Knowledge exchange by the Hong Kong academic profession: In comparative perspective with South Korea

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Abstract

Drawing data from “A Changing Academic Profession: The Second International Survey of the Academic Profession,” this chapter seeks to examine the engagement in knowledge exchange by the Hong Kong academic profession. To this end, robust inferential statistics are performed between the measure of knowledge exchange and the potential determinants, such as the academics’ origin of doctoral education, current citizenship, disciplinary affiliation, and institutional affiliation. Analyses are conducted in comparative perspective with South Korea, as both the Hong Kong and South Korea academic professions accommodate more than a quarter of their scholars who received doctoral education in the United States. Results of this research show that: (1) Doctoral education does not appear to be a determinant of engagement in service outside academy in both Hong Kong and South Korea; (2) Hong Kong citizen scholars engage significantly more than non-Hong Kong citizen scholars in service outside academy. In South Korea, citizenship is not associated with engagement in service activities; (3) In both Hong Kong and South Korea, there is no association between service outside academy and disciplinary affiliation; and (4) Service outside academy is related to institutional affiliation in South Korea, but not in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2017 Springer International Publishing AG.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe changing academic profession in Hong Kong
EditorsGerard A. POSTIGLIONE, Jisun JUNG
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages183-199
ISBN (Print)9783319567891, 9783319567914
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Citation

Tang, H.-h. H. (2017). Knowledge exchange by the Hong Kong academic profession: In comparative perspective with South Korea. In G. A. Postiglione, & J. Jung (Eds.), The changing academic profession in Hong Kong (pp. 183-199). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Keywords

  • Knowledge exchange
  • Third mission
  • Service
  • Community engagement
  • Hong Kong
  • South Korea

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