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  Yan XU
Associate Dean/Associate Professor
Email:xuyan@ust.hk

PhD 1997 Strathclyde University, Telecommunications Policy
Master’s 1987 Beijing University of Posts and Telecom, Telecom Management
Bachelor’ 1984 Beijing University of Posts and Telecom, Telecom Engineering


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Associate Dean for HKUST EMBA Program, Executive Programs and China Strategy, 2011-present
  • Academic Director for HKUST EMBA Program for Chinese Executives, 2011-present
  • Associate Professor of ISOM, HKUST, 2004-present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor/Assistant Professor of ISMT, HKUST, 1997-1999/1999-2004
  • Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Business Science, Tsukuba University, Japan, Feb. – Mar. 2007
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Technology and Innovation Management, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany, Apr. – Jun. 2007
  • Chair of Strategic Planning Committee and Executive Board Member / Board Member, International Telecommunications Society, 2005-2012/2002-present
  • Member, Regulatory Affaires Advisory Committee (RAAC) of the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) for the term 2008-2010, 2010-2012, 2012-2014
  • President, Regulation Issues Group, Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK), 2005-present
  • Member, IT Manpower Task Force of the Hong Kong SAR Government (2001)
  • Anti-spamming Task Force of the Hong Kong SAR Government (2008-2013)
  • Executive Member, Hong Kong Telecommunications User Group (since 2008)
  • Committee Member, Forum Advisory Committee for ITU (International Telecommunications Union) TELECOM World (2004-2006)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Strategy Planning Unit, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 2000
  • Research Fellow, British Telecom (BT) Laboratories, 1995
  • Officer of Telecommunications Quality Control, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) of China, 1989
  • Lecturer of Management, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, 1988-1992


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

   Book

  • Xu, Y., and Yu, C., Innovated by Hong Kong, HKUST Business School: Hong Kong, 2009
  • Xu, Y., and Pitt, D. C., Chinese Telecommunications Policy, Artech House Books: Boston, London, 2002
     

