The Greater Bay Area Collaborative Tourism Research Forum 大灣區聯合旅遊研究論壇


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The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) will be hosting the "The Greater Bay Area Collaborative Tourism Research Forumwhich is jointly orangnised by the School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-Sen University, and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, on Tuesday, 8th May in the Taipa Campus of IFT.

 

It is an agenda-setting forum to identify and prioritize future joint and collaborative tourism reserch needed to address the challenges and opportunities facing the long-term tourism development of the Greater Bay Area.  

 

The Forum invites policy-makers, government officials, and decision-makers of all backgrounds and areas to participate and  raise pertinent points for research. We also invite scholars, researchers, community interest groups, think-tanks and private associations to participate. Members from the travel and hospitality industries, industry associations, and stakeholders from the Greater Bay Area are very much welcome to attend and share their opinions, as are members of the general public.

 

For details of the Forum and registration, please visit the Forum's webpage.

 

由旅遊學院、中山大學旅遊學院和香港理工大學酒店及旅遊業管理學院合辦的“大灣區聯合旅遊研究論壇”於2018年5月8日在旅遊學院氹仔校區展望樓舉行。

 

本場為議程設壇,旨在透過探討大灣區在長期旅遊發展中面臨的挑戰和機遇來辨識未來聯合旅遊研究優先課題。

 

論壇誠邀政策制訂者、政府官員和不同背景和領域的決策者參與和提出其他相關的研究課題。 論壇還邀請學者、研究人員、社區持分者、智囊團和社團參加。 同時亦非常歡迎來自大灣區的旅遊和款客業界、相關持分者及公眾參加並分享他們的意見。 

 

如欲報名參與和論壇詳程,請瀏覽論壇網頁

 

 


Date and venue of the Forum:

Date: Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Time: 3:00-5:00pm

Venue: Auitorium, TAIPA CAMPUS, IFT

 

論壇舉行地點和時間:

日期: 2018手5月8日

時間: 下午3:00-5:00

地點: 旅遊學院氹仔校區,展望樓禮堂

 

International Forum on China’s Belt and Road Initiative中國“一帶一路”倡議相關的國際論壇


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IFT will be hosting the International Forum on "China's Belt and Road Initiative: Long-Term Implications for Global Travel and Tourism" on Friday, 20th April in the Taipa Campus of IFT.

 

Organised jointly by IFT Tourism Research Centre and the College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University, the Forum will be inviting international scholars and experts to discuss in a panel format and share their insights as well as exchange ideas on key issues.

 

For details of the Forum and registration, please visit the Forum's webpage.

 

旅遊學院於2018年4月20日在氹仔校區展望樓舉行「中國“一帶一路”倡議對全球旅遊業的長遠啟示」國際論壇

 

本論壇由旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心與南開大學旅遊與服務學院合辦,將邀請學者及專家出席並就擬定的重要議題作探討和互相交流。

 

如欲報名參與和論壇詳程,請瀏覽論壇網頁

 

 


Date and venue of the Forum:

Date: Friday, 20 April 2018

Time: 2:30-5:30pm

Venue: FG51, Grand Hall, TAIPA CAMPUS, IFT

 

論壇舉行地點和時間:

日期: 2018手4月20日

時間: 下午2:30-5:30

地點: 旅遊學院氹仔校區,展望樓大禮堂FG51

 

Tourism-related Study online survey (2018 Q1) 旅遊相關調查網上問卷 (2018年第一季)

Chance to win an iPad (2018 Q1)

We invite local residents, non-local workers or students in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey about tourism. This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

 

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 5-8 minutes to complete this survey. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. By participating this survey, you will have agree the terms and conditions.

 

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into our quarterly lucky draw for an iPad.

 

This quarter we are collecting data between 27 February and 12 March 2018. The winner will be announced on 27 April 2018. Each person is only allowed to enter the lucky draw of this survey once a year. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo.

