Hei-hang Hayes Tang

Hei-hang Hayes Tang
The Education University of Hong Kong | ied · Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL)

PhD (in Sociology of Education)
"RAE"- Reconsidering Academic Entrepreneurialism to fill in unknown blind spots, tunnel vision, and breed new empathy 

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Introduction
A sociologist, Dr Hayes Tang is interested in the fields of higher education, academic profession and youth studies. His research focuses on the sociological role of education in entrepreneurial society and global city. He is committed to create new knowledge in application for better education governance and policy innovation in the age of global inequalities. Currently he conducts institutional analysis on entrepreneurial universities, academic profession and academic life in reinventing the public mission of higher education.
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September 2010 - June 2015
School of Professional and Continuing Education, University of Hong Kong (in collaboration with School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia)
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  • Communication studies
September 2010 - June 2015
School of Professional and Continuing Education, University of Hong Kong (in collaboration with School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia)
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  • Asian Studies
January 2007 - September 2013
The University of Hong Kong
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  • The Second International Survey of the Academic Profession (Hong Kong component)

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Education in Greater China—which constitutes mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan—is phenomenal with regard to shared traditional culture, yet its diverse educational systems emerged from different modernization projects in contemporary history. Educational activities and exchanges are institutionalized by diverse academic structures and sy...
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This paper assesses collaborative innovation activity undertaken by universities in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China. The theoretical background references the systems of innovation approach and the triple helix model of university-industry-government interaction. The paper reviews Hong Kong's tertiary education system and the role of science and tech...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to undertake an inquiry into the way academic entrepreneurialism manifests itself in the changing discourses of the notion of “scholarship”. It particularly examines the contexts, rationales, definitions and implications of the discursive field of the “scholarship of application”. The global trend of academic...
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Get a free copy until it lasts: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/2NR3WDZX2Z9J8FHU3FFR/full?target=10.1080%2F21568235.2019.1694424&fbclid=IwAR3yTKGIfm3YdQcX87kszhxSu_5hK9PezSqdHoWfDkFLfrRmqd4JK_YVT4w& In the existing literature of knowledge exchange (KE) and higher education, there is limited but emerging cluster of research which undertakes a co...
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Concerns of equity with respect to the community college model in East Asia persist in educational research. In this study, we described and analysed students’ “lived experience” in community colleges in Hong Kong in terms of the “warming up” or “cooling out” of their educational desire. Semistructured interviews with 14 graduates of community coll...
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This paper examines the macro trends, policy responses, and their impact on youth and their aspirations about the future. It uses the conceptualisation of “the self as enterprise” to focus our discussions about how, and to what extent, youth try to “enterprise” their selves through higher education amidst the global rise of academic entrepreneurial...
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Self-financing higher education institutions (SfHEIs) in Hong Kong help boost the local higher education participation rate, but they are labeled as second-tier opportunities for those with academic weaknesses. Students at SfHEIs may develop a negative self-concept that deteriorates their academic performance and psychological wellness. Therefore,...
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This paper investigates the research agendas of academics in Asia and Europe with reference to cultural influences rooted in the two continents. Unlike studies on the influence of culture on research that focus on only one or a few countries, this study explores the relationship between cultural dimensions and research agendas at the continental le...
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Vocational Education and Training (VET) is usually understood to nurture talents in industrial development, but it seems different in the Hong Kong context. In view of the deindustrialization in the 1990s, VET had been no longer on the vital education agenda for long, until an initiative of rebranding to Vocational and Professional Education and Tr...
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In Hong Kong, improving STEM education has become timely since the government launched policy initiatives in 2016, which substantially impacted STEM education practices. Teacher education is of special importance in constructing the aspirations of pre-service teachers and offering professional training for a more gender equitable future in the era...
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https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-3-319-67905-1_19-1.pdf This chapter examines the role of education in the socio-political development of Hong Kong from a historical perspective. Using the framework of 'citizenship as process', it reviews the way in which identity politics and civic movement took place in the condition of a weak...
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https://books.google.com/books/about/Research_on_Global_Citizenship_Education.html?id=UrUTEAAAQBAJ This chapter provides a review of education policies, broader discourses, and recent protests to consider the ways Hong Kong identities draw simultaneously from its post-colonial legacy, position as a global city, traditions of open economy and pursu...
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This article conveys the results of a reflexive investigation of the managerial practices and entrepreneurial discourses that shape the academic trajectories of early career scholars. Beginning with the experiences of early career scholars in research‐intensive universities in Canada and Hong Kong, the authors explore some of the social and politic...
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Declining employment prospects of graduates have been reported in the international literature and in Hong Kong. This casts doubts on the ‘employability’ of graduates of an expanding higher education sector. Yet, published patterns and trends of graduate employment outcomes do not tell us much about the contextualised processes that ‘match’ or ‘mis...
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This chapter examines the engagement patterns of knowledge exchange (KE) in Hong Kong’s public universities. Using ‘institutional logics’ as the conceptual theme, it investigates the academic responses to the global trend of KE policies and the extent to which there is a tendency of convergence/divergence of institutional practices of KE engagement...
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https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-49119-2_6 This chapter examines key issues surrounding changes in the academic profession of Hong Kong, including academic excellence, accountability, and educational sovereignty against the backdrop of academic capitalism. Analyses and discussion are based on in-depth interviews with academic pr...
