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Professor Edwin Cheng Comes First Based on All Journal Lists in P-Rank

Professor Edwin Cheng, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Fung Yiu King – Wing Hang Bank Professor in Business Administration, and Chair Professor of Management in the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, is the number one researcher in P-Rank, which tracks the ranking schemes of different countries for business research.

Based in Germany, P-Rank is a publication ranking aimed at recognizing and increasing the visibility of scholars with notable publication output. It comprises several rankings based currently on seven lists of different journals. Ranking is based on the weighted publication output of each author with data from ORCID. For details and rankings, please visit the P-Rank website at

RGC Funding for the Faculty is on the Rise

The Faculty has secured HK$13.92 million of funding from the Research Grants Council (RGC) for the year 2017-18.

A total of 25 projects have succeeded in securing General Research Fund (GRF) totalling $10,306,030. Among them, 13 projects belong to the School of Accounting and Finance (AF), 10 belong to the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS), and two to the Department of Management and Marketing (MM). Based on the total number of 65 applications, the success rate is 38%. The total amount of funding represents a rise of 35% from the previous year.

For the same year, a total of nine projects have secured $3,615,449 of funding under the Early Career Scheme (ECS). Of these, six are AF projects and three are LMS projects. Based on the total number of 27 applications, the success rate is 33%. Total funding registers a surge of 163% from the preceding year.

PolyU Ranks Ninth in Supply Chain Management Research in the World

The SCM Journal ListTM ranking shows universities' output of supply chain management research based on leading journals. Each year's ranking is based on research, in both analytical and empirical arenas, published in these journals during the prior five years.

The 2018 league table for all journals shows that PolyU was the ninth institution in the world and the first in Hong Kong. In 2016 to 2018, PolyU was 26th in the world and second in Hong Kong.

Rank Institution Country Score
1 University of Michigan US 12.20
2 Columbia University US 10.00
3 Stanford University US 9.49
9 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University China 6.83

2018 ranking by all journals on SCM Journal List


PolyU was the Fifth Most Influential University in OR-MS Research during 1991-2015

Many universities around the world have made important contributions in the field of operations research and management science (OR-MS). "Bibliometrics in Operations Research and Management Science: A University Analysis", published online in August 2018 in the Annals of Operations Research, presents the most productive and influential universities in OR-MS research between 1991 and 2015.

The study results, based on data from Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection, show that PolyU was the fifth most influential university in OR-MS research during 1991-2015.




Massachusetts Institute of Technology


University of Montreal


Georgia Institute of Technology


University of Pennsylvania


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Source: Table 2 100 most influential universities in OR-MS research

In terms of the composure scores of Total Papers (TP) and Total Cites (TC), PolyU ranked fourth based on equal weights on TP and TC or 30% of TP + 70% of TC.

In the temporal analysis of the most productive universities, from 2001 to 2005, PolyU "shows huge improvement and appears as most productive university in this time period with 298 publications". From 2006 to 2010, PolyU "emerges as the best university in both total citation and H-index categories". From 2011 to 2015, PolyU "again appears as the best university in all total citation, H-index and citation per paper categories".


PolyU's Operations Management & Management Science Ranks First in the World

The recently released 2018 KUBS Worldwide Business Research Rankings™, compiled by the Korea University Business School (KUBS), show that PolyU's Operations Management & Management Science comes first in the world during the five-year period 2014 to 2018 and has maintained this position since the 2010 to 2014 period.

The KUBS rankings have its basis on a selection of 86 distinguished business journals in major academic disciplines. According to the 2018 rankings for all academic areas, PolyU ranks 17th in the world (18th in 2017) and 2nd in Hong Kong.

KUBS Rankings


PolyU's Management Subject Ranks 10th in the World

According to the newly released ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2018, the subject of Management at PolyU ranks 10th in the world and the first in Hong Kong.

GRAS 2018 lists over 4,000 universities by 54 subjects across Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. It measures each institution’s research productivity, research quality, international collaboration, and academic recognition.

GRAS Ranking


Faculty Secures Over HK$10 million of RGC Funding

For the academic year 2018-2019, a total of 22 projects with Faculty members as principal investigators have secured General Research Fund (GRF) of HK$9,519,546 in aggregate from the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. Among these projects, 12 belong to the School of Accounting and Finance (AF), seven belong to the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS), and three belong to the Department of Management and Marketing (MM).

For the same year, two projects of Faculty members obtained Early Career Scheme (ECS) funding totalling HK$897,186. One of them is AF project and the other MM.


Faculty Ranked 58th Among World Business Schools In 2013-2017

The Faculty secured the 58th position in the world in the period from 2013 to 2017, according to The UTD Top 100 Worldwide Business School Rankings Based on Research Contributions published by The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). 

Rankings published on 14 March 2018

The latest UTD rankings, released in mid-March 2018, have its basis on faculty members' research articles published in 24 leading journals in major business disciplines. During the review period, the Faculty held the third place in Hong Kong and fifth in Asia.


