Prof Alan Kai Ming Au FCG
Prof. Alan Au is Dean of Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration as well as Director of Institute of International Business and Governance at Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU). Prior to becoming the Dean of the School in 2015, he had headed the Marketing, Management and Decision Science department and had eventually assumed associate deanship in 2010. Before joining HKMU, he had served in various academic positions in both Hong Kong and New Zealand.
Currently serving on the Council, Court and Senate of HKMU, Prof. Au is also a member of the Council for the China/Hong Kong division and Chairman of the Professional Standards Committee of The Chartered Governance Institute (CGI). He is regularly invited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) to serve as an expert member in panels for the accreditation of both local and overseas degree programmes offered in Hong Kong. He is also appointed by the HKCAAVQ as a Specialist in disciplines relating to business and governance. He has been appointed as External Examiner for DBA, PhD and MPhil thesis for local and overseas universities, and was a Visiting Professor of Université Paris II Panthéon – Assas between 2015 and 2018.
With a wide range of publications in internationally refereed journals, covering areas such as business ethics, international management, technology transfer and marketing, Prof. Au was a Regional Editor and Guest Editor for Cross Cultural Management Journal and has undertaken associate editorships with two international journals. He has also published more than 200 articles in topics relating to branding, consumer behaviour, management and marketing communications (in Chinese) in major Hong Kong newspapers and business magazines. Over the years, Prof. Au, as Principal/Co-Principal Investigator, has received over HK$20 million in external competitive/internal grants.
Prof. Au initiated the production of a number of TV programmes on Corporate Governance, Management and Marketing for the University’s “Knowledge for All” programme broadcasted on two major public broadcasting Channels in Hong Kong.