 

贏取平板電腦ipad (2018年第一季)

我們誠意邀請本澳居民或在澳門工作的外僱人士參與一項關於旅遊業的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

 

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要5-8分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷,參加者需同意有關條款及細則

 

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與季度抽獎贏取平板電腦 iPad一部

 

今季的問卷調查日期為2018年2月27日至3月12日,得獎者名單將於2018年4月27日公佈。每人每年只限參與這個問卷調查的抽獎遊戲一次。如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

 

Macao Human Resource Monitoring Study online survey 澳門人力資源監察調查網上問卷

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WIN MOP1,000 F&B voucher at the Michelin-recommended IFT Educational Restaurant

We invite full-time employees in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey on the Macao Human Resource Monitoring Study (MHRM). This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 8-10 minutes to complete this survey and your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time.

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into a lucky draw for MOP1,000 voucher of our IFT Educational Restaurant - a MICHELIN-RECOMMENDED restaurant.

We are collecting data between 25 and 31 December 2017. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo.

 

贏取米芝蓮推薦的旅遊學院教學餐廳MOP1,000餐飲禮券

我們誠意邀請本澳全職工作人士參與澳門人力資源監察調查(MHRM)的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要8-10分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷。

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與抽獎贏取旅遊學院教學餐廳-米芝蓮推薦餐廳- MOP1,000 餐飲禮券

調查日期由2017年12月25至31日,如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

 

IFT ITRC holds industry briefing on MHRM Project and releases the latest survey findings


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IFT Tourism Research Centre (ITRC) held an industry briefing on 24 Nov 2017 and released the latest findings on one of the Center’ major research projects - the Macao Human Resource Monitor Survey (MHRM).

 

The MHRM Survey is ITRC’s long-term research that regularly measures job satisfaction levels and other key HR indicators of Macao’s general labor force, with particular focus on those working in the hospitality, gaming and tourism industries. In addition to monitoring general job satisfaction, the survey looks at several key HR variables such as workers’ perceived fairness in compensation and benefits, levels of job stress, and workers’ intent to stay, social well-being and life-work balance, among others. This year, ITRC is announcing the results of two special in-depth studies on the topic of Macao workers’ perception of women as managers as well as the extent of gender bias in organizations.

 

Mr. Patrick Lo, IFT Lecturer and ITRC research staff, presented the latest trends on key HR indicators. The most recent findings show that Macao workers generally feel less satisfied with their jobs, less fairly compensated, have lower willingness to stay, and experience more stress comparing to previous years. The overall job satisfaction score for all workers is 3.38 on a 5-point Likert scale ranged from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) in the latest study. IFT Lecturer Dr. Henrique Ngan conducted a study and measured stereotypic attitudes toward women as managers, which employed the Women as Managers Scale (WAMS), and found that the average WAMS score is 4.79 on a 1- to 7-point Likert scale, in which the higher the score, the more positive the attitude towards women as managers. Though the WAMS average score is slightly above the midpoint of scale (of 4), it is lower than average scores found in other studies, particularly those from western countries.

 

Another special focus report on gender bias was carried out by Dr. Louis Vong, Assistant Professor at IFT, the results of which are now published online (together with all the findings released during the briefing). Dr. Vong’s study looked at gender bias and whether or not having a male versus female superior would affect several HR related conditions such as work performance, stress, and job satisfaction.

 

About 30 participants from industry, principally from various HR departments, attended the briefing. For complete online reports, definition of the concepts used in this report, as well as details of the methodology employed as well as respondents’ characteristics, please visit the MHRM page.

 

Industry briefing on latest findings of the Macao Human Resources Monitor Project to be held on Friday, 24 November, 2017


About the briefing

ITRC conducts the Macao HR Monitor (MHRM) Project, which regularly measures job satisfaction levels, attitudes, and opinions of Macao’s employed labor force, with particular focus on those working in the hospitality, gaming and tourism industry. The MHRM research team will update attendees of the industry briefing on the project’s latest findings and studies. The briefing is open to all members of the public and industry and will be held on Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at the conference room of the Pousada de Mong-Ha, IFT Mong-Ha Campus (details of venue below).

The aim of the MHRM project is to provide policy planners, management executives, and employee groups with up-to-date and insightful information regarding human resource and work-related issues and trends. By providing recurrent knowledge, research, and actionable information, the project hopes to improve the effectiveness of human resource management practices and policies in Macao. Read more about the MHRM Project and access past reports here.