   Articles

  • Xu, Y., “The Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between China and Hong Kong SAR: From gesture to commitment”, Telecommunications Policy, 39, 10, 2015, 913–920
  • Xu, Y., “Classification of Technology and Innovation Industry – Edited Keynote Presentation at the 30th Communication Forum of the Japan Society of Information and Communication Research”, Journal of Information & Communication Research, 31, 4, 2014, 32-35
  • Xu, Y., and Yu, C. C., “Strengths and Weaknesses of Hong Kong’s Technology and Innovation Industry with reference to the Extended Open Innovation Model”, Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China, 4, 3, 2013, 180-194
  • Xu, Y., “Taiwan’s Telecommunications in the Era of Internet (Editorial)”, Chinese Journal of Communications, 6, 2, 2013, 131-132
  • Xu, Y., and Xavier, P., "Access to In-building Wiring as a Barrier to Local Fixed Network Competition: The Case of Hong Kong”, Telecommunications Policy, 34, 1-2, 2010, 45-53
  • Sean, X. X., Xu, Y., and Zheng, X., "Communication Platforms in Electronic Commerce: A Three-Dimension Analysis”, Info : The Journal of Policy, Regulation and Strategy for Telecommunications, Information and Media, 10, 2, 2008, 47-56
  • Xu, Y., Gong, M., and Thong, J. Y. L., "Two Tales of One Service: User Acceptance of Short Message Service (SMS) in Hong Kong and China ", Info : The Journal of Policy, Regulation and Strategy for Telecommunications, Information and Media, 8, 1, 2006, 16-28
  • Gong, M., Xu, Y., and Yu, Y., "An Enhanced Technology Acceptance Model for Web-Based Learning", Journal of Information Systems Education, 15, 4, 2004, 365-374
  • Xu, Y., "3G Licensing in Hong Kong: the Debate", Telecommunications Policy, 28, 2004, 213-226
  • Xu, Y., "Mobile Data Communications in China", Communications of the ACM, 46, 12, 2003, 80-85
  • Xu, Y., and Gong, M., "National Innovation System and Its Implications for 3G Development in China", Communications and Strategies, 52, 2003, 155-174
  • Xu, Y., and Thong, J. Y. L., "Tariff-quality Equilibrium and its Implications for Telecommunications Regulation", Telecommunications Policy, 27, 2003, 301-315
  • Xavier, P., and Xu, Y., "Telecommunications Regulation in Hong Kong", Info, 4, 5, 2002, 12-25
  • Xu, Y., "China’s Accession to the WTO and Its Implications for Foreign Direct Investment in Chinese Telecommunications", Communications & Strategies, 45, 2002, 17-47
  • Xu, Y., “The Impact of the Regulatory Framework on Fixed-Mobile Interconnection Settlements: The Case of China and Hong Kong", Telecommunications Policy,  25, 7, 2001, 515-532
  • Xu, Y., "Return of the Tigers: Asian-Pacific Innovation in Mobile Communications", Info, 3, 3, 2001, 231-242
  • Xu, Y., and Thong, J.Y.L., "International Direct Dialling Quality in a Competitive Transitional Telecommunications Market", IEEE Communications, 39, 5, 2001, 168-174
  • Xu, Y., "Course Classified Control Chart and Its Application", Managerial Auditing Journal, 16, 4, 2001, 227-233
  • Pitt, D. C., Levine, N., and Xu, Y., “Unity of Objective, Diversity of Approach: Deregulatory Telecom Developments in Hong Kong and China", IEEE Communications, 37, 10, 1999, 100-105
  • Xu, Y., and Pitt, D. C., "Convergence Auditing: The Context of Improved Billing Service - With Reference to the Experience of British Telecom", Managerial Auditing Journal, 14, 6, 1999, 312-316
  • Xu, Y., "Industrial Deregulation - Strong Propellant for Quality Improvement", Strategic Change, 8, 3, 1999, 135-142
  • Xu, Y., and Pitt, D. C., "One Country, Two Systems - Contrasting Approaches to Telecommunications Deregulation in Hong Kong and China", Telecommunication Policy, 23, 3/4, 1999, 245-260
  • Pitt, D. C., Levin, N., and Xu, Y., "'Touching Stones to Cross the River’ - Evolving Telecommunications Policy Priorities in Contemporary China", Journal of Contemporary China, 5, 13, Carfax Publishing Company: Oxfordshire, 1996, 347-365
     

