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    Professor Ho Fuk LAU

    BCom (CUHK)
    MCom (CUHK)
    MBA (Columbia University in the City of New York)
    PhD (National University of Ireland)
    Professor Emeritus


    Tel : (852) 3963 5101
    Email : hflau@hsu.edu.hk

    Biography

    Professor Lau, Academic Leader of Marketing at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, was a faculty member at the Faculty of Business Administration of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He was one of the founding directors of CUHK’s joint EMBA Programme with Xian Jiaotong University. He served as Chairman of the Department of International Business of the CUHK. His research interests include the supermarket industry and the international production relocation of the Hong Kong industries.

    Intellectual Contributions (Publications, Conferences, Books, Book Chapters, etc.)

      WORKING RESEARCH PAPERS
    • “The international chain of production cycles (ICPC): A theory of industry relocation”, with Kenneth Simmonds (London Business School).
      RESEARCH PAPER UNDER REVIEW
    • “Production Relocation: Choice versus Satisfaction Factors, A Preliminary Study,” with Hui Tak Kee (National University of Singapore), submitted to Journal of Global Marketing (blind reviewed, international journal), second revision.
      ARTICLES
    • “Production Relocation: Choice versus Satisfaction Factors, A Preliminary Study,” with Hui Tak Kee (SIM University of Singapore), Journal of Global Marketing, Volume 24, No. 3, 2011, pp.216-227 (blind reviewed, international journal).
    • “The Behavior of Hong Kong Cross-Border Shoppers: A nonparametric Approach,” with Tak Kee Hui (National University of Singapore), Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Volume 7, 2011, pp.89-108. (blind reviewed, international journal).
    • “Export Channel Structure in a Newly Industrialised Economy,” Asia Pacific Journal of Management Volume 52, Number 2, 2008, pp317-333 (blind reviewed, international journal).
    • “Choice of location and quota restriction: the internationalisation of Hong Kong firms,” with Sebastian Green (National University of Ireland) and Chi-Fai Chan, Journal of Global Marketing , Volume 19, Issue 1, 2006, pp.49-69 (blind reviewed, international journal,).
    • “Chinese Cross-border Shopping: An Empirical Study,” with Leo Yat Ming Sin and Kelvin Kin-cheung Chan, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, Volume 29, Number 1, February 2005, pp.110-133 (blind reviewed, international journal).
    • “Industry evolution and internationalization process of firms from a newly industrialized economy,” Journal of Business research, Vol56/10, 2003, pp.847-852 (blind reviewed, international journal).
    • “Does Country-Market Matter? – The Choices of Export Strategies and Distribution Channels,” with Tak Kee Hui (National Singapore University) 2003 Twelfth World Business Congress, Vancouver, Canada, June 25-29, 2003. Proceedings, pp. 179-185 (blind reviewed).
    • “Market diversification, Market Concentration and the Choice of Export Channels: The Hong Kong Electronics Industry,” 2002 AIB Southeast Asia and Australia Regional Conference, at Shanghai, July 18 to 20, 2002. Paper published in electronic proceedings, No. 054, pp. 1-14 (blind reviewed).
    • “Problems and prospects of supermarket development in China,” with T. Wing-chun Lo and Gong-Shi Lin (Tsinghua University), International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol 29 (2 & 3), 2001, pp. 66-75 (blind reviewed, international journal).
    • “The Electronics Industry: Can Manufacturing Continue in Hong Kong?” The World Economy, with Sebastian Green, Vol. 24, No. 8, 2001, pp. 1075-1090 (blind reviewed, international journal).
    • “Export Channel Structure of a Mature Industry in a Newly Industrialized Economy,” paper presented at the Third Biennial Conference of the Academy of Marketing – American Marketing Association Global Marketing SIG Joint Conference, at Cardiff, Wales, UK on July 1, 2001. Paper also published in the Proceedings of the conference, pp.55-57 (blind reviewed).
    • “Filling the gap: extending the international product life cycle to emerging economies,” with Chuck C. Y. Kwok (U. of South Carolina) and Chi-Fai Chan, The Journal of Global Marketing, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2000, pp 29-51 (blind reviewed, international journal).
