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Dr. Andy KWAN


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10-244, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
+852 34429690
+852 34420309

Research Areas

Performance Ratings in Work Teams
Management & Organisational Psychology
Attributional style and work performance


Ph D - Industrial-Organisational Psychology (The University of Hong Kong)


Dr. Kwan is the winner of the College of Business’s Teaching Excellence Award  in 2011 and 2015.  He is passionate about teaching and he likes interacting with students in and out of the classroom. He is currently the Program Leader of BBA in Management. He has been maintaining a good network with the alumni. 

Dr. Kwan strives to motivate students' in understanding management theories. With the use of UGC's Teaching Development Grants, he has developed a mobile apps and a series of video clips on management practices in Hong Kong. He has recently done a book review on two popular management textbooks--"Managing Human Resources" by Gomez-Meijia, Balkin, & Cardy and "Human Resource Management" by Dessler.

Dr. Kwan has earned his Ph.D. in industrial-organisational psychology at the University of Hong Kong. He has been interested in doing research on personality, attributional style, performance ratings, and interpersonal affect. He has presented a number of papers at international conferences; some of which had been published in international refereed journals. Dr. Kwan is a registered psychologist in HK and was a HR consultant prior to his service at CityU. He is a member in various international and local professional bodies.

Professional Qualifications

QualificationCertifying Organization
Full MemberAmerican Psychological Association
MemberSociety for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Professional MemberThe Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources Management
Associate FellowThe Hong Kong Psychological Society


Award TitleInstitution
College of Business Teaching Excellence Award 2015City University of Hong Kong
Teaching Development Grant 2014City University of Hong Kong
College of Business Teaching Excellence Award 2011City University of Hong Kong
Teaching Development Grant 2010City University of Hong Kong
Outstanding Reviewer Award (OB Division)Academy of Management Conference 2009


Journal Publications and Reviews

KWAN, Siu-On; Wong, D / The relationship between attributional style and destructive responses to job dissatisfaction: an exploratory study of internal migrant workers in China. May 2014; In: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 686 - 695

Hui, C. Harry; Pak, S. Tess; Kwan, Siu-On; Chao, Anan / Attributional Style and Engagement/Disengagement Responses in the Chinese Workforce. April 2012; In: Applied Psychology. Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 204-226

Tam, Kim-Pong; Pak, S. Tess; Hui, C. Harry; Kwan, Siu-On; Goh, Mario Kheng Hsiang / Implicit person theories and change in teacher evaluation: A longitudinal field study. February 2010; In: Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 273-286

Conference Papers

KWAN, Andy / A discovery of practices, challenges, and solutions in management using student-generated videos.. August 2014; Teaching & Learning Conference, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 01/08/2014 - 05/08/2014, , United States.

KWAN, Andy / Attributional style and job disengagement among Chinese migrant workers in Mainland China. July 2014; International Congress of Applied Psychology, 08/07/2014 - 13/07/2014, , France.

Chao, A A; Pak, S T; KWAN, Siu On; Hui, C H / Attributional style as predictor of work outcomes among Chinese: Composite vs. Dimensional Scoring. August 2008; 2008 Academy of Management Annual Conference, 08/08/2008 - 13/08/2008, Anaheim, United States.

KWAN, Siu On; PAK, S T; CHAO, A; HUI, C H / Attributional style in the Chinese workforce. 2007;

Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works

Kwan, Siu-on; SUE-CHAN, Christina / The Evolution of Nurturing HRM Undergraduates at City University of Hong Kong. December 2017; Proceedings of 7th Annual International Conference on Human Resource Management and Professional Development in Digital Age (HRM&PD 2017). pp. 44-47

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