Conclusion: Issues and Theoretical Implications of Politics, Managerialism, and University Governance in Hong Kong

  • Wing-Wah LawEmail author
Part of the Governance and Citizenship in Asia book series (GOCIA)


This final chapter concludes the book. It begins by recapturing and analyzing five contentious issues confronting public higher education and university governance in Hong Kong. Next, it proposes a framework for understanding university governance as a political exercise in which university governors and senior management members lead their university by negotiating with internal and external actors over their competing priorities and interests. Finally, it explores the theoretical implications of this framework and highlights five important lessons for reconceptualizing and reconfiguring university governance in public higher education systems in societies like Hong Kong.


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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Hong KongHong KongChina

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