Curriculum Vitae

Naubahar Sharif                                                                         [PDF Version]

Associate Professor
Division of Social Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon,
Hong Kong SAR, CHINA

¡´ Tel: 852 2358 7826 ¡´ Fax: 852 2335 0014 ¡´ Email: sosn@ust.hk ¡´ Url: www.nsharif.com

 

Employment

Associate Professor
Division of Social Science
1 July 2011—present

Assistant Professor
Division of Social Science
1 July 2006—30 June 2011

Research Assistant Professor
Division of Social Science
1 July 2005—30 June 2006 

The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Honorary Associate Professor
Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
1 April 2015-31 March 2017

Graduate Education

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Executive Education Program in Innovation for Economic Development (IFED). 30 May – 4 June 2011

Cornell University

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Science and Technology Studies. 2005

Thesis Committee Chair: Professor Judith V Reppy

Master of Arts (MA) in Science and Technology Studies. 2003

 

Principal Publications

(in each category, most recent publication is listed first)

International Journal Articles (authors are listed in the order that they appear in the publication)

21. Sharif, Naubahar "Understanding the 'National Innovation System' Conceptual Approach as a Social and Governmental Technology". TECNOSCIENZA | Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies [Forthcoming] (2015).

20. Huang, Can* and Naubahar Sharif. "Global Technology Leadership: The Case of China." Science and Public Policy [Forthcoming] (2015).

19. Sharif, Naubahar* and Hayes Tang, "New Trends in Innovation Strategy at Chinese Universities in Hong Kong and Shenzhen." International Journal of Technology Management 65, nos.1/2/3/4 (2014): 300-318.

18. Hu, Mei-Chih, Naubahar Sharif* and Erik Baark. "Information Technology Services: A Key Knowledge-Intensive Business Service Industry in Hong Kong SAR, China." Science, Technology & Society 19, no.1 (2014): 27-55.

17. Lau, Antonio, K.W., Erik Baark, William Lo, Naubahar Sharif*. "The Effects of Innovation Sources and Capabilities on Product Competitiveness in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta." Asian Journal of Technology Innovation 21, no.2 (2013): 220-236.

16. Sharif, Naubahar "Exploiting Uncertainty and Ambiguity in Policymaking: Hong Kong and Investment in the Pearl River Delta Region." TECNOSCIENZA | Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies 4, no.2 (2013): 5-26.

15. Sharif, Naubahar, Erik Baark and Antonio Lau, “Innovation Activities, Sources of Innovation and R&D Cooperation: Evidence From Firms in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province, China.International Journal of Technology Management 59, nos. 3/4 (2012): 203-234.
 
14. Sharif, Naubahar and Can Huang, “Innovation Strategy, Firm Survival and Relocation: The Case of Hong Kong-Owned Manufacturing in Guangdong Province, China.Research Policy
41, no. 1 (2012): 69-78.

13. Sharif, Naubahar. “Facilitating and Promoting Innovative Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: Theory and Practice.Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences—Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L’Administration 29, no. 2 (2012): 139-153.

12. Sharif, Naubahar and Mitchell Tseng, “Hong Kong’s Contribution to China’s Manufacturing
Industry.
Asian Survey51, no. 4 (July/August 2011): 633-658.

11. Sharif, Naubahar and Erik Baark. “The Transformation of Research Technology Organizations in Asia and Europe.Science, Technology & Society 16, no. 1 (2011): 1-10.

10. Sharif, Naubahar. “Rhetoric of Innovation Policymaking in Hong Kong Using the Innovation Systems Conceptual Approach.Science, Technology and Human Values 35, no. 3 (2010): 408-434.

9. Huang, Can and Naubahar Sharif. “Manufacturing Dynamics and Spillovers: The Case of Guangdong Province and Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan (HKMT).Research Policy 38, no. 5 (2009): 813-828.

8. Sharif, Naubahar and Erik Baark. “Understanding the Dynamism in Hong Kong’s Innovation Environment.Journal of Knowledge-based Innovation in China 1, no.1 (2009): 56-75.

7. Sharif, Naubahar and Erik Baark. “Mobilizing Technology Transfer from University to Industry: The Experience of Hong Kong Universities.Journal of Technology Management in China 3, no.1 (2008): 47-65.

6. Sharif, Naubahar. “Emergence and Development of the National Innovation Systems Approach.Research Policy 35, no.5 (2006): 745-766.

5. Sharif, Naubahar. “An Examination of Recent Developments in Hong Kong’s Innovation System: 1990 to the Present.Science and Public Policy 33, no.7 (2006): 505-518.

