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Palgrave Macmillan

The Quest for Entrepreneurial Universities in East Asia

ISBN 9781137322104
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series International and Development Education

With the rise of the knowledge economy, universities are under pressure to embrace not just their traditional missions of teaching and research but a third mission of serving economic and social development. This book examines the major strategies that governments in East Asia have adopted to promote this kind of innovation in the education sector and investigates their strategies for enhancing the international competitiveness of their national higher education systems. Mok delves into how academic programs in East Asia have become "transnational," with everything from curriculum design and approaches to learning to strategies for research development designed with an eye to competition in the global economy.

Ka Ho Mok is Chair Professor of Comparative Policy for the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He is also Changjiang Chair Professor of Zhejiang University in China, a national chair professorship conferred by the Ministry of Education in 2010. He is currently Chairman of the East Asian Social Policy research network, Chairman of the Hong Kong Educational Research Association, and President of the Hong Kong Sociological Association.

Introduction
1. Globalization and Higher Education: Major Trends and Challenges
2. Policy Context for the Quest for Innovation and Entrepreneurial University in East Asia
PART I: QUESTING FOR THE ENTREPRENEURIAL UNIVERSITY AND PROMOTING INNOVATION
3. Diversifying the Economic Pillars and Enhancing Innovation and Research Development: Hong Kong Experiences
4. Promotion of Innovation and Knowledge Transfer: South Korean Experiences
5. After Massification of Higher Education: Questing for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Universities in Taiwan
6. Asserting its Global Influence: The Quest for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Universities in Singapore
7. Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Enhancing Research and Reforming University Curriculum in China
PART II: INTERNATIONALIZATION AND TRANSNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT LEARNING
8. The Call for Internationalization: Questing for Regional Education Hub Status and Trans-nationalizing Higher Education in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong
9. Transnationalization of Higher Education in China: Development Trends, Salient Features and Challenges for University Governance
10. Transnationalization of Higher Education and Student Learning Experiences
11. Transnationalization of Higher Education and Changing Regulatory Regimes and Governance in East Asia
PART III: UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCE, CHANGING UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE, AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS FOR EAST ASIA
12. Questing for the Entrepreneurial University in East Asia: Impacts on Academics and University Governance
Conclusion

Reviews

"Anyone interested in the rise of the East Asian states, should read this book. It focuses on the role of higher education in the development of these societies and in their growing economic power. It is written lucidly, making it clear how the higher education systems in East Asia are now an integral part of economic, political and cultural globalisation. It outlines the critical challenges these systems now face and how they seek to address them. All too quickly we shall know how successful they have been." - Hugh Lauder, Professor, University of Bath, UK
"The great global transformation of the last twenty years is the rise of the East Asian knowledge economies, and Ka Ho Mok's The Quest for Entrepreneurial Universities in East Asia is the best book on higher education in the region. Authoritative, explanatory, critical and readable. Highly recommended." - Simon Marginson, Joint Editor-in-Chief, Higher Education, and Professor, Institute of Education, University of London, UK
"Facilitated with rich indigenous intellectual traditions, recent higher education development in East Asian societies has been remarkable. Many questions, however, remain. This volume is thus highly timely to address a number of urgent issues, both theoretical and practical, based solidly on East Asian contemporary practices. A major feature of this work is Professor Mok's extraordinary capacity to control the differing situations in various societies to capture and theorize their shared experiences." - Rui Yang, Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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