Patrick S.W. Fong
BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, MRICS, MHKIS, MIVM
Associate Professor, Associate Head (Partnership); Dept. Partnership Committee Chair; WIE Academic Supervisor & Mentorship; Academic Advisor
Tel.: (852) 2766 5801 Fax: (852) 2764 5131
E-mail address: bspafong@polyu.edu.hk
 

Patrick completed his BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics at the University of Salford, UK in 1987 and won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Building Magazine prizes. While working full-time in the UK for Building Design Partnership in Manchester and later for Gardiner & Theobald in London, he completed an MSc degree by research in the area of Value Management from the University of Salford. After obtaining his MSc qualification, he worked for a small practice in the UK as Director of Building Cost Information and Research. He left the UK and returned to Hong Kong in 1992 and worked for a large property developer in an in-house project management team overseeing a major commercial and office development project in a prime location. He left the industry and joined academia in 1994 to work as an assistant professor at the PolyU. Patrick graduated from the Warwick Business School, UK with a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

Besides the construction-related professional qualifications cited above, Patrick is also a member of various management-oriented professional societies both locally and abroad. These include: Member of the Academy of Management (USA),Founding Member of the International Association for Chinese Management Research and Project Management Institute.

Teaching
 
Main areas
Engineering Economics
Professional Practice
Knowledge Management
Value Management
Research and Scholarly Activities
 
Research
Interests
Knowledge Management
Innovation Management
Individual/Team/Organizational Learning
 
Current
Research
Projects
Investigating and Formulating Policies for Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Strategies in Six Key Industries: Propelling Hong Kong towards a Knowledge-based Economy.
Learning through Failures: An Analysis of Managers' and Leaders' Behaviour in the Construction and Real Estate Industries.
Strategic Knowledge Management Implementation System for Construction Organizations Operating in Hong Kong.
Capturing and Reusing Construction Know-how and Experiences via Narratives.
Learning and Practising Knowledge Harnessing and Sharing Techniques in the WebCT Vista Environment.
Construction Industry Development and the Knowledge-Based Economy: A Cross-Country Comparison
Designing a Knowledge Portal for a Construction Contracting Organisation.
Designing Knowledge Workplaces: A Multi-dimensional Approach.
Knowledge Networking in Construction, Industrial and Professional Settings: An Empirical Investigation.
Intra and Inter-project Learning and Knowledge Management in Construction Projects.
Dynamics of Knowledge Sharing in Professional Services Organisations in Construction: Implications for Utilisation of Knowledge Management Systems.
Knowledge Creation in Multidisciplinary Project Teams in Construction.
 
Research
Students
Supervision
Organisational Social Capital and Enterprise Performance in Management Consulting Firms
Open Innovation and Knowledge Management
Knowledge Retention for an Ageing Workforce in a Government Department
Creating Transactional Spaces for Knowledge Exchange in Sustainability Issues: Case Studies of Hong Kong’s Urban Environment.
The Use of Stories and Storytelling as Knowledge Sharing Practices in the Construction Industry: Bringing Project/Organisational Experiences to Life for Learning and Development.
Capturing, Sharing and Re-using Lessons to Improve Multi-stakeholder Learning in Construction Projects.
Implicit Knowledge Management Processes in Knowledge-based Organisations.
Social Network and Safety Knowledge Sharing (jointly withTsinghua University, China)
Course Administration
 
 
Associate Head (Partnership)
Dept. Partnership Committee Chair
WIE Academic Supervisor & Mentorship
Academic Advisor
Consultancy and Professional Service
 
Consultancy
Knowledge management, project management and value management facilitation and training services.
 
Professional
Service
CIB W102 Commission Member - Information and Knowledge Management in Building.
Paper reviewers to various refereed journals, e.g. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Construction Management and Economics, International Journal of Project Management, Organization Studies, Automation in Construction.
Selected Recent Publication List
 