4. Baark, Erik and Naubahar Sharif. “From Trade Hub to Innovation Hub: The Role of Hong Kong’s Innovation System in Linking China to Global Markets.Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice 8, no.1-2 (April 2006): 193-209.

3. Sharif, Naubahar and Erik Baark. “The Tamest of Tigers? Understanding Hong Kong’s Innovation System and Innovation Policies.International Journal of Technology and Globalization 1, no.3-4 (2005): 462-479.

2. Sharif, Naubahar. “Contributions from the Sociology of Technology to the Study of Innovation Systems.Knowledge, Technology & Policy 17, no.3-4 (Fall 2004-Winter 2005): 83-105.

1. Sharif, Naubahar. “The Role of Firms in the National System of Innovation (NSI) Framework: Examples From Hong Kong.Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice 5, no.2-3 (December 2003): 189-199.

Refereed Book Chapters

7. Baark, Erik and Naubahar Sharif. “Public Procurement for Innovation: Hong Kong’s Experience.” in Public Procurement for Innovation Policy: International Perspectives, edited by Tarmo Kalvet, Rainer Kattel and Veiko Lember. New York: Springer Publishing, 2013 [Forthcoming].

6. Sharif, Naubahar and Erik Baark. “The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology: A Case Study in Entrepreneurial-University-Led Knowledge Based Economic Development” in Academic Entrepreneurship in Asia: The Role and Impact of Universities in National Innovation Systems, edited by Scott Shane and Poh Kam Wong. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011: [Forthcoming].

5. Sharif, Naubahar and Can Huang. “Cross-border Investment and Economic Integration: The Case of Guangdong Province and Hong Kong SAR” in Multinationals and Emerging Economies: The Quest for Innovation and Sustainability, edited by Ionara Costa, Wilfred Dolfsma and Geert Duysters. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009: 92-110.

4. Sharif, Naubahar and Erik Baark. “From Trade Hub to Innovation Hub: Hong Kong” in Small Country Innovation Systems: Globalization, Change and Policy in Asia and Europe, edited by Charles Edquist and Leif Hoemmen. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008: 194-234.

3. Baark, Erik and Naubahar Sharif. “Hong Kong’s Innovation System in Transition: Challenges of Regional Integration and Promotion of High Technology” in Asian Innovation Systems and Clusters, edited by Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Jan Vang Lauridsen and Patarpong Intarakumnerd. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006: 123-147.

2. Sharif, Naubahar. “Beyond the dotcom Fever: Mapping the Dynamics of E-commerce Policy in Hong Kong.” In CyberAsia: The Internet and Society in Asia, edited by Zaheer Baber. Leiden,
The Netherlands; Boston, USA: Brill Academic Publishers, 2005: 93-118.

1. Sharif, Naubahar and Ivy Chan Ngai Man. “Conceptualizing Innovation Management and Culture in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR): Theoretical Explorations of Organization-Specific Critical Success Factors.” In Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture: The Interaction between Technology, Progress and Economic Growth, edited by Jan Ulijn and Terrence Brown. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004: 39-64.

Book Reviews

6. Andrew Sheng, “From Asian to Global Financial Crisis : an Asian Regulator's View of Unfettered Finance in the 1990s and 2000s” (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009) reviewed by Naubahar Sharif, Journal of Asian Studies 69, no.4, November 2010: 1170-1172.

5. Lynn Mytelka, “Innovation and Economic Development” (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2007) reviewed by Naubahar Sharif, Science and Public Policy 36, no.2, March 2009: 166-167.

4. Adam Segal, “Digital Dragon: High-Technology Enterprises in China” (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003) reviewed by Naubahar Sharif, East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal 2, no.2, June 2008: 295-297.

3. Richard K. Lester, “Innovation: The Missing Dimension.” (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2004) reviewed by Naubahar Sharif, Science and Public Policy 34, no.7, August 2007: 532-533.

2. Sergio Sismondo,  “An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies" (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004) reviewed by Naubahar Sharif, Science and Public Policy 31, no.4, August 2004: 329-330.

1. Govindan Parayil, “Conceptualizing Technological Change: Theoretical and Empirical Explorations" (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999) reviewed by Naubahar Sharif, Science and Public Policy 30, no.2, April 2003: 142-143.

Online Journal

4. Sharif, Naubahar. “Innovation Strategy and Firm Survival of Hong Kong-Owned Manufacturing Firms in Guangdong Province.” The Hong Kong Journal no. 20, January 2011: 37-45.