Briefing agenda & schedule

 

(Each presentation will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A. All presentations and materials will be in English.)

 

 

3:30 pm

Trends in job satisfaction and other key HR indicators 

By Patrick Lo

Synopsis: This briefing will present the latest survey results regularly monitoring key HR metrics for Macao's labour force. This includes updates on current levels of job satisfaction, work stress, perceived fairness of compensation and benefits, as well as workers' intent-to-stay in their organizations.

 

 

4:15 pm

Overall perceptions towards women as managers

By Henrique Ngan

Synopsis: The briefing examines Macao's labour workforce perceptions towards women managers across different industries and with different background (e.g. age, gender, education) and its impact on employee turnover intentions. Implications for effective management of gender issues will be discussed. 

 

 

5:00pm 

END OF BRIEFING


Also: Special report to be published online during the briefing, giving attendees first exclusive read

 

Does gender bias exist in Macao’s organizations and does it affect our work?

By Louis Vong

Synopsis: How common are supervisors managing subordinates of the opposite sex? How does supervisor gender influence subordinates' job attitudes? Are there natural advantages for managers supervising subordinates of the same sex-or the opposite sex? This online report presents findings of a study that examined gender congruence affecting the workplace and opens up avenues for discussion among managers and employees.


Meet the MHRM Project team

 

Registration (is now closed)

The briefing will have two presentations and will be conducted in English. Each presentation will last 30 minutes and followed by a brief Q&A. Limited places available. The briefing is free of charge but registration is required to confirm attendance and is limited to a maximum of 2 participants per organization. Registration is on a first-come-first served basis and can be on the registraion form on the right.

For inquiries, please email Ms. Virginia Hong at itrc@ift.edu.mo or call 8598-1253

 

 

Date, time, and venue:

Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Conference Room, Pousada de Mong-Ha, IFT Mong-ha Campus

旅遊學院望廈迎賓館會議室

Colina de Mong-Ha, Macao 澳門望廈山

Print out taxi directions here.

 
 

Tourism-related Study online survey 旅遊相關調查網上問卷

Last quarter to win an iPad in 2017

We invite local residents or non-local worker in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey about tourism. This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

 

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 8-10 minutes to complete this survey. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. By participating this survey, you will have agree the terms and conditions.

 

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into our quarterly lucky draw for an iPad.

 

This round we are collecting data between 6 and 12 December 2017. The winner will be announced on 31 January 2018. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo .

 

把握今年最後一季贏取平板電腦ipad的機會

我們誠意邀請本澳居民或在澳門工作的外僱人士參與一項關於旅遊業的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

 

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要8-10分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷,參加者需同意有關條款及細則

 

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與季度抽獎贏取平板電腦 iPad一部

 

今期的問卷調查日期為2017年12月6日至12日,得獎者名單將於2018年1月31日公佈。如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

 

Tourism-related Study online survey 旅遊相關調查網上問卷

Wanna win an iPad? 

We invite local residents or non-local worker in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey about tourism. This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

 

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 8-10 minutes to complete this survey. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. By participating this survey, you will have agree the terms and conditions.

 

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into our quarterly lucky draw for an iPad.

 

This round we are collecting data between 19th and 25th September 2017. The winner will be announced on 27th October. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo .

 

想贏取平板電腦ipad嗎?

我們誠意邀請本澳居民或在澳門工作的外僱人士參與一項關於旅遊業的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

 

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要8-10分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷,參加者需同意有關條款及細則

 

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與季度抽獎贏取平板電腦 iPad一部

 

今期的問卷調查日期為2017年9月19日至25日,得獎者名單將於10月27日公佈。如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

 

Macao Human Resource Monitoring Study online survey 澳門人力資源監察調查網上問卷

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WIN MOP1,000 F&B voucher at the michelin-recommended IFT educational restaurant

We invite full-time employees in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey on the Macao Human Resource Monitoring Study (MHRM). This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete this survey and your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time.

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into a lucky draw for MOP1,000 voucher of our IFT Educational Restaurant - a MICHELIN-RECOMMENDED restaurant.

We are collecting data between 23 and 30 June 2017. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo.