   Book Chapters

  • Wong, A., Zhang, N., and Xu, Y., "Chapter 10. Messaging Systems: Facsimile and Voice Processing” in H. Bidgoli (edt.) The Handbook of Computer Network. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007, 127-157
  • Xu, Y., "The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services: The Case of Hong Kong SAR and China”, in T. Kelly and L. Srivastava (eds.) The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services, International Telecommunications Union: Geneva, 2006, 165-207
  • Mak, M. T., Xu, Y., and Law, Z. Y.W., "Fixed-line Telephone System Vulnerabilities" in H. Bidgoli (edt.) The Handbook of Information Security, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006, 30-39
  • Xu, Y., "The Economic Context of 3G Development in China", in E. Boulton (edt.) Business Briefing: Wireless Technology,  World Markets Research Centre: London, 2003, 48-52
  • Xu, Y., and Li, H.Y., "Chapter 8: From Politics to Markets: A Case Study of Chinese Firm's Strategic Adaptation", in A. Tsui and C.M. Lau (eds.) The Management of Enterprises in the People's Republic of China, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, 159-181
  • Xu, Y., and Thong, J.Y.L., "The Impact of Deregulation on the Quality of IDD Services: The Case of Hong Kong", in Gerald Grant (eds.) Managing Telecommunications and Networking in the 21st Century,  Hershey, London, Melbourne, Singapore: Idea Group Publishing, 2001, 149-168
  • Xu, Y., and Liang, X, "Chapter 5: Policy and Regulations" in Lin, J.T., Liang, X.J. and Wan, V (eds.) Telecommunications in China: Development and Prospects. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2001, 127-144
  • Xu, Y., and Kelly, T, "Chapter 3: From Handyphone to I-mode" in Asia-Pacific Telecommunication Indicators (2000), International Telecommunication Union: Geneva , 2000, 21-34
  • Xu, Y., and Pitt, D. C., "Chapter 15: Competition in the Chinese Cellular Market: Promise and Problematic", in Lester D. Taylor and David G. Loomis (eds.) The Future of Telecommunications Industry: Forecasting and Demand Analysis, Kluwer Academic Publications: Boston, Dordrecht, London, 1999, 249-264
  • Xu, Y., Pitt, D. C., and Levine, N., "Chapter 22: Competition Without Privatisation: The Chinese Path", In S. Macdonald and G. Madden (eds.) Telecommunications and Socio-economic Development, Elsevier Science Publisher: Amsterdam, Lausanne, New York, Oxford, Shannon, Singapore, Tokyo, 1998, 375-392
  • Xu, Y., Pitt, D. C., and Levine, N., "Interconnection: A Bottleneck to Future Chinese Telecommunications Deregulation?", in P. Enslow and P. Desrochers and I. Bonifacio (eds.) 21st Century Communications Networks, IOS Press: Amsterdam, Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington DC, 1997, 106-114
  • D. C. Pitt and N. Levine, and Xu, Y., "US and UK Policy Approaches - New Agenda or Flawed Attempts at Policy Reform", in P. Enslow and P. Desrochers and I. Bonifacio (eds.) 21st Century Comunications Networks, IOS Press: Amsterdam, Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington DC, 1997, 115-124
  • Xu, Y., D. C. Pitt and N. Levine, "Lian Tong (China Unicom): A Backdoor for Foreign Investment in Chinese Telecommunications?", In Henry C Steele and Oliver HM Tau (eds.) Global Business in Transition, Prospects for the Twenty First Century, CIBS: Hong Kong, 1995, 199-205
     