    • “Quota restriction, production location and internationalization of Hong Kong firms,” with Sebastian Green (National University of Ireland) and Chi Fai Chan, presented at “International conference on global economic transformation after the Asian Economic Crisis,” on May 28, 2000, Hong Kong.
    • "The Development Process of the Hong Kong Garment Industry: A Mature Industry in a Newly Industrialized Economy" in Edna Bonacich, Lucie Cheng, Norma Chinchilla, and Nora Hamilton ed., Global Production: The Apparel Industry in the Pacific Rim, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994, with C. F. Chan, in English, pp.105-125.
    • "Internationalization, Internalization, or a New Theory for Small, Low-technology Multinational Enterprise?" European Journal of Marketing, 26(10), 1992, pp.17-31 (blind reviewed, international journal, IIA). (Presented at "1992 World Business Congress" organised by International Management Development Association, at Halifax, Canada; and received best paper award among 63 competing papers.)
    • "Internalization: A Trend for Trading Firms in a Newly Industrialized Country (City)? - An empirical study on the Hong Kong garment industry," Marketing Educators Conference, 4-6 February, 1992, Australia, Western Australia: Edith Cowan University, 1992, with C. F. Chan, in English, pp.413-446.
    • "Development Process of the Hong Kong Manufacturing Companies: with special references to the Garment Industry," in Edward K. Y. Chen, Mee-Kau Nyaw and Teresa Y.C. Wong ed., Industrial and Trade Development in Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, 1991, in English, pp.427-444.
    • "International Business Education in an International City: Atti¬tude of Hong Kong Students," Journal of Teaching in International Business, (3), 1991, with Kin-chok Mun, Kitty Young, T.W.C. Lo, in English, pp.39-54 (blind reviewed, international journal).
    • "The New International Business Environment and the Directions of Hong Kong and China Enterprises in the 1990s," in Zhou Shu Lian and K.C. Mun ed., The Prospect of Economic Cooperations Among Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong in the 1990s, Beijing: Economic Management Publishing Dept., Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, in Chinese, pp.301-309.
    • "Product Life Cycle: The Experience of Hong Kong Apparel Firms," Proceedings and Abstracts of the 1990 Annual Meeting of the Western Region Decision Sciences Institute, U.S.: Decision Sciences Institute, 1990, in English, p.79 (blind reviewed).
    • "Chinese Bankers' Perceptions of Banking Environment and the Competitive Strategies for Local Chinese Bankers in Hong Kong," in M.K. Nyaw and C.Y. Cheng ed. Chinese Banking in Asia's Market Economies, Hong Kong: Overseas Chinese Archives, CUHK, 1989, with M. K. Nyaw, in English, pp.57-79.
    • "The Operations and Competitive Strategies of the Chinese Banks in Hong Kong," in Jiang Yiwei and K. C. Mun ed. Ancient Management Philosophy and The Chinese Style Management, Beijing: Economics Management Publisher, 1989, with M.K. Nyaw, in Chinese, pp.88-106.
    • "Cooperation Between Hong Kong and China Enterprises: A view from the evolution of the Hong Kong garment industry," in Shu-lian Zhou and K. C. Mun ed. Enterprise Operations and Management Mechanism, Beijing: Economic Management Publishing Dept., Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 1988, in Chinese, pp.184-191.
    • "The Internationalization Process of the Firm - The Experience of MNCs From Hong Kong", Proceedings of Conference on Asia-Pacific Perspectives in International Business, Bangkok, Thailand: Human Resources Institute, Thammasat University, 1988, in English, pp. B210-B223 (blind reviewed).
    • "The Organism of Enterprise: An Analysis of Future Trade Relations Between China and Hong Kong Basing on the Development Path of Hong Kong Apparel Manufacturers", China's Industrial Economics Research, Bimonthly, (2), 1988, Beijing, China, in Chinese, pp.61-65.
    • "Development of the Supermarket Technology - The Incomplete Transfer Phenomenon," International Marketing Review, spring, 1988, with S.C. Ho, in English, pp.20-30 (blind reviewed, international journal).
    • "Beat the Protectionism - The Experiences of Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers," Proceedings of Conference on Marketing and Manage-ment into the 90's: Changes & Challenges, Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Marketing, and Department of Marketing, Lingnan College, 1987, in English, pp.15-19.
