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Ed Snape is Dean of the School of Business and Chair Professor of Management at Hong Kong Baptist University. He was previously Professor of Management at Durham University in the UK, and he has also served at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Universities of Bradford and Strathclyde. Previously at HKBU he was an Associate Vice President and Head of the Department of Management, and he also served as director of HKBU’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme. He earned his PhD from Durham and he has a Master’s in Industrial Relations from Cardiff University. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK’s professional association for HR specialists.


Ed Snape’s research interests include human resource management, diversity and equal opportunities, employee commitment, leadership, and industrial relations/labour studies. He has published in such journals as Academy of Management JournalBritish Journal of Industrial RelationsHuman Relations, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial RelationsJournal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management StudiesJournal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Organization Science. He is currently working on projects concerned with the role of human resource management practices in promoting unit-level service quality, the implications of workplace industrial relations climate for union participation, and the significance of members’ union citizenship for broader union strategy. In addition to his teaching and research, he has been involved in impact-related work and knowledge transfer, especially in the UK.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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