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DR. NG BOON KWEE

Department of Science and Technology Studies
Faculty of Science
 
  +603-79674078
  +603-79674396
  bkng@um.edu.my
 Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
ResearcherID Link
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BIOGRAPHY


NG Boon Kwee is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Malaya where he teaches Technological Innovation Management and Science and Technology Policies. He obtained his PhD in the field of Technological Innovation Management from University of Malaya in 2011. He is currently the programme coordinator of the Master of Sustainability Science - a taught programme at Science Faculty, University of Malaya. His research primarily focuses on Policy and Management of Science and Technology. Special areas of interest include industrial science and technology policies, cluster innovation, and innovation for inclusive development. Most of his published works highlight the important roles of social networks and embeddedness for national and regional innovation systems. He is currently leading research projects on “Malaysia’s Inclusive Development Movement” and “Technology Entrepreneurship and Network in University Incubators”. Besides, he has been engaged in a number of consultancy projects with both international and national agencies, such as Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), International Development Research Centre Canada (IDRC), Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Institut Darul Ridzuan Perak (IDR) and Academy of Sciences Malaysia.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS), Reviewer, 2015, (International)
  • Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Membership, 2019 to 2020, (International)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Innovation for Inclusive Development (Grassroot Innovation; Sustainable Development )
  • Industrial Cluster Innovation (Regional Innovation System; Social Capital; Industrial Districts )
  • Technological Innovation Management (Science, Technology and Innovation Policy; Innovation Systems; Triple Helix; University Incubator)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2018
  • Boon-Kwee Ng, Chan-Yuan Wong, & Amirah Shazana Magli (2018). Clusters Innovation and Development in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press 

2013
  • Thiruchelvam, K., Chandran, VGR., Boon-Kwee, Ng & Chan-Yuan, Wong. 2013. Malaysia's Quest for Innovation: Progress and Lessons Learned. Kuala Lumpur: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre 
Chapter in Book

2014
  • Boon-Kwee, Ng & Thiruchelvam, K. 2014. Technological Innovation Measurement for SMEs in Malaysia's Manufacturing Sector: A Sectoral Systems Perspective. In Mohd Hazim (ed.). Revisiting Malaysian Modernisation: Essays on Science, Technology, Religion and Environment, pp. 53-74. Malaysian Social Science Association, Kuala Lumpur 

2013
  • Thiruchelvam,K., B.K.Ng & C.Y.Wong. 2013. An Overview of Malaysia's National Innovation System: Policies, Institutions and Performance. In A. Ratanawaraha, P.A. Chairatana & W.W. Ellis(eds). Innovation Systems in Southeast Asia, pp.53-88. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press. 

2012
  • Thiruchelvam,K., Chandran,VGR., B.K.Ng, C.Y.Wong & K.S.Chee. 2012. Innovation Financing Schemes of Malaysia. In Intarakumnerd, P. & Wonglimpiyarat, J. (eds). Towards Effective Policies for Innovation Financing in Asia: A Comparative Study of Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand, pp.161-250. Thailand: Thammasat Printing House. 

2009
  • Thiruchelvam, K. & Boon-Kwee, Ng. 2009. Strategi pembangunan sains dan teknologi di Negara OIC. In Wacana Sejarah dan Falsafah Sains:Pemantapan Pengajian Sejarah Falsafah dan Dasar Sains, pp. 269-301. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. 

2006
  • Boon-Kwee, Ng. 2006. Science and its values: The need for science and technology studies. In Mohd Hazim Shah (ed.), History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science: Essays in Honour of Ungku Aziz, pp.115-127. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press. 
Article in Academic Journals

2018
  • Farooq, A., Naqshbandi, M.M., Kaur, S. & Boon Kwee Ng (2018). Roles of leadership styles and relationship-based employee governance in open service innovation: Evidence from Malaysian service sector. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 39(3), 353-374. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chan-Yuan Wong, Boon-Kwee Ng, Azizan, S. A., & Hasbullah, M. (2018). Knowledge Structures of City Innovation Systems: Singapore and Hong Kong. Journal of Urban Technology, 25, 1, pp. 47-73 (ISI-Indexed)

