Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science; Professor Emeritus, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Erik Baark is a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and 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 the analysis of information systems and IT development and high technology entrepreneurship during recent policy reforms. He has also published extensively on topics such as innovation in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. His numerous publications include the book 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.