My primary research fields are Entrepreneurship and Innovation under the new institutional economics framework. I examine Entrepreneurship from different angels including R&D financing and Entrepreneurship, R&D contracting, Political Economy of Entrepreneurship, Industrial Clustering and Entrepreneurship, and, Economic History and Entrepreneurship. Specifically, I investigate: 1) how institutions affect private and public R&D investment and thereby determine startup incentives of entrepreneurs, and, the corporate governance, R&D activities as well as corporate performance of entrepreneurial firms; 2) how institutional changes shape the dynamics of the growth of industrial clusters and the resource allocation within clusters, and, eventually affect the income inequality of the society; 3) how institutions are evolved over time and how such evolvement interacts with entrepreneurial activities by endogenizing institutional changes.
Entreprenuership and Innovation
Research project(s) and grant(s)
- “Enhancing HK’s Future as a Leading International Financial Center”, Theme-based Research Scheme, University Grant Committee, Hong Kong, Co-Investigator, HK$ 13,523,000, 2012-2017.
- “Optimal Promotion Rules in a Firms Internal Labor Market”, RGC grant (HKU 791113B), University Grant Committee, Hong Kong, Principal-Investigator, HK$174864, 2013-2015.
- “Venture Capital Investment and Entrepreneurship in China”, Seed Funding Program, The University of Hong Kong, Principal-Investigator, HK$120,000, 2009-2011.
- “Venture Capital Investment and Entrepreneurship in China”, FBE matching funds, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong, Principal-Investigator, HK$80,000, 2009-2011.