MPhil-PhD in Management

The Department of Management focuses on teaching and research in the following areas of management studies:

Organizational Behavior

Specific topics include individual characteristics (e.g., personality), interpersonal processes (e.g., trust and power), group/team characteristics and processes (e.g., diversity and leadership), organizational processes and practices (e.g., work design), and contextual influences (e.g., organizational culture and climate).

Human Resource Management

Research is conducted on staffing, selection, performance appraisal, compensation, and training and development.

Strategic Management

Areas of interest include competitive analysis, strategy formulation and implementation, globalization, corporate social responsibility, technology management, and the role of executives.

International Business and Management

Emphasis is placed on foreign market entry strategies, foreign direct investments, international joint venture management, the management of multinational enterprises, international human resource management, China business, Japanese business and cross-cultural management.


Entrepreneurship research concentrates on the creation and management of new ventures, venture capital, small business management, business groups, family-owned business and Chinese entrepreneurship.

The major academic strength of our Faculty members lies in the areas of international business, in particular management issues related to emerging economies, and cross-cultural and comparative management, with an emphasis on the management issues arising in Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong and China.

Faculty Members and Research Interests

PhD Community

Our doctoral programme aims at developing independent, productive, and ethical member of the research community. PhD students in our department are trained and supervised by world-class researchers who publish extensively in top-tiered journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, and Strategic Management Journal.

Our PhD programme is also characterized by a collegial and supportive environment. A series of brownbag seminars is organized by and for our doctoral students. In these informal seminars, students present, exchange their ideas as well as learn from others. We also encourage and support our doctoral students in attending international conferences and being an active member in the research community. Many of our graduates have joined the academic community and continued their research as a career.

Information regarding our programme requirements, course structure, application procedures can be found at here.

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