2017
  • Boon-Kwee Ng, Amirah Shazana Magli, Chan-Yuan Wong, VGR Chandran (2017) Localised learning in the Malaysian rice cluster: proximity, social capital and institutional dynamics,International Development Planning Review, 39, 2, pp. 163-185 (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • Boon-Kwee Ng, Thiruchelvam, K., Chan-Yuan Wong, VGR Chandran (2016). Innovation for inclusive development in Southeast Asia: the roles of regional coordination mechanisms, The Pacific Review, 29(4), 573-602 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chan-Yuan Wong, VGR Chandran & Boon-Kwee Ng (2016). Technology Diffusion in the Telecommunications Services Industry of Malaysia, Information Technology for Development, 22(4), 562-583 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mamat, M.Z., Ng, B.K., Azizan, S.A. & Chang, L.W. (2016). An attempt at implementing a holistic inclusive development model: Insights from Malaysia's land settlement scheme. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 57(1), 106-120. doi: 10.1111/apv.12115 (Tier 1, Impact Factor = 1.204) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Farooq, A., Kaur, S. & Boon-Kwee Ng (2016). Effects of Uncertainty Avoidance on Leadership Styles in Malaysian Culture, International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, 14(10), 7025-7041 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Farooq, A. Kaur, S. & Boon-Kwee Ng (2016). Interactive Effects of Gender and Leadership Styles on Open Service Innovation: A Study of Malaysian Doctor, International Journal of Economic Research, 13(4), 1361-1378 (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2013
  • Abdul Fatah Amir, Thiruchelvam , K. and Boon-Kwee, Ng (2013). Understanding the regional innovation support systems in developing countries: the state of Sabah in Malaysia. International Development Planning Review, 15(1): 41-66. (ISI-Indexed)

2012
  • Boon-Kwee, Ng. & Thiruchelvam, K. (2012). The dynamics of innovation in Malaysia's wooden furniture industry: Innovation actors and linkages, Forest Policy and Economics, 14(1): 107-118 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Boon-Kwee, Ng., Chandran, VGR., & Thiruchelvam, K. (2012). Technological knowledge, learning and linkages in the wooden furniture industry in Malaysia: A spatial innovation perspective. Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 20(2): 187-200 (ISI-Indexed)

2011
  • Boon-Kwee, Ng. & Thiruchelvam, K. 2011. Technological innovations in Malaysia's wooden furniture industry: Knowledge and linkages. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 6(16): 3654-3659 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Boon-Kwee, Ng. & Thiruchelvam, K. (2011). Sectoral innovation systems in low-tech manufacturing: Types, sources, drivers and barriers of innovation in Malaysia's wooden furniture industry. International Journal of Institutions and Economies, 3(3): 549-574 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2010
  • Boon-Kwee, Ng. & Thiruchelvam, K. 2010. Technological innovation in Malaysian small and medium-sized wooden furniture manufacturers: Actors and linkages. Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Innovation, Management and Service (ICIMS 2010). ISBN13: 978-1-84626-027-8, UK: World Academic Union, 58-65. (ISI-Indexed)

2007
  • Boon-Kwee, Ng. 2007. Pembangunan ekonomi berteraskan ilmu: Tinjauan terhadap Pelan Induk Ekonomi Ilmu Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science and Technology Studies. 5:9-27. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2005
  • Boon-Kwee, Ng. 2005. Strengthening technology capabilities in small and medium scale enterprises: An overview of Malaysia public financial assistance schemes. Malaysian Journal of Science and Technology Studies. 3:37-56. Universiti Malaya. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2003
  • Boon-Kwee, Ng. 2003. Modal intelektual dalam dunia ekonomi pascamoden. PEMIKIR (October-December):43-54. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
Technical Report

2012
  • Thiruchelvam, K., Chandran, VGR., Boon-Kwee, Ng. & Chan-Yuan, Wong. 2012. National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. Malaysia: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. 
  • Thiruchelvam, K., Chandran, VGR., Boon-Kwee, Ng., Chan-Yuan, Wong., Kim-Sam, Chee. & Puvanesvaran, S. 2012. Toward Effective Policies for Innovation Financing in Asia - Malaysian component. Canada: International Development Research Centre. 

