Service Leadership Education Embedded in a Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Framework

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPromoting service leadership qualities in university students
Subtitle of host publicationThe case of Hong Kong
EditorsDaniel T.L. Shek, Po Chung
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages51-65
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9789812875150
ISBN (Print)9789812875143
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameQuality in Life in Asia
Volume6

Abstract

Despite the importance of services in Hong Kong's economy and the role of leadership in the service sector, little is known about how Hong Kong's universities played a role in nurturing future service leaders. Drawing on the notion that "everyone can be a leader" which rejects the trait-based perspective of leadership, we demonstrate how City University of Hong Kong (CityU) pioneered the development of service leadership education that is embedded in the social innovation and entrepreneurship framework. We elaborated CityU's approach to service leadership and showcased how we implemented the framework in two undergraduate courses that embrace the spirit of service learning and social entrepreneurship. We conclude that universities in Hong Kong need a "paradigm shift" in how they sharpen and unleash the creative potential of their target beneficiaries and should give a greater focus on discovery-enriched learning to better prepare young future leaders in the fast-changing world.

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  • service leadership, social entrepreneurship, Hong Kong's service economy, curriculam approach

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Service Leadership Education Embedded in a Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Framework. / WONG, Linda; Chandra, Yanto.

Promoting service leadership qualities in university students: The case of Hong Kong. ed. / Daniel T.L. Shek; Po Chung. Vol. 1 1. ed. Singapore : Springer Singapore, 2015. p. 51-65 (Quality in Life in Asia; Vol. 6).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)