Professor Robin SNELL
PhD (Lancaster University)
MA (Lancaster University)
BA (University of Sheffield)

Visiting Professor
Department of Management

Tel : (852) 3963 5221

Prof. Snell is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Management at Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. After receiving a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, U.K., he began a long association with Lancaster University, U.K., where he obtained an M.A. in Organisational Psychology and a PhD in Management Learning, leaving his position as Lecturer in 1992 to work in Hong Kong. Between 1992 and 2000, he was at the City University of Hong Kong, where for a time he co-ordinated the MBA programme and edited the journal, Management Learning. He joined Lingnan University in 2000 and before retiring from his full-time position there as Professor in December 2019, he served as Head of the Management Department, Director of Business Programmes, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Director of Service-Learning. An exponent of qualitative research methodology, Prof. Snell has completed several funded projects in the areas of managerial and organisational learning, and business ethics. His research on these and related topics has been published in widely respected journals such as Asia Pacific Journal of Management, British Journal of Management, Business & Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Human Relations, International Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Management Learning, and Organization Studies. His recent research on service-learning has been published in Academy of Management Learning, Asian Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Education, Metropolitan Universities, and Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. His book, Developing Skills for Ethical Management, was published by Chapman and Hall in 1993. Prof. Snell’s teaching interest include Business Ethics, Leadership and Strategic Management.

TopIntellectual Contributions (Publications, Conferences, Books, Book Chapters, etc.)
  • Lau K. H., Snell R. S. “Confirmatory Factor Analysis for the Service-Learning Outcomes Measurement Scale (S-LOMS)”. Metropolitan Universities. Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 3-34. DOI 10.18060/23920, published 14 August, 2020,
  • Snell R. S., Lau K. H. “The Development of a Service-Learning Outcomes Measurement Scale (S-LOMS)”, Metropolitan Universities. Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 44-77. February 2020. DOI: 10.18060/23258.
  • Snell, R. S., Chan, M. Y-L., Wu, C. X., Chan C. W-Y. “Service Leadership Emergence Through Service-Learning Internships in Hong Kong.” Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. Vol. 25, Issue 2, Summer 2019, pp. 167-199. September 2019. DOI:
  • Leung C. H. T., Snell R. S. “Strategies for Social and Environmental Disclosure: The Case of Multinational Gambling Companies”, Journal of Business Ethics. Published on-line. 25 May 2019.
  • Chen T., Snell R. S., Wu C. X. “Comparing the Effects of Service-Learning versus Non-Service-Learning Project Experiences on Service Leadership Emergence and Meaning Schema Transformation”, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 474-495. December 2018.
  • Hong J., Zhao, X., Snell, R. S. “Collaborative-based HRM Practices and Open Innovation: A Conceptual Review”. International Journal of Human Resource Management. Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 31-62. November 2018.
  • Leung C. H. T., Snell R. S., “Attraction or Distraction? Corporate Social Responsibility in Macao’s Gambling Industry”, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 145, Issue 3, pp. 637-658, October 2017.
  • Hong, J., Snell, R. S., Mak, C. “Knowledge Assimilation at Foreign Subsidiaries of Japanese MNCs through Political Sensegiving and Sensemaking”, Organization Studies, Vol. 37, Issue 9, pp. 1297-1321, September 2016.
  • Hong, J. F. L. Snell, R. S., “Knowledge Development through Co-opetition: A Case Study of a Japanese Foreign Subsidiary and its Local Suppliers”, Journal of World Business, Vol. 50, Issue 4, pp. 769-780, October 2015.
  • Snell R. S., Chan, Y. L. M., Ma, H. K. C., Chan, K. M. C., “A Road Map for Empowering Undergraduates to Practice Service Leadership through Service-Learning in Teams”, Journal of Management Education, Vol. 39, Issue 3, pp. 372-399, June 2015.