Externally
Refereed
Paper
1
Fong, P.S.W. (2010) Building Teams that Learn: A Study of Learning Effects in Engineering Student Teams, Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 136(3), 121-127.
2
Hayles, C.S., Graham, M. and Fong, P.S.W. (2010) Value Management as a Framework for Sustainable Decision Making, Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer,163(1), 43-50.
3
Fong, P.S.W. and Kwok, C.W.C. (2009) Organizational Culture and Knowledge Management Success at Project and Organizational Levels in Contracting Firms, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 135(12), 1348-1356.
4
Fong, P.S.W. and Wong, K.C. (2009) Knowledge and Experience Sharing in Projects-based Building Maintenance Community of Practice, International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 3(3/4), 275-294.
5
Fong, P.S.W. and Lee, H.F. (2009) Acquisition, Reuse and Sharing of Knowledge in Property Management Firms,Facilities, 27(7/8), 291-314 (Highly Commended AwardWinner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010).
6
Fong, P.S.W. and Dettwiler, P. (2009) Entrepreneurial Firms and their Knowledge Creation: A Study of Real Estate Management, Facilities, 27(7/8), 267-276.
7
Fong, P.S.W. and Choi, S.K.Y. (2009) The Processes of Knowledge Management in Professional Services Firms in the Construction Industry: A Critical Assessment of Both Theory and Practice, Journal of Knowledge Management, 13(2), 110-126.
8
Fong, P.S.W. (2008) Knowing Differently, Innovating Together? Exploring the Dynamics of Knowledge Creation across Boundaries in Clients' Design Teams, In Brandon , P.S. and Lu, S.L. (eds.) Clients Driving Innovation.Oxford: Blackwell.
9
Fong, P.S.W. (2008) Can We Learn from our Past? Managing Knowledge and Learning within and across Projects, In Becerra-Fernandez, I. and Leidner, D. (eds.)Knowledge Management: An Evolutionary View of the Field. Advances in Management Information Systems Research Monograph, Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe Inc.
10
Fong, P.S.W. (2008) Working and Learning in Interdisciplinary Project Communities, In Jennex, M.E.(ed.) Knowledge Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. pp. 1605-1614, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
11
Fong, P.S.W. (2008) Multidisciplinary Project Teams, InJennex, M.E. (ed.) Knowledge Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. pp. 3276-3284 ,Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
12
Fong, P.S.W. and Lung, B.W.C. (2007) Inter-organisational Teamwork in the Construction Industry, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 133(2), 157-168.
13
Fong, P.S.W., Hills, M.J. and Hayles, C.S. (2007) Dynamic Knowledge Creation through Value Management Teams,ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 23(1), 40-49.
14
Fong, P.S.W. and Chu, L. (2006) Exploratory Study of Knowledge Sharing in Contracting Companies: A Sociotechnical Perspective, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 132(9), 928-939.
15
Fong, P.S.W. and Yip, J.C.H. (2006) An Investigative Study of the Application of Lessons Learned Systems in Construction Projects. Journal for Education in the Built Environment, 1(2), 27-38.
16
Fong, P.S.W. (2005) Building a Knowledge Sharing Culture in Construction Project Teams. In Anumba, C. Egbu, C. & Carrillo, P. (Eds.) Knowledge Management in Construction.Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
17
Love, P., Fong, P.S.W. and Irani, Z. (Eds.) (2005)Management of Knowledge in Project Environments.Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN 0-7506-6251-4.
18
Fong, P.S.W. (2005) Managing Knowledge in Project-based Professional Service Firms: An International Comparison, In Love, P., Fong, P.S.W. and Irani, Z. (eds.)Management of Knowledge in Project Environments, Butterworth-Heinemann.
19
Fong, P.S.W. (2005) Co-creation of Knowledge by Multidisciplinary Project Teams, In Love, P., Fong, P.S.W. and Irani, Z. (eds.) Management of Knowledge in Project Environments, Butterworth-Heinemann.
20
Fong, P.S.W. and Wong, K.C. (2005) Capturing and Reusing Building Maintenance Knowledge: A Socio-technical Perspective. In Kazi, A.S. (Ed.) Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Inc., pp.67-89.
21
Fong, P.S.W. and Cao, Y. (2004) Knowledge Management in General Practice Surveying Firms: Awareness and Practices. November, RICS Foundation Research Paper, Vol. 4, Number 26, London: RICS Foundation.
22
Fang, D.P., Fong, P.S.W. and Li, M. (2004) Risk Assessment Model of Tendering for Chinese Building Projects, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 130(6), 862-868.
23
Fang, D.P., Li, M., Fong, P.S.W. and Shen, L.Y. (2004) Risks in Chinese Construction Market - Contractors’ Perspective, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 130(6), 853-861.
24
Fong, P.S.W. (2003) Knowledge Creation in Multidisciplinary Project Teams: An Empirical Study of the Processes and Their Dynamic Interrelationships,International Journal of Project Management, 21(7), 479-486.
 
