Dr Kenneth Fung Hon Ngen

Email: hn.fung@kdu.edu.my

Dr Hon-Ngen Fung (Kenneth) is a Lecturer attached to the Postgraduate and Research Centre at UOW Malaysia KDU University College, a member of the University of Wollongong Global Network. He holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Malaya, a Master of Communication (Science Communication) from the University of Queensland, and a BSc (Medical Bioscience) from Monash University. His research interest includes Scientometrics; Innovation Systems; Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and Management; Science Communication, and Science, Technology and Society. He has published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Scientometrics, Asian Journal of Technology and Innovation, and Seoul Journal of Economics. Apart from that, he has also participated in consultancy projects such as the National Bibliometric Study 2015 by the Malaysian Science and Technology Information Centre. Kenneth is currently conducting a Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) project on “Feasibility of Smart Agriculture in ASEAN: Investigating Social Dimensions and Policy Mechanisms to Enhance Technology Adoption and Upgrading in the Rice Sector”. He is also embarking on other research projects to do with the adoption of smart home appliances among home buyers as well as the role of makerspaces in sparking inventiveness in the community.

Year Title
2020 Fung, H-N., & Tan, C. (2020). Networking universities and hospitals: A case study of research and commercialization in the Taiwanese herbal medicine sector. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal. [accepted for publication]. (SSCI Q2)
2019 Wong, C. Y., & Fung, H. N. (2019). Caught-In or Breaking-Free from the Middle Income Trap: The Case of Malaysia. Seoul Journal of Economics, 32(1). (Scopus indexed Q3)

Wong, C.Y., & Fung, H.N. (2019). Post catch-up science and techn. trajectories: Publish. and patenting activities of China and Korea. In Springer Handbook of Science and Technology Indicators. In Glanzel, W., Moed, H.F., Schmoch, U., & Thelwall, M. (Ed.) Berlin: Springer Nature.

2017 Fung, H. N., & Wong, C. Y. (2017). Scientific collaboration in indigenous knowledge in context: Insights from publication and co-publication network analysis. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 117, 57-69. (SSCI Q1)

correlative indicators for policy targeting on emerging technologies: exploring the core competencies and promising industries of aspirant economies. Scientometrics, 111(2), 841-867. (SSCI Q2).

Fung, H. N., & Wong, C. Y. (2017). Accelerating the technological life cycle through convergence: trends from herbal medicine patents and insights from case studies in Asia Pacific. International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 9(4), 353-378. (Scopus indexed Q3).

2015 Fung, H.N., & Wong, C.Y. (2015) Exploring the modernization process of traditional medicine: a Triple Helix perspective with insights from publication and trademark statistics. Social Science Information, 54(3), 327-353.(SSCI Q3)

Mohamed, M., Fung, H.N., & Wong, C.Y. (2015) Convergence innovation in railway technology: how ERL of Malaysia attained its co-evolution structure for systemic development. Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 23(S1):93-108.(SSCI Q4).

Research Grants
Research Linkages for Strategic Niche Development: A Case Study of the Taiwan Herbal Medicine Sector

Consultancy Project
ASER Project: A study of technology start-ups in the greater Kuala Lumpur city funded by the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan carried out between Feb-May 2019.