Global aspirations and strategising for world-class status: new form of politics in higher education governance in Hong Kong

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Author: Mok, Ka Ho; Cheung, Anthony B. L.


In the era of globalisation, competition has also become global. In higher education, countries worldwide are attaching increasing importance to international ranking exercises and subscribing to the ‘world-class universities’ paradigm, complemented by various strategies to benchmark with leading universities in order to enhance the global competitiveness of their universities. This is particularly so in Asia as it emerges as the centre of fast-growing economies of the world. Against this wider global policy backdrop, this article reviews major policies introduced and strategies employed...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Globalisation; Higher education; Management; Policy; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Educational policy; University; Strategic planning; Talent management; Organisational development; Aspirations

Geographic subjects: Hong Kong (China); Asia

Published: London, England: Carfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis, 2011

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Journal volume: 33

Journal number: 3

Journal date: June 2011

Pages: pp. 231-251

ISSN: 1360-080X

Special issue: ‘Leadership, culture and change in higher education: theory and practice in Southeast Asia’, guest edited by Philip Hallinger and Arild Tjeldvoll

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 104.392

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