How schools in Macau create intellectual capital for development

Shun Wing NG, Yee-wan KWAN

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Abstract

This chapter describes how intellectual capital comprising human capital, structural capital, and relational capital are being created for school development and quality assurance in Macau. Macau has aimed to catch up with the global education reform by subsidising majorities of the non-tertiary sectors and promulgating Decree Laws regarding education policies and development. Despite the significance of the intangible assets of the intellectual capital, the chapter also attempts to analyse the issues and challenges towards the management of intellectual capital emerging simultaneously in the transition process in the educational context of Macau. It suggests capitalising on the accumulated school knowledge for school effectiveness. This chapter depicts the chronological development of Macau's education reform by analysing how Macau has attempted to emancipate its education institutions from the period of quasi-closed system to that of the open system by creating different types of intellectual capital in school. It discusses the emerging issues and challenges simultaneously in the transition process of educational development in Macau, namely before and after returning its sovereignty to the Chinese government. Copyright © 2023 selection and editorial matter, Eric C. K. Cheng; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging school Intellectual Capital for strategic development: Lessons from Asia and Europe
EditorsEric C. K. CHENG
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages177-188
ISBN (Electronic)9781003094999
ISBN (Print)9780367557522, 9780367557539
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Jul 2022

Citation

Ng, S.-W., & Kwan, Y.-W. (2023). How schools in Macau create intellectual capital for development. In E. C. K. Cheng (Ed.), Managing school Intellectual Capital for strategic development: Lessons from Asia and Europe (pp. 177-188). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

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