Workshops & Public Lectures

Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration Research   Institute of International Business and Governance   Workshops & Public Lectures  

Since the establishment of IIBG, various research activities have been organized in the forms of seminars, workshops, public lectures and executive education programmes. In addition, our staff have been actively participated in various international and regional conferences and delivered paper presentations.  

Workshop by Distinguished Professor in Accounting - Professor Jeong-bon Kim

31 May 2016

Workshop on 31 May 2016

Professor Jeong-bon Kim

IIBG Distinguished Professor, Professor & Wadsworth Chair in Accounting & Finance, Ph.D. Program Director, School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo, Canada

During the workshop, Professor Kim had a presentation on formulating research strategies in Accounting and brainstormed research ideas with the participants.

Public Lecture on 'The Quest for Wisdom in Financial Markets'

25 January 2017

Public Lecture on 25 January 2017

Professor Raphael Markellos

IIBG Distinguished Professor, Professor of Finance, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK

In our financialised era of global markets, this public lecture considered if practical wisdom (phronesis) rather than information is the ultimate commodity. To address this question, Professor Markellos offered an overview of the past 30 years of empirical finance through his research. This journey started from an obsession with models that describe rational macro-market price variations. It then recognised the importance of diversity, behaviour, psychology and cognitive limits under the rubric of an “Investment Consumer Funnel Model”. In this context, financial models were abstract paintings rather than simple photographs. The way forward took us from econometric models of prices to “Financial Reality Mining” in the online and physical world of text, emotions, images and sound. In this world, data brought academic disciplines and business functions much closer. If investors and markets continued to fail in accepting that they were in the business of responsible business, we might have to look for help from artificial intelligence in our quest for wisdom.

Public Lecture on 'Sovereign Debt Markets in Light of the Shadow Economy'

23 January 2017

Public Lecture on 23 January 2017

Professor Raphael Markellos,

IIBG Distinguished Professor, Professor of Finance, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK

The inherently mysterious nature of the informal economy meant that its drivers, consequences and theoretical underpinnings remain ambiguous. Tax responsibility and the informal sector are often highlighted in the press as the root of the sovereign debt crisis in certain countries. Rating agencies also emphasized the protagonistic role of the informal sector by justifying recent downgrades of country credit ratings on the basis of pervasive tax evasion. Professor Markellos addressed these issues on the basis of the results from a recent study he published which investigated the controversial role of the informal sector in the economy of 64 countries by focusing for the first time on the impact it had on sovereign debt markets. Results confirmed the main hypothesis that the informal sector had significant adverse effects on credit ratings and lending costs. The results did not change with respect to the stage of economic development of a country and contradicted views about the possibility of significant economic benefits arising from the informal sector.

Public Lecture on 'Competing in the New Innovation-Driven Global Economy: Opportunities and Challenges for Hong Kong'

29 December 2016

Public Lecture on 29 December 2016

Professor Joseph Cheng

IIBG Distinguished Professor, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Innovation was about creating new knowledge (ideas, methods, technologies) or applying existing knowledge in new ways. There was great heterogeneity in innovation. Some were original “break-through” innovations with high value-add and a wide impact.  Others were “recombinant” innovations that had the potential to disrupt existing fields.  Most were “incremental” in nature with limited, short-term benefits. As the global economy became increasingly innovation-driven, many businesses would fail unless they are able to continuously discover new and better ways of doing things.  What did all this mean for indigenous Hong Kong firms?  How could they strengthen their innovation capability for enhanced international competitiveness? This lecture examined the opportunities and challenges of an innovation-driven global economy for Hong Kong and explored their business and policy implications.

Public Lecture on 'Entrepreneur or Wantrepreneur?'

5 December 2016

Public Lecture on 5 December 2016

Mr. Derek Kwik

Managing Partner, BraveSoldier Ventures

This public lecture introduced the essential criteria of being an entrepreneur instead of a wantrepreneur. It provided the business knowledge and experiences on being an entrepreneur to our outstanding business students.