Research Grants

Political Studies  |  Policy Studies  |  Public Management  |  Ethics and Political Theory

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Political Studies

Principal Investigator Title Funder Amount Year
Edmund CHENG Public Health Measures and Crisis Management under COVID 19: A Panel Study in Hong Kong KTF, University Grants Commission HKD$200,000 2020
Edmund CHENG The Socioeconomic and Political Origins of the Hong Kong Protests PPR, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office HKD$412,850 2020
Bill W K TAYLOR New Unions as Old Binaries or New Directions PPR, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office HKD$440,450 2020
Ray YEP Radicalization of the Educated: Moving Towards Extremism? PPR, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office HKD$418,600 2020
Edmund CHENG How Emotions and Networks Unfold in a 'Leaderless Movement'? Public Sentiments and Mobilizing Structure in Hong Kong GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$867,000 2020
Ting GONG Institutional Trust and Perceptions of Effectiveness in Corruption Prevention GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$789,000 2019
Edmund CHENG Comparing State-Diaspora Relations: The Evolving Role of Chinese Hometown Associations in East and Southeast Asia GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$875,920 2019
Edmund CHENG Blending Topic Modelling and Social Network Analysis: Big Data Analysis of the Hong Kong Protests Hong Kong Institute of Data Science, City University of Hong Kong HKD$1,930,000 2019
Ray YEP Contextualizing the 1967 Riots in Cold War Politics: The Roles of the United States and Taiwan in Shaping the Colony's Response to the Leftist Challenge GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$500,000 2018
Edmund CHENG Silence Amidst Voices: An Ethnography of Everyday Politics in Hong Kong ECS, Research Grants Council HKD$737,000 2018
Bill TAYLOR Business, Human Rights and State Capacity to Regulate in Asia GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$509,440 2018
Ting GONG The Quest for Joined-up Government: Structural Relationships and the Problem of "Silos" in Hong Kong GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$429,000 2017
Edmund CHENG China's Alternative Public Sphere in the 20th Century Tremplin-ERC Fund, French National Research Agency EUR$99,997 2017
Edmund CHENG An Empirical Study of Political Trust in Post-Occupy Hong Kong GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$974,988 2016
Ray YEP Negotiating Autonomy: The MacLehose Era (1971-1982) and the Nature of Colonial Rule GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$385,100 2016
Edmund CHENG World Values Survey Wave 7: Generating Data for Trust Maintenance, Repair, and Better Governance in Hong Kong PPR, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office HKD$1,025,243 2016
Ting GONG Study on Factors Leading to the Development of Corruption-free Hong Kong The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Research Grant HKD$498,884 2016
Ting GONG A Tale of Three Cities: Public Attitudes towards Corruption and Anti-corruption Policy KTF, University Grants Commission HKD$200,000 2016
Ting GONG Public Perceptions of Corruption in Hong Kong GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$663,500 2014
Ray YEP Elevating the Peasants: Spatial Realignment, Property Rights and Local Accountability in Rural China GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$804,818 2013

Policy Studies

Principal Investigator Title Funder Amount Year
Linda LI Advancing Professional Development on Economic and Trade Cooperation Zones Along Belt and Road PASS, Commerce and Economic Development Bureau HKD$956,000 2020
Simon Yau Anti-social Behavior and Social Disorganization in Housing Communities: A Spatial Multi-level Study in Hong Kong GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$709,500 2020
Xiaoling ZHANG Making it Real: Nudging Individuals' Risk Perception of Climate Change to Engage in Pro-environmental Behaviors GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$666,339 2020
Ning LIU Government-Sponsored Voluntary Environmental Programs and Firm Exits: A Longitudinal and Comparative Study ECS, Research Grants Council HKD$513,195 2019
Wanxin LI Environmental Contention in China: Mapping its Evolution and Political Geography GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$830,476 2017
Xiaoling ZHANG How Green Turns into Gold? Optimizing the Dual Effect of ‘Price Premium for Green’ and ‘Cost Premium for Green’ of HK-BEAM Plus Certified Housing GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$709,429 2017
He WANG Technological Innovation and Institutional Transformation: the Chinese Automotive Industry and Regional Development ECS, Research Grants Council HKD$742,997 2017
Bart WISSINK Outcomes of Urban Movements and Local Governance GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$405,613 2016
Jun WANG "I Want this Place to Survive and Thrive" Territorialization, Moral Citizenship, and Mobile Cultural Workforce in China ECS, Research Grants Council HKD$580,920 2016
Xiaoling ZHANG The curvilinear link between environment strategies and financial performance in the real estate firms: beyond static dichotomy of allies or adversaries GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$576,075 2016
Ngai Ming YIP Neighbourhood in an Increasingly Mobile Society GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$927,500 2015
Simon Yau Evaluating the Performance of Property Management Agents in Apartment Buildings in Hong Kong GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$462,793 2015
Xiaoling ZHANG Willingness of Residents to Pay and Motivations for Reducing Household Carbon Emission at Community Levels in the Compact City of Hong Kong ECF, HKSAR Government HKD$450,600 2015
Wanxin LI Environmental information transparency in China: Analysing individual, organizational and regional disparities in supply and demandWanxin LI GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$569,600 2014
Simon Yau Tripartite Efficacy Beliefs, Institutional Settings and Collectivism in Multi-owned Housing Governance in Hong Kong and Macau GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$368,700 2014
Bart WISSINK, Co-I: Ray Alpha territoriality in Hong Kong and London: The socio-economic implications of transnational real estate investment by the super-rich ESRC/RGC Joint Research Scheme, Research Grants Council HKD$350,000 2013
Jun WANG Making cultural cities in China: policy mobility, assemblage and mutations GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$560,600 2013

