Academic Programmes

Case Study Centers

The Faculty of Business & Economics organizes its research and teaching development activities in clusters through research centres that draw on members within the Faculty and across campus. These research centres include:

Asia Case Research Centre develops content-rich business case studies to meet the growing need for business education in Asia and particularly in China. The centre monitors closely the emerging business strategies, economic policies, management practices, and financial developments across the region. Its case studies on Asian companies and subjects are highly relevant teaching materials and are used by teachers and institutions around the world.

The Centre for China Financial Research provides a focus and forum for studying the challenges of reforming China's financial sector. It focuses on reforms of the banking sector, corporate governance, regulation of the securities markets, and financial liberalization strategies and the role of Hong Kong. The center has established collaborative relations with researchers in central banking institutions, securities regulatory bodies, and stock exchanges in China and Hong Kong, as well as research centers at Peking University, Fudan University and the Chinese Academy of Social Science.

The Centre for Financial Innovation and Development focuses on research and training programmes that help advance understanding of derivative securities as financial instruments and risk management in corporate decisions.

The Contemporary Marketing Centre looks at the challenges facing China's companies and monitors economic, social and political activities. It has to date collated a 450,000 document archive on China's industrial enterprises as part of its on-going programme to understand China's business methods and practices. The center focuses on three related areas: indigenous Chinese values and management practices, managing enterprise growth and change, and managing customer relationships.

The Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy supports research programmes that focus on Hong Kong's relationship with Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region. The four key research programmes are: Asia-Pacific Competitiveness, Human Resources, Hong Kong as an International Financial Center, and Macroeconomic Growth and Stability. In 2000, the University Grants Committee recognized the work of the Institute as one of the three Areas of Excellence in Hong Kong. The activities of the Institute are supported by two associated research centers:

  • The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Study Center studies regional business and economic issues focusing on international trade and investment in Asia, regional development in China, integration of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta, and high frequency macroeconomic indicators forecasting system (in partnership with Lawrence Klein of the University of Pennsylvania). The center is an organizing member of the Asian Economic Panel in conjunction with Columbia University, Global Security Research Center at Keio University, and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy.
  • The Hong Kong Center for Economic Research studies important public policy issues to enhance public understanding of economic affairs and provide the government with alternative policy choices. The Center is regarded as Hong Kong's leading policy think tank and has published over 50 research monographs on a wide range of subjects. It also produces the bi-monthly HKCER Letters with timely researched commentaries on public policy issues.

Affiliated research center

E-business Technology Institute is an independently funded research and development institute founded jointly by the School of Business (now part of the Faculty of Business & Economics), the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, and IBM China/Hong Kong. Its mission is to promote an environment where industrial, academic, and government colleagues can work together to conduct research, development applications, and create and transfer technologies to end users of information technology, particularly e-businesses.