Funded by the Research Grants Council’s Institutional Development Scheme, the Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration (B&A), The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), established the Institute of International Business and Governance (IIBG) in January 2016. The Institute has following missions and objectives:
To amplify institutional research strengths in the fields of international business, governance and ethics;
To broaden academics’ knowledge and international connections to stimulate new research ideas and possibilities;
To promote research culture;
To encourage collaborative research and development of clusters for cascading research knowledge and networks, thereby forming a research backbone for capacity building;
To enhance research output which makes scholarly contribution to the academic communities with a view to advising and influencing the development of local and international professional bodies, government organizations and business communities; and
To provide platforms for academics to gain insights and up-to-date information about the latest developments in the relevant business fields to benefit teaching.
To provide new research outputs, business analytic tools and data for studying the areas of innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship and the future of work and living that can be transferred as inputs and foundation in further multidisciplinary research projects;
To investigate and understand how multinational corporations capitalize on big data in international business;
To examine the impact of China’s outward foreign direct investment on the dynamics of international business and its theoretical and practical implications;
To address the issues of governance in organisations under the influence of globalisation; and
To explore how spiritual orientation, cultural values, and ethical development affect the governance and management of organisations.