Public Management

Principal Investigator Title Funder Amount Year
Richard WALKER Knowledge Illusion, Community of Knowledge and Citizens' Extreme Attitudes in Politics and Public Policy PPR, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office HKD$390,080 2020
Xiaohu WANG The Role of Authoritative Imposition in Collaborative Actions: An Empirical Assessment of Procedural and Institutional Design Factors GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$446,000 2020
Richard WALKER Publicness and Citizen' Attribution of Blame and Success to Politicians in Public Service Delivery: A Comparative Replication Study GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$573,706 2020
Chih-Wei HSIEH Does Pay for Performance Undermine Satisfaction from Public Service Work? Collecting Survey and Experimental Evidence Through “Full-Circle” Research GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$618,300 2020
Richard WALKER Developing and Testing a Behavioral Theory of Performance Information Use for Hong Kong: Experimental Evidence on Cognitive Biases PPR, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office HKD$908,293 2019
Chih-Wei HSIEH Attitudinal and Behavioral Consequences of Gendered Emotional Labor in Male- and Female-Dominated Professions: A Comparison between Police and Social Work in Two Cultural Contexts GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$368,900 2018
Richard WALKER Public administration research and real-world problems: Topic modelling the changing landscape GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$474,492 2018
Linda LI Hong Kong Professional Services in the Co-evolving Belt-Road Initiative: Innovative Agency for Sustainable Development HSSPFS, Research Grants Council HKD$999,000 2018
Yanto CHANDRA The Mechanisms of Performance in Social Enterprises GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$387,765 2017
Bill W K TAYLOR Business, Human Rights and State Capacity to Regulate in Asia GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$509,440 2017
Ting GONG The Quest for Joined-up Government: Structural Relationships and the Problem of Silos in Hong Kong GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$450,450 2017
Linda LI Hong Kong Professional Services in the Co-evolving Belt-Road Initiative: Innovative Agency for Sustainable Development SPPR, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office HKD$3,400,000 2017
Richard WALKER The ‘Citizen Satisfaction Assessment Tool’: Applying Expectancy Disconfirmation Theory to Public Services in Hong Kong PPR, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office HKD$961,400 2016
Richard WALKER Performance Information Use: Experiments on Performance Dimensions, Communication and Data Sources in Education and Solid Waste Recycling PPR, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office HKD$842,517 2016
Richard WALKER Organizational Design and Public Management: Extending the Experimental Methods Agenda GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$842,517 2016
Richard WALKER A Comprehensive Test of Policy Innovation Theses: The Taiwanese Bookstart Program Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation HKD$544,810 2015
Simon YAU Exploration and Evaluation of Policy options for Tackling the Illegal Subdivided Unit Problem in Hong Kong PPR, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office HKD$212,175 2015
Linda LI Sustainability and Social Mobility in Professional Services: A Case Study of Accounting Profession in Hong Kong PPR, Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office HKD$548,775.4 2015
Xiaohu WANG Institutional Development and Budgetary Decision Making - the Case of Hong Kong GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$363,494 2015
Richard WALKER Publicness: A Comprehensive Survey of Managerial and Organizational Antecedents in Hong Kong GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$684,454 2013
Richard WALKER Improving Chinese Public Services: Theory and Empirical Evidence Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation HKD$132,600 2015

Ethics and Political Theory

Principal Investigator Title Funder Amount Year
Sungmoon KIM Contingency and Political Responsibility in Korean Neo-confucianism Academy of Korean Studies HKD$156,350 2019
Sungmoon KIM The Political Theory of Confucian Constitutionalism GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$470,000 2019
Ruiping FAN Proper Incentives for Organ Donation: A Multidisciplinary Local and International Study on the Divergent Models GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$934,988 2018
Sungmoon KIM The Evolution of Confucian Virtue Politics: From Mencius to Xunzi GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$151,800 2016
PJ IVANHOE Institutional Policy and Practice of Student Intellectual Property Management in Hong Kong Higher Education UGC/EDB 70%; CityU 30% HKD$280,000 2014
Sungmoon KIM Democratic Perfectionism: Liberal and Confucian Perspective GRF, Research Grants Council HKD$154,000 2014
PJ IVANHOE Eastern and Western Conceptions of Oneness, Virtue, and Human Happiness John Templeton Foundation HKD$2,517,846 2013