Howard A. Davies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Howard Davies is currently Advisor to the Dean of the Faculty of Business at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was previously Associate Dean and Acting Dean and has been responsible for programs and Teaching and Learning. He was also the co-convenor of the Task Force on Outcomes Based Education for the University Grants Committee of the Hong Kong Government. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Lancaster in the UK and teaches strategic management and China Business. Davies is an economist by training. He has written two textbooks on managerial economics and edited a book on China Business. His research work has been published in a wide range of journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies. Davies has carried out consultancy work for organizations including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Government of Cyprus, the European Commission, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the Training Agency and various local authorities in the UK. He was a board member for the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) in the UK and has also researched pedagogical aspects of business education. Davies' research interests include business strategy in transition economies, the competitiveness and strategy of Hong Kong industry, and China business. Davies has been a member of the AACSB's Initial Accreditation Committee and Mentor for schools in China, Malaysia, Japan and Pakistan.