Welcome to the South China Morning Post’s dedicated Management section. It brings readers a combination of exclusive interviews with senior executives, global brand builders, entrepreneurs and hot start-ups – people willing to share their insights into what makes a business (and its leaders) great. We’ll also have practical pieces from professors at some of Asia’s top business schools with case studies and top tips on how to tackle the management challenges faced by executives at every level, with a particular focus that will help people managing businesses in Asia deal with the issues they face as they expand, both in home markets and abroad.

  • Leadership training isn’t about learning to be the boss, but about developing attributes and attitudes that enable teams to perform well
  • Duff Douglas, at the Canadian International School, says they have ‘a moral obligation to equip our students with the skills and qualities to lead effectively’

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi has set up two corporate governance bodies to improve efficiency in decision making in the wake of major management reshuffles and slumping sales.

As in the rest of the world, Hong Kong’s institutions have had to grapple with pandemic-era logistical challenges on top of evolving to address the big data, fintech of the the moment


The vote ended IsZo’s revolt since May 2020 to oust Kaisa over claims of fiduciary mismanagement and business strategies that hurt shareholders’ interest.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are expected to become increasingly important to institutional investors in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a survey conducted by French bank BNP Paribas.

Technology giant Samsung Electronics may hold off on naming Lee Jae-yong as its chairman for a few months, avoiding a scenario where the newly minted leader goes to prison.

The economic growth of the GBA will spur demand for ‘international education’ from local students, says Betty Chan Po-king, CEO of Yew Chung International Schools in Hong Kong.


Accounting and management should be separate subjects. Currently, the compulsory curriculum is too wide and incoherent while the elective curriculum lacks depth. The Education Bureau must better prepare accounting students for university.


US technology giant IBM, which has about 350,000 staff worldwide, will not disclose the total number of its employees who were recently dismissed because of competitive reasons.

China is ahead of the curve when it comes to gender diversity in the workplace, with 95 per cent of businesses in the country employing at least one woman in senior management roles, according to a survey released by accounting firm Grant Thornton on Thursday.

The comments by Ma, the wealthiest Chinese entrepreneur of 2019 according to Hurun Report – with a fortune estimated at US$39 billion – come as the nation’s companies and factories crank up their levers to return to work, after the coronavirus outbreak kept 50 million workers at home over an extended Lunar New Year holiday.


The deadly Coronavirus is set to have severe downstream effect on trade and supply chains around the world, with manufacturers preparing for the worst.


Sustainability will be ‘new standard for investing’ at BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager with nearly US$7 trillion in assets under management, founder and CEO Larry Fink says. Scrutiny on thermal coal producers will increase from mid-2020.


The awards honour exceptional leadership at a particularly tumultuous moment for Hong Kong, as the worst political crisis in the city’s history and a year-long US-China trade war combined to drive the local economy into its first technical recession in a decade.

Companies with more women executives tend to perform better in the stock market, according to a Credit Suisse study of more than 3,000 firms listed across the world.

The legislation that comes into effect on Tuesday will criminalise business owners who unfairly dismiss employees harassed at work – something that 80 per cent of workers in South Korea say they have witnessed.

The lock-up period for shares held by cornerstone investors in China Tower, the world’s largest telecoms tower operator, expired on Friday. The company listed for HK$54.3 billion, in Hong Kong’s largest initial public offering in 2018.

From city planning to environmental protection, studies in sustainability are highly sought after and have become popular in both education and business fields