3. Sharif, Naubahar. “Raising Standards: Turning Hong Kong into China’s Testing and Certification Center.” The Hong Kong Journal no.16, October 2009: 22-29.

2. Sharif, Naubahar and Erik Baark. “Hong Kong as Innovation Hub in Southern China.” The Hong Kong Journal no.12, October 2008: 44-50.

1. Sharif, Naubahar. “Recent Developments In and Challenges for Hong Kong’s Innovation System.” The Hong Kong Journal no.8, October 2007: 32-43.

Report

1. Sharif, Naubahar and Erik Baark. “The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology: A Case Study in Entrepreneurial-University-led Knowledge Based Economic Development” in The Role and Impact of Universities in a National Innovation System, by NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, National University of Singapore. A SPF Project Report on Initiatives in Comprehensive Understanding of Civilization Issues: A New Era of Science and Bioethics, Vol. 1, September 2009: pages 6-1—6-30.

Magazine and Newspaper Articles

3. Sharif, Naubahar. "Rise of Online Learning is a Trend Universities Can't Ignore." South China Morning Post, 6 Jun 2013, page A15.

2. Sharif, Naubahar. “Age of Change.South China Morning Post, 4 Mar 2011, page A13.
The South China Morning Post is an English-language Hong Kong newspaper, published with a circulation of 104,000. The printed version of the South China Morning Post is in a broadsheet format.

1. Sharif, Naubahar. “Quality Check: Hong Kong Can Become China’s Testing and Certification Center.” BusinessForum China no. 2, vol.10, February 2010.
"BusinessForum China" is a bi-monthly, English language business magazine published by GIC Publishers, Germany (www.gic-verlag.com) with 80+ pages and a print run of 16,000 copies. Its global subscription base includes all members of the German chambers of commerce in China. The magazine is sold in German retail and distributed in five-star-hotels in China, in business class and business lounges of several airlines connecting China and Europe, and at major trade fairs and conferences, such as the Economist conferences.

 

Professional Service and Research Activities

» Scientific Committee Member, Innovation and Development (published by Routledge). November 2010—present

» Associate Editor, Journal of Knowledge-Based Innovation in China (published by Emarald). January 2008—present

» Associate Member, Hong Kong Forum. May 2007—present

2014

» Reviewer for Research Policy. January, March, September, December,

2013

» Member of the international scientific committee for the 10th 'ASIALICS' International Conference, held in Tokyo, Japan, 20-21 September
» Reviewer for International Journal of Technology Management. June
» External Reviewer for Promotion and Tenure Case of an Assistant Professor (to Associate Professor with Tenure) from the School of Humanities and Social Science, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. April
» Reviewer for Gateways - International Journal of Community Research and Engagement. April
» Reviewer for Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. April
» Member of the Hong Kong-team participating in a seven-country comparative research project on the link between university-industry research collaboration and technology commercialization starting March 2013-
» Reviewer for Research Policy. February, June
» Member of the Steering Committee (from nine partner organizations) for an annual workshop for junior scholars led by Professor Hans Peter Hertig ex-Director of the Center for Area and Cultural Studies (CACS) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

2012

» Reviewer for Research Policy. April
» Member of the international scientific committee for the 9th ‘ASIALICS’ International Conference, held in Manila, Philippines, 4-5 October

2011

» Member of the international scientific committee for the 8th ‘ASIALICS’ International Conference, held in Hanoi, Vietnam, 7-8 July
» Reviewer for Research Policy. July
» Reviewer for Social Studies of Science. May
» Reviewer for Science Studies. February
» Co-editor of a special issue of Science, Technology & Society (published by Sage Publications), vol. 16, no. 1, 2011

2010

» Reviewer for Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. June
» Reviewer for California Management Review. May
» Reviewer for China Economic Review. April
» Member of the international scientific committee for the 7th ‘ASIALICS’ International Conference, held in Taipei, Taiwan, 15-17 April

2009

» Invited to sit on the scientific committee for an international conference "Business in Asia: A Global Shift in the Knowledge Economy", organized by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE), University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 9-10 December
» Session Chair on ‘University Science Collaboration’ at “ICKM 2009, The 6th International Conference on Knowledge Management”. Conference Theme: Managing Knowledge for Global and Collaborative Innovations. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 3-4 December
» Member of the ‘Prize Committee’ for Best Conference Paper at the “Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy”, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2-3 October
» Reviewer for Science and Public Policy. October
» Reviewer for Social Studies of Science. Summer
» Co-organizer for the “6th ‘ASIALICS’ International Conference”. Conference Theme Linkages in Innovation Systems: Global and Local Perspectives. HKUST, Hong Kong, 6-7 July
» Reviewer for International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation. Spring

