests:

  • Value of information and incentives for information exchange
  • Supply chain management
  • Coordination of global operations
  • Coordination in production and service systems
Prof Ki Ling CHEUNG
Prof Ki Ling CHEUNG Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

(PhD, Stanford University)

Research Interests:

  • Total quality management
  • Supply chain management
  • Production and operations management
Prof Man YU
Prof Man YU Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management

(PhD, University of Michigan)

Research Interests:

  • Pricing and revenue management
  • OM/marketing interface
  • Operations analytics

Management

Prof Yaping GONG
Prof Yaping GONG Head and Chair Professor

Department of Management

Fung Term Professor of Management

(PhD, The Ohio State University)

Research Interests:

  • Employee creativity
  • Goal orientation
  • Strategic human resource management
  • International human resource management
  • HRM/OB issues in China
Prof Jiatao LI
Prof Jiatao LI Lee Quo Wei Professor of Business

Chair Professor
Department of Management

Senior Fellow
HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study

Director of Center for Business Strategy and Innovation

(PhD, The University of Texas at Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • Multinational Corporate Strategy
  • International Expansion and Performance
  • Corporate Governance in Asia
  • Alliances/Joint Venture Success in China
  • Global R&D and Innovation in China
  • Chinese Management and Organizations
Prof Ellick WONG
Prof Ellick WONG Professor
Department of Management

(PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Research Interests:

  • Managerial decision-making
  • Human judgment and decision processes
  • Language processing
  • Human attention
Prof Sam GARG
Prof Sam GARG Liwei Huang Associate Professor of Business

Associate Professor
Department of Management

(PhD, Stanford University)

Research Interests:

  • Entrepreneurial firms
  • Corporate governance
  • Strategic decision making
  • Power dynamics
  • Cognition
Prof Bilian SULLIVAN
Prof Bilian SULLIVAN Associate Professor
Department of Management

PG Programs Coordinator (Management)

(PhD, Stanford University)

Research Interests:

  • Behavioral theory of the firm, organizational learning and adaptation
  • Social networks
  • Organizational theories
  • Firm innovation

Marketing

Prof Jiewen HONG
Prof Jiewen HONG Acting Head and Professor
Department of Marketing

Program Director of PhD/MPhil Programs (School of Business and Management)

(PhD, Northwestern University)

Research Interests:

  • Consumer information processing
  • Affect and consumer judgment
  • Subjective experience in consumer judgment
Prof Ralf VAN DER LANS
Prof Ralf VAN DER LANS Professor
Department of Marketing

UG Programs Coordinator (Marketing)

(PhD, Tilburg University)

Research Interests:

  • Bayesian data analysis
  • Eye movements
  • Retailing
  • Spatial models
  • Visual attention
  • Online marketing
Prof Anaimalai V MUTHUKRISHNAN
Prof Anaimalai V MUTHUKRISHNAN Professor
Department of Marketing

(PhD, University of Florida)
(PhD, Indian Institute of Technology)

Research Interests:

  • Behavioral decision theory
  • Consumer judgment and decision making
  • Branding
  • Promotion
Prof Kristiaan HELSEN
Prof Kristiaan HELSEN Associate Professor
Department of Marketing

(PhD, University of Pennsylvania)

Research Interests:

  • Competitive marketing
  • Hazard rate modeling
  • International marketing
  • New products modeling
  • Product harm crises
  • Empirical modeling
Prof Wenbo Wang
Prof Wenbo WANG Associate Professor
Department of Marketing

(PhD, New York University)

Research Interests:

  • Topic: Marketing-AI Interface, Social Media, User-Generated-Content, Living Streaming, Content Marketing, P2P Finance, Sustainability
  • Methodology: Unstructured Big Data, Moment-to-Moment Data, Video Data, Machine Learning, Natural/Field Experiments, Empirical Models
Prof Ying ZHAO
Prof Ying ZHAO Associate Professor
Department of Marketing

(PhD, University of California, Berkeley)

Research Interests:

  • Competitive marketing strategy
  • Consumer choice dynamics
  • Interdependent consumer choices