Dr. Christina SUE-CHAN (蘇慧珊)

PhD - Management
Master of Business Administration
Master - Library and Information Science
Bachelor - Psychology              


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Christina Sue-Chan (PhD, MBA, BSc (Psychology) – Toronto; MLIS - Western Ontario) is Associate Head and Associate Professor, Department of Management, City University of Hong Kong. Previously, she was on the faculties of the Department of Organizational and Labour Studies, University of Western Australia and Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. She has held visiting positions at the School of Business, Queensland University of Technology; John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (Canada); Department of Management of Organisations, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and, the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy, Mills College (Oakland, CA, USA). She served as Acting Head of the Department of Management, City University of Hong Kong in the Fall semester, 2015-2016.

Dr. Sue-Chan’s main research interests include self-regulatory processes in motivation, coaching in the context of leadership and (social) entrepreneurship, and creativity. Her research has been published in prominent management (e.g., Journal of Management) and psychology (e.g., Developmental Psychology) journals. She has presented her work at numerous conferences including the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Canadian Psychological Association, European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has been awarded research grants by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong to fund her research. 

Dr. Sue-Chan is currently on four editorial review boards: Applied Psychology: An International Review, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Dynamics.

She serves as the Professional Development Workshop Chair and is the incoming chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Theme Committee of the Academy of Management and as a Board Officer and Communications Coordinator of the International Association of Applied Psychology. Her professional society memberships include the Academy of Management (for which she serves as HR ambassador for Hong Kong), American Psychological Association, International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and International Association of Chinese Management Research. 

Dr. Sue-Chan’s community service includes serving on the Executive Committee of TREATS, a registered charity in Hong Kong whose mission is “to give every child the chance to live and participate in an accepting and integrated society”. She is currently the external examiner for the Associate of Business Administration in General Management programme in the Community College of City University.

Research Interests/Areas

Research Areas

  • HRM
  • Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Motivation 

Case Study / Teaching Case

  • Sue-Chan, C., & To, C. (2011), "Engaging the next generation of leaders at MostClean Hong Kong", Global human resource management casebook, Routledge, London, UK, 266-275.


  • Sue-Chan, C (June 2006), "CityU's survey reveals employees’ support for management change practice: Hong Kong Organization Change Index".