Personal profile

Personal profile

Hsing-Fen received her PhD (ESRC +3 scholarship) from the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on knowledge workers and their careers, sources and use of knowledge in firms, inter-organisational innovation collaborations and academic engagements and commercialisation. Her research has been supported by the British Academy of Management, the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust and the UK Economic and Social Research Council. She has published papers in leading journals such as Research Policy, British Journal of Management and Journal of Technology Transfer.

Hsing-Fen has a background in chemical engineering (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan), technology management (UMIST) and social research methods and statistics (CCSR, University of Manchester). She has work experience in Unilever Taiwan and the Taiwanese Science Council before entering academia.

Hsing-Fen welcomes PhD applicants interested in the following areas:

  • Open innovation
  • University-industry collaboration
  • Academic entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS)
  • Knowledge workers and careers
  • Digital/online talent crowdsourcing          

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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