Research, Development, and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education

by John N. Hawkins and Ka Ho Mok (eds.)

International & Development Education

Publisher: New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978-1-137-45708-0
Binding: hardback
Pages: 288


Research, Development, and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education critically examines recent policies and practices adopted by governments and universities in Asia Pacific in promoting research and development, innovation, and entrepreneurial activities between the universities, industry and business. Critical reflections upon the changing relationship among these stakeholders are offered, with comparative perspectives and international insights into how universities in Asia Pacific have handled the growing pressure for top university rankings and keen competition in the knowledge-based economy.

About the authors:
John N. Hawkins is Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences and Comparative Education at University of California, Los Angeles, USA, and Co-Director of the Asian Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP) at the East-West Center.

Ka Ho Mok is Vice President of Research and Development and Chair Professor of Comparative Policy at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.


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  1. Introduction

    Part I Policy Implications for Shifting Research Capacity and Development
  2. Developing Research Capacity in Education Schools and Faculties in Newer Universities: Seeking Research Excellence and Entrepreneurship
  3. The Shifting Ecology of Research in Asian Pacific Higher Education: Imitation or Innovation
  4. Time for Balanced Thinking: Reflections on Dichotomous Multiple Missions of Public Higher Education in the United States
  5. Why the Asian Craze for Publication? An Examination from Academic Regime
  6. National Policies in Chile Related to Research and Innovation: The Challenge of Cultural Change

    Part II Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Development in the Research Domain
  7. Rethinking Innovation in a Higher Education Context
  8. Questing for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Enhancing global Competitiveness in Hong Kong: Academic Reflections
  9. The Quest for Entrepreneurial University in Taiwan: Policies and Practices in Industry-Academy Cooperation
  10. The University-Community Compact: Innovation in Community Engagement
  11. Management of Research, Development, and Innovation: A Case Study of Universiti Sains Malaysia
  12. Dynamics and Challenges of Public and Private Partnership in Thai Higher Education Institutions in Promoting a Creative Society: Implications for Research
  13. Subjectivity, Indigenous Perspectives, and the New Qing History: The Role and Potential of Local Dimensions in Enhancing Research and Development in a Globalized Setting
  14. Research, Development, and Academic Culture in Chinese Universities: A Historical Reflection
  15. Conclusion: Research Trends to Higher Education in Asia Pacific


"Innovation, in both education and research, is one of the most important items on national and regional agendas, and a critical challenge for higher education systems in Asia and the Pacific. This is particularly true in the rapidly changing environment surrounding universities today, an environment characterized by significant economic growth and social development. Contributed by leading scholars of Asian higher education, chapters in this clearly and brilliantly written book outline the ways in which innovation and contestation have taken place inside universities as well as between universities and their larger societies."

Yuto Kitamura, Associate Professor of Education,
The University of Tokyo, Japan