Externally
Refereed Conference
Papers
1
Liew, T.B.Y., Tsui, E., Fong, P.S.W. and Lau, A. (2010) Delivering Scenario-based Learning with RAPIDS, Teaching & Learning Innovation Symposium 2010, 7 June,The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
2
Leung, J.K.L. and Fong, P.S.W. (2010) Storytelling as Knowledge Transfer Mechanism in Construction Projects,2nd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, 1-2 June, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China [won Merit  Award for the Construction Management Stream].
3
Fang, D.P., Huang, J.X. and Fong, P.S.W. (2010) Sharing Construction Safety Knowledge Through Social Networks,CIB World Congress 2010, 10-13 May, Salford, UK.
4
Lo, T.K.M. and Fong, P.S.W. (2010) Enhancing Quality of Lessons Learned: Evaluating Knowledge Management Practices in Project Management, CIB World Congress 2010, 10-13 May, Salford, UK.
5
Liew, T.B.Y., Tsui, E., Fong, P.S.W. and Lau, A. (2009) Learning Knowledge Management Concepts via the Use of a Scenario Building Tool on an E-Learning Platform,International Conference on Hybrid Learning (ICHL 2009), 25-27 August, Macau.
6
Lo, K.M. and Fong, P.S.W. (2009) Capturing, sharing and re-using lessons to improve learning in construction projects, International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, 5-6 June, Hong Kong.
7
Hills, M.J., Fox, P.W., Fong, P.S.W., Hon, C.K.H. and Skitmore, M. (2008) The role of project managers in construction industry development, AACE International's 52nd Annual Meeting & ICEC’s 6th World Congress on Cost Engineering, Project Management and Quantity Surveying, 29 June – 2 July, Toronto, Canada.
8
Fong, P.S.W. and Dettwiler, P. (2008) Knowledge Creation in Entrepreneurial Firms: The Role of Real Estate Management Activities, CIB W70 International Conference in Facilities Management, 16-18 June, Heriot WattUniversity, Edinburgh, UK.
9
Hayles, C.S. and Fong, P.S.W. (2008) Developing strategies for the delivery of sustainable building projects: Exploring the adoption of simple management tools to improve communication and collaboration, CIB W107 Construction in Developing Countries International Symposium - "Construction in Developing Countries: Procurement, Ethics and Technology", 18-20 January, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.
10
Fong, P.S.W. and Yeung, C.S.F. (2007) Sharing Knowledge through Peer Mentoring: A Study of Professional Grade Staff in Government Works Departments, ASCE Construction Research Congress, 6-8 May, Grand Bahamas Island, The Bahamas.
11
Hills, M.J., Fox, P.W., Fong, P.S.W., Hon, C.K.H. and Skitmore, M. (2006) Factors influencing the development of Hong Kong’s construction industry: a qualitative study,Joint International Conference on Construction Culture, Innovation, and Management (CCIM), 26-29 November, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
12
Hayles, C.S. and Fong, P.S.W. (2006) Utilising value management and knowledge management to develop strategies for the delivery of sustainable construction and green building projects, The 8th International VM Conference – "The World of Innovation", 2-3 November, Hong Kong.
13
Fong, P.S.W. and Choi, S.K.Y. (2006) Managing Knowledge in Project-based Professional Services Organisations: A Study of Quantity Surveying Firms inHong Kong, IRNOP VII Conference, 11-13 October, Xi’an,China.
14
Fong, P.S.W. (2006) Managing Knowledge and Learning within and across Projects, Doctoral Symposium in Strategy, Programme and Project Management, 23-25 August, ESC Lille, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Lille (Lille Graduate School of Management), France.
15
Fong, P.S.W. (2006) Project Professionals and Workplace Learning, PMI Research Conference 2006 - New Directions in Project Management, 16-19 July, Montreal, Canada.
16
Huang, J.X., Fong, P.S.W. and Fang, D.P. (2006) An Empirical Study on Sources of Safety Knowledge in the Construction Industry, CIB W99 International Conference on Global Unity for safety and Health in Construction, 28-30 June, Beijing, China.
17
Fong, P.S.W. and Choi, S.K.Y. (2006) A Framework of Knowledge Processes for Professional Quantity Surveying Firms in Hong Kong, Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, 14-16 June, Montreal, Canada.