    • "Bankers' Perception of the Banking Environment in Hong Kong in the 1990s: A comparative study of Foreign and China-controlled Banks," Proceedings of the Third Southeast Asia Regional Conference of the Academy of International Business, Malaysia: Department of Management Studies and Small Business Development Centre, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, and Management Science/Operations Re¬search Society of Malaysia, 1987, with M. K. Nyaw, in English, pp. VI 59 - VI 70. Also reprinted in M.K. Nyaw and C.Y. Cheng ed. Chinese Banking in Asia's Market Economies, Hong Kong: Overseas Chinese Archives, CUHK, 1989, pp.134-147.
    • "Development of Supermarkets in Hong Kong: Current Status and Future Trends," in E. Kaynak ed. Transnational Retailing, Berlin, West Germany: Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1988, with K.H. Lee, in English, pp.321-329.
    • "Expansion Strategies for the Hong Kong Manufacturers in the 1990s", Hong Kong Economic Monthly, (125), August 1987, in Chinese, pp.74-79.
    • "Development of A New Retailing Institution in a NIC - A Study of the Convenience Store Development in Hong Kong," in Proceedings of the American Marketing Association's International Marketing Conference in Singapore, Singapore: School of Management of the National University of Singapore, 1986, with S.C. Ho, in English, pp.238-241 (blind reviewed).
    • "The Impact of Supermarket Technology on Food Retailing Institutions and Consumers' Shopping Behavior - The Case of Hong Kong," Proceedings of AIB Southeast Asia Regional Conference, Taipei: National Chiao Tung University, 1986, with S.C. Ho-Tung, in English, pp.172-184.
    • "Market Expansion Strategies for Developing Countries," in Jiang Yiwei and K.C. Mun ed. Economic System Reform and Market Development, Beijing: Economics Management Publisher, 1986, in Chinese, pp.64-79. (Reprint in Economic Quarterly (31), 1986, (Singapore), in Chinese, pp.3-15.)
    • "The Technical and Social Aspects of Marketing - The Case of Supermarkets," Hong Kong Economic Monthly, Jan., 1986, in Chinese, pp.125-130. (Reprinted in T.W.C. Lo ed. Service Marketing: The Hong Kong and China Dimensions, Hong Kong: University Publisher, 1986, in Chinese, pp.110-121.)
    • "Consumer Outshopping behaviour and Its Implications for Channel Strategy - A study of the camera patronage pattern in Hong Kong," European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 19, No. 6, (Sept.) 1985, with H.M. Yau, in English, pp.12-23 (blind reviewed, international journal).
    • "Management Practices of Hong Kong Chinese Transnational Companies: An Exploratory Study," Proceedings of Inaugural Meeting of AIB's South East Asia Region, Hong Kong: Department of Marketing and International Business, CUHK, July 1985, with M.K. Nyaw, in English, pp.440-450.
    • "Internationalization Process: The Case of Hong Kong Apparel Industry," Proceedings of AIB International Meeting in Singapore, Singapore: School of Management of Singapore, 1984, with T.S. Chan, in English, pp.407-421 (blind reviewed).
    • "Structural Adaptation of Export Distribution Channels in the Hong Kong Apparel Industry," Proceedings of AIB International Meeting in Singapore, Singapore: School of Management of the National University of Singapore, 1984, with T.S. Chan, in English, pp.422- 430 (blind reviewed).
    • "Chinese Enterprise Operations and Management in Southeast Asia," in K.C. Mun ed. Chinese Enterprise Management, Hong Kong: University Publisher, 1985, with M. K. Nyaw, in Chinese, pp.114-134. (Reprinted in Analysis of the Chinese Enterprise Management, Beijing: Economics Management Publisher, 1985, in Chinese, pp.175-187).
    • "Flexible Pricing - A useful tool for export manufacturers," Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly, Vol. 75, 1983, in Chinese, pp.91-95. (reprinted in H.M. Yau and Y.M. Sin ed. Marketing and Management: Strategies and Analysis in the Eighties, Hong Kong: University Publisher, 1984, in Chinese, pp.113-123).
    • "Pricing for the Domestic Market - A briefing for the export- oriented manufacturers in Hong Kong," The Hong Kong Manager, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1983, in English, pp.17-22. (Reprinted in H.M. Yau and Y.M. Sin ed. Marketing Management: Strategies and Analysis in the Eighties, Hong Kong: University Publisher, 1984, in Chinese, pp.101-111).
      BOOK REVIEW
    • “Japan and China: The Meeting of Asia’s Economic Giants,” by Kazuo John Fukuda, N.Y.: The Haworth Press, Inc., 1998.
    • "The Future of World Trade in Textiles and Apparel", by William R. Cline, Journal of Global Marketing, 2(3), Summer, 1989.