   Conference Proceedings/Papers

  • Xu, Y., “Hong Kong’s Spectrum Policy”, 2014 International Workshop on Digital Convergence Policy and Industry organized by Taiwan Communications Association and 21st Century Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, 21-22 August 2014
  • Xu, Y., “3G Licence Renewal and Spectrum Reallocation – Controversies in Hong Kong”, International Telecommunications Society 6th Africa-Asia-Australasia Regional Conference, Perth, Australia,  4-7 August 2013
  • Zhang, N., Wang, A. C., and Xu, Y., “Social Networking Sites Users’ Affective Commitment: a Combined View”, 19th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Bangkok, Thailand, 18-21 November 2012
  • Xu, Y., “How to Improve Innovation and Creativity in Hong Kong”, 2012 APEC Research and Technology Program, Busan, Korea,  20-24 February 2012
  • Zhang, N., Wang, A. C., and Xu, Y., “Privacy in Online Social Networks”, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Shanghai, China,  4-7 December 2011
  • Xu, Y., “Regulatory Framework in the Era of Convergence: the Debate in Hong Kong”, 2011 European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), Budapest, Hungary,18-21 September 2011
  • Xu, Y., “Making Innovation Ubiquitous”, Innovation Ecosystem Summit of Stanford University, Stanford University, US, 11 July 2011
  • Xu, Y., Yu, C., and Tam, K.Y.,  “The Classification of Technology and Innovation Industries and the Corresponding Technology and Innovation Policy Issues”, XXIII Conference of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), Hamburg, Germany, 17-20 June 2011
  • Xu, Y., and Li, M., "The Influence of Foreign Governments and International Organizations on National Innovation System - the Case of China's Telecommunications Manufacturing Industry", 18th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Tokyo, Japan, 28-30 June 2010
  • Xu, Y., and Yu, C., "Extension of Open Innovation Model to the Studies of Regional or National Level Technology and Innovation Policy Issues", The 20th International Society for Professional Innovation Management Conference, Vienna, Austria, 21-24 June 2009
  • Xu, Y., and Zhang, N., "The Rapid Diffusion of Web2.0-based Applications: A Psychological Perspective Research”, 17th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society,  Montreal, Canada, 24-27 June 2008
  • Xu, S., Xu, Y., and Zheng, X., "Analyzing the Effectiveness of Communication Platforms for Electronic Commerce: A Three Dimension Framework”, 17th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society,  Montreal, Canada, 24-27 June 2008
  • Xu, Y., "Regulatory Environment for Mobile Multimedia Services: The Case of Hong Kong and China”, the 18th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Istanbul, Turkey, 2-4 September 2007
  • Xu, Y., "Regulatory Environment for Mobile Multimedia Services: The Case of Hong Kong and China”, ITU New Initiative Program Workshop on Regulatory Environment of Mobile Multimedia Services, Mainz, Germany, 21-22 June 2006
  • Xu, Y., "Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA): A Testing Bed for Overseas Investors in China's Telecommunications Market?” The 16th Biennial Conference of International Telecommunications Society (ITS), ITS, Beijing, 12-15 June 2006
  • Xu, Y., "Closer Economic Partnership Agreement between Hong Kong and the Mainland - Testing Bed for Overseas Telecom Investors?", Pacific Telecom Council (PTC'06), Hawaii, 14-17 January 2006
  • Gong, M., and Xu, Y., "The Gender's Influence on Wireless Internet Access Technology Acceptance", Hong Kong Mobility Roundtable, Hong Kong, 1-3 June 2005
  • Xu, Y., "Towards a Converged Regulatory Framework in the Age of Ubiquitous Network Society", the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)'s workshop on Ubiquitous Network Societies, Geneva, 6-8 April 2005
  • Xu, Y.,  "Type III Interconnection: Key to the Sustainable Local Network Competition", 15thBiennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Berlin, 4-7 September 2004
  • Xu, Y., and Gong, M., "Two Tales of One Service: User Acceptance of the SMS in Hong Kong and China", Proceedings of the Austin Mobility Roundtable 2004, Austin, 11-12 March 2004
  • Xu, Y., "Local and Culture Factors in Mobile Data Communications: The Case of the SMS in China and Hong Kong SAR", ITU/MIC Workshop on Shaping the Future Mobile Information Society (http://www.itu.int/futuremobile), Seoul, 4-5 March 2004
  • Xu, Y.,3G Licensing in China and Hong Kong”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technology (NTIA Special Publication SP-03-401), National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Boulder, 4-7 March 2003
