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Poon-McBrayer, Kim Fong; Deng, Meng – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
The significance of principal leadership to build inclusive schools has long been recognised. Studies to plot their leadership attributes that mobilise, facilitate, and sustain inclusive education specific to Hong Kong are however scarce. This qualitative study investigated teacher leaders' experiences of what their principals did to cultivate…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Principals, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
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Yau, Hon Keung; Cheng, Alison Lai Fong – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
Organisational defensive patterns, including skilled incompetence, organisational defensive routines and fancy footwork, are considered to be a hindrance to effective learning and innovation capacity building in all organisations. The purpose of this research is to investigate: 1) the perceptions of the influence of organisational defensive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Communication, Innovation, Questionnaires
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Sun, Hongyi – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
Based on data from 700 companies in 20 countries, this paper records the research that investigates the contribution of organisational and technological practices to speed up New Product Development (NPD). The organisational practice is found positively correlated with the speed of NPD. However, no significant direct relationship was found between…
Descriptors: Production Techniques, Computer Assisted Design, Total Quality Management, Organizational Effectiveness
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Poon, Patrick S.; Chan, Kan S. – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2007
In the modern knowledge economy, higher educational institutions are being required to deal with commercialising the results of their research, spinning out knowledge-based enterprises and facilitating technology transfer between their research centres and industrial firms. The universities are undergoing changes in institutional and…
Descriptors: Industry, Technology Transfer, Foreign Countries, Research Universities