2011
  • Heng, J.H., Au, L.C. & Boon-Kwee, Ng. 2011. Formulation of the national innovation strategy: National innovation study in wood-based industry, Unit Inovasi Khas Malaysia 
  • Thiruchelvam, K., Chandran, VGR., Boon-Kwee, Ng. & Chan-Yuan, Wong. 2011. OECD review of innovation in Southeast Asia: Country profile of innovation - Malaysia. OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. 

2008
  • Boon-Kwee, Ng. 2008. Chapter 10 Information and Communication Technology in Malaysia. In MASTIC, Malaysian Science and Technology Indicators 2006 Report, pp. 154-168. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Science and Technology Information Centre. 
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

2017
  • Boon-Kwee Ng, Amirah Shazana Magli, Chan-Yuan Wong, VGR Chandran (2017) Understanding Cluster-based Learning and Innovation - Insights from Sekinchan Paddy Rice Cluster, UMR Bulletin, vol.17, no. 1, 14-15. 

2014
  • Rasiah, R., Chandran, V.G.R., Boon Kwee, Ng & Nawi Abdullah (2014) The Development of Perak: Moving Forward to a Developed State Status. Perak Insight, Vol.1, pp.23-28. 
Article in Non-Refereed Journals

2015
  • Chandran, V.G.R., Boon-Kwee, Ng, Chan-Yuan, Wong, and Thiruchelvam, K. 2015. Science, technology and innovation for inclusive development: Reorganising the national and regional systems of innovation. Asia- Pacific Tech Monitor. United Nation: Jan-Mar, 14-19. 

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • Water Quality Challenges In Rural Communities : Public Policy Context And Indigenous Knowledge, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • Catching-up Along The Global Value Chain: Models, Determinants And Policy Implications In The Era Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Consultant, 2018 - 2022, International Funding, (International)
  • Malaysia's Inclusive Development Movement: Positioning Science And Technology Policies For Grassroots Innovations, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2020, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Technology Entrepreneurship And Networks In University Business Incubators In Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2017, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SBS (Equitable Society), (University)
  • Measuring Innovation Capability In The Malaysian Hotel Industry, Consultant, 2013 - 2015, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - SBS (Equitable Society), (University)
  • The Dyanamics Of Cluster And Innovation In Malaysian:the Roles Of Learning,linkages And Institution In Competence Building, Principal Investigator(PI), 2012 - 2015, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Toward Effective Policies for Innovation Financing in Asia (Malaysian component), Co-Investigator, 2010 - 2012, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), (International)
  • TECHNOLOGICAL PRODUCT AND PROCESS INNOVATION IN MANUFACTURING SECTOR: THE CASE OF MALAYSIA'S SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES, Principal Investigator(PI), 2007 - 2008, RU Geran, (National)
  • Tracking the Footprints of Malaysia Science and Technology Policies in Strengthening Small and Medium Sized Industries Technology Capabilities, Principal Investigator(PI), 2003 - 2005, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Industry Research and Development Grant Scheme: Is there an Adequate Mechanism to Promote R&D Activities in Malaysia Private Sector, Principal Investigator(PI), 2001 - 2001, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), (National)

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).


  • Development of the Strategic Clusters in Perak: Study and Action Plan, 2016-2016, Institut Darul Ridzuan Berhad
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Report 2016, 2016-2016, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • National Bibliometric Study 2015: Science and Technology Knowledge Productivity in Malaysia, 2015-2015, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia
  • ASEAN SME Policy Index: Malaysia Component, 2013-2013, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
  • Achieving Developed State by 2020: The Perak State, 2012-2012, Institut Darul Ridzuan Perak
  • Regional Coordination Mechanism for Universities and Councils in Inclusive Development: The Case of Southeast Asia Innovation Systems, 2012-2012, Ateneo School of Government (Ateneo de Manila University) and National Research Council of the Philippines
  • A Study on the Achievement and Impact on R,D&C Programmes Funded Under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) in the Ninth Malaysia Plan, 2012-2012, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia
  • National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: Draft Policy, 2011-2011, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia
  • OECD Review of Innovation in Southeast Asia - Country Profile of Innovation: Malaysia, 2011-2011, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Formulation of the National Innovation Strategy: National Innovation Study in Wood-based Industry, 2011-2011, Unit Inovasi Khas (UNIK), Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia
  • Toward Innovative, Liveable and Prosperous Asian Megacities, 2009-2009, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Malaysian Science and Technology Indicators Report 2006, 2007-2007, Malaysian Science and Technology Information Centre (MASTIC)
  • Study leading to preparation of National Space Policy, 2005-2005, National Space Agancy Malaysia
  • A Review of the Programme on Returning Malaysian Scientists and Foreign Scientists (Enhancing Human Capital of Public Higher Education Institutions and Public Research Institutions in Selected Strategic Technologies), 2002-2002, Malaysian Science and Technology Information Centre (MASTIC)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).


