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e-Bulletin October 2019



Faculty Sets Up Case Consortium

Case study, as a teaching tool, has been widely employed in business and management education. The recently set up Faculty of Business Case Consortium promotes greater use of this method by developing case material and technical briefs on contemporary issues and state-of-the-art management practices. Its case studies will focus on business issues related to major initiatives and strategic plans of Hong Kong and mainland China, in particular Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Belt and Road developments.

The case consortium, with Dr Justin Law in the School of Accounting and Finance as Director, was officially launched on 27 September 2019.

(From left) Case Consortium Director Dr Justin Law, Faculty Dean Professor Edwin Cheng, and Associate Dean (External Relations and Development) Professor Haitian Lu


At the forum


Knowledge Transfer Forum Looks at Greater Bay Area Opportunities and Challenges

To mark the beginning of its Case Consortium, the Faculty held a knowledge transfer forum on 27 September 2019.

The forum, themed "Greater Bay Area: Opportunities and Challenges under the China-US Trade War", was addressed by entrepreneurs, executives and experts from digital finance and healthcare service platforms as well as food and beverages, supply chain, and wealth management service providers. They shared with the participants their experience of managing business in the Greater Bay Area and their companies' expansion facilitated by development of the Area.



School of Accounting and Finance Launches Technology Workshop on Fintech

To share knowledge of financial technology and insights about the impact of technological advancement on different sectors and industries, especially finance, accounting, and law, the School of Accounting and Finance has recently launched a Technology Workshop on Fintech. It will consist of a series of events, covering such diverse topics as Blockchain, Virtual Bank, and RegTech, to be addressed by entrepreneurs and practitioners and attended by Accounting and Finance Analytics students and other participants. The first two events, held on 30 September and 21 October 2019, explored the themes of Entrepreneurship in Fintech, and InsurTech respectively.

Technology Workshop launch dinner


(From left) Wong Tsz Yau, Lau Siu Yan, and Tsang Kit Ying
(From left) Law Wing Sum, Tsoi Ho Ching, and Kwok Ho Hin


Two LMS Teams Recognized for Outstanding Performance in Cyberport University Partnership Programme

Two teams from the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS) joined Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP) 2019 and delivered outstanding performance. Each team was awarded a HK$100,000 cash grant from the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund and an interview opportunity of the Cyberport Incubation Programme.

The team, named PlaySmart, was made up of BBA (Hons) in Global Supply Chain Management fresh graduates Miss Ivy Wong Tsz Yau, Miss Andrea Lau Siu Yan, and Miss Hilda Tsang Kit Ying. The team, named 1661, was made up of BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics students Miss Law Wing Sum and Mr Tsoi Ho Ching and PolyU School of Design student Mr Kwok Ho Hin.

CUPP, hosted by Cyberport, aims at nurturing fintech talent for Hong Kong. Before presenting their ideas and proposals on the demo day in October, participating teams received technological and entrepreneurship training in Hong Kong and at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the US in July and August.



Dr Katrina Lin Wins Two Awards at Asia Academy of Management Conference

Dr Katrina Jia Lin, in the Department of Management and Marketing, was Best Reviewer of the 2019 Asia Academy of Management Conference. Her paper won the Best Track Paper Award (Organizational Behaviour) of this conference. Co-authors of the paper, entitled "Doing Good, Feeling Good? The Roles of Helping Motivation and Citizenship Pressure", are Professor Krishna Savani at Nanyang Technological University and Professor Remus Ilies at the National University of Singapore.

The 11th Asia Academy of Management Conference was held in mid June 2019 in Indonesia.

Dr Katrina Lin (left)



Research Insights

Professor Pengfei Guo
Dr Yulan Wang


The Impact of Reimbursement Policy on Social Welfare, Revisit Rate, and Waiting Time in a Public Healthcare System: Fee-for-Service versus Bundled Payment
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 46(1), 21(1), 154-170 (2019)

Pengfei Guo, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Christopher S. Tang, the University of California, Los Angeles
Yulan Wang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ming Zhao, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China (Faculty PhD graduate)

This paper examines the impact of two reimbursement schemes, fee-for-service and bundled payment, on the social welfare, the patient revisit rate, and the patient waiting time in a public healthcare system. The two schemes differ on the payment mechanism: under the fee-for-service scheme, the healthcare provider receives the payment each time a patient visits (or revisits) whereas, under the bundled payment scheme, the healthcare provider receives a lump sum payment for the entire episode of care regardless of how many revisits a patient incurs. By considering the quality-speed trade-off (i.e., a higher service speed reduces service quality, resulting in a higher revisit rate), the authors examine a three-stage Stackelberg game to determine the patients' initial visit rate, the service provider's service rate (which affects the revisit rate), and the funder's reimbursement rate. This analysis enables them to compare the equilibrium outcomes (social welfare, revisit rate, and waiting time) associated with the two payment schemes. They find that when the patient pool size is large, the bundled payment scheme dominates the fee-for-service scheme in terms of higher social welfare and a lower revisit rate, whereas the fee-for-service scheme prevails in terms of shorter waiting time. When the patient pool is small, the bundle payment scheme dominates the fee-for-service scheme in all three performance measures.

Enjoy Your Evening, Be Proactive Tomorrow: How Off-Job Experiences Shape Daily Proactivity
Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(8), 1003-1019 (2019)

Kan Ouyang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (Faculty PhD graduate)
Bonnie Hayden Cheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Wing Lam, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Sharon K. Parker, Curtin University

Drawing on conservation of resources theory (Hobfoll, 1989) and the model of proactive motivation (Parker, Bindl, & Strauss, 2010), this research employs experience sampling methods to examine how employees' off-job experiences during the evening relate to their proactive behaviour at work the next day. A multilevel path analysis of data from 183 employees across 10 workdays indicated that various types of off-job experiences in the evening had differential effects on daily proactive behaviour during the subsequent workday, and the psychological mechanisms underlying these varied relationships were distinct. Specifically, off-job mastery in the evening related positively to next-morning high-activated positive affect and role breadth self-efficacy, off-job agency in the evening related positively to next-morning role breadth self-efficacy and desire for control, and off-job hassles in the evening related negatively to next-morning high-activated positive affect; next-morning high-activated positive affect, role breadth self-efficacy, and desire for control, in turn, predicted next-day proactive behaviour. Off-job relaxation in the evening related positively to next-morning low-activated positive affect, and off-job detachment in the evening had a decreasingly positive curvilinear relationship with next-morning low-activated positive affect. However, as expected, these two types of off-job experiences and low-activated positive affect did not relate to next-day proactive behaviour.

Dr Bonnie Hayden Cheng
Dr Wing Lam


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