2008

» Invited to be a Reviewer for International Journal of Services Technology and Management (IJSTM). May

2007

» Member of a cross-sectoral study "Hong Kong Innovation Project" organized by the Savantas Policy Institute, Hong Kong, chaired by Regina Ip Lau Suk-Yee. December 2007—June 2008
» Member of the Hong Kong-team participating in the seven-country comparative research project on university technology commercialization in Asia, ‘The Role and Impact of Universities in the National Innovation System’ starting June 2007—September 2009.  Other countries involved in the study include: South Korea, Japan, India, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia
» Reviewer for Science, Technology and Human Values. Summer
» Invited to be a Reviewer for International Journal of Services Technology and Management (IJSTM). May

2006

» Member of a Consultancy Project for the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), Hong Kong SAR to develop a “Framework to Assess the Economic Impact of Innovation Activities”, October 2006—March 2010
» Reviewer for Pacific Affairs. April

2005

» Reviewer for Science, Technology and Human Values. Autumn
» Chair for panel on “International Learning and Migration” at The Second Globelics Conference, ‘Innovation Systems and Development: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges’ in Beijing, China, 16-20 October

2004

» Organizer and Chair for panel on “Critical Studies on the National Innovation Systems (NIS) Framework” at the 2004 Annual Meeting for the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) jointly held with the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) in Paris, France, 25-28 August
» Participant in the first “Globelics Academy,” a Ph.D. School on ‘National Systems of Innovation and Economic Development,’ Lisbon, Portugal, 25 May-3 June

2002

» Joint-head of the Hong Kong-team participating in the 10-country project 'National Systems of Innovation in a Globalising, Knowledge-based Economy: A Comparative Study of Small Countries in Europe and Asia' sponsored by the European Science Foundation (ESF), September 2002—August 2007.  Other countries involved in the study included: Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea
» Co-organizer (with Jameson Whetmore) for Third Annual ‘Northeast Science and Technology Studies (S&TS) Student Conference’ (involving students from Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)), “Under Construction: A Graduate Student Conference on Works in Progress,” Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, 15-16 February

1999

» Research Assistant for a Project for the Industry Department, Hong Kong, to “Study of the Appropriate Science and Technology Indicators for Hong Kong”

 

Teaching and Student Supervision

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

» Faculty Advisor to a group of HKUST students participating the 'Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge 2014'
» Thesis Committee Member for PhD (Management) student Yijin WU, HKUST, Spring 2014-Present. Thesis: "Managerial Foresight as a Forward-Looking Perspective of the Firm"
» Thesis Examination Committee Chairperson for PhD (Humanities) thesis "Does Morality Require External Sanction? A Discussion from the Perspectives of Evolutionary Psychology, Mencius and Xunzi" by On Ki TING, HKUST, 25 Jun 2013
» Shortlisted candidate for the university-wide 'Common Core Course Excellence Award 2012' (the highest honor awarded annually to a single course for its contribution to HKUST's 'Common Core' Education program) HKUST. Spring 2013
» First participant from HKUST and Asia in the 'Coursera' online teaching program. Fall 2012-Present
» Thesis Examination Committee Chairperson for PhD (Mechanical Engineering) thesis "Development of High Performance, Nano-structured Metal Oxide/Nanocarbon Anode Materials for Li-ion Batteries" by Biao ZHANG, HKUST, 19 Dec 2012
» Shortlisted candidate for the university-wide ‘Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching’ 2012 (the highest honor awarded annually to a single faculty member for outstanding teaching achievements) HKUST. Summer 2012
» Engaged in a formal (funded) project to overhaul highly popular ‘SOSC 111: Science, Technology and Society’ course. 1 Apr 2012 to 30 Jun 2013
» External Examiner for PhD (Economics) thesis “Intellectual Property Rights: Technology Transfer and Economic Growth” by A. Sattar, Department of Economics, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad, Pakistan, Jan 2012
» Thesis Committee Member for PhD (Management) student Xie Zhenzhen. Fall 2011 – Summer 2012
» Developed a new ‘common core’ course (for the new four-year undergraduate curriculum), ‘SOSC1150: Science, Technology and Work’, HKUST. Fall 2011
» Teacher for 2010 Summer Program on ‘Global China Studies’ for Hong Kong’s High-School Students, HKUST. 14-17 July
» Volunteer (one of two) for the small-section-based teaching program instituted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Fall 2010
» School of Humanities and Social Science ‘Best Teacher Award’ 2009, HKUST
» Shortlisted candidate for the university-wide ‘Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching’ 2008 (the highest honor awarded annually to a single faculty member for outstanding teaching achievements) HKUST. Summer 2008
» Sole participant from the School of Humanities and Social Science in the Hong Kong Virtual University Program offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Institute of Education, and The University of Hong Kong, Spring 2008—Summer 2012
» Member of the HKUST “Pilot Program” for implementing an Outcome-based Approach to Education, Spring 2009 and Fall 2009
» Thesis Committee Member for MPhil student Yiu Chun Fai, Raymond. Fall 2009 – Summer 2010
» Faculty Advisor to a group of four BBA (Global Business) students engaged in a Final Year Project (course code: BMGB392). November 2007— May 2008
» Faculty Advisor in the ‘University Research Opportunity Program (UROP)’ to undergraduate students. Summer sessions: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014