 

贏取米芝蓮推薦的旅遊學院教學餐廳MOP1,000餐飲禮券

我們誠意邀請本澳全職工作人士參與澳門人力資源監察調查(MHRM)的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要10-15分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷。

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與抽獎贏取旅遊學院教學餐廳-米芝蓮推薦餐廳- MOP1,000 餐飲禮券

問卷調查日期2017年6月23至30日,如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

 

The Second Conference of International Place Branding Association (IPBA)

The Second Conference of International Place Branding Association (IPBA) will be held on 5-7 December 2017 in Swansea, Wales, U.K. (Swansea Marriott Hotel and Swansea University Bay Campus.

 

The Conference will gather place branding experts from academia, practice and policy making
for a valuable discussion around this fascinating cutting edge intersection of marketing, tourism,
economic development, events organisation, heritage management, spatial design, public diplomacy and human geography.

 

The Conference intends to be inclusive of good quality papers and presentations that cover a wide range of topics but we particularly welcome contributions that:

 

  • Advance the theoretical understanding of the field incorporating cross‐disciplinary knowledge.
  • Use multiple, comparative case studies that reflect on cross‐case conclusions.
  • Advance the clarification of major concepts (e.g. place marketing vs place branding vs place promotion).
  • Explore and analyse the differences between major application fields (e.g. tourism vs. resident attachment vs. investment attraction) and/or major place scales (cities vs. regions vs. nations).
  • Critically examine the use and potential of digital technologies & social media in place branding.
  • Elaborate on the role of identity, history and heritage in the branding of places.
  • Examine the role of creativity and innovation in place branding strategies.
  • Analyse the significance of stakeholder engagement for effective place branding and methods to facilitate it.
  • Detail a potential future research agenda for place branding.

 

KEY DATES

 

  • Submission of abstracts closes: May 1
  • Submission of full papers/ cases closes: June 30
  • Feedback to authors: August 30
  • Early Bird Registration closes: October 15
  • Re-submission of full papers/ cases closes: October 30
  • Registration closes: November 1
  • Conference: December 5-7

 

For more information and updates about the Conferenc and IPBA, please visit: http://placebranding.org/. We are looking forward to meeting you in Swansea !

Tourism-related Study online survey 旅遊相關調查網上問卷

Wanna win an iPad Mini 4? 

We invite local residents or non-local workers in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey about tourism. This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

 

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 8-10 minutes to complete this survey. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. By participating this survey, you will have agree the terms and conditions.

 

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into our quarterly lucky draw for an iPad Mini 4.

 

This round we are collecting data between 9th and 15th June 2017. The winner will be announced on 24th July. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo.

 

想得到平板電腦ipad mini 4嗎?

我們誠意邀請本澳居民或在澳門工作的外僱人士參與一項關於旅遊業的問卷調查的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

 

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要8-10分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷,參加者需同意有關條款及細則

 

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與季度抽獎贏取平板電腦 iPad Mini 4一部

 

今期的問卷調查日期為2017年6月9日至15日,得獎者名單將於7月24日公佈。如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

 

BEYOND THE WAVES: The 4th International Conference on Events (ICE2017)

BEYOND THE WAVES: The 4th International Conference on Events (ICE2017), is to be held at Rosen College of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA, during 12-14 December 2017.

 

In this year’s ICE, we see the meeting of many key academics in event studies from around the world, with notable keynote speakers such as Prof. Donald Getz and Prof. Stephen Page. There are also ample opportunities to engage with other prolific reseachers in tourism and events.

 

Authors are encouraged to submit their structured abstract (1200 words including references) by 1 June 2017. For more details, please visit the official website http://stars.library.ucf.edu/ice2017/ .

Tourism-related Study online survey 旅遊相關調查網上問卷

wanna win an iPad Mini 4? 

We invite local residents or non-local workers in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey about tourism. This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 5-8 minutes to complete this survey. Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. By participating this survey, you will have agree the terms and conditions.

 

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into our quarterly lucky draw for an iPad Mini 4.

 

This round we are collecting data between 20th and 26th March 2017. The winner will be announced on 24 April 2017. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo.

