Staff Data:
LAU, MENG CHAN(VIRGINIA)
M.B.A., C.P.A.
Title:LECTURER
Email:
Tel:8598 1424

Biography

Virginia has joined IFT since 2010, and she is teaching various subjects, including accounting, financial management and brand management. Prior to joining IFT, Virginia has years of experiences in public and private accounting firms in United States, Hong Kong and China as well as teaching experience with other institutes in Macau. Virginia also has industrial experience working with various brands in the OEM process involving design, contracting, manufacturing and quality control. She participated in various consultancy projects in Macau, incluing retail industry satisfaction, tourist profiling and local tourism development. Virginia has published in various tourism and hospitality journals and her research interests include:

- Generational differences in workplace and tourism behaviors

- Networking and guanxi within organization

- Frontline employee stress

- Branding

 

Academic Qualification
  • PHD IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF SAINT JOSEPH, MACAU, CHINA
  • MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY, USA
  • BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA, USA
Journal
  • Yang, F. X., & Lau, V. M. C. (2019). Evil customers, an angel boss and coopetitive coworkers: Burnout of frontline employees. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 83, 1-10.
  • Yang, F. X., & Lau, V. M. C. (2019). Experiential learning for children at World Heritage Sites: The joint moderating effect of brand awareness and generation of Chinese family travelers. Tourism Management, 72, 1-11.
  • Kio, S. I., & Lau, V.M.C. (2016). Utilization of online educational resources in teaching: A moderated mediation perspective. Education and Information Technologies, 1-20.
  • Yang, F.X. & Lau, V.M.C., (2015). Does workplace guanxi matter to hotel career success? International Journal of Hospitality Management.
  • Yang, F.X. & Lau, V.M.C., (2016). “LuXurY” hotel loyalty – A comparison of Chinese Gen X and Y tourists to Macau. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 28 (2).
Conference
  • Lau, V.M.C. (2019), Why and How Hospitality Frontline Employee "Acts"? Proceedings from Travel and Tourism Research Association, Europe Chapter Tourism (TTRA Europe) Conference, April 8-10, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Lau, V.M.C. (2017), Sensory Perceptions of Asian Destinations: An Exploratory Study. Proceedings from Critical Tourism Studies 7th Conference (CTS), June 25-29, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Chai, M.L.P., & Lau, V.M.C. (2016). Bonding versus Avoiding Theory: Evidence from Accrual and Real Earnings Management of Chinese Reverse Merger Companies. Proceedings from 2016 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (AFAANZ), July 3-5, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Chai, M.L.P., & Lau, V.M.C. (2016). Disengagement Effects on Bonding Theory: Evidence from Chinese Reverse Merger. Proceedings from 2016 Asia-Pacfici Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference (APIRA), July 13-15, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Chai, M.L.P., Lau, V.M.C. & Xie, K.F. (2015). Is Reverse Merger an Inferior Choice for Chinese Emerging Firms? Proceedings from 2015 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (AFAANZ), July 5-7, Hobart, Australia.
  • Lau, V.M.C., & Wong, I.K.A., (2014). Responsibility orientations and attitudes towards corporate social responsibilities: Views from hospitality students. Proceedings from the 5th World Business Ethics Forum (WBEF), December 9-11, Macao.
  • Lau, V.M.C., & Yang, F.X. (2014), Cohort Analysis of China Generation X and Y on Luxury Hotels Experiences. Proceedings from the 24th Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), February 10-13, Brisbane, Australia
  • Chai, M.L.P., Lau, V.M.C. & Xie, K.F. (2013). The end justifies the means? Signaling effect of how and where to list. Proceedings from the 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference (APIRA), July 26-28, Kobe, Japan.
  • Chai, M.L.P., Lau, V.M.C. & Xie, K.F. (2013). A lemons problem for Chinese reverse merger. Proceedings from 2013 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (AFAANZ), July 7-9, Perth, Australia
  • Lau, V.M.C. & Fong, K.K.S. (2013). Motivations behind good deeds – perspectives of future hotel policy makers. Proceedings from the 19th Asia Pacific Tourism Association Annual Conference (APTA), July 1-4, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Yeung, R.M.W. & Lau, V.M.C. (2012). Economic disparities effect: trip characteristics of visitors from Eastern and Western China. Proceedings from the 4th Destination Branding & Marketing Conference (DBM), December  5-7, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Professional Qualification/Training
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Candidate), University of Saint Joseph (Macau)  
  • Certified Public Accountant (AICPA)