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Dr Yu Tong gets top score in Early Career Scheme for Outstanding Research Project

Thirty-five CityU projects were awarded with funding close to HK $20 million in this year’s Early Career Scheme (ECS), which is a Research Grants Council scheme aims at promoting the work of faculty at the start of their careers.

In particular, four CityU faculty received awards for their outstanding ECS bids with the highest score of “5”. Dr Yu Tong, Assistant Professor of the Department of Information Systems, is one of the awardees. She told her story in the latest issue of CityUtoday.

Dr Tong’s award winning project is titled “Managing the Paradoxical Impacts of Search Approach Openness through Information Technologies”. One of the objectives of her project is to understand the paradoxical impacts of search approach openness on partner selection and open innovation project outcomes. The project will also explore how IT-enabled knowledge capabilities play different roles in managing these paradoxical impacts.

“Firms increasingly adopt open innovations by incorporating external knowledge and technologies in their innovation efforts with the touted benefits of enhancing innovativeness and greater financial returns. The realisation of these benefits is not guaranteed if the challenges of open search, i.e., a process through which firms explore and select external partners, are not satisfactorily addressed,” explained Dr Tong.

For more details about the ECS, please click here.

Read the full story “Young, dynamic and recognised” at CityUtoday January 2016.