 

想得到平板電腦ipad mini 4嗎?

我們誠意邀請本澳居民或在澳門工作的外僱人士參與一項關於旅遊業的問卷調查的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

 

本次問卷回應均為匿名並作嚴格的保密處理。整份問卷大約需要5-8分鐘的時間完成,而您的參與完全自願的,並可隨時退出問卷,參加者需同意有關條款及細則

 

成功完成問卷調查的受訪者將可參與季度抽獎贏取平板電腦 iPad Mini 4一部

 

今期的問卷調查日期為2017年3月20至26日,得獎者名單將於4月24日公佈。如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

Macao Human Resource Monitoring Study online survey 澳門人力資源監察調查網上問卷

wanna win MOP1,000 F&B voucher at the michelin-recommended IFT educational restaurant? 

We invite full-time employees in Macao to participate in a web-based online survey on the Macao Human Resource Monitoring Study (MHRM). This is one of the longitudinal studies conducted by the ITRC.

Your response is anonymous and data collected are treated in strict confidence. It will take you approximately 8 minutes to complete this survey and your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time.

Respondents who have successfully completed the survey will enter into a lucky draw for MOP1,000 voucher of our IFT Educational Restaurant - a MICHELIN-RECOMMENDED restaurant.

We are collecting data until 31 Dec 2016. If you have any enquiry about the study, please feel free to email itrc@ift.edu.mo.

 

想得到獲米芝蓮推薦的旅遊學院教學餐廳MOP1,000餐飲禮券嗎?

我們誠意邀請本澳全職工作人士參與澳門人力資源監察調查(MHRM)的網上問卷調查。本研究為旅遊學院旅遊業研究暨科研中心(ITRC)的長期調研項目之一。

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問卷調查日期至2016年12月31日,如對本次網上問卷調查有任何疑問,歡迎電郵至 itrc@ift.edu.mo

The industry briefing on MHRM was sucessfully held with representatives from 17 local organizations attended

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The industry briefing on Macao Human Resource Monitor Project (MHRM) was successfully held at IFT on 1 December 2016. There were 34 representatives from 17 local hotels/ organisations attended the Briefing during which the latest survey results of 2014 and 2015 for measures such as job satisfaction, job stress, perceived fairness of compensation and benefits, workers’ intent-to-stay in their organizations among the tourism and hospitality industry, etc. were announced by Mr. Patrick Lo, Lecturer at IFT. The first Industry Briefing on MHRM was held in 2014.

 

Three special reports were also presented by Mr. Henrique Ngan, Lecturer, Dr. Louis Vong, Assistant Professor, Prof. Don Dioko, Director of ITRC in addressing the career prospects, retention fundamentals, as well as service tenure.

 

Details of these reports can be viewed on the MHRM page.

Industry briefing on latest findings of the Macao Human Resources Monitor Project to be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016


About the briefing

ITRC conducts the Macao HR Monitor (MHRM) Project, which regularly measures job satisfaction levels, attitudes, and opinions of Macao’s employed labor force, with particular focus on those working in the hospitality, gaming and tourism industry. The MHRM research team will update attendees of the industry briefing on the project’s latest findings and studies. The briefing is open to all members of the public and industry and will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016, 15:00 to 17:00, at the conference room of the Pousada de Mong-ha, IFT Main Campus (details of venue below).

The aim of the MHRM project is to provide policy planners, management executives, and employee groups with up-to-date and insightful information regarding human resource and work-related issues and trends. By providing recurrent knowledge, research, and actionable information, the project hopes to improve the effectiveness of human resource management practices and policies in Macao. Read more about the MHRM Project and access past reports here.


Briefing agenda & schedule

 

(Each presentation will last approximately 20 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A. All presentations and materials will be in English.)

 

 

3:00 pm

Trends in job satisfaction and other key HR indicators 

By Patrick Lo & Wendy Tang

Synopsis: This briefing will present latest survey results for measures such as job satisfaction, work stress, perceived fairness of compensation and benefits, as well as workers’ intent-to-stay in their organizations.

 

 

3:30 pm

How do employees perceive their career prospects in their organizations? Are these expectations realistic or too optimistic?