  • Asian Universities Alliance (Aua) Scholars Award 2019-2020, Asian Universities Alliance, 2019, (International)
  • Secondment as Experienced Researcher in Catchain Project, European Commission ( European Union'S Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Under The Maria Sklodowska - Curie Grant Agreement No 778398 ), 2019, (International)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2016, (University)
  • Globelics Reviewer Certificate, Globelics Secretariat, Aalborg University, Fibigerstr De 2, 9220 Aalborg St, Denmark, 2015, (International)
  • Network Fellow for Universities and Councils Network for Innovations for Inclusive in Southeast Asia (Uniid-Sea), Ateneo De Manila University and National Research Council of The Philippines, 2014, (International)
  • Field Expert in Universities and Councils Networks On Innovation for Inclusive Development in Southeast Asia (Uniid-Sea), Ateneo School of Government, Ateneo De Manila University, 2013, (International)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2012, (University)
  • Award of Excellence Service, University of Malaya, 2012, (University)
  • UM Excellence Award, Naib Canselor, 2011, (University)
  • University of Malaya Excellence Awards 2011 (Phd Completion Period in More Than 3 Years But Less Than 4 Years for Academic Staff of UM), University of Malaya, 2011, (University)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2007, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2005, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellence Service, University of Malaya, 2005, (University)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


