Refugee Resettlement, the Nonprofit Sector and Refugee Community Organizations

This e-study illustrates refugee resettlement policy and process, the role of the nonprofit sector, and refugees’ grassroots organizations. Resettlement is discussed as a multi-faceted system with cross-sector collaborations. Refugees organizations are described as actors, with vision and varied activities, but also with complex, unique challenges. Refugee organizational leaders themselves share their experiences, perspectives and on-the-ground realities of their communities.    See full post

Cross-border Relationships

This e-Case documents the social issue of cross-border relationships in Hong Kong. Since Hong Kong’s handover to the People’s Republic of China in 1997, mainland residents are allowed to visit the territory with less travel restrictions. Adding to more frequent Hong Kong-mainland economic exchanges, there had been a notable rising trend of cross-border familial relations. Since the handover, more than 388,000 cross-border couples have married in either Hong Kong or on the mainland, which accounted for 16 per cent of the total number of households in Hong Kong. This e-case introduces students to the background of this phenomenon as well as relative government policies including the One Way Permit Scheme.    See full post

Spiritual Values Create Impact in the Third Sector: Fullness Social Enterprise

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10) To live abundantly, they started up Fullness, running shops that employ youngsters who were once in jail. The name “Fullness”, drawing inspiration from the above verse, implies a lifelong goal that one should strive for. As a faith-based social enterprise in Hong Kong, Fullness maintains two lines of businesses in two communities -- a Salon in Sai Wan Ho and a Garage in Kwun Tong. In this e-case, you can learn about the spiritual values of a social enterprise that transcends traditional notions of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and religion.    See full post

Service Innovation in Hong Kong: CFSC Urban Oasis

Service innovation creates greater social impact. However, how can a well-established yet conventional NPO embrace and realize a new service amid internal and external challenges? How can it draw upon resources and help from the business sector and the academic community? This CFSC Urban Oasis E-Case addresses these questions and illustrates the processes and insights of strategic planning, service innovation, organizational change as well as cross-sector and multi-stakeholder collaboration.    See full post

Challenges of Hybrid Organizations in Hong Kong: The case of CFSC and Vital

It is not uncommon nowadays for nonprofit organizations (NPOs) to diversify their funding sources and become hybrid organizations. This e-Case highlights the governance challenges facing a hybrid organization (CFSC) and its profit-making business (Vital), arising from the competing institutional logics between nonprofit and commercial principles. This e-Case can be used to illustrate strategic management, social and institutional entrepreneurship for nonprofits as well as governance of hybrid organizations.    See full post

Transgenderism in Hong Kong

While the general public have little chance to understand the transgender community, this e-case attempts to explore the controversies beneath transgenderism, reveal the situations presented by transgender people, as well as discuss the issues on establishing laws and pubic policies in relation to the concerns from the transgender community and the society at large. It also illustrates how NGOs are struggling to be sustainable and effective in catering to the needs of transgender people.    See full post