Embracing Curiosity and Learning: Dr. Jie Gong’s Journey as an Economist and Scholar
Dr. Jie Gong is an Associate Professor in Management and Strategy, and an economist by training with a Ph.D. from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to joining HKU, she had worked for the National University of Singapore for many years.
Dr. Jie Gong’s motivation to become a scholar stems from her pursuit of knowledge and curiosity to employ convincing methods to comprehend the complexities of the business world. She finds it inspiring and rewarding to work with brilliant students and distinguished research scholars. Dr. Jie Gong’s research interests lie in organizational and personnel economics, specifically focusing on how to make firms and organisations more efficient by designing their structures and managing their talents. She believes that managing talent, such as recruiting the right people, motivating them, and retaining the best ones, is fundamental to most businesses. One of Dr. Jie Gong’s recent research projects is on human-machine interaction, exploring the impact of automation on human workers, productivity, jobs, and career.
In the current semester, Dr. Jie Gong will be teaching Managerial Economics to graduate students, and she is looking forward to exchanging ideas and thoughts with students from diverse academic backgrounds and industry experiences. With a life motto of remaining open-minded and continuously learning, she always has the curiosity to explore and expand her knowledge in different areas.