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Simon Shun-Man HO

Simon Shun-Man HO

President of Hang Seng Management College

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Social Innovations and Public Values: Mainstream Corporations vs. Benefit Corporations
March 31, 2017
Over the past few decades, the narrow-minded pursuit of short-term profits and maximized shareholders’ values (MSV) demonstrated by many corporate...
The Myths and Realities of Corporate Social Responsibilities
December 23, 2016
In the past few decades, the single-minded pursuit of short-term profits and maximized shareholders’ values demonstrated by many corporate executives at the expense of the interests of non-shareholder stakeholders (such as employees, customers, the general public and the environment) is responsible...
Management as a Liberal Art: A Noble Calling
October 28, 2016
In recent years, business and management (the terms “business’ and ‘management’ are commonly used interchangeably) is increasingly viewed more as a liberal art than a professional subject. Indeed, the idea of management as a liberal art’ or ‘MLA’ is not new.
HSMC President Simon Ho’s letter to college freshmen encourages an open mind
September 19, 2016
First of all, I congratulate you all on becoming university freshmen. You are moving on to a new and crucial stage of your life, and you will be opening yourself to new horizons. You will go through a transition period mixed with excitement and anxiety. You will be excited to meet new friends, and...
A Matter of Competence
August 26, 2016
Acquiring Transferrable Competencies for Life and Work.The rapid development of the new global, knowledge-based and hi-tech environment presents challenges for universities all over the world. 
Developing sustainability using a stakeholder theory
August 5, 2016
Sustainability or sustainable development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This is not a new idea/concept. In fact, it has been embedded into our cultures and living in various forms.
The government must directly subsidise lower-income self-financed degree students
June 24, 2016
The dissatisfaction youngsters feel about their employment situation, salary growth, and upward mobility has become a talking point and a media issue. This dissatisfaction has been reflected in the youth street movements of the last two years.
Students should learn how to think critically and not blindly follow the crowd
June 6, 2016
Transforming leadership values is one of the most important ways we can develop Hong Kong for the 21st century. To accomplish this, we need to transform our approach to higher education first.
What Einstein doesn’t tell
April 15, 2016
How to choose between success and value? Albert Einstein once said “Strive not to be of success, but rather to be of value.” But not everyone knows how to define “value” and “success”, which are relative terms. As I see it, value has three dimensions: intrinsic worth, moral beliefs, and giving.
Society as a whole benefits from a high number of university graduates
April 1, 2016
Does Hong Kong produce too many university graduates? If so, is this good or bad for the city, and our young people? A recent survey showed that only about 21 per cent of Hong Kong’s working population has a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification. Most advanced economies achieve around 40 per...
Society as a whole benefits from a high number of university graduates
April 1, 2016
Does Hong Kong produce too many university graduates? If so, is this good or bad for the city, and our young people? A recent survey showed that only about 21 per cent of Hong Kong’s working population has a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification. Most advanced economies achieve around 40 per...
Social Innovations and Public Values: Mainstream Corporations vs. Benefit Corporations
March 31, 2017
Over the past few decades, the narrow-minded pursuit of short-term profits and maximized shareholders’ values (MSV) demonstrated by many corporate...
The Myths and Realities of Corporate Social Responsibilities
December 23, 2016
In the past few decades, the single-minded pursuit of short-term profits and maximized shareholders’ values demonstrated by many corporate executives at the expense of the interests of non-shareholder stakeholders (such as employees, customers, the general public and the environment) is responsible...
Management as a Liberal Art: A Noble Calling
October 28, 2016
In recent years, business and management (the terms “business’ and ‘management’ are commonly used interchangeably) is increasingly viewed more as a liberal art than a professional subject. Indeed, the idea of management as a liberal art’ or ‘MLA’ is not new.
HSMC President Simon Ho’s letter to college freshmen encourages an open mind
September 19, 2016
First of all, I congratulate you all on becoming university freshmen. You are moving on to a new and crucial stage of your life, and you will be opening yourself to new horizons. You will go through a transition period mixed with excitement and anxiety. You will be excited to meet new friends, and...
A Matter of Competence
August 26, 2016
Acquiring Transferrable Competencies for Life and Work.The rapid development of the new global, knowledge-based and hi-tech environment presents challenges for universities all over the world. 
Developing sustainability using a stakeholder theory
August 5, 2016
Sustainability or sustainable development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This is not a new idea/concept. In fact, it has been embedded into our cultures and living in various forms.
The government must directly subsidise lower-income self-financed degree students
June 24, 2016
The dissatisfaction youngsters feel about their employment situation, salary growth, and upward mobility has become a talking point and a media issue. This dissatisfaction has been reflected in the youth street movements of the last two years.
Students should learn how to think critically and not blindly follow the crowd
June 6, 2016
Transforming leadership values is one of the most important ways we can develop Hong Kong for the 21st century. To accomplish this, we need to transform our approach to higher education first.
What Einstein doesn’t tell
April 15, 2016
How to choose between success and value? Albert Einstein once said “Strive not to be of success, but rather to be of value.” But not everyone knows how to define “value” and “success”, which are relative terms. As I see it, value has three dimensions: intrinsic worth, moral beliefs, and giving.

About The Author

Simon Shun-Man HO is President of Hang Seng Management College in Hong Kong, and was host of the Metro radio programme "President's Dialogues with Distinguished Leaders" (www.hsmc.edu.hk).