Official Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Email: michael.lai@usj.edu.mo


Short Bio

Professor Michael Lai is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Saint Joseph. He received his PhD from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2019, focusing on the strategies of sharing economy projects towards social transformation. His research and teaching interests are wide-ranging, including social policy and social development, social enterprise and social innovation, social impact assessment, programme planning and evaluation, and digital sociology. He has accumulated years of teaching experience as visiting associates since 2012 and also as a visiting lecturer from 2018 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Apart from academic research and teaching, he has collaboration with the community organizations, non-governmental organizations and social enterprises in Hong Kong and Taiwan for community training and programme evaluation. Prior to academia, he worked in various fields including social welfare sector, think tank and university research institute.

Publications

Articles and Book Chapters

Lai, M.K.W. (in press). Social investment and social welfare: International and critical perspectives (review), China Journal of Social Work. doi:10.1080/17525098.2019.1660064


Leung, Z. C. S., Ho, A. P. Y., Tjia, L. Y. N., Tam, R. K. Y., Chan, K. T., & Lai, M. K. W. (2019). Social Impacts of Work Integration Social Enterprise in Hong Kong – Workfare and Beyond. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 10(2), 159-176. doi:10.1080/19420676.2018.1541007


陳錦棠、黎家偉(2016):社會企業的跨界治理 – 香港社會企業與營利部門之互動合作關係,輯於官有垣、陳錦棠、王仕圖編《社會企業的治理:臺灣與香港的比較》,(頁155-172),臺灣,巨流圖書公司。


陳錦棠、黎家偉(2016):香港社會企業的治理與社會影響,輯於官有垣、陳錦棠、王仕圖編《社會企業的治理:臺灣與香港的比較》,(頁195-212),臺灣,巨流圖書公司


陳錦棠、黎家偉(2013),〈香港社會企業的社會影響初探〉,《社區發展季刊》,第143期,頁151-160

 

Conference

Lai, M.K.W. (2019). Unravelling sharing economy: Experiences from Hong Kong, conference presented at 6th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy, 28-29 June, 2019, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands


Lai, M.K.W. (2019). Collective action towards social transformation through sharing commons: case study of a sharing economy project in Hong Kong, conference presented at 7th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise – “Sustainable development through social enterprise, co-operative and voluntary action”, 24-27 June, 2019, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom


Ho, P.Y., & Lai, M.K.W. (2018). Sharing Economy in Hong Kong: an innovative strategy towards social transformation?, conference presented at 5th International Conference on Social Enterprise in Asia – “Social enterprise and social economy in Asia: Inclusive local community and global civil society”, 21-23 September, 2018, Ritsumeikan University, Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan


黎家偉(2016年12月):香港社企治理與社會發展初探,胡哲生(主持人),2016第七屆社會企業學術研討會,社團法人台灣社會企業創新創業學會主辦,耕莘文教院,台北。


Lai, M.K.W. (2016). Constructed social enterprise policy in Hong Kong: role of policy / social entrepreneurs, paper presented at 6th International Postgraduate Conference – “Finding Futures in Uncertainties”, 22-24 September, 2016, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Ho, P.Y., & Lai, M.K.W. (2014). Measuring Social Impact of Social Enterprises: Is SROI a promising approach in Hong Kong?, paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Social Enterprise in Asia – “Searching for Motives, Models and Measurement”, 4-6 July, 2014, Yonsei Univesity, South Korea


Chan, K.T. & Lai, M.K.W. (2013). Development of Social Enterprise in Hong Kong: A Review of Policy Initiatives, paper presented at 4th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, 1-4 July 2013, University of Liege, Belgium


陳錦棠、黎家偉(2012年10月):香港社會企業的政策議題,2012兩岸三地社會企業學術暨實務研討會,中華組織發展協會主辦,台北。

 

Invited presentation

Lai, M.K.W. (2018). Unravelling Sharing Economy: Experiences from Hong Kong. School of Creative Industries Seminar Series, May 25, School of Creative Industries, University of South Australia, Adelaide


黎家偉(2018年12月15日);《共享經濟與社會企業》,世新大學非營利與社會企業系列專題演講,台北


黎家偉(2018年4月13日);《藍屋建築群社區概覽》,聖雅各福群會,香港


黎家偉(2017年10月7日);《香港社會企業:發展與議題》,世新大學非營利與社會企業系列專題演講,台北


葉富強、石秋新、黎家偉(2017年1月7日):《社區把脈:城市發展「望、聞、問、切」》,《土瓜灣之後》社區生活提案展,藍屋創作室,牛棚藝術村

 


Modules

Year 1 Bachelor
LIS230
2.00 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
LBA222
3.00 credits
Year 4 Bachelor