Thought Leadership

BizInsight@HKUST – a comprehensive knowledge repository presented by the HKUST Business School – features the latest research and intellectual outputs of our faculty members. In BizTalks, you can review our faculty members’ sharing of research findings and insights in an easily-accessible and dynamic format. BizStudies presents a digest and key takeaway for each piece of our research. For selected topical areas, we have grouped the related BizInsight@HKUST items into several cohesive themes for your easy reference. Please feel free to download a copy of the full research paper in case you find the research interesting or thought-provoking!

Avoiding Hidden Rebates and Inflated Quotes
FAN, Xiaoshuai | 陳瀅儒 | 鄧兆生

In the global supply chain, retailers commonly source manufacturers through “middlemen.” Unfortuna ...

Leveraging IT Investment for Firm Performance
SALDANHA, Terence J. V. | LEE, Dongwon | MITHAS, Sunil

Information technology (IT) business-alignment is a key component of managing data and information within the ...

Retire in Peace: Officials’ Political Incentives and Corporate Diversification in China
王丹青 | LUO, Xiaowei Rose

Since the market reform of 1978, China has seen phenomenal economic growth; however, this has come at the cost ...

Using Seeding Strategies to Get Attention in Online Social Networks

Viral marketing can be a cost-effective marketing tool to create awareness and reach many new customers. Viral ...

Nudging out the Carbon Tax

Organizations and governments alike have increasingly embraced nudges: small changes to the decision environme ...

From Moment to Moment: Measuring Real-Time Movie Engagement
ZHANG, Qiang | 王文博 | CHEN, Yuxin

Movies are full of highs and lows, plot twists, and bursts of action and dialogue. Understanding how viewers r ...

When Admitting Flaws, Be Funny
BITTERLY, T. Bradford | SCHWEITZER, Maurice E.

“What is your greatest weakness?” Routinely, professional and personal situations require us to di ...

The Importance of Information

Voluntary corporate disclosure takes place when information is put forward by a company’s management tha ...

CEO Turnover in Banks: Policy and Economic Impact
SARKAR, Arkodipta | SUBRAMANIAN, Krishnamurthy | TANTRI, Prasanna

Appointing a new chief executive officer (CEO) is a momentous event for any firm, usually heralding a shift in ...

Effects of Capital Expenditure Forecasts on Corporate Investment Efficiency
CHOI, Jin Kyung | HANN, Rebecca N. | SUBASI, Musa | 鄭悅

The list of analyst research outputs has been expanding over the past decades, and one prominent analyst resea ...