PERSONAL PROFILE

Dr. Lina Vyas

Dr. Lina Vyas is an Assistant Professor and Programme Leader of Master of Public Policy and Governance (MPPG) with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Dr. Vyas obtained her PhD from the Department of Public and Social Administration at the City University, Hong Kong in 2002 and subsequently worked in the Department on various research projects before being appointed as Lecturer.

Dr. Vyas teaching and research interests are concerned with Public Sector Management, Human Resource Management, and pedagogical issues associated with the improvement and advancement of student learning.

Dr. Vyas has published articles in leading international journals including Public Management Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management,International Social Work, and Public Personnel Management. 

EDUCATION

  • PhD (City University of Hong Kong)
  • MA (Rani Durgavati University‚ India)
  • BA (Rani Durgavati University‚ India)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Public Administration and Management
  • Public Personnel Management/Personnel Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Public Sector Reform in Asia
  • Comparative Public Administration and Policy

COURSES TAUGHT

  • PPG6011 Human Resource Management
  • PPG6012 International Public Management
  • PPG6004 Organizational Behaviour and Development
  • PPG6006 Project Appraisal and Impact Analysis

RECENT PUBLICATION

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters:

Vyas, L. (2017). Gaps and Transparency Challenges in Contract Outsourcing. In A. Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Vyas, L. (2016). Employee-friendly Practices: Fashionable, Flexible, and Fickle. In A. Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Vyas, L. (2016). Outsourcing of Human Resource Management. In A. Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Vyas, L. (2016). The “Re-invention” of the Public Sector Training. In A. Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Vyas,L. (2014). An Enterpreneurial Approach to Human Resource Management in the Public Sector. In S. Satvros (Ed.), Enterpreneurial Rise in South-East Asia: The Quadruple Helix Influence on Technological Innovation (pp. 30-50). New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publications.

Journal Articles:

Vyas, L. and Zhu, Y. (2017). Centralisation, decentralisation and outsourcing of civil service training: Hong Kong, Singapore and United Kingdom experience in comparative perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 38(1).

Lee, S.Y., Vyas, L. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Welcoming immigrants with similar occupational interests: Experimental survey evidence from Hong Kong. Political Studies, Online First, xx-xxx.

Vyas, L., Lee, S.Y. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Utilization of family friendly policies in Hong Kong", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Online First, 1-23.

Vyas, L. (2016). Contract management from the perspectives of bureaucrats and contractors: A case study of Hong Kong", International Journal of Public Administration, 39(10), 744-757.

Vyas, L. (2016). Human resource management (HRM) outsourcing in the Asian public sector – a probe into the achievability and consequences in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 9(3), 308-345.

Ma, W.W.A., Wong, K.L., Tou, A.Y.L., Vyas, L. and Wilks, J. (2015). CPR knowledge and attitudes among high school students aged 15-16 in Hong Kong", Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, 22(1), 3-13.

Vyas, L. (2015). Convergence or divergence?  Trainees’ and trainers’ perceptions of the customization and effectiveness of public service training. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 8(2), 149-177.

Vyas, L., Jung, C.S. and Huque, A.S. (2013). Challenges for public service capacity and the role of public employee training as a moderator in India. Public Management Review, 15(8), 1116-1136.

Vyas, L. (2013). Who guards the guardians? Ethics in Hong Kong civil services. Indian Journal of Public Administration, LVIX(3), 573-594.

Vyas, L. and Luk, S. (2012). The protruding implications of privatization: Attractive potentials leading to catastrophic consequences. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 5(3), 322-332.

Vyas, L. (2012). India's confrontation with potential building of the public service. Indian Journal of Public Administration, LVIII(3), 435-450.

Vyas, L. and Luk, S. (2011). Frazzled care for caregivers in Hong Kong: Job stress circumstances and consequences on employees. International Social Work, 54(6), 832-851.

Vyas, L. (2010). Balancing outlook: Assessment of public service training in Hong Kong by providers and clients. Public Personnel Management, 39(4), 149-167.

Vyas, L. and Luk, S. (2010). Decentralization and ‘Consumerization’ of the training function: The ‘Re-invention’ of the Central Training Institute of Hong Kong”, International Journal of Public Administration, 33: 710–727, 2010.