General thoughts about academic research and publishing

Having spent a considerable amount of time as a student in a few academic institutions around the globe and having read a substantial number of management related articles so far  I would like to suggest the following hypotheses about academic life as a discussion about academics, especially around the area of management, organizational …

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The Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department hosted the Hong Kong Flower Festival a few days ago at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. More than I was interested in flowers, I was interested in some people watching and taking time off and getting away from campus. Surprisingly, it proved to be quite a treat. […]

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Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island during the weekend can change your perspective on the meaning of "busy". The longer you linger, the busier it gets. and then finally… …  you’re left with just one option – move with the crowd. …

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I’ve seen some nice Buddhas in Taiwan, but this cute temple in Hong Kong gives Buddha a whole new twist. Next to Pai Tau Village in the Shatin area lies the road leading up to the mountain-top Ten Thousand (10000) Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Tsz). …

Academic Rankings, Ratings, Impact Factors and Top Tier Journals

Having been here in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for about a month I can now say that the university is very serious about what it’s doing. Honestly, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. The whole academic language revolves around publishing with the common usage of "top-tier journals" "high impact factors". …

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For the past few weeks the HKUST student associations have been going strong at the HKUST "Hong Kong Jockey Club Atrium" main entrance hall. A little similar to what I saw in Taiwan, only much louder, you’ll see student clubs around about all sorts …

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