By Henrique Ngan

Synopsis: Employees value the career prospects offered by their organizations. But how do they perceive their chances for promotion and what are their expectations? This briefing reports the findings of a study that examined employees’ expectations for promotion and how well it corresponds to the reality. The briefing will name the factors related to these expectations and their implications for employees and their organizations

 

 

4:00 pm

Retention fundamentals: understanding the determinants of employee intention to stay

By Louis Vong

Synopsis: How can organizations identify which types of employees are more likely to stay or leave their jobs? What can organizations do to retain them? This session presents the findings of a study that examined the individual and organizational determinants influencing employees’ intent to stay with their employers.

 

 

4:30 pm

The 3.25-year “itch”— How long do employees stay in their organizations

By Leonardo (Don) Dioko

Synopsis: Based on analysis comparing long vs short staying employees, this briefing identifies the factors that likely influence employee length of tenure and suggest a few implications for management and organizations in Macao.

 

 

5:00pm 

END OF BRIEFING


Meet the MHRM Project team

 

Registration

The briefing will have four presentations and will be conducted in English. Each presentation will last 20 minutes and followed by a brief Q&A. Limited places available. The briefing is free of charge but registration is required to confirm attendance and is limited to a maximum of 2 participants per organization. Registration is on a first-come-first served basis and can be made here:

For inquiries, please email Ms. Virginia Hong at itrc@ift.edu.mo or call 8598-1253

Date, time, and venue:

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 15:00-17:00

Conference Room, Pousada de Mong-Ha, IFT Main Campus

旅遊學院望廈迎賓館會議室

Colina de Mong-Ha, Macao 澳門望廈山

Print out taxi directions here.

 

ITRC discussed about enhancing the FIT Policy

  Source of the photo: Macao Daily

Source of the photo: Macao Daily

Our ITRC research team member, Mr. Patrick Lo, represented IFT to discuss about enhancing the Free Individual Travellers (FIT) Policy together with the other panelistes at the Macau Forum, program of the TDM on Sunday, 22 March 2016.

 

The panelists suggested increasing the proportions of the long-haul and the high-spending visitors could help driving the development of the hotel, the MICE and the tourism industries.

 

Mr. Patrick Lo believed that we should understand the goal of enhancing the FIT Policy. If we'd like to increase the visitor's purchasing power, adjusting the frequency of issuing visa in some reagions and issuing more business-visa can be considered.

 

 

The Inaugural Conference of the International Place Branding Association (IPBA 2016)

We are pleased to announce that the next DBM Conference is set to take place in conjunction with the Inaugural Conference of the International Place Branding Association (IPBA 2016)between 7-9 December 2016 in London (Hendon Hall Hotel and Middlesex University Campus). It is now calling for papers and details can be found here.

 

The conference will incorporate the following research tracks:

  • The STOCKHOLM/TSINGHUA UNIVERSITIES City Branding track
  • The IFT/USC/WCTR/SURREY UNIVERSITY Destination Branding and Marketing track
  • The MIDDLESEX/VALLE D’AOSTA/LINCOLN UNIVERSITIES Doctoral Colloquium
  • The POZNAN UNIVERSITY/BEST PLACE Nations and Regions Branding track
  • The IPM Place Branding SIG - Place Management track

 

KEY DATES

  • Submission of abstracts and registration opens: May 1
  • Submission of abstracts closes: July 18
  • Feedback to abstracts: September 5
  • Submission of full papers closes: October 3
  • Early Bird Registration closes: October 3
  • Feedback to full papers: November 7
  • Registration closes: November 14
  • Conference: December 7-9

 

For more information, please visit: http://placebranding.org/. We are looking forward to meeting you in London !

The 22nd Asia Pacific Tourism Association Annual Conference

 

As one of the co-organisers of the 22nd Asia Pacific Tourism Association Annual Conference (APTA 2016), IFT would like to bring to you the APTA 2016 which will be held in 1-4 June 2016 in Beijing, China. Organized by APTA with the co-organising institute, Beijing International Studies Univerity, the Conference is now calling for abstract with submission deadline by 21 February 2016.

 

For more details, please visit the Conference website at http://apta2016.wix.com/index .