Erik BAARK 寶克
PhD Lund University, 1986
Professor Emeritus

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Full CV
Prof. Erik Baark is Professor Emeritus in the Division of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  He completed a PhD at University of Lund (1986) and a Dr.phil. at University of Copenhagen (1998).
His primary research interests are related to innovation systems and science and technology policy in China and other East Asian countries. His research on China includes analysis of information systems and IT development and high technology entrepreneurship during recent policy reforms. He has also published extensively on innovation in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta.
He has published numerous books, including Lightning Wires: Telegraphs and China's Technological Modernization 1860-1890 (Greenwood Press, 1997), and articles in leading international area studies journals such as The China Quarterly and innovation research journals such as Research Policy and the International Journal of Technology Management.
Research Interests
  • National Innovation Systems in Asia and Europe
  • China's Science & Technology Policy
  • Hong Kong Innovation System and Policy
  • Innovation in Service Industries
Representative Publications
  • 2016. Baark, Erik, “The Chinese State and Its Role in Shaping China’s Innovation System” in: The Asian Developmental State: Reexaminations and New Departures Edited by Yin-wah Chu. Houndmills, Palgrave Macmillan, p. 159-174
  • 2014. Hu, Mei-Chih, Naubahar Sharif and Erik Baark, “Information Technology Services: A Key Knowledge-Intensive Business Service Industry in Hong Kong SAR, China” Science Technology Society Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 27-55
  • 2014. Baark, Erik and Naubahar Sharif, “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: The Hong Kong Experience with Public Procurement for Innovation” in: Public Procurement, Innovation and Policy: International Perspectives, edited by Veiko Lember, Rainer Kattel and Tarmo Kalvet. Berlin: Springer, pp. 171-190
  • 2012. Sharif, Naubahar, Erik Baark and Antonio K.W. Lau. “Innovation activities, sources of innovation and R&D cooperation: evidence from firms in Hong Kong and Guangdong Province, China” International Journal of Technology Management Vol. 59, Nos. 3/4, p. 203-234
  • 2007. Baark, Erik “Knowledge and Innovation in China: Historical Legacies and Institutional Reform” Asia Pacific Business Review Vol. 13, No. 3, p. 337-356
  • 2006 Baark, Erik and Naubahar Sharif “From Trade Hub to Innovation Hub: The Role of Hong Kong’s Innovation System in Linking China to Global Markets” Innovation: management, policy and practice, Vol. 8, no. 1-2, p. 193-209
  • 2005. Baark, Erik “New Modes of Learning in Services: A Study of Hong Kong’s Consulting Engineers” Industry and Innovation, Vol. 12, No. 2, p. 283-301
  • 1997. Baark, Erik Lightning Wires: Telegraphs and China's Technological Modernization 1860-1890. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 216 pages
Forthcoming / Work In Progress
  • Naubahar Sharif and Erik Baark "Mobilizing Technology Transfer from University to Industry: The Experience of Hong Kong Universities", Forthcoming in Journal of Technology Management in China
  • Naubahar Sharif and Erik Baark "Hong Kong's Innovation System - From Trade Hub to Innovation Hub", Forthcoming in Charles Edquist and Leif Hommen (eds.) Small Country Innovation Systems: Comparing Globalisation, Change and Policy in Asia and Europe (Cheltenham U.K.: Edward Elgar)

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