LEE Wing Yee Eliza 李詠怡

Research Projects

  • Comparing the New Public Management Reforms in Hong Kong and Singapore
  • LEE Wing Yee Eliza, HAQUE Shamsul*
    1 October 2000
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    This project aims to compare the New Public Management (NPM) reforms in Hong Kong and Singapore from 1980 to 2000 that have critically shaped their public governance. NPM reforms originated in Western countries in the late 1970s, and are often regarded as devices to facilitate the withdrawal of the interventionist welfare state. However, the objective, content, and significance of such reforms may be quite different in the case of Asian countries, given the differences in their social, economic, political, and cultural contexts. The researchers contend that the uniqueness of the reforms in Hong Kong and Singapore lies in the role they play in adapting the developmental state to social and political changes that are generated by economic development. To illustrate their thesis, the researchers will systematically compare the contents and reasons for NPM reforms in Hong Kong and Singapore, and explain their similarities and differences in terms of the social, economic and political development of the two places. The findings of this study are likely to benefit experts, practitioners and scholars in comparative public management and development studies. It will also better inform policymakers in Hong Kong and other Asian NICs in adopting reform measures that suit local needs. (CU00374)

  • The Impact of the New Managerial Reform on Government-Funded Nonprofit Organizations in Hong Kong
  • LEE Wing Yee Eliza, LAM Wai-Fung*, PERRY James L.*
    1 January 2005
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    In the 1990s, the Social Welfare Department introduced a series of reform measures related to the funding and performance monitoring of nonprofit organizations (NPOs). Through adopting the Service Performance Monitoring System (SPMS), the Lump Sum Grant System (LSGS), and competitive bidding, a new system of public monitoring and funding that was based on performance and market competition was introduced. The new system is a dramatic departure from the largely input-oriented funding system employed by the government for over three decades. It has enormous impact on the NPOs that currently receive 77.8% of total government expenditure on social welfare and rehabilitation services and employ about 80% (or more than 27,000) of all social welfare personnel. The new system has aroused much controversy within the nonprofit sector and has profound implication on important issues such as the autonomy of NPOs, professional identity, civil society, citizenship, the political role of social service agents, and the state-nonprofit sector relationship. This project aims to investigate the various aspects of the impact of the new system on the government-funded NPOs through questionnaire survey, ethnographic study, documentary and archive research. (CU04133)

Research Publications

  • "The Changing Relationship between the State and the Voluntary Sector in Hong Kong". Paper presented in the American Society for Public Administration 63rd National Conference, organized by American Society for Public Administration. Phoemix, Arizona, USA, 2002.03.24.

  • Gender and Change in Hong Kong: Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Chinese Patrachy Vancouver, Canada: University of British Columbia Press, 2003.
    (CUHK Library Call No: CC Reserve 4 hours HQ1781 .G45 2003; UL HK Studies HQ1781 .G45 2004)

  • "Gender and Political Participation in Hong Kong". Asian Journal of Women’s Studies vol.6 no.3, 2000. pp.93-114.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical HQ1726 .A13 v.6, 2000; Available Online)

  • "Gender and the Making of the Hong Kong Administrative Class". Women of South China: Negotiating Tradions and Subjectivities ed. by Siumi Naria Tam. New York, United States of America: M.E. Sharpe, 2004.

  • "The Interaction of Global and Local Factors in Shaping Public Sector Reforms: the Case of Hong Kong and Singapore" (co-authored with HAQUE M. Shamsul). Paper presented in the The Seventh International Research Symposium on Public Management, Hong Kong, 2003.10.02.

  • A mass media study of Hong Kong secondary school students.Hong Kong : S.n., 1969.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL P92.H6L8)

  • "The New Hong Kong International Airport Fiasco". Paper presented in the First Specialized International Conference of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences, Accountability in Public Admin: Reconciling Democracy, Efficiency and Ethics. UK, 1999.07.

  • "Nonprofit Development in Hong Kong: The Case of a Statist-Corporatist Regime". VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations vol.16 no.1, 2005.03. pp.51-68.
    (CUHK Library Call No: Available Online)

  • "The Politics of Public Sector Reform in Post-Colonial Hong Kong". Asian Review of Public Adminsitration July - December. vol.XII no.2, 2000. pp.120-130.

  • "The Politics of Welfare Developmentalism in Hong Kong". Transforming the Developmental Welfare State in East Asia ed. by Huck-ju Kwon. Hampshire, England: Palgrave MacMillan Ltd., 2004. pp.118-139.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HC460.5 .T695 2005)

  • "The Politics of Welfare Restructuring in Hong Kong". Paper presented in the Political Crisis, Mobilization and Confrontation in China’s Hong Kong, organized by City University of Hong Kong. 2005.05.14.

  • "Public Sector Reform and the Changing State Form: Comparing Hong Kong and Singapore". Paper presented in the American Political Science Asscociation 97th Annual Meeting, organized by American Political Science Association. San Francisco, USA, 2001.08.31.

  • A religious attitude study of Hong Kong secondary school students.(Projector director: Lee Wing Yee. Editor: William B. Dingler.) Hong Kong : S.n., 1969.
    (CUHK Library Call No: CC BV4531.2.L8)

  • "The Renegotiation of the Social Pact in Hong Kong Economic Globalisation, Socioeconomic Change, and Local Politics". Journal of Social Policy vol.34 no.2, 2005.04. pp.293-310.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical HN1 .J67 v.34, 2005; Available Online)

  • "The State-Nonprofit Relationship in Hong Kong". Paper presented in the Pacific Circle Consortium 28th Annual Conference, 2004.04.21.

  • "Theorizing Asian Nonprofit Development: Adapting the Social Origins Approachto the Case of Hong Kong". Paper presented in the The Third ISTR Asia and Pacific Regional Conference, Beijing, China, 2003.10.25.

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