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Assistant Professor of Engineering & Project Management

Research Interests: Megaproject Organization Management; Engineering Governance & Innovation

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  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2014
  • Master in Management Science and Engineering, Tongji University, 2007
  • Bachelor in Engineering Management, Tongji University, 2004

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Management& Real Estate, Tongji University, 2014–now.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Assistant, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2013–2014.
  • Tutor, Faculty of Construction & Environment, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2012–2012.


Industrial Experience

  • Consultancy Manager, Shanghai Kerui Construction ProjectManagement Corporation (Currently Shanghai K&Z Construction Project Management Corporation), 2006–2010.
  • Internship, Gleeds Shanghai Office (based in the UK), 2004.

Research Grants   

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (71971157): “Exploring Governance Configurations and Governance Effectiveness in Construction Megaprojects: An External Involvement Perspective,” 2020–2013, Principal Investigator.
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (71841023): “Financial Model and Risk Management for Megaprojects,” 2018–2019, Principal Investigator.
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (71501142): “Externally-involved Organizational Learning in Construction Megaprojects,” 2016–2018, Principal Investigator.
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (71871164): “Configuration, Coherence and Adaptivity of Top Management Team Integration in Megaprojects,” 2019–2022, Co-I.
  • National Social Science Fund of China (19VDL001): “Construction Experience and Lessons Learnt in “One belt One road” Megaprojects,” 2019–2021, Co-I.

Selected Publications (*corresponding author)

  • Liu, H., Song, S., Hu, Y., Xue, Y. (2020). "Monte-Carlo optimization model for dynamic capital structure adjustment in Chinese public-private partnerships under revenue uncertainty." Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 2020, 142: 115-128.
  • Xie, L., Hu, Y.*, et al. "Accountability effects of public participation practice in Chinese public projects: Partial least squares (PLS) path analysis." Journal of Management in Engineering, 2019, 35(6), 05019008.
  • Li, Y., Hu, Y.*, et al. (2018). “Proactive Behavior-based System for Controlling Safety Risks in Urban Highway Construction Megaprojects.” Automation in Construction, 95, 118-128.
  • Hu, Y., Le, Yun, et al. (2018). “Grasping institutional complexity in infrastructure mega-projects through the multi-level governance system: A case study of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge construction.” Frontiers of Engineering Management, 2018, 5(1), 52-63.
  • Zheng, X., Le, Y., Chan, A.P.C., Hu, Y.* & Li, Y.K. (2016). “Review of the application of social network analysis (SNA) in construction project management research.” International Journal of Project Management, 34(7), 1214-1225. (ESI's Highly cited paper)
  • Hu, Y., Chan, A.P.C., et al. (2016). “Developing a program organization performance index for delivering construction megaprojects in China: fuzzy synthetic evaluation analysis.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 32(4), 05016007.
  • Hu, Y., Chan, A.P.C., Le, Y. (2015). “Understanding the determinants of program organization for construction megaprojects success: Case study of the shanghai Expo construction.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 31(5), 050140019.
  • Le, Y., Hu, Y., et al.(eds.). (2018). Organizational Models and Organization Behaviors in Megaprojects. Beijing: China Science Publishing & Media Ltd. (in Chinese)
  • Shan, M., Le, Y., Chan, A. P. C., Hu, Y. (2020). Corruption in the Public Construction Sector: A Holistic View. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
  • Associate Chair of the Organization Committee for the 2018 International Megaproject Workshop
  • Member of the Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member of the Association for Project Management (APM-UK)
  • Member of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR)
  • 2019 International Project Management Association's Outstanding Research Contribution
  • 2018 National Teaching Accomplishment 2nd-class Award by the Ministry of Education, China
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