Professor Edwin Cheng was the Second Most Productive and Influential Author in EJOR

The European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR) was launched in 1977 as the flagship journal of the Association of European Operational Research Societies. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, EJOR published a paper entitled "Forty years of the European Journal of Operational Research: A bibliometric overview", to present a general bibliometric overview of the journal between 1977 and 2016. The study uses VOS viewer software for mapping bibliographic material and analyzes the publication and citation structure of EJOR and the most productive and influential authors, institutions, and countries of the journal.

The study results show that Faculty Dean, Professor Edwin Cheng, in the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, was the second "most productive and influential author" contributing to the journal (in terms of both number of articles published and h-index) during the review period. He also has three papers included in the "50 most-cited articles" in EJOR.





Total publications

Total citations

Cites per paper



Laporte G

HEC Montreal







Cheng TCE

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University







Zhu J

Worcester Pol Inst







Gendreau M

Polytech Montreal







Lim A

Nat U Singapore






Source: European Journal of Operational Research 262 (2017) 803-816

EJOR is the second-ranked journal in the field of Operations Research, by h-index, during 1992 to 2016.


Four Faculty Members Were Most Prominent Authors in Operations Management Research in Asia

A recently published paper shows that four Faculty members were most prominent authors in Operations Management (OM) research in Asia. They were Professor T. C. Edwin Cheng, Professor Andy C. L. Yeung, and Dr Kee-Hung Lai in the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, and Professor E. W. T. Ngai in the Department of Management and Marketing.

The paper, entitled "Emergence of Asia and Australasia in Operations Management Research and Leadership" (International Journal of Production Economics 184 (2017) 80-94), identifies where OM research leadership in Asia, inclusive of Australasia, originates from. The data set comprised a total of 420 papers published between 2001 and 2015.

Rankings of top Asian authors based on Bonacich power centrality



Bonacich power centrality

Author's affiliation

Author's h-index and years over which computed

Average number of citations per paper the Author received for papers published in this study's data set


Cheng, T.C. Edwin


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

74: (35 years)



Yeung, Andy C. L.


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

27: (14 years)



Lai, Kee-Hung


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

50: (20 years)



Ngai, E.W.T.


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

52: (23 years)


At institution level, PolyU topped a number of lists, i.e., Rankings of top Asian institutions based on total degree centrality, Top Asian institutions by frequency of papers carrying the institution's affiliation in authorship, Rankings of top Asian institutions based on Bonacich power centrality, and Top Asian institutions in the dominant theme areas of OM research in Asia – Supply chain management, and Quality management.


Dr Mike Lai Kee Hung Was Most Prolific And Most-Cited Researcher In Business, Management And Accounting

Mike Lai Kee Hung

Times Higher Education (THE) used Elsevier's SciVal tool to track research publications in the period 2011 to 2015 and found that Professor Mike Lai Kee Hung, in the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, had the highest average citation count around the world in Business, Management and Accounting.

During the period, Professor Lai had 50 publications in the research area of Logistics and Shipping under the subject area of Business, Management and Accounting with Citations per publication at 25.1. He is the only Hong Kong researcher on THE's 10 most prolific and most-cited researchers table.

The THE table lists the most-cited researcher in each of 10 different subject areas. It only employed data on researchers with many publications to their name in the period. Those who garnered lots of citations with just a handful of papers were filtered out.

Faculty Academics Are Among Top Authors In Operations Management Research

T.C. Edwin Cheng

Chung-Lun Li

According to a study published in the International Journal of Production Research, PolyU ranks 12th as an institution and boasts three academic staff among the top 50 prolific authors in operations management (OM) research worldwide. Among them are T.C. Edwin Cheng, currently Faculty Dean, Fung Yiu King – Wing Hang Bank Professor in Business Administration, and Chair Professor of Management, and Chung-Lun Li, Chair Professor of Logistics Management; both in the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies.

“The most prolific author in terms of both the distributed and shared measures is T.C. Edwin Cheng with a total of 81 distributed articles and 39.2 shared articles.” “He has also been very consistent in his research productivity across each of the time periods in both measures.” Professor Li ranks 30th based on total number of papers published and 37th based on number of shared papers published.

The article, entitled “Twenty-six Years of Operations Management Research (1985–2010): Authorship Patterns and Research Constituents in Eleven Top Rated Journals” was first published online on 5 May 2015. The study measures the research contributions of academic institutions and individual authors to the field of OM based on published articles in 11 top-rated and well-known academic OM journals. At the institutional level, PolyU ranks 2nd in Asia based on total number of papers published whose authors were affiliated with PolyU.

Professor Edwin Cheng is a Supervisor in Hong Kong Scholars Program 2017

T.C. Edwin Cheng

Hong Kong Scholars Program, jointly launched by the Society of Hong Kong Scholars and China National Postdoctoral Council under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, is aimed at pooling resources of Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland to train researchers. Selected PhD graduates come from the Mainland to conduct research normally for 24 months under the guidance of professors at universities in Hong Kong.

Under the 2017 program, Faculty Dean Professor Edwin Cheng will supervise a fellow from South China University of Technology on the topic of Production and Distribution Scheduling in Supply Chain Management.