Undergraduate Classes

»COURSERA 101: Science Technology and Society in China I (Three-Week Course)

4 April 2013 to 31 May 2013 (16,783 students)

» SOSC 1150: Science, Technology and Work

Fall 2011 (112 students), Fall 2012 (112 students)

» SOSC 1130: Science, Technology and Business

Fall 2005 (119 students), Spring 2006 (124 students),
Fall 2006 (314 students),       Spring 2007 (395 students),
Spring 2008 (397 students),       Summer 2008 (396 students),
Spring 2009 (297 students),         Fall 2009 (298 students)
Spring 2014 (388 students),         Fall 2014 (389 students)

» SOSC 3110: Science and Technology in Hong Kong

Spring 2006 (25 students),    Spring 2007 (21 students),
Fall 2010 (8 students), Spring 2013 (16 students),
Fall 2014 (20 students)  

» SOSC 1110: Science, Technology and Society

Fall 2007 (214 students),     Spring 2008 (virtual offering, 10 students),
Summer 2008 (virtual offering, 56 students),         Winter 2008/09 (virtual offering, 72 students),
Spring 2009 (virtual offering, 9 students),     Summer 2009 (virtual offering, 164 students),
Winter 2009/10 (virtual offering, 122 students),      Spring 2010 (virtual offering, 37 students),
Summer 2010 (virtual offering, 86 students), Summer 2011 (virtual offering, 83 students),
Winter 2011/12 (virtual offering, 190 students), Summer 2012 (virtual offering, 57 students)

» Module for EDHEC Course: “The Economies of China and Hong Kong”
Fall 2007 (30 students)

» SOSC 300I: National Innovation Systems (UG/PG co-listed class)
Spring 2008 (24 students)

(Post)Graduate Classes

» SOSC 559: National Innovation Systems (UG/PG co-listed class)
Spring 2008 (8 students)

» MALS 541: Science, Technology and Society (M.A. in Liberal Studies program)

Spring 2008 (125 students),        Spring 2009 (105 students)
Summer 2011 (56 students)  

Executive Education

» HKUST-Oxford Leadership and Public Policy (LAPP) Executive Education Programs

4 September 2014: 'Innovate or Die: HK-owned Factories in the PRD' in program on "Innovation Centers - What Does it Take?"

10 December 2014: 'The New Technological Superpower' in program on "Rise of China and the Changing World Order"

» Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) Executive Master Program in Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems (IGLUS) Global Training Series-Hong Kong Module

27 November 2014: '​Innovation and Technology Policy in Mainland China and Hong Kong' in module on "Optimized Cities"

Student Teaching Evaluations (instructor evaluations for 100-level, large (100 students or more), introductory UG classes highlighted in red):

Course Code/
Semester

Instructor Evaluation

Divisional Average

No. of Students Enrolled and Response %

 2005/2006 Academic Year (September 2005—August 2006)

SOSC 113

Fall

82.6%

76.3%

119 (86.2%)

SOSC 311

Spring

88.2%

77.1%

25 (68.0%)

SOSC 113

Spring

82.3%

77.1%

124 (63.7%)

 2006/2007 Academic Year (September 2006—August 2007)

SOSC 113

Fall

81.3%

74.2%

314 (71.7%)

SOSC 311

Spring

89.5%

77.7%

21 (90.5%)

SOSC 113

Spring

83.1%

77.7%

395 (61.3%)

 2007/2008 Academic Year (September 2007—August 2008)

EDHEC*

Fall

85.2%

78.1%

30 (100%)

SOSC 111

Fall

86.0%

77.8%

214 (72.9%)

