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Operations Research

Playing boss can be rewarding

The Hong Kong Management Game provides a realistic, computer-simulated business environment in which teams try to outsmart each other with well-developed business strategies.

Saturday, 7 May, 2011, 12:00am

Quotes of the Week

We had a narrow definition of the meaning of [the] sales of personal data at that time.

Embattled chief executive of Octopus Holdings, Prudence Chan Bik-wah, backtracking on her statement that customers' personal data was never sold after revealing a profit of HK$44 million by selling such data

31 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Co-operation is name of the game

The Hong Kong Management Game aims to teach general management skills to teams who interact in a realistic business environment.

1 May 2010 - 12:00am

Tough game even for veteran professionals

Just because you have years of corporate work experience - or are an avid fan of the Simbusi game - it doesn't mean you stand a better chance of winning the Hong Kong Management Game, says the designer of the computer simulation.

8 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Increase in orders boosts job creation

Hong Kong private companies further expanded their workforces last month, marking the fastest pace in job-creation since April 2004, a report showed yesterday.

The Brunswick purchasing managers' index (PMI) showed a reading of 53.8, reflecting growth in output, new orders, employment and stocks of goods purchased.

2 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Proposal puts young singles at back of queue for flats

Young singles will have to wait up to 13 years before they can get their own public flats under a proposed points system released yesterday.

Officials presented two options to members of the Housing Authority, both involving an annual quota and a scoring system that favours older people.

Only those over 40 will be given a subsidised unit within three years.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Queue jumpers still causing problems

I refer to the reply from Simon Chan, for Commissioner of Transport, headlined 'Shorter wait thanks to improved frequency' (Sunday Morning Post, June 16).

As Mr Chan said the average waiting time was three minutes for the No 1 minibus from Central to the Peak, I decided to note the time. From June 17-28, on weekdays, the average waiting time was 7.5 minutes.

7 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Experts create model citizens to study how crowds panic

Fatal stampedes like the one that killed 20 people in Lan Kwai Fong on New Year's Day in 1993 are the subject of two breakthrough studies to help design safer roads and buildings.

City University engineers and a team of researchers from Germany and Hungary have independently developed mathematical models that account for different movements of individuals in a panicked crowd.

2 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Simulators drill K Line handlers

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has ordered the latest-model simulators to train staff on cargo-handling and boiler operations on specialised vessels such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas carriers and oil tankers.

Its aim is to maintain or upgrade the high level of handling necessary for safety in such operations.

31 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Present system unfair

I strongly believe that the current system of marriage registration is very inefficient and should be changed.

A couple intending to marry, can only book, at the most, three months in advance. This means that it is necessary for members of the public who want to get married on an auspicious, or lucky day, to queue up, sometimes for several days and nights.

29 Sep 1999 - 12:00am