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Dr Seng Kok

Dr Seng Kok

Telephone: 0151 231 4884

Biography

I teach on a range of management and project management subject areas within the BABM programme with my main areas of expertise in the field of management and project management. In addition to this, I teach research methods on a number of Masters programmes and actively supervise both Masters and Doctoral students on their research.

Before joining LJMU as Senior Lecturer, I worked at Durham University on a research project looking at behaviours that underpin excellence in UK higher education. The project collaborated with a number of world-leading research intensive institutions to include the universities of Birmingham, Cambridge, Exeter and Leeds. The project further entailed working with UK HE bodies such as the Leadership Foundation and HEFCE.

My own doctoral research similarly focuses on UK higher education and examines the different managerial archetypes that exist in UK universities. My current research interest focuses upon higher education management, public sector management and enterprise.

I also currently supervise a range of Doctoral students in these subject areas.

In addition to this, I am also a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner as well as reviewer for the following journals –

Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences
The International Journal of Learning
The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management
Asian Pacific Education Review

Teaching

I have taught on the following modules under the BA Business Management Programme, MSc Entrepreneurship and MBA.

Level 4: Principles of Marketing (Module Leader)
Level 5: Managing People and Organisations; Quality and Operations Management
Level 6: Managing Projects (Module Leader), Lean Six Sigma
Level 7: Managing Research Projects, Research Methods (Module Leader), Entrepreneurial Concepts (Module Leader).

Publications

Highlighted publications

Kok SK, McDonald C. 2017. Underpinning excellence in higher education - an investigation into the leadership, governance and management behaviours of high-performing academic departments STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 42 :210-231 >DOI >Link

Chadwick S, McDonald C, Kok SK, Francis H. 2011. Underpinning Excellence in Higher Education Final Report >Link

Kok S-K, Douglas A, McClelland B, Bryde D. 2010. The Move Towards Managerialism: Perceptions of Staff in "traditional" and "new" UK universities Tertiary Education and Management, 16 :99-113 >DOI

Kok S-K, Douglas A, McClelland B. 2008. Shifting Higher Education Management: Examining the Organisational Changes among various UK University Types The International Journal of Learning, 15 :227-240

Journal Articles

Kok SK, McDonald C. 2017. Underpinning excellence in higher education - an investigation into the leadership, governance and management behaviours of high-performing academic departments STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 42 :210-231 >DOI >Link

Kok SK, McDonald C. 2012. Underpinning excellence: Understanding the way things are done International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 11 :119-132

Wang JY, Kok SK, McClelland B, Kirkbride J. 2011. The commercialisation of UK higher education and the growing language dynamic in China International Journal of Learning, 18 :87-98

Wang J, Kok SK, McClelland RJ, Kirkbride J. 2011. Commercialisation of UK Higher Education and the Growing Language Dynamic in China The International Journal of Learning, 18 :87-98 >Link

Kok S-K, Douglas A, McClelland B, Bryde D. 2010. The Move Towards Managerialism: Perceptions of Staff in "traditional" and "new" UK universities Tertiary Education and Management, 16 :99-113 >DOI

Kok SK, Douglas A, McClelland B. 2009. Collegiality in flux?: The assimilation of new management paradigms and focus in UK universities International Journal of Learning, 16 :637-652

Kok S-K, Douglas A, McClelland B. 2009. University Management and Globalisation: An Examination of the Changing Dynamics in UK Universities The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 9 :71-84

Kok S-K, Douglas A, McClelland B. 2008. Shifting Higher Education Management: Examining the Organisational Changes among various UK University Types The International Journal of Learning, 15 :227-240

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Kok SK, O'Brien S. 2016. Student Development - Examining Critical Understanding from the student’s point-of-view. http://www.sbc-usst.edu.cn/10years/en/papers.html, SBC 10th Anniversary Conference and Inaugural Annual Conference

Papagiannis F, Kok S, Michaelides Z. 2016. The case of Thessaloniki's branding: Constructing social networking and CSE The 5th International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Sustainable Business

Kok SK. 2016. Departmental Dynamics – Examining how best to develop academic careers.

Kok SK. 2015. Departmental Dynamics – Examining how best to develop academic careers BAM Conference

Kah S, O'Brien S, Frost A, Kok S. An investigation into performance measurement in social enterprises in the UK.

Kok SK. Examining Critical Understanding, Its Measures and the Opinions of Students 22nd International Conference on Learning and the Learner knowledge community

Wang JY, Kok SK, McClelland B, Kirkbride J. The Commercialisation of UK Higher Education and the Growing Language Dynamic in China The International Conference on Learning >Link

Chadwick S, Kok SK. Excellence Project Tool for HoDs The Leading Transformational Change: Future Proofing Higher Education

McDonald C, Crabtree M, Kok SK. LGM behaviours that underpin excellence The Leading Transformational Change

Kok S-K, Douglas A, McClelland B, Bryde D. The Changing Orientation of Higher Education 5th Sociology, Anthropolgy, Politics (C-SAP) Conference

Kok S-K, Douglas A, McClelland B. Collegiality in Flux? The Assimilation of New Management Paradigms and Focus in UK Universities Yes, 16th International Conference on learning

Kok S-K, Douglas A, McClelland B, Bryde D. Differing Organisational Cultures in "Traditional" and "New" Universities Yes, 10th Toulon-Verona Conference on Quality in Services

Kok S-K, Douglas A, McClelland B. University Management and Globalisation: An Examination of the Changing Dynamics in UK Universities. 9th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

Posters

Kok SK, Mcdonald C, Crabtree M. 2011. Underpinning Excellence in HE Road Map AUA Jubilee Conference and Exhibition, 18-20 April, University of Nottingham

McDonald C, Crabtree M, Kok SK. 2011. Underpinning Excellence in HE LGM Dissemination Event: Preparing today’s leaders for tomorrow’s challenges. 26th January, One Wimpole Street (Home of the Royal Society of Medicine)

Reports

Chadwick S, McDonald C, Kok SK, Francis H. 2011. Underpinning Excellence in Higher Education Final Report >Link

Other

McDonald C, Crabtree M, Kok SK. 2010. Behaviours that Underpin Excellence Huxley L. Engage Magazine, :8-8 >Link

Chapters

Papagiannis F, Kok SK, Michaelides ZM. The Case of Thessaloniki’s Branding: Constructing Social Networking and CSR in the Digital Era Corporate Responsibility and Digital Technology: International perspectives through online communities Palgrave

Engagement & Impact

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Organisation: HEA

Media Coverage:

Links #1: https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/news/uk/careers/2015/5/Research-leaders--clarity-breeds-success.html, Media coverage: Research Fortnight Publication

Links #1: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=413157§ioncode=26, Media coverage: Article written by John Morgan in the Times Higher Education on published paper.

Membership of professional bodies:

PRINCE2 Practioner, PRINCE2