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!

Seeking Advice
VENKATESH, Viswanath | SYKES, Tracy A. | 張曉軍

Sadly, underprivileged groups in less developed countries (LDCs) lack access to proper medical care and accura ...

Why and When Do Crowdfunding Backers Invest?
LI, Gen | 王靜

Crowdfunding—collecting small donations from a large number of investors—is an increasingly popula ...

Meeting Needs through Social Media
KARAHANNA, Elena | XU, Sean Xin | 徐岩 | ZHANG, Nan Andy

Twitter has almost 200 million users. Facebook’s customer base is even bigger, approaching 3 billion. Ye ...

Do Lawyers Exploit Legal Networks? Evidence from Corporate Bankruptcies

We exploit a setting where lawyers are selected before the assignment of a judge and find that large Chapter 1 ...

Preventing Security Breaches by Sharing Liability
許佳龍 | KE, Ping Fan | YAO, Yuxi | YUE, Wei T.

A few years ago, a data breach compromised the information of more than 100 million Target customers and cost ...

Enhancing Portfolio Performance in the 21st Century
AO, Mengmeng | 李瑩瑩 | 鄭星華

Mean-variance analysis is a tool used to make investment decisions by weighing risk (or variance) against expe ...

The Power of Surprise as a Marketing Tool
CHATTOPADHYAY, Amitava | KIM, Christine | WADHWA, Monica | 王文博

Before any new product is launched, it must be tested. As customer reviews flow in, companies may find that th ...

Making it Easy to Morally Object
WELLMAN, Ned | MAYER, David M. | ONG, Madeline | DERUE, D. Scott

Unethical practices in the workplace, such as employee fraud, abusive supervision and sexual harassment, cost ...

Working Together for the Greater Good
ONG, Madeline | MAYER, David M. | TOST, Leigh P. | WELLMAN, Ned

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a very important part of any business’s activities. Showing an ...

金融科技重塑金融未來

Over the years, our faculty members have published articles on local media outlets, sharing their insights wit ...