SOSC 300I

Spring

86.8%

79.4%

24 (79.2%)

SOSC 599

Spring

85.0%

79.4%

8 (62.5%)

SOSC 113

Spring

87.2%

79.4%

397 (66.5%)

MALS 541

Spring

89.8%

69.1%

125 (79.2%)

SOSC 113

Summer

86.8%

83.6%

396 (80.8%)

 

2008/2009 Academic Year (September 2008—August 2009)

SOSC 111
MALS 541

Winter
Spring

83.8%
79.2%

83.8%
63.5%

70 (48.6%)
105 (79.1%)

SOSC 113
SOSC 111

Spring
Summer

89.4%
81.5%

80.2%
74.6%

297 (85.5%)
164 (35.4%)

 

2009/2010 Academic Year (September 2009—August 2010)

SOSC 113

Fall

88.5%

80.4%

298 (78.5%)

SOSC 111

Winter

--

--

122

SOSC 111

Summer

72.1%

NA

86 (39.5%)

 

2010/2011 Academic Year (September 2010¡XAugust 2011)

SOSC 311

Fall

100%

80%

8 (87.5%)

 

2011/2012 Academic Year (September 2011—August 2012)

SOSC 1150

Fall

82.9%

77.9%

112 (75.9%)

SOSC 1110

Winter

73.9%

73.9%

187 (49.2%)

 

2012/2013 Academic Year (September 2012—August 2013)

SOSC 1150

Fall

92.2%

83.5%

112 (77.7%)

SOSC 3110

Spring

90.6%

79.4%

16 (56.3%)

 

2013/2014 Academic Year (September 2013—August 2014)

SOSC 1130

Spring

91.9%

82.5%

388 (74.5%)

 

2014/2015 Academic Year (September 2014—August 2015)

SOSC 1130

Fall

88.7%

84.9%

389 (73.5%)

SOSC 3110

Fall

98.2%

79.4%

20 (70.0%)

* EDHEC Course: Economies of China and Hong Kong, EDHEC Intercontinental Track Program 2007

 

Grants, Awards, Honors and Fellowships (selected)

» School-Based Initiative (SBI) Grant 2014/2015, PI, Project No: SBI15HS08. School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST. (Amount: HK$47,000/US$6,000). 1 May 2015

» Ernest & Young and HKUST Joint Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS) Grant 2014/2015, PI, Project No: IEMS15HSS02. (Amount: HK$125,000/US$16,000). 16 March 2015

» School-Based Initiative (SBI) Grant 2013/2014, PI, Project No: SBI14HS03. School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST. (Amount: HK$109,650/US$14,000). 17 February 2014

» Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong SAR, General Research Fund (GRF) Grant 2013/2014, PI, Project No: 693013. (Amount: HK$388,517/US$50,000). 30 June 2013

» Funding Support from the Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching (CELT) at HKUST, for "'Flipping the Classroom': Teaching a New Course Using the Blended Learning Approach", PI, Project No: 041H-1213, HKUST. (Amount: HK$200,000/US$25,000), 1 Sep 2013

» Ernest & Young and HKUST Joint Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS) Grant 2013/2014, PI, Project No: IEMS14HSS01. (Amount: HK$124,000/US$16,000). 24 May 2013

» Sponsorship Scheme for Targeted Strategic Partnerships (SSTSP) Grant 2013/2014, "Rotating Annual Workshop Organized by EPFL" PI, Project No: EPFL_05. Office of the President, HKUST. (Amount: HK$124,000/US$16,000). 13 May 2013

» School-Based Initiative (SBI) Grant 2012/2013, PI, Project No: SBI13HS03. School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST. (Amount: HK$153,000/US$20,000). 21 March 2013

» Funding Support from the Provost's Office, HKUST, for Coursera Teaching Project, PI, Project No: F0496, HKUST. (Amount: HK$100,000/US$13,000), 19 Mar 2013

» Nominee and shortlisted candidate for the university-wide 'Common Core Course Excellence Award' 2012, HKUST. Spring 2013

» Funding Support from the Office of Contract Grant and Administration (OCGA) at HKUST, for a project entitled 'Analysis of Industrial Structures for the Promotion of Collaboration among Regional Clusters', PI, Project No: FSGRF13HSS05, HKUST. (Amount: HK$50,000/US$6,500), 4 Oct 2012

