Topic: How Big Data can Tackle Contemporary Urban Issues?
Dr Wilson Lu
Associate Professor, Associate Dean (Research), Department of Real Estate and Construction, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong.
Professor Liyin Shen
Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean, School of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University.
Illegal dumping, is a criminal offence generally referring to intentional and illegal abandonment of household or industrial waste materials on public or private property. Since the implementation of the Construction Waste Disposal Charging Scheme (CWDCS) in 2006, illegal dumping of construction waste has regularly hit the headlines of local newspapers. Offenders commit it to avoid the tipping fee and save on transport time and cost, yet it is difficult to obtain the concrete evidence of such offence. Big data can help in this case – to identify illegal dumping from big data is similar to “identifying needles from a haystack”.
Topic: Partners’ Opportunistic Behavior in Joint Ventures in China
Dr Hongping Yuan
Associate Professor, Assistant Dean, Department of Engineering Management, School of Economics and Management, Southwest Jiaotong University.
The complexity theory is adopted to better explain and understand the causal patterns of factors affecting partners' opportunistic behavior in joint ventures (JVs). The study adopts two dominant and complementary perspectives of transaction cost economics and relational exchange theory to identify transaction cost-related factors and elements of relational exchanges as critical factors affecting partners' opportunistic behavior in JVs.