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https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/AEDS-10-2019-0163/full/html This paper aims to examine the strategic role of world-class universities and the international academic profession in the regionalisation project of China's Greater Bay Area (GBA). It illustrates the way in which the case of the GBA regionalisation project offers a pot...
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This paper provides a critical account of the role of universities in the development of innovation and technology in Hong Kong.To do so, the paper examines the political economy of Hong Kong’s innovation and technology development. It outlines a finance-led regime, under which the vision of long-term innovation initiatives is transformed into shor...
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Purpose National identification among young people and the issues about how national education should be conducted have been the significant topics when the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was entering its third decade of the establishment. This paper was written based on data the authors obtained upon participation in a project organized b...
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As a member of the Chinese community at large, Hong Kong represents a “social laboratory” where any imposed exchange of powers usually stimulates recurrent repercussions in many aspects (Chan and Lee 2007). However, surveying the related bodies of academic literature reveals that most sociological works pay less attention to the phenomena related t...
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By presenting 15 diverse cases of graduate entrepreneurship, this presentation examines the aspiration construction trajectories in view of (1) universities/ education (as intervention), (2) family support (especially in a Confucian context), and (3) social class (as a paradoxical factor).
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This chapter examines women’s representation in the leadership positions at key world-class research universities in the Asia Pacific region. It engages with documentary research into the case studies of various Asian flagship universities, namely National Taiwan University, Peking University, Seoul National University, the University of Hong Kong,...
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Call for Papers for the Issue of The Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education – The official journal of the Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) Higher Education Special Interest Group (HESIG) ISSN 2151-0393 (Print); ISSN 2151-0407 (Online) Academic Profession, Entrepreneurial Universities and Scholarship of A...
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This chapter observes that branding is a stated strategic priority of four out of seven public universities in Hong Kong. However, the branding activities they propose miss the essence—the alignment of their various identities. By adapting the concept of corporate branding to the analysis of their self-representations in four distinctive types of c...
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This paper examines the way in which higher education participation is democratized in the entrepreneurial city of Hong Kong by policy innovation that encompasses internationalization. There is a dearth of empirical studies about transnational education in Hong Kong, except a few which examine students' perceptions of transnational education from u...
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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, su...
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This article examines the significance of global trends in higher education (HE) development in Hong Kong between 1997 and 2012. Two trends, massification and internationalisation, are considered key driving forces that shaped Hong Kong’s HE policy during the period. The former refers to government measures to widen participation in HE. The latter...
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The International Baccalaureate (IB) has become a powerful educational brand by developing a reputation for combining progressive approaches with academic rigour. This can be identified by the growing number of schools adopting IB programmes globally and especially in the IB Asia-Pacific region. As part of this trend, the IB Middle Years Programme...
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Pierre Bourdieu (1984) once maintained that ”in a period of ‘diploma inflation’, the disparity between aspirations that the educational system produces and the opportunities it really offers is a structural reality which affects all the members of a school generation” (p.143). Development and reforms of Hong Kong higher education in recent decades,...
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Drawing empirical data from a large international database on academic profession, this paper examines the politics of academic nationalism and academic internationalism in Hong Kong and South Korea academic professions. The rationale underpinning this research is the fact that about a quarter of the both academic professions received doctoral educ...
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This essay aims to put forward dialogues with the literature of academic entrepreneurialism by working with its gaps and loopholes. Along with transformations and new dynamics in higher education since the rise of neoliberalism worldwide in last decades of the twentieth century, the literature of academic entrepreneurialism developed in breadth and...
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This book tracks the wave of new immigrants from Mainland China to Hong Kong since late 1990s through the turn of the new century. Perceived as a social problem in Hong Kong, many of these ‘arrivals’ are school-age children who may have been brought up in a different culture and who come to Hong Kong for family reunion. This study sets out to explo...
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This paper attempts to depict the diverse agendas of Hong Kong and Macau in response to the global trend of “academic entrepreneurialism”. It contains a review about the rise of entrepreneurialism in Asian higher education. It will then chronicle the policy-driven development of Hong Kong higher education, followed by a discussion about Macau highe...
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(Uncorrected OCR) Abstract of thesis entitled New Arrival Students in Hong Kong: Adaptation and School Performance submitted by Hei Hang TANG for the degree of Master of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong in May 2002 The arrival of new immigrants from Mainland China has been perceived as a social problem in Hong Kong in recent years. Many of...

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The purpose of this study is to describe and understand the academic identity of higher education (HE) researchers in East Asia. Using the approach of narrative research, it will examine the way in which academic identity affects East Asian HE researchers in their response to the impact of Covid-19, and how the global pandemic affects the reworking of academic identity. Empirical analysis of this research will contribute to a better understanding of the role of academic identity in enhancing educational and research productivity at universities, including the field of higher education studies.
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The project is an exploratory case study that aims to understand whether and how education policy has supported low SES students’ academic achievement, drawing on the learning and teaching experiences of stakeholders in schools in Hong Kong. In exploring the experience of students, visual research methods (e.g., picture prompter, photo-taking) will be adopted to help them to share their feelings and day-to-day experiences. This project will be special in the sense that some of the case schools will be also a site for several other projects. The interaction will be interesting to observe.