Funding Scheme

RGC Inter-Institutional Development Scheme

Project Title

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Gateway and Barriers    

Project Team (HSMC Staff) 

Professor Irene CHOW, Department of Management (PI)

Mr Sunny CHAN, Department of Marketing (Co-I)

Ms Amy WONG, Department of Management (Co-I)

Other Collaborating Parties


Project Period

1-12-2014 to 31-5-2015 (completed)

Funding Amount (HKD)



This conference will bridge the gap between theory and practices as it offers a good opportunity for sharing and exchanges between academic researchers and entrepreneurs. The major objective is to provide scholars, educators, and entrepreneurs with a forum for discussion about the impacts of entrepreneurial and innovative theory and practices that will pave the way for a better understanding of the role of entrepreneurial and innovative initiatives in fostering a sustainable and competitive advantage.

On the academic side, it features two prominent keynote speakers from local and overseas universities as well as a panel of academic speakers to share their ideas and experience in the plenary sessions of the conference. Besides, a panel of local entrepreneurs with more than 30 years of business experience will share their views and down-to-earth approaches in the industry.

In addition, guests and faculty members from across departments together with facilitators will bridge the gap between the theoretical and practical approaches in the roundtable session. To explore more possible business practices and strategies of the industry to capture market opportunities, we will also organize a day trip to a Dongguan factory. The factory management team will share their practical experience in recent product development and operations in and for the meantime.