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    Professor Robin SNELL

    PhD (Lancaster University)
    MA (Lancaster University)
    BA (University of Sheffield)

    Visiting Professor
    Department of Management

    Tel : (852) 3963 5000
    Email : robinsnell@hsu.edu.hk


    Prof. Snell is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Management at Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. After receiving a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, U.K., he began a long association with Lancaster University, U.K., where he obtained an M.A. in Organisational Psychology and a PhD in Management Learning, leaving his position as Lecturer in 1992 to work in Hong Kong. Between 1992 and 2000, he was at the City University of Hong Kong, where for a time he co-ordinated the MBA programme and edited the journal, Management Learning. He joined Lingnan University in 2000 and before retiring from his full-time position there as Professor in December 2019, he served as Head of the Management Department, Director of Business Programmes, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Director of Service-Learning. An exponent of qualitative research methodology, Prof. Snell has completed several funded projects in the areas of managerial and organisational learning, and business ethics. His research on these and related topics has been published in widely respected journals such as Asia Pacific Journal of Management, British Journal of Management, Business & Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Human Relations, International Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Management Learning, and Organization Studies. His recent research on service-learning has been published in Academy of Management Learning, Asian Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Education, Metropolitan Universities, and Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. His book, Developing Skills for Ethical Management, was published by Chapman and Hall in 1993. Prof. Snell’s teaching interest include Business Ethics, Leadership and Strategic Management.

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

    • Wong, A. H. K, Wu, C. X., Whitla, P., Snell, R. S. “How LMX and Marketing Capabilities Guide and Motivate Customer-facing Employees’ Learning”, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 138, pp. 161-169, January 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.09.002.
    • Khurshid H., Snell R. S. “Moral Foundations for Creating Shared Value in Asia.” Business and Society Review, 1-33, published 27 December 2021, https://doi.org/10.1111/basr.12244.
    • Lau K. H., Snell R. S. “Validation of S-LOMS and Comparison between Hong Kong and Singapore Of Student Developmental Outcomes After Service-learning Experience.” Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 77-106, November 2021, https://doi.org/10.3998/mjcsloa.3239521.0027.204.
    • Robinson, S., Contu, A., Elliot, C., Gagnon, S., Antonacopoulou, E., Bogolyubov, P., Cossan, M., Cunliffe, A., Elkjaer, B., Graca, M., Kars, S., Li, S., Lyles, M., Snell, R., St. Amour, W., Stead, V. Thorpe, R., Vera, D. “In Praise of Holistic Scholarship: A Collective Essay in Memory of Mark Easterby-Smith”, Management Learning, published 18 October 2021, https://doi.org/10.1177/13505076211032207.
    • Lau K. H., Chan M. Y. L, Yeung, L. S., Snell R. S. “An Exploratory Study of the Community Impacts of Service-learning”, Metropolitan Universities Journal, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 106-128, September 2021, https://doi.org/10.18060/25482.
    • Hong J., Snell R. S. “Headquarters Control and its Legitimation in a Chinese Multinational Corporation: The Case of Huawei.” Management and Organization Review, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 1043-1086, December 2021, https://www.doi.org/10.1017/mor.2021.23.
    • Snell, R. S., Chak, A. M. K., Wong M. L., Hui, S. S. K. “Self-Perceived Misattributed Culpability or Incompetence at Work.” Asian Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 103-128, June 2021, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13520-021-00124-z.
    • Khurshid H., Snell R. S. “Examining Mechanisms for Creating Shared Value (CSV) by Asian Firms”, Journal of Business Research, Vol. 129, pp. 122-133, May 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.02.030.
    • Chan, M. Y-L., Snell, R. S. “Integrating International Exchange Students into Local Service-Learning Projects in Hong Kong.” Metropolitan Universities, Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 54-77, February 2021, https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/muj/article/view/24272.
    • Lau K. H., Snell R. S. “Test-retest Reliability and Validity of the Service-Learning Outcomes Measurement Scale (S-LOMS).”. International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Article 6, December 2020, https://doi.org/10.37333/001c.18782
    • Mak, C., Snell, R. S., Hong, J. “A Spiritual Perspective on Senge’s Five Disciplines: Harmony and Alibaba.”. The Learning Organization. Vol. 27, Issue 6, pp. 521-533, November 2020, https://doi.org/10.1108/TLO-06-2020-0112.
    • Lau K. H., Snell R. S. “Confirmatory Factor Analysis for the Service-Learning Outcomes Measurement Scale (S-LOMS)”. Metropolitan Universities. Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 3-34. DOI 10.18060/23920, published 14 August, 2020, https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/muj/article/view/23920/23163.
    • Snell R. S., Lau K. H. “The Development of a Service-Learning Outcomes Measurement Scale (S-LOMS)”, Metropolitan Universities. Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 44-77. February 2020. DOI: 10.18060/23258. https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/muj/article/view/23258/23000.
    • Snell, R. S., Chan, M. Y-L., Wu, C. X., Chan C. W-Y. “Service Leadership Emergence Through Service-Learning Internships in Hong Kong.” Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. Vol. 25, Issue 2, Summer 2019, pp. 167-199. September 2019. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/mjcsloa.3239521.0025.211.
    • Leung C. H. T., Snell R. S. “Strategies for Social and Environmental Disclosure: The Case of Multinational Gambling Companies”, Journal of Business Ethics. Published on-line. 25 May 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04190-z.
    • Chen T., Snell R. S., Wu C. X. “Comparing the Effects of Service-Learning versus Non-Service-Learning Project Experiences on Service Leadership Emergence and Meaning Schema Transformation”, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 474-495. December 2018.
    • Hong J., Zhao, X., Snell, R. S. “Collaborative-based HRM Practices and Open Innovation: A Conceptual Review”. International Journal of Human Resource Management. Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 31-62. November 2018.
    • Leung C. H. T., Snell R. S., “Attraction or Distraction? Corporate Social Responsibility in Macao’s Gambling Industry”, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 145, Issue 3, pp. 637-658, October 2017.
    • Hong, J., Snell, R. S., Mak, C. “Knowledge Assimilation at Foreign Subsidiaries of Japanese MNCs through Political Sensegiving and Sensemaking”, Organization Studies, Vol. 37, Issue 9, pp. 1297-1321, September 2016.
    • Hong, J. F. L. Snell, R. S., “Knowledge Development through Co-opetition: A Case Study of a Japanese Foreign Subsidiary and its Local Suppliers”, Journal of World Business, Vol. 50, Issue 4, pp. 769-780, October 2015.
    • Snell R. S., Chan, Y. L. M., Ma, H. K. C., Chan, K. M. C., “A Road Map for Empowering Undergraduates to Practice Service Leadership through Service-Learning in Teams”, Journal of Management Education, Vol. 39, Issue 3, pp. 372-399, June 2015.


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