» School-Based Initiative (SBI) Grant 2011/2012, PI, Project No: SBI12HS04. School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST. (Amount: HK$30,000/US$4,000). 8 June 2012
» Funding Support from the Office of Contract Grant and Administration (OCGA) at HKUST, for a project entitled ‘Creating Entrepreneurial Universities’, PI, Project No: FSGRF12HS04, HKUST. (Amount: HK$50,000/US$8,000), 16 Apr 2012
» Funding Support from the Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching (CELT) at HKUST, for the ‘Innovative and Active Overhaul of SOSC111: Science, Technology and Society’, PI, Project No: 032H-1112, HKUST. (Amount: HK$198,000/US$25,000), 1 Apr 2012
» Research Project Competition (RPC) Grant, PI, Project No: RPC11HSS02, HKUST. (Amount: HK$146,000/US$19,000). 30 June 2011
» Funding Support from the Undergraduate Core Education Office (UCEO) for the Development of a new ‘common core’ course (for the new four-year undergraduate curriculum), HKUST. (Amount: HK$126,000/US$16,000), July 2010
» Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong SAR, Public Policy Research (PPR) Grant 2010/2011, PI, Project No. HKUST6002-PPR-10. (Amount: HK$372,000/US$48,000). 30 June 2010
» Direct Allocation Grant (DAG) Grant 200/2010, PI, Project No. DAG_S09/10.HSS02. School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST. (Amount: HK$32,000/US$4,000). 18 June 2010
» School-Based Initiative (SBI) Grant 2008/2009, PI, Project No. SBI08/09.HSS03. School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST. (Amount: HK$40,000/US$5,000). 7 May 2009
» HKUST Nominee and Representative for the Salzburg Global Seminar - Freeman Fellowship Program, Fall 2009
» Winner of the School of Humanities and Social Science ‘Best Teacher Award’ 2009, HKUST
» School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST, Conference Funding for the 6th ‘ASIALICS’ International Conference “Linkages in Innovation Systems: Global and Local Perspectives”, held in Hong Kong, 6-7 July 2009 (which I co-organized). (Amount: HK$110,000/US$14,000). April 2009
» Nominee and shortlisted candidate for the university-wide ‘Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching’ 2008, HKUST. Summer 2008
» Research Project Competition (RPC) Grant, PI, HKUST. (Amount: HK$80,000/US$10,000). 30 June 2008
» Hong Kong Virtual University (HKVU) campus project, PI, Restructuring and Collaboration Fund, HKUST. (Amount: HK$152,000/US$20,000). 1 July 2007
» Research Project Competition (RPC) Grant, CO-PI, HKUST. (Amount: HK$320,000/US$40,000). 30 June 2007
» Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong SAR, Direct Allocation Grant (DAG) 2005/2006. PI, Project No. DAG05/06.HSS02. HKUST. (Amount: HK$100,000/ US$13,000). Fall 2005
» Lam Family Award for South China Research, East Asia Program, Cornell University. 2003-2004
» Sage Fellow, Cornell University. 2000-2001 and 2003-2004
» Cornell University Assistantship. 2001-2002 and 2002-2003
» Research Grant, Hong Kong Public Policy Innovation Award. 2000

 

Academic Committees and Service

» Faculty Associate of the HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies. 1 July 2013-present

» Faculty Member Institute for the Environment (IENV), 2006—present, HKUST

2014—2015

» Convener of the Course Review Panel (CRP) serving the "English Communication, Chinese Communication, and Healthy Lifestyle" common core areas, 1 April 2015-31 March 2017
» Member on the Committee for Undergraduate Core Education (a sub-committee of the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies), 1 April 2015-31 March 2017
» Executive Committee Member, Division of Social Science
» Chair of the Division of Social Science UG & Curriculum Committee
» Admissions Coordinator for the Undergraduate 'Global China Studies' major, School of Humanities and Social Science
» Member of the Social Analysis (SA) Course Review Panel (CRP) of HKUST's Undergraduate Core Education Office (UCEO) - up to 5 March 2015

2013—2014

» Member of the Committee on Undergraduate Core Education (CUCE) Task Group on School-Sponsored Course (SSC) Review
» Executive Committee Member, Institute of Emerging Market Studies (IEMS), HKUST
» School of Humanities and Social Science Representative/Member on the Committee for Undergraduate Studies (CUS) (a senate committee), 1
January 2014-present » Member Selection Committee for President's Cup
» Member Task Force on Electronic (E)-Learning Fall 2012 (established by the Provost's Office)
» Chair of the Division of Social Science UG & Curriculum Committee
» Member of the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) UG Major Committee
» Member of the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) Academic Committee
» Member of the Social Analysis (SA) Course Review Panel (CRP) of HKUST's Undergraduate Core Education Office (UCEO)
» Webmaster for the Division of Social Science website

