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Learning strategies in Hong Kong's service industries

Authors Baark, Erik
Issue Date 2003-06
Source Paper to be presented at the DRUID Summer Conference 2003 on Creating, Sharing and Transferring Knowledge. The role of Geography, Institutions and Organizations. Copenhagen , 12-14 June 2003
Summary This paper seeks to explore the features of emerging learning strategies among consulting engineering firms in Hong Kong. The need for new learning strategies is prompted by changes in the territory's economic structure and a more extensive demand for improved services. The traditional approach of consulting engineers to learning through the exploitation of existing knowledge and learning-by-doing is examined, and illustrated with a few examples from Hong Kong. The challenges of adopting a more exploratory approach to learning, based on more intensive R&D efforts, is discussed together with the implications for innovation policies.
Rights Research conducted for the present paper has been supported with a grant from the Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (HKUST6168/00H)
Language English
Format Conference paper
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