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Research, Development, and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education

  • John N. Hawkins
  • Ka Ho Mok

Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. John N. Hawkins, Ka Ho Mok, Deane Neubauer
      Pages 1-7
  3. Policy Implications for Shifting Research Capacity and Development

  4. Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Development in the Research Domain

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-266

About this book


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.


Higher education research and development innovation and entrepreneurship university governance academic reflection enterprising universities cooperation culture education Governance higher education innovation research society university

Editors and affiliations

  • John N. Hawkins
    • 1
  • Ka Ho Mok
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

About the editors

Annette Gough, School of Education, RMIT University, Australia Stewart Sutin, Institute for International Studies in Education, University of Pittsburgh, USA Po-fen Tai, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan Mario Letelier, University of Santiago, Chile Deane Neubauer, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA Sheng-Ju Chan, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan Robert W. Franco, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii, USA Chang Da Wan, National Higher Education Research Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia Molly Lee, former UNESCO Educational Program Specialist Prompilai Buasuwan, Kasetsart University, Thailand William Yat Wai Lo, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Su-Yan Pan, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Bordin Rassameethes, Kasetsart University, Thailand María José Sandoval, University of Santiago, Chile

Bibliographic information


"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