  • Xu, Y., "From ‘Universal Service’ to ‘Universal Choice’: Local Fixed Network Competition in Hong Kong", 30thTelecommunications Policy Research Conference, Virginia, 28-30 September, 2002
  • Xu, Y., "3G Licensing in Hong Kong: The Debate", 14th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Seoul, 18-21 August 2002
  • Xu, Y., "Economic Context of 3G Licensing in China", International Communications Forecasting Conference (ICFC2002), San Francisco, 25-30 June 2002
  • Xu, Y., "Mobile Data Communications in China", Sixth Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Hong Kong, 5-7 July 2001
  • Xu, Y., and Thong,  J.Y.L., "The Tariff-Quality Equilibrium and Its Implications to Telecommunications Regulation – Findings from an IDD Experiment in Hong Kong", Sixth Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Hong Kong, 5-7 July 2001
  • Xu, Y., "Network Interconnection", Presentation at the Summit Workshop on the Regulation and Administration of Chinese Telecommunications Market organised by the Ministry of Information Industry of China, Shenzhen, 25-27 April 2001
  • Xu, Y., "The Potential Impact of China’s Entry into the WTO on the Chinese Telecommunications Industry", The Second Conference of Asia Management Association, Singapore, 15-18 December 2000
  • Xu, Y., "WTO and Chinese Telecommunications Industry", Telecom Asia Policy and Development Summit of International Telecommunication Union, Hong Kong, 4-9 December 2000
  • Xu, Y., Thong, J.Y.L., and Westland, J.C.,  "The Function of Strategy and Quality: Findings from an IDD Experiment in a Highly Competitive Market", XIII Biennial Conference of International Telecommunication Society, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2-5 July 2000
  • Xu, Y., and Kan, K. L., "Dancing with Wolves: Is Chinese Telecommunications ready for the WTO?", XIII Biennial Conference of International Telecommunication Society, Buenos Aries, Argentina, 2-5 July 2000
  • Xu, Y., "Telecommunications Deregulation in Hong Kong : Who is the Winner?", XIX Pacific Science Congress, Sydney, Australia, 4-9 July 1999
  • Xu, Y., "Bundled Forecasting: A Decision-making Model for New Telecommunications Service", The 19th International Symposium on Forecasting, Washington D.C., US, 27-30 June 1999
  • Xu, Y., "Cause Classified Control Chart and Its Application", The Fourth International Conference on ISO9000 and TQM, Hong Kong, 7-9 June 1999
  • Xu, Y., "One Country, Two Systems - Approaches of Telecommunications Deregulation in Hong Kong and China", Twelfth Biennial Conference of International Telecommunications Society, Stockholm, Sweden, 21-24 June 1998
  • Xu, Y., and Pitt, D.C., "Convergence: The Context of Improved Billing Service - With Reference to the Experience of British Telecom", Twelfth Biennial Conference of International Telecommunications Society, Stockholm, Sweden, 21-24 June 1998
  • Xu, Y., "Competitions in Chinese Cellular Market: A Survey", 16th Annual International Communications Forecasting Conference, St. Louis, USA, 9-12 June 1998
  • Xu, Y., "Industrial Deregulation: Strong Propellant for Quality Improvement - the case of British Telecom", The 3rd International Conference of ISO 9000 and Total Quality Management, Hong Kong, 14-16 April 1998, 601-606
  • Pitt, D. C., Xu, Y., and Levine, N., "The Development of BT’s Billing System", International Seminar on Teletraffic and Network, Beijing, China, 19-21 November, 1997, 131-134
  • Xu, Y., Pitt, D. C., and Levine, N., "Interconnection: A Bottleneck to Future Chinese Telecommunications Deregulation?", Global Networking '97 Joint Conference, Calgary, Canada, 15-18 June 1997
  • Pitt, D. C., Levine, N., and Xu, Y., "US and UK Policy Approaches - New Agenda or Flawed Attempts at Policy Reform", Global Networking '97 Joint Conference, Calgary, Canada, 15-18 June 1997
  • Xu, Y., Pitt, D. C., and Levine, N, "Interconnection Policy of Information Superhighway - with Reference to the Case of Britain", International Conference on Information Infrastructure, Beijing, China, 25-28 April 1996, 34-37
  • Xu, Y., Pitt, D. C., and Levine, N, "Competition Without Privatisation: the Chinese Path", The Eleventh Biennial Conference of International Telecommunications Society, Seville, Spain, 16-19 June 1996
  • Pitt, D. C., Xu, Y., and Levine, N., "Telecommunications Deregulation in China: A Policy Whose Time Has Come?", International Telecommunications Society European Regional Conference, Juan Les Pins, France, 1995
     

