Dr. Hongyi SUN

BSc (HarbinUST), M.Eng.(HIT), PhD(AalborgU), Cert.-University Pedagogy (BerganU), SrMIEEE(USA), MIIE(USA)

Associate Professor


  • BSc in Computer Science, Harbin University of Science and Technology, China, 1983
  • Master in Management Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China, 1986
  • PhD in Industrial Management, Aalborg University, Denmark, 1993
  • Certificate in Pedagogy for Higher Education, Bergan University, Norway, 1997

Working Experience

  • 1998-, Assistant Professor (1998), Associate Professor (2001), Dept of Manufacturing Eng'g & Eng'g Management, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • 1994-1998, Associate Professor, Dept of Management, University of Stavanger, Norway.
  • 1991-1994, Teaching Assistant, Post Doctor Fellow, Research Fellow, Department of Production, Aalborg University, Denmark.
  • 1986-1990, Lecturer, Department of Management Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China.

Courses to teach

  • GE2304: Innovation and entrepreneurship for young professionals
  • GE1208: Communication and Teamwork
  • SEEM 4040: Entrepreneurship for Engineers
  • SEEM 6012: Management of Technological Innovation
  • 大学生创新创业师资培训示范课程


  • The first prize research award on innovation and entrepreneurship education, China Association of Higher Education, Beijing, 15 April 2013
  • CityU Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) 2005/2006, 2011/2012
  • The Best Practical/Policy paper, International Conference on Entrepreneurship Education by Emerald Publisher, Li Ka-Shing Education Foundation and Shantou University, September 2010, Shantou, China
  • First Prize Paper, “The four basic questions for nurturing innovation talents”, Annual Symposium by Society of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education, China Association of Higher Education, June 2010, Xi’an, China
  • Visiting Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Aug-Dec 2009
  • Adjunct Professor, Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology

Internal Committee

  • Member, Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)

Member of editorial boards

  • International Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management (TECHNOVATION)
  • International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management
  • International Journal of Learning and Changes

Selected Publications in the Past 5 Years

  • Sun, H.Y., Wang Z. Zhao, Y. Y. and Yam, R. (2012) "A systematic model for assessing innovation competence of Hong Kong/China manufacturing companies", Journal of Technology and Engineering Management, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 546-565.
  • Sun, H and W B Ni (2012) "The impact of upstream supply and downstream demand integration on quality management and quality performance", International Journal of Quality and Reliability management, Volume 29, No. 8, pp. 872-890.
  • Sun H and Teh, P L and Chiu, A., (2012) "An Empirical Study on Websites Service Quality of Hong Kong Small Businesses", TQM & BE, Vol. 23, No. 7/8, pp.931–947.
  • Teh, P. L. and Sun H. (2012) "Knowledge Sharing, Job Attitudes and Organizational Citizenship Behavior", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol.112, No.1, pp.64 – 82.
  • Sun H (2011) "A Structural Equation Model of Quality Management Practices in Hong Kong Manufacturing Companies", International journal of Management, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 694-703.
  • Sun, H (2011) "A systems research on quality management under the MBNQA framework", TQM & BE, Vol. 22, No. 11, pp.1195-1211.
  • Sun, Hongyi, (2011) "The 3-3-3 framework and 7P model for teaching creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship", Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.159 – 166. (Re-printed with permission in the special issue of "A global perspective on teaching Innovation, Entrepreneurship and engineering Management", IEEE Engineering Management Review, Vol.40, No.2, pp.157-163.)
  • Sun, H. Y. and Zhao, Y. Y. (2010) "The influence of quality management on the speed of new product development", TQM & Business Excellence, Vol 21, No.4, pp.351-361.
  • Sun, H Y, Ken Yau, and Eric Suen (2010) "The simultaneous impact of supplier and customer involvement on new product performance," Journal of Technology Management and Innovation, Vol.5, No.4, pp. 70-82.
  • So, S. and H Y Sun (2010) "Supplier integration strategy for lean manufacturing adoption in electronic-enabled supply chains", Supply Chain Management: an International Journal, Vol 15, N0.6, pp.474-487.
  • Sun, H Y (2009) "A Meta-Analysis on the Influence of National Culture on Innovation Capability", International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Vol 10 (3/4), pp.353-360.
  • Sun, H. and Ni, W B (2009) "The relationship among Organisational Learning, Continuous Improvement and Performance Improvement: an evolutionary perspective", TQM & BE, Vol.20, No.10, pp.1041-1054.
  • So, Stuart and H Y Sun (2009) "An extension of IDT in examining the relationship between electronic-enabled supply chain integration and the adoption of lean production", International Journal of Production Research, Manuscript Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 447–466.
  • Sun, H, Ho, K., and Ni, W B (2008) "The empirical relationship among Organisational Learning, Continuous Improvement and Performance Improvement from OL to LfO", International Journal of Learning and Changes, Vol.3, No.1, pp.110-124.
  • Sun, H, Chow A, and Lo, C T (2008) "Rapid commercialization of acquired innovations: a collaborative model based on case studies in Chinese companies", International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Vol5., No.3, pp.363-379.
  • Leung, R and Hongyi Sun (2008) "An innovation competence model for Hong Kong/China manufacturing companies", Industrial Engineering Research, an International Journal of IE Theory and Application, Vol.5, no.2, pp.1-10.

Last modified on 17 June, 2019

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