INVITED SPEAKER
  • The Role of Universities and Research Councils in Strengthening Innovation for Inclusive Development, Local Community Empowerment for Sustainability and the Innovation for Inclusive Development (IID) Framework, 2013-02-07 to 2013-02-07, Department of Science and Technology Studies and Centre of Poverty and Development Studies, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Existing Network Models in Southeast Asia, UNIID-SEA Policy Forum, 2014-02-19 to 2014-02-22, National Research Council of the Philippines , (International)
  • Innovation for Inclusive Development (IID) at the Institutional, National,and Regional Levels, UNIID-SEA Policy Forum, 2014-02-19 to 2014-02-22, National Research Council of the Philippines , (International)
  • Penyeliaan Kertas Polisi: Konsep dan Proses , Kursus Penyeliaan Kertas Polisi, 2017-08-15 to 2017-08-15, Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (IKIM), (National)
  • Writing and Publishing in Scholarly Journals: A Case Study Approach, Seminar on Writing Case Study for Research, 2018-03-09 to 2018-03-09, KDU University College, (National)
  • Malaysia s Experience in Technology and Innovation, EU-ASEAN Dialogue on Economic Integration 2018, 2018-07-25 to 2018-07-26, Asia-Europe Institute , (International)
PRESENTER
  • Measuring Technological Innovation among Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Malaysia's Manufacturing Sector: Towards a Proposed Framework, The 6th International Malaysian Studies Conference (MSC6), 2008-08-05 to 2008-08-07, Malaysian Social Science Association, (International)
  • Technological Innovation in Malaysian Small and Medium-sized Wooden Furniture Manufacturers: Actors and Linkages, 2010 International Conference on Innovation, Management and Service (ICIMS 2010), 2010-02-26 to 2010-02-28, International Association of Computer Science & Information Technology (IACSIT), (International)
  • Patterns of technological innovation in Malaysia's small and medium wooden furniture manufacturers, The 8th GLOBELICS International Conference - Making Innovation Work for Society: Linking, Leveraging and Learning, 2010-11-01 to 2010-11-03, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Financing Innovation: The Experience of Malaysia, Towards Effective Policies for Innovation Financing in Asia Second Meeting, 2011-04-26 to 2011-04-27, International Development Research Centre and Thammasat University, (International)
  • Low-tech Industrial Cluster and its Dynamics of Technological Learning: The Case of Wooden Furniture Cluster in Malaysia, 9th ASIALICS International Conference, 2012-10-04 to 2012-10-05, De La Salle University, (International)
  • The Roles of Intermediaries in Innovation for Inclusive Development: The Case of Regional Coordination Mechanisms in Southeast Asia, 10th ASIALICS International Conference , 2013-09-20 to 2013-09-21, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), (International)
  • Institutional Settings in a Rice Cluster: Assessing the Effects of Social Capital on Learning in Malaysia, 11th ASIALICS International Conference, 2014-09-24 to 2014-09-27, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST), (International)
  • Regional Coordination Mechanisms for Universities and Research Councils in Inclusive Development: The Case of Southeast Asian Innovation System, 2014 SEA Conference on Innovation for Inclusive Development: Making Innovation for All, by All, Happen in the ASEAN Region, 2014-11-05 to 2014-11-06, Dewan Riset Nasional (RND) and Recognition and Mentoring Program, Institut Pertanian Bogor Indonesia (RAMP-IPB), (International)
  • Public-Policy Interventions for Enhancing Competencies of Firms in the Manufacturing Sector: A Case Study of Malaysia s Machinery and Equipment Industry, 12th ASIALICS International Conference, 2015-09-15 to 2015-09-17, Center for Science and Technology Development Studies (LIPI), Indonesia, (International)
  • University in City Innovation Systems, ESRC Research Colloquium, 2016-05-24 to 2016-05-24, Equitable Society Research Cluster (ESRC), University of Malaya, (University)
  • Patent Landscape Analysis for University in Asian Cities, 13th ASIALICS International Conference, 2016-10-03 to 2016-10-04, National Innovation Agency, Thailand, (International)
  • Revisiting Grassroots Innovation Initiatives in Malaysia: Concepts and Applications , 2017 International Symposium on Economics and Social Science - Summer Session (ISESS-Summer 2017), 2017-08-23 to 2017-08-25, National Taipei University of Business & International Business Academic Consortium , (International)
  • Public Policy for Grassroots Innovations Movement: Lessons Learned from Malaysia, ASIALICS Conference & CICALICS Workshop 2018, 2018-08-25 to 2018-08-26, Zhejiang University , (International)
PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Grassroots Innovations for Sustainable Development: Process and Policy Concerns, 5th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Innovation for Sustainability and Growth (MISG-2018), 2018-06-25 to 2018-06-26, Global Illuminators, (International)
POSTER
  • Tracking the Footprints of Malaysia's S&T Policies in Strengthening SMIs Technology Capabilities, Seminar Hasil Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya 2006, 2006-09-06 to 2006-09-07, IPPP, (University)

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).


  • Universities and Councils Network for on Innovation for Inclusive Development in Southeast Asia (UNIID-SEA), Ateneo de Manila University and National Research Councils of the Philippines, 2013, 12, (International)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).


  • Member of Economics & Finance Working Group in the Science, Technology and Innovation Master Plan (2020-2030), Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Consultant, 2017-2018, (National)
  • Workshop on Grand Challenge 4: Sustainable Resource and Technology, Innovation Technology Research Cluster, University of Malaya, Resource Person, 2014-2014, (University)
  • Subject Matter Expert for Economic Complexity Perspectives for Malaysia's Economic Transformation, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister's Office Malaysia, Consultant, 2014-2014, (National)
  • OECD Review of Innovation in Southeast Asia - Country Profile of Innovation: Malaysia, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, Researcher, 2011-2011, (International)
  • Formulation of the National Innovation Strategy: National Innovation Study in Wood-based Industry, Unit Inovasi Khas (UNIK), Prime Minister's Office, Consultant, 2011-2011, (National)
  • National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: Draft Policy, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Consultant, 2011-2012, (National)
  • 1-InnoCERT Auditor (Innovation Certification for Enterprise Rating and Transformation), Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, Auditor, 2010-2010, (National)