   Other Publications

  • Xu, Y., and Xavier, P., "Policy and Regulation in the Consumer Interest? Considering Customer Views in 3G Spectrum Re-Assignment in Hong Kong", Research Report for Hutchison Telecom, PCCW HKT, CSL and Smarton, October 2013
  • Xu, Y., Yu, C., and Zhou, L., "Formulating Hong Kong's Technology and Innovation Policy with Reference to Taiwan's Experience", Research Report for Central Policy Unit (CPU) of Hong Kong SAR Government, July 2010
  • Xu, Y., "Innovated by Hong Kong", Research Report for TechMatrix, http://www.techmatrix.hk/en/projects.php, September 2008
  • Xu, Y., "Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services – The Case of Hong Kong SAR and China", Research Report for the International Telecommunications Union, (http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/ni/multimobile/papers/ChinaHKMobileMultimedia.pdf), June 2006
  • Xu, Y., and Tam, C.W, "Further Cooperation between Hong Kong and the Mainland's Telecommunications Sector under the CEPA Framework", Research Report for the Internet and Telecommunications Association of Hong Kong(http://www.itahk.org.hk/activities/Final%20Report%20-%20CEPA%20English.pdf), May 2004
  • Xu, Y., and Xavier, P., "'Universal Service' and 'Price Regulation'", On-line Training Modules for Center-of-Excellence of the ITU and the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA), (http://itu-coe.ofta.gov.hk), April 2004
  • Xu, Y., and Gong, M., "MVNO and Its Implications for Mobile Communications Market", Research Report for China Mobile, August, 2002
  • Xu, Y., and Xavier, P., "Value for Money Audit on Hong Kong’s Telecommunications Market", Research Report for Audit Commission of Hong Kong Government. The final report of the Audit Commission can be found at http://www.info.gov.hk/aud/english/e38ch01.pdf, March 2002
  • Xu, Y., "3G Licensing in China and Hong Kong", Research Report for International Telecommunications Union (http://www.itu.int/3G), September 2001
  • Xu, Y., "Network Interconnection in Hong Kong SAR", Research Report for China Telecom, February 2001
  • Xu, Y., "Mobile-Fixed Network Interconnection in Hong Kong and China", Research Report for International Telecommunication Union (http://www.itu.int/interconnect), August 2000
  • Xu, Y., Westland, J.C., and Thong J.Y.L., "Consumption Behaviour of IDD Service Subscribers", Research Report for Nortel Networks, August 1999
     

  Book Reviews

  • Review on "China's Telecommunications Revolution", Eric Harwit, Oxford University Press, 2008, Telecommunications Policy, 34, 348-349, 2010
  • Review on "Telecommunications Development in Asia", John Ure, Hong Kong University Press, info, 11, 4, 2009
  • Review on "Management in China During the Age of Reform", John Child, Cambridge University Express, 1994. Industrial Relations Journal, 27, 1, 1996
     