    Business and Professional Engagement (including membership)

    • SENIOR COLLEGE TUDOR OF NEW ASIA COLLEGE (Honorary), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2008 to present);
    • HONORARY PROFESSOR, School of Business and Administration, The Open University of Hong Kong (2006 to 2008);
    • HONORARY PROFESSOR, Department of Marketing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2005 to 2007); ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR, EMBA (Xian) Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2005 to 2007);
    • CO-DIRECTOR, Executive MBA Program (Xian), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2003-2005);
    • PROFESSOR, Department of Marketing (2000-2005), The Chinese University of Hong Kong;
    • CHAIRMAN, Department of International Business (1990-1992, 1996-2000), The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
      ..........Business and Managerial Experiences..........
    • PROJECT MANAGER of Tristate Trading & Investment Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the South Sea Textile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. ; FIELD REPRESENTATIVE - HONG KONG & MACAU of the Coca-Cola Export Corporation.
      ..........Overseas Business Experiences..........
    • COCA-COLA BOTTLERS (BRISBANE) LTD. AUSTRALIA; THE COCA-COLA EXPORT CORPORATION. PHILIPPINES; TRISTATE TRADING & INVESTMENT CO. LTD., INDONESIA.
      ..........Management Executive Training Experiences..........
      • TAIWAN
      • International Business Forum, organized by the College of Management of National Taiwan University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in Taipei.
      • MAINLAND CHINA
      • Taught International Marketing, MBA program of Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, PRC.; Associate Director, Diploma in Marketing and International Marketing (CUHK) for the Ministry of Machinery & Electronics Industries, PRC.; Associate Director, Diploma in Marketing Management (CUHK) for the Ministry of Machine Buildings Industry, PRC.
      Service to Academic Body
    • Member, Program Advisory Committee, MBA program, Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, PRC;
    • Member, Standing Committee of the Executive Board, The Chinese Academy of Marketing for Tertiary Institutes PRC;
    • Member, Executive Board, The Chinese Academy of Marketing for Tertiary Institutes;
    • Member, Advisory Peer Group, General Business Strand, School of Business and Administration, Open University of Hong Kong;
    • Panel Chairman, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation (HKCAA): Hong Kong College of Technology – 3-Year Higher Diploma in Business;
    • Panel Member, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation: Hong Kong College of Technology – Validation of the Higher Diploma in Business;
    • External Examiner, DBA Program, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University;
    • Panel Member, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation, Hong Kong College of Technology – Validation of the Higher Diploma in Business;
    • External Assessor, Review of Appointment of Academic Staff, Hong Kong Baptist University, (Ad hoc basis);
    • Reviewer, Research Grant Proposal, University Grants Committee, HK;
    • Member, Revalidation Panel for: BSc (Hons) in Fashion & Textile Product Studies (14075) BSc (Hons) in Color & Textile Studies (14084), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, (HKCAA);
    • External Examiner: M. Phil student, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University;
    • External Examiner: Ph.D. Candidate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University;
    • Member, Panel for the re-validation of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for BA (Hons) in Clothing Studies (1476), BA (Hons) in Textiles & Clothing Marketing (1485); BSc (Hons) in Textiles (1475), and BSc (Hons) in Textile Chemistry (1484), (HKCAA);
    • Member, Panel for the re-validation of the Hong Kong Polytechnic BA (Hons) in Textile and Clothing Marketing; (HKCAA).
    • Reviewer, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Teaching in International Business.
      ..........University Service (CUHK)..........
    • Member, Standing Committee of the Assembly of Fellows, New Asia College (CUHK); Fellow, Assembly of Fellows, New Asia College (CUHK); Chairman, The Staff Association of New Asia College (CUHK); Chairman, Canteen Management Committee of New Asia College (CUHK).
      ..........Community Service..........
      • TO HONG KONG GOVERNMENT
      • Guest Speaker, “Hong Kong – Platform for Guangdong Enterprises to Go Global” seminar, organized by Invest Hong Kong, Hong Kong Government, in Hong Kong on 5th July, 2006;
      • Guest Speaker “Hong Kong: Your business platform for going global” seminar, organized by Invest Hong Kong, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HKSAR, in Xiamen, China, on 8th September, 2005.
      • Member, Working Party on manpower issues of the textiles and clothing industries, Textiles and Clothing Committee, Hong Kong Government, 1997.
      • Member, Textiles and Clothing Committee, Industry Development Board of the Hong Kong Government, (1990, 1991)

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