Professor Emeritus, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Erik Baark is Professor Emeritus at the Division of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. He received a PhD at the University of Lund (1986) and a DPhil at the University of Copenhagen (1998). His research on China includes analysis of information systems and IT development and high technology entrepreneurship during recent policy reforms. He has also published extensively on innovation in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. His numerous publications include Lightning Wires: Telegraphs and China's Technological Modernization 1860-1890 (Greenwood Press, 1997) and articles in leading international area studies journals such as The China Quarterly and innovation research journals such as Research Policy and the International Journal of Technology Management.