   Presentations

  • Guest speech on Mobility and Industry Transformation at 13th Chinese Entrepreneurs Summit organized by China Entrepreneurs Magazine, Beijing, China, 14 December 2014
  • Guest speech on Hong Kong’s Technology &. Innovation in the Context of Open Innovation at Beijing Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium organised by Hong Kong Innovation Technology Commission and Beijing Science and Technology Association, Beijing, China, 26 November 2014
  • Panel chair on Innovation in Mobile Communications at Mobile Asia Expo organised by GSMA, Shanghai, China, 12 June 2014
  • Panellist on  Building a More Vibrant Mobile Ecosystem through Innovation and Collaboration at 2014 Asia Innovation Forum organised by GSMA, Hong Kong, 23 April 2014
  • Guest speech on Mobility and Type II Technology and Innovation Industry at Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC) 2013 hosted by Hong Kong Computer Society, Hong Kong, 26 November 2013
  • Guest speech on ICT and Type II Technology and Innovation Industry at International Communication Forum organised by Japan Society of Information and Communication Research, Tokyo, Japan, 22 November 2013
  • Guest speech on Open Innovation beyond the Era of Network at China Business News (CBN) Global Management Forum Series organised by Di Yi Cai Jing (China Business News) and HKUST Business School, Hangzhou, China, 2 March 2013
  • Guest speech on Mobile Internet: Who is the Winner? at the Annual Conference of China Entrepreneur Magazine, Beijing, China, 9 December 2012
  • Keynote speech on New Framework for Defining Technology and Innovation Industry at the Grand Opening Ceremony of Shenzhen Office of Executive Education Program of HKUST Business School, Shenzhen, China, 18 May 2012
  • Guest speech on Type II Innovation at the Workshop on “The Approach towards the Breakthrough of Hong Kong’s Technology and Innovation Industry” organised by Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly and HKUST Business School, Hong Kong, 16 September 2011
  • Keynote speech on Hong Kong’s Internet Engagement and Type II Innovation at Google-HKUST Internet Economy Policy Roundtable organised by Google and HKUST Business School, Hong Kong, 19 July 2011
  • Guest speech on Taiwan’s Technology and Innovation: Experience for Hong Kong at HKUST Innovation Forum (Taipei) organised by 21st Century Foundation of Taiwan and HKUST Business School, Taipei, 28 June 2011
  • Guest speech on Re-defining Technology and Innovation Industry at the “Future Star Enterprise” Innovation Forum organised by China Entrepreneurs Magazine, Chengdu, China, 26 June 2011
  • Guest Speech on Trusted Identity in Cyberspace at Hong Kong Smart City+ Forum - a Hong Kong Week program for EXPO 2010 Shanghai, China, 21 October 2010
  • Guest Speech on Hong Kong’s Local Network Competition at the APEC Economic Committee Seminar on Impacts of Structural Reform hosted by the Japanese Government, Hiroshima, Japan, 25 February 2010
  • Guest Speech on Hong Kong’s Technology and Innovation Policy at the Cisco-Guanghua Leadership Institute Workshop, Guangzhou, China, 23 January 2010
  • Luncheon Talk on Next Generation Network and Its Business Implications hosted jointly by the IT Management Club and the Hong Kong Telecommunications User Group of the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA), Hong Kong, 25 November 2009
  • Guest speech at the Summit Conference on Telecommunications Regulatory Practice organised by the National Telecommunications Commission of Thailand, Bangkok, 2-3 April 2009
  • Guest speech at the Telecommunications Forum on How Can China Transform from a Big Telecom Country into a Strong Telecom Country organised by the 21st Century Business Herald, Beijing, 23 October 2008
  • Guest speech at China Telecom Symposium on ICT and Business Transformation, Hong Kong, 2 September 2008
  • Guest speech at The National Telecommunications Commission of Thailand’s Summit Conference on Telecommunications Regulatory Practice, Bangkok, 18 March 2008
  • Guest speech at Communications Association and HKUST Executive Program workshop on web2.0 and lead user innovation, Hong Kong, 29 Aug. 2007
  • Guest speech at IBM User Group workshop on reverse economy, Hong Kong, 13 July 2007, Hong Kong
  • Guest speech at Hong Kong Government’s e-government Day Forum during the Telecom World of the ITU, Hong Kong, 7 December 2006
  • Guest speech at Communications Association of Hong Kong’s Wireless Data Communications Workshop, Hong Kong, 9 September 2006
  • Guest speech at European Commission’s Communications Policy Research Conference on i2010 Information Society Initiatives of the EC, Seville, Spain, 26 March 2006
  • Guest speech at Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Workshop on VoIP, Hong Kong, 6 May 2004
  • Guest speech at Wen Wei Po and Telecom Monthly Workshop on Hong Kong's Telecommunications Policy within the Framework of One Country Two Systems, Hong Kong, 16 September 2003
  • Guest speech to MBA touring students of the University of Texas at Austin on telecom development in China, Shanghai, March 2003
  • Guest speech at International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technology of the Department of Commerce of the U.S., Boulder, March 2003
  • Panel discussion on The Telecommunications Landscape of Asia-Pacific in the next Five Years at Wireless World, Hong Kong, 8-9 July 2002
  • Presentation on mobile data communications in China at Tokyo Mobile Roundtable, Tokyo, 30-31 May 2002
  • "The Implication of China’s Entry into the WTO for Hong Kong", Lunch Speech on WTO, Hong Kong, 9 October 2001 
  • "The Economic context of 3G Licensing in China and Hong Kong", 3G Roundtable Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland,17-19 September 2001 
  • "Quality performance and deregulation", Industrial workshop for Hong Kong telecommunications companies, Hong Kong, 4-5 July 2001, 
  • "Network Interconnection and etc.", Telecommunications Ordinance Training Program, Beijing, Guangdong, & Hainan, China, October, November, and December 2000
  • "China’s Telecom Reform – Experiences for Latin America", Guest Speech on Latin American Workshop on ‘Competition and Regulatory Strategies for Communications in the Latin American Countries’, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 6, 2000
  • "The potential impact of WTO to China’s telecom development", Guest Seminar, by Shenda Telephone Company, Shenzhen, China, 18 December 1999
  • "Telecommunications Policy of Hong Kong", Guest Seminar, by China Academy of Telecommunications Research, The Ministry of Information Industry, 24 May 1999
  • "Telecommunications Policy of Early Mover Countries", Guest Seminar, by The Telecom Design Institute of the Ministry of Information Industry, 21 May 1999
  • "Hong Kong’s Information Infrastructure and Development Strategy", Seminar for Chinese Delegation of China Overseas Friendship Association, by Hong Kong Chamber of Trade and Commerce, 28 November 1998
  • "Telecommunications Deregulation in China: The Past and the Future", IIC Telecommunications Forum, by International Institute of Communications (IIC), April 20-12 1998
  • "China’s Telecommunications Industry", Business & Technology Exchange Forum on Telecommunications Development, by Hong Kong Industrial Technology Centre Corporation, December 18-19, 1997