2012—2013

» Member of SHSS 'Space' Committee Jan-Jun 2013
» Member Selection Committee for President's Cup
» Member Task Force on Electronic (E)-Learning Fall 2012 (established by the Provost's Office)
» Chair of the Division of Social Science UG & Curriculum Committee
» Member of the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) UG Major Committee
» Member of the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) Academic Committee
» Member of the Social Analysis (SA) Committee of HKUST’s Undergraduate Core Education Office (UCEO)
» Member of the University’s Task Force on the ‘HKUST Energy Institute’ May 2012—present
» Webmaster for the Division of Social Science website

2011—2012

» Member of the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) UG Major Committee
» Member of the Social Analysis (SA) Committee of HKUST’s Undergraduate Core Education Office (UCEO)
» Webmaster for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences websites
» Member of the Division of Social Science UG & Curriculum Committee
» Member of the University’s Task Force on the ‘HKUST Energy Institute’ May 2012—present

2010—2011

» Member of the Social Analysis (SA) Committee of HKUST’s Undergraduate Core Education Office (UCEO)
» Selection Committee Representative (nominated) for HKUST President Cup 2010
» Responsible for the Division of Social Science website 2010-2011
» School of Humanities and Social Science Representative (nominated) on the university’s Selection Committee for the Michael Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching 2010
» Member of The School of Humanities and Social Sciences Selection Committee for the School’s Teaching Award, 2010, HKUST

2009—2010

» School of Humanities and Social Science Representative (nominated) on the university’s Selection Committee for the Michael Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching 2010
» Member of The School of Humanities and Social Sciences Selection Committee for the School’s Teaching Award, 2010, HKUST
» Participant in the Quality Assurance Council (QAC) Audit of HKUST (in my capacity as a member of the Senate Committee for Postgraduate Studies). March
» Interviewed for Money Magazine—an English-language weekly documentary produced by a Hong Kong TV station, ‘TVB Pearl’—for insights into innovation and technology development in Hong Kong. Documentary aired on local (Hong Kong) TV on 13 November 2009
» Member of Humanities and Social Sciences School Curriculum Taskforce Committee, October 2009 - June 2010, HKUST
» Member of the Division of Social Science, Curriculum Committee, 2009-2010, HKUST
» School of Humanities and Social Science Ad Hoc Review Committee Member for Visiting Fellowship (co-sponsored by Dow Chemical for a Visiting Post-Graduate Student at the Center on China's Transnational Relations), April - May 2009, HKUST
» School of Humanities and Social Science Representative on the Committee for Postgraduate Studies (a senate committee), 1 January 2009 - 31 December 2010, HKUST

2008—2009

» Member of Division of Social Science Curriculum Committee, 2008-2009, HKUST

2007—2008

» Member of the Search Committee, tenure-track Social Psychology position, Division of Social Science, Winter 2007/Spring 2008, HKUST
» School of Humanities and Social Science Representative on the Selection Committee for the HKUST Teaching Innovation Award 2007 (nominated by the Dean of Humanities and Social Science), HKUST
» Member of Sub-group for Co-curriculum development, reporting to the School of Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Champion Group for the HSS Major (to be implemented in 2011) on "Global China", 2007-2008, HKUST
» Member of Division of Social Science Undergraduate (UG) Committee, 2007-2008, HKUST
» Member of Division of Social Science General Education Strategy Committee (reporting to the University’s ‘334’ Committee), 2007-2008, HKUST
» Member of Division of Social Science Seminar Series Committee, 2007-2008, HKUST

2006—2007

» Mentor for the HKUST Business Mentoring Program
» Member of Division of Social Science Seminar Series Committee, 2006-2007, HKUST

2003—2004

» President of Department of Science and Technology Studies Graduate Student Association, 2003-2004. Cornell University

2002—2003

» Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Representative for Department of Science and Technology Studies, 2002-2003. Cornell University
» Graduate and Professional Student Representative from the Humanities on the Academic Integrity Committee 1 June 2002-31 May 2004. Cornell University

2001—2002

» Representative for Department of Science and Technology Studies, on the University Council of Representatives (CoR), 2001-2002. Cornell University

1999—2000

» Student member (appointed) on the Senate Committee on Postgraduate Studies, HKUST
» Student representative (elected) on the Division of Social Science Postgraduate Studies Committee, HKUST

Professional Affiliations

» Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS)
» Asian Network for Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (ASIALICS)
» Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)
» The Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network (APSTSN)