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    Dr Thomas MAN

    PhD (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
    MA (Reading)
    BSc (Warwick)


    Associate Dean, School of Business
    Associate Professor
    Director of Wu Jieh Yee Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Department of Managment
    Office: D702

    Tel : (852) 3963 5373
    Email : thomasman@hsu.edu.hk

    Biography

    Dr Thomas Man received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Warwick, master’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Competitive Strategy from the University of Reading, and PhD degree in Entrepreneurship from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University respectively. Before joining HSUHK in January 2016, he was an associate professor and department head in Nottingham University Business School China. He has also had a combined experience in teaching, research, and academic administration and development in other higher education institutions in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Institute of Education, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has edited/co-authored several books and authored/co-authored over 50 papers as book chapters, refereed journal articles, and conference proceedings in business management especially in the fields of entrepreneurship & small business management, business & management education, family business, and entrepreneurial learning and education. Dr Thomas Man’s teaching interests include Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, General Management, Social Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management.

    Research and Teaching Interests

    • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management, Business and Management Education, Family Business, Entrepreneurial Learning and Education

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

    • Chan, D., Berger, R. & Man, T.W.Y. (2020). The impact of managerial characteristics on business strategies under the environmental change: an investigation of the Israeli diamond industry. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship 32:2, 123-148.
    • Wang, Y. and Man, T.W.Y. (2019). Political Economy of Tourism Development in Rural China: Case of Luting Township, Zhejiang. Tourism Planning and Development. 16(6), 657-674.
    • Man, T.W.Y. (2019), Nurturing Entrepreneurial Competencies Through University-Based Entrepreneurship Centers: A Social Constructivist Perspective. In Katz, J.A. and Corbett, A.C. (Eds), Seminal Ideas for the Next Twenty-Five Years of Advances. Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth Vol. 21. Ch 8., pp 141-161. UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.
    • Zhou, L., Farquharson, M. and Man, T.W.Y. (2016). Human Capital of Returnee Entrepreneurs: A Case Study in China. Journal of Enterprising Culture 24(4): 391-418.
    • Man, T.W.Y., Mustafa, M. and Fang, Y. (2016). Succession in Chinese family enterprises: the influence of cognitive, regulatory and normative factors. International Journal of Management Practice 9(2), 412-432.
    • Man, T.W.Y. and Farquharson, M. (2015). The Relationship between Social Interaction and Psychological Ownership in Team-based Entrepreneurship Education Activities. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 21(4): 600 – 621.
    • Ramos, H.M., Mustafa, M., Man, T.W.Y., and Ng, Z.Z. (2015). Linking Psychological Ownership to Employee Extra-Role Behaviours in Small Overseas Chinese Family Businesses: Does Family Status Matter?" Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. 7(2): 129 – 147.
    • Ramos, H.M., Man, T.W.Y., Mustafa, M., and Ng, Z.Z. (2014) Psychological Ownership among Overseas Small Chinese Family Firms: Evidence from Malaysia. Journal of Family Business Strategy. 5(3): 300 – 311.
    • Lau, T., Shaffer, M., Chan, K.F. and Man, T.W.Y. (2012). The entrepreneurial behavior inventory: a simulated incident method to assess corporate entrepreneurship. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 18(6): 673 – 696.
    • Man, T.W.Y. (2012). Developing a behavior-centred model of entrepreneurial learning, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 19(3): 549 - 566.
    • Wong, H. and Man, T.W.Y. (2012). The Impacts of Action Learning on Entrepreneurial Traits and Inclination: Evidence from a Comparative Study. Industry and Higher Education 26(3): 229-240.
    • Man, T.W.Y. and Yu, C.W.M. (2009). Social interaction and Students’ perceptions towards entrepreneurship in the context of authentic enterprise exposures. International Review of Entrepreneurship (Formerly International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education) 7(3): 207-224.
    • Yu, C.W.M. and Man, T.W.Y. (2009). Social Interaction and the Formation of Entrepreneurial Characteristics: A Case Study in an Authentic Entreprise Activity. Journal of Workplace Learning. 21(8): 595-613.
    • Man, T.W.Y., Lau, T. and Snape, E. (2008). Entrepreneurial competencies and the performance of small and medium enterprises: an investigation through a framework of competitiveness. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship 21(3): 257-276.
    • Man, T.W.Y., Lau, T. & Chan, K.F. (2008). Home-grown and abroad-bred entrepreneurs in China: a study of the influences of external context on entrepreneurial competencies. Journal of Enterprising Culture 16(2):113-132
    • Man, T.W.Y. and Yu, C.W.M. (2007). Social interaction and adolescent’s learning in enterprise education: an empirical study. Education and Training 49(8/9): 620-633.
    • Man, T.W.Y. (2007). Understanding entrepreneurial learning: a competency approach. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 8(3): 189-198.
    • Yu, C.W.M and Man, T.W.Y. (2007). The sustainability of enterprise education: a case study in Hong Kong. Education and Training 49(2): 138-152.
    • Man, T.W.Y. (2006). Exploring the behavioural patterns of entrepreneurial learning: a competency approach. Education and Training 48(5): 309-321.
    • Man, T.W.Y. and Lau, T. (2005). Business environment and patterns of entrepreneurial competencies of SME owner/managers in Hong Kong, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 12(4): 464-481. (Outstanding Paper Award)
    • Lau, T., Man, T.W.Y. and Chow, I. (2004). Organisational capabilities and performance of SMEs in dynamic and stable environments. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 5(4): 221-229.
    • Man, T.W.Y., Lau, T. and Chan, K.F. (2002). The competitiveness of small and medium enterprises: a conceptualisation with focus on entrepreneurial competencies. Journal of Business Venturing 17(2): 123-142.
    • Man, T.W.Y. and Lau, T. (2000). Entrepreneurial competencies of small business owner/managers in the Hong Kong services sector: a qualitative analysis, Journal of Enterprising Culture 8(3): 235-254
    • Chan, K.F., Lau, T. and Man, T.W.Y. (1997). The entrepreneurial personality of small business owner-managers in Hong Kong, Journal of Enterprising Culture 5(3): 249-271.
      Book Chapters
    • Man, T.W.Y. (2019), Nurturing Entrepreneurial Competencies Through University-Based Entrepreneurship Centers: A Social Constructivist Perspective. In Katz, J.A. and Corbett, A.C. (Eds), Seminal Ideas for the Next Twenty-Five Years of Advances. Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth Vol. 21. Ch 8., pp 141-161. UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.
      Monographs/Textbooks
    • 劉柏能、萬頴恩、黃琮貽 (2019) <管理求變10招-----香港企業之變革與創新> 香港 匯智出版有限公司
    • Man, T.W.Y. (Edited) (2011), 58 Keywords of Commerce and Economy of Hong Kong (in Chinese). Hong Kong: Infolink Publishing Ltd.
    • Lau, T., Man, T.W.Y. and Ng, T.K. (2009). Business, Accounting and Financial Studies for Secondary Schools (Compulsory Part) 1(a): Business Environment. Hong Kong: Excellence Publication Co. Ltd.
    • Lau, T., Man, T.W.Y. and Ng, T.K. (2009). Business, Accounting and Financial Studies for Secondary Schools (Compulsory Part) 1(b): Introduction to Management. Hong Kong: Excellence Publication Co. Ltd.
    • Chan, K.F., Lau, T. and Man, T.W.Y. (1999). The Stories of Hong Kong Entrepreneurs - A Study of Entrepreneurial Competencies (in Chinese). Hong Kong: Joint Publishing (HK) Co. Ltd.
      Conference Papers
    • Li, L., Zhu, F. and Man, T.W.Y. (2019). Internationalization Process of a Born-Global Social Enterprise: From an Accidental Initiative to an Evolving Transnational Community. Paper presented at Academy of International Business. Copenhagen, Denmark June 24-27, 2019.
    • Man, T.W.Y. and Li, L. (2018). Business Planning and the Sustainability of Social Enterprises: Evidence from Hong Kong. Paper presented in International Association of Chinese Management Research Conference. Wuhan, China. 10 – 14 June 2018.
    • Chiu, W., Szeto, M., and Man, T.W.Y. (2016, August). Regulatory focus compatibility, coopetition commitment, and innovation performance in SMEs, paper presented in the Academy of Management Conference 2016. Anaheim, California, US.
    • Man, T.W.Y., Mustafa, M., Gao, S. and Fang, Y. (2015, August) Exploring family business succession in China: a learning perspective. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Toronto, Canada.
    • Zhu, F., Man, T.W.Y., and Huang, T. (2015, June). Disentangling The Autonomy-job Satisfaction Link For Small Business Owner-managers: Exploring The Role Of Work-life Balance And Coping Strategies. Paper accepted for presentation at Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference 2015. Boston, US.
    • Man, T.W.Y., Yu, J., Chong, A. and Liu, M. (2014, August) A social constructivist perspective of entrepreneurial learning in business incubators. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Beijing, China.
    • Lee, B., Ennew, C., Man, T.W.Y. and Yau, O.H.M. (2014, June). Conceptualization of Ren Orientation and Its Management and Marketing Implications. Paper presented at the 2014 International Association of Chinese Management Conference. Bejing, China.
    • Man, T.W.Y., Moosmayor, D.C., Borgia, D. and Schwarz, G. (2013, August). Social interaction and self-efficacy of learning in class participation of Chinese business students. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference 2013. Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, US.
    • Farquharson, M. and M.T.W.Y. (2013, August). ‘How Things Go On.’ A Social Constructionist View of Opportunity Formation: Cases from Ningbo, China. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference 2013. Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, US.
    • Moosmayer, D.C., Borgia, D., Man, T.W.Y. and Schwarz, G. (2013, March), Understanding active class participation assessment in China. Paper presented at Management Learning Conference. Lancaster University, UK.
    • Man, T.W.Y. and Farquharson, M. (2012, June). Exploring and role of social interaction in psychological ownership in team-based entrepreneurship education activities. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Macau, China.
    • Farquharson, M. and Man, T.W.Y. (2012, June). “How things go on”: using a social constructionist view of opportunity: evidence from five cases in China. Paper presented at the 2012 International Association of Chinese Management Conference. Hong Kong, China.

    Research Grants and Awards

    • Co-investigator: Management Education, Training and Teaching as a Liberal Arts (METTLA). Shao Ming Lo Foundation in collaboration with Peter F. Drucker Academy (Hong Kong). (with Kwong, K.K. (Principal Investigator), Leung, T.K.P. and Wang, J.) (2016- 2018)

    Business and Professional Engagement (including membership)

    • Team leader - HSUHK Resource Centre for Startups and SMEs (a project supported by HSUHK Strategic Development Grants) (2020 – 2022)
    • Member of Editorial Review Board, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research (2018 – present)
    • External Academic Advisor for General Education and Diploma of General Studies, the Community College of City University/UOW College Hong Kong (2013 – present)

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