CONSULTATIONS AND EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

  • Consultation for Audit Commission of Hong Kong Government, British Telecom, Central Policy Unit of Hong Kong Government, China Mobile, China Telecom, CSL, 3 Hong Kong, International Telecommunications Union of the United Nations, Internet and Telecom Association of Hong Kong, Nortel, OFTA, PCCW HKT, TechMatrix, Smartone
  • Executive training for China Telecom, China Mobile, China Netcom, CITIC Pacific, Elcoteq, Equant, Hutchison Global Communications, Ministry of Information Industry of China, National Telecommunications Commission of Thailand, Nokia-Beijing University joint EMBA Program, Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, Peihua Foundation, Shanghai Municipal Government, TCL, Tencent, and Telecommunications Organization of Thailand (TOT) 


SERVICE ACTIVITIES WITHIN COLLEGE AND PROFESSION

  • International Program Committee Member of 2015 European Regional Conference, 24-27 June 2015 in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
  • International Program Committee Member of 2014 European Regional Conference, 22-25 June 2014 in Brussels, Belgium
  • International Program Committee Member of 2013 European Regional Conference, 20-23 October 2013 in Florence, Italy
  • International Program Committee Member of 2012 European Regional Conference, 1-3 July 2012 in Vienna, Austria
  • International Program Committee Member of the 18th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, 27-31 June, 2010, Tokyo, Japan
  • Member of Editorial Board of the Journal Telecommunications Policy, Info, Communications and Strategies, and Chinese Journal of Communications, Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management
  • International Program Committee Member of the 17th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, 24-27 June, 2008, Montreal, Canada
  • Conference Co-chair, 16th Biannual Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, 12-16 June, 2006, Beijing, China
  • Conference Co-chair, Hong Kong Mobility Roundtable, 1-3 June 2005, Hong Kong
  • International Program Committee Member of the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), Berlin, 5-7 September 2004
  • International Program Committee Member of International Telecommunications Society’s Asia-Australian Regional Conference, 2003, Perth, Australia
  • Appearances before Legislative Council: two submissions and presentations at the LegCo on Telecommunications (Amendments) Bill 2010 [CB(1)301/10-11], Bill 2002 [CB(1)2632/01-02(03) and CB(1)963/02-03(06)]
  • International Program Committee Member of the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, 2002, Seoul, Korea, 2002
  • Organising Chair of the 6th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, 2001
  • Editor of Proceedings of 6th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of International telecommunications Society, 5-7 July, 2001, Hong Kong
  • Member of IT manpower taskforce of Hong Kong Government, 2000-2001
  • Invited to be referee for the Industrial Relations Journal published by Blackwell Publishers. Oxford UK and Cambridge USA
  • Invited to review papers for Telecommunications Policy published by Elesvier Publishers
  • Session chairman on the 19th International Symposium on Forecasting, Washington D. C., US, June 27-30, 1999
  • Organized "Telecommunications Forum" in the University on 5 December 1998, with speakers from the government, industrial an academia sectors.


HONORS

  • Freeman Foundation Fellowship, 2008
  • The Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence, 2004
  • British Telecom Laboratories Fellowship, 1996


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • Certificate on Case Study Teaching Methodology issued by Harvard Business School, 2006
  • Member, Board of Directors of International Telecommunications Society
  • Associate Member of Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK)