Personal profile

Personal profile

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

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 had work experience in Unilever Taiwan and the Taiwanese Science Council before entering academia.

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

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

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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