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Hong Kong Shue Yan University , founded in 1971 as Hong Kong Shue Yan College , is an educational institute that refers to itself as the "first private liberal arts university" in Hong Kong. The university offers 4-year degree programmes in Hong Kong. SYU was unilaterally recognized as the first private university in Hong Kong by the order of the Chief Executive on 19 December 2006, bypassing consultation with the Legislative Council. Wikipedia.

Ng M.,Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Computers in Human Behavior

Facebook and other social network sites (SNSs) are quickly becoming one of the most popular tools for social communication and marketing. The present research examined factors that affect consumers' self-disclosure and participation of commercial activities on Facebook across two markets. Drawing upon the social exchange model, the uses and gratification model, and the social identity model, a conceptual model was developed and estimated. The major independent variables included perceived convenience, self-presentation, enjoyment, perceived risk, and social influence. Focusing on youth consumers, the model was tested by using data collected in Hong Kong and Japan. Findings across these two markets reflect cross-market similarities and differences that are related to consumers' motivation of using Facebook. Both theoretical and practical implications were drawn from these findings. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

In 1960, Ronald Coase suggested that there are many methods to solve the problem of externalities apart from imposing Pigovian taxes. Internalisation is one of those noted in his classic paper, 'The Problem of Social Cost'. This paper studies the possibility of residents receiving compensation from pollutant generators. Data collected from Hong Kong law reports over the past 20 years show that there is forty-fold increase in number of water seepage court cases since the first case in 1994. The total amount of compensation has also increased greatly. There are, however, far fewer court cases where residents seek compensation from generators of noise and air pollution. This may reflect a combination of high transaction costs and low expected benefits from such cases. © 2012 The Author. Economic Affairs © 2012 Institute of Economic Affairs. Source

Ma W.W.K.,Hong Kong Shue Yan University | Chan A.,University of Hong Kong
Computers in Human Behavior

Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, have become extremely popular. Facebook, for example, has more than a billion registered users and thousands of millions of units of information are shared every day, including short phrases, articles, photos, and audio and video clips. However, only a tiny proportion of these sharing units trigger any type of knowledge exchange that is ultimately beneficial to the users. This study draws on the theory of belonging and the intrinsic motivation of altruism to explore the factors contributing to knowledge sharing behavior. Using a survey of 299 high school students applying for university after the release of the public examination results, we find that perceived online attachment motivation (β = 0.31, p < 0.001) and perceived online relationship commitment (β = 0.49, p < 0.001) have positive, direct, and significant effects on online knowledge sharing (R 2 0.568). Moreover, when introduced into the model, altruism has a direct and significant effect on online knowledge sharing (β = 0.46, p < 0.001) and the total variance explained by the extended model increases to 64.9%. The implications of the findings are discussed. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Du T.C.,Chinese University of Hong Kong | Lai V.S.,Chinese University of Hong Kong | Cheung W.,Chinese University of Hong Kong | Cui X.,Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Information and Management

To achieve an efficient and effective supply chain, information needs to be shared. Most current information-sharing studies address the benefits gained from shared data, but neglect the effect of willingness to share, in which the benefits of sharing data may be discounted. This study looks into the factors that affect the extent of the willingness of companies to share information from a partnership-data-process perspective. To distinguish the mode of sharing, we differentiate information sharing into template based and proactive. Our results suggest that when partnerships become closer, the willingness to share template-based information increases and consequently the willingness to proactively share additional information. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. Source

The fast development in computer and various mobile devices have bought changes to our living environment. Pressing a button to open the door of flat when we are in office is no longer purely imagination in cartoons or films. More importantly, home automation as such provides us an alternative solution to reduce the usage of energy, save costs and conven-ience. This paper reviews the advantages of home automation smart home in Hong Kong and Australia from industry perspective with the help of content analysis. Source

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