18
Dettwiler, P. and Fong, P.S.W. (2006) Learning fromSweden: Transfer of Facilities Management Related Variables of Growth Firms to China, CIB W70 2006Trondheim International Symposium - Changing User Demands on Buildings: Needs for Lifecycle Planning and Management, 12-14 June, Trondheim, Norway.
19
Fong, P.S.W. and Lee, K.Y. (2006) Sharing Knowledge in a Contractor’s Team: A Case Study of Disney’s Adventureland Project, ASCE-CIB Specialty Conference on Leadership and Management in Construction Engineering and Management, 4-6 May, Grand Bahama Island,Bahamas.
20
Fong, P.S.W. and Ko, A.W.M. (2006) Partnering as a Way to Stimulate Knowledge Sharing among Partnered Firms,ASCE- CIB Specialty Conference on Leadership and Management in Construction Engineering and Management, 4-6 May, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.
21
Fong, P.S.W. and Yip, J.C.H. (2006) An Investigative Study of the Application of Lessons Learned Systems in Construction Management, Built Environment Education and Research (BEAR) Conference – Construction Sustainability and Innovation, 10-13 April, Hong Kong.
22
Fong, P.S.W. and Lee, G.H.F. (2006) Acquisition and Reuse of Knowledge in Property Management Firms, Built Environment Education and Research (BEAR) Conference – Construction Sustainability and Innovation, 10-13 April, Hong Kong.
23
Fong, P.S.W. (2005) Project Management Research in Hong Kong: Examining the Past and Predicting Future Trends, 1st Greater China Project Management Summit 2005 - Greater China PM in Action, 18-19 November, Beijing, China (Invited).
24
Fong, P.S.W. (2005) Managing Knowledge Within and Across Construction Projects: Perceptions, Practices and Cultures, Joint CIOB/MBAM International Construction Conference, 15-16 September, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Invited).
25
Fong, P.S.W. and Tong, I.N.P. (2005) Managing Knowledge in Construction Disputes, CIB 2005 Joint Symposium - Combining Forces: Advancing Facilities Management and Construction through Innovation, 13-16 June, Helsinki, Finland.
26
Fong, P.S.W. and Lo, L.C. (2005) Sharing Knowledge across Professional Boundaries in the Architectural Services Department, CIB 2005 Joint Symposium - Combining Forces: Advancing Facilities Management and Construction through Innovation, 13-16 June, Helsinki, Finland.
27
Hayles, S.C. and Fong, P.S.W. (2005) Communicating Value Management Workshop Outcomes for Better Teamwork and Collaboration, 7th International Value Management Conference "Why Re-Invent the Wheel", 2-3 June, Hong Kong.
28
Fong, P.S.W. and Wong, K.C. (2005) Experience Sharing and Reuse in Building Maintenance, CIB W102 International Conference - Information and Knowledge Management in a Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Construction Organizations, 19-20 May, Lisboa, Portugal.
29
Hayles, C. and Fong, P.S.W. (2005) Managing Knowledge through Value Management for Sustainable Project Solutions, Conference on Sustainable Building - South-East Asia, 11-13 April, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
30
Fong, P.S.W. (2005) Learning and Knowledge Aspects in Construction Projects: An International Study of Top Design and Construction Firms: Preliminary Findings,Construction Research Congress 2005, 5-7 April, San Diego, USA.
31
Fong, P.S.W. and Cao, Y. (2004) Managing Knowledge in General Practice Surveying Firms - A Comparative Study between SME and Large Firms, International Conference on Knowledge Management (iCKM’04), 13-15 December,Singapore.
Prizes and Awards
 
 
Member Scholar, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/iiqm/iiqmscholars.cfm, since 11 May 2009
Erasmus Mundus Scholar, 2007.
In MARQUIS Who’s Who in the World, 24th Edition, 2007.
Visiting Scholar, Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects (CRGP), Stanford University, USA, Summer 2009 & 2010.
Visiting Research Scholar, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Foundation (2005)
FIRST Recipient of the Thomas D. Snodgrass Value Teaching Award, SAVE International, USA in 2000. This award was first introduced in 1998

 


Updated on Aug 2014