The School’s research mission is to advance the frontiers of business and economics knowledge by fostering innovative and interdisciplinary research that addresses significant regional and global issues. The School has seven research centres that draw expertise from different fields for interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange activities.
Asia Case Research Centre
Established in 1997, Asia Case Research Centre (ACRC) addresses a growing demand for research and instructive materials relating to Asian business, and now boasts a repository of context-rich cases drawn from a vast range of industries and disciplinary areas. The Centre is committed to the advancement of learning and teaching in business education and strives to promote leading management thinking through research on the latest practices in the Asian business environment.
Centre for Asian Entrepreneurship and Business Values
The Centre for Asian Entrepreneurship and Business Values (CASEBV) is set up in 2005 to promote the teaching of intellectual capital development in entrepreneurship and business values in Hong Kong, China, and the Asia-Pacific region. CASEBV develops publications, MBA and executive courses, resource materials, and Asian business cases.
Centre for Financial Innovation and Development
The mission of the Centre for Financial Innovation and Development (CFID) is to enhance Hong Kong’s competitive edge as a regional financial centre in an age of global capital flow, to generate top quality business research in financial innovations and risk management, to conduct training programmes and to offer consultation to banks, securities firms, and companies dealing with fund management, financial derivatives trading and risk management.
Centre for Quantitative History
The Centre for Quantitative History (CQH) is a focal institution for coordinating and conducting big data-based historical inquiries with quantitative methods to construct a holistic picture of China’s past development, sponsored by the HKU Business School.
The focus of the Centre is on the study of the quantitative history of China. It is an area of excellence designated and funded by the Research Grants Council, a non-statutory advisory council functioning under the aegis of the University Grants Committee.
Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy
The Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (HIEBS) focuses on the study of economic policy and business strategy. The mission of HIEBS is to become the leading international center for the study of economic policy and business strategy on Hong Kong and its role in China and the Asia-Pacific region.
Institute of Behavioural and Decision Science
The Institute of Behavioural and Decision Science (IBDS) nurtures interdisciplinary research using the behavioural approach that offers novel insights and solutions to address business challenges, fosters an intellectual community of behavioural researchers across disciplines, supports and organizes theme-based research projects, and engages in knowledge sharing among academics and practitioners.
Institute for China and Global Development
The Institute for China and Global Development (ICGD) aims to advance the understanding of China’s interaction with the global economy through developing multi-disciplinary innovative research and training programmes. Currently, there are six core programmes under the Institute which are committed to investigating into greater details the key areas of the Chinese economy and how it interacts with the rest of the world. Together, they provide a dynamic picture for understanding China’s economic formation and prospect.
Institute of Digital Economy and Innovation
Established in 2022, Institute of Digital Economy and Innovation (IDEI) aims to promote world-class interdisciplinary research and impactful community engagements on digital economy and innovation.