Academic Profile
 
Academic Profile

 

 

HONG Hai


Adjunct Professor
Division of Marketing
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

 

Email: AHHong@ntu.edu.sg

Biography

Prof Hong was appointed Professor and Dean of Graduate Programmes at Nanyang Business School in 2003 and subsequently Dean of the College of Business. Educated originally in engineering, management (MPA Harvard) and economics (PhD Carnegie-Mellon), he taught at Kellogg School at Northwestern University and NUS Business School. He served as President and Chief Executive of diversified group Haw Par Corporation Ltd (1990-2003), before returning to academia. A life-long learner, he developed a midlife interest in East Asian culture and medicine, researching and completing degrees in Chinese literature, Chinese medicine, and philosophy (PhD London School of Economics).

His research interests include East Asian culture and management, on which he has published The Rule of Culture: Corporate and State Governance in China and East Asia (Routledge (2020). His interest in the science and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine is reflected in several books, including Principles of Chinese Medicine: A Modern Interpretation (Imperial College Press 2016). He is a frequent speaker on Chinese culture and medicine and practises medicine part-time at the Renhai Clinic, which he founded.

He has served in the Singapore Parliament and on many statutory boards and public-listed companies, including Singtel, SATS, and PTC Logistics, and was the founding Chairman of Pidemco Land, which later acquired DBS Land to form Capital Land.

Research Interests
  • Prof Hong has a wide range of research interests, including East Asian culture and management, state governance in China, and the scientific basis for Chinese medical therapeutic models.
Selected Publications

 

  • Hong Hai, September 1977, Inflation and the Market Value of Firms: Theory and Tests, Journal of Finance, American Finance Association.
  • Hong Hai, R.S. Kaplan, G. Mandelker, January 1978, Purchase vs Pooling: The Effects of Accounting for Mergers on Stock Prices, The Accounting Review, American Accounting Association.
  • Hong Hai, April 1978, Predictability of Price Trends on Stock Exchanges: A Comparison of Some Far Eastern Countries, The Review of Economic and Statistics, Harvard University Press.
  • A. Thako, Hong Hai and S.I. Greenbaum, Bank Loan Commitments and Interest Rate Volatility, Journal of Banking and Finance (1981)
  • The Rule of Culture: Corporate and State Governance in China and East Asia (Routledge (2020)
  • Principles of Chinese Medicine: A Modern Interpretation (Imperial College Press 2016)