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Publications 2018, 6(1), 5; doi:10.3390/publications6010005

Collaborating with Management Academics in a New Economy: Benefits and Challenges

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Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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Department of English, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
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Received: 6 December 2017 / Revised: 8 January 2018 / Accepted: 8 January 2018 / Published: 10 January 2018
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Abstract

As a response to intensified globalization, international research collaboration has become common in the social sciences. This paper reports a study that examined what Chinese management academics and their overseas counterparts perceived to be the benefits and challenges arising from research collaboration with each other. Data collected with two parallel questionnaires administered, respectively, to 114 Chinese and 30 overseas management academics revealed a variety of perceived benefits relating mainly to Chinese and overseas academics’ complementing strengths. Analysis of the same data also identified an array of perceived challenges stemming from a combination of cultural, epistemological, ideological, linguistic, institutional, and relational differences. Our study generated insights to be drawn upon in policy-making and in the coordination of international research collaboration. View Full-Text
Keywords: international research collaboration; social sciences; scholarly publication international research collaboration; social sciences; scholarly publication
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Li, Y.; Hu, G. Collaborating with Management Academics in a New Economy: Benefits and Challenges. Publications 2018, 6, 5.

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