Dr VYAS, Lina   
Associate Professor
Department of Asian and Policy Studies
Phone No: (852) 2948 7115
Email: vyaslina@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0003-4377-2572
Phone
(852) 2948 7115
Email
vyaslina@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
7801526380
Research Interest
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public and Social Policy Analysis
  • Public Administration and Management
Teaching Interest
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Public Management
  • Organizational Behaviour and Development
  • Project Appraisal and Impact Analysis
Professional Profile

Dr. Lina Vyas is an Assistant Professor 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). She is currently the Programme Leader of the Master of Public Policy and Governance (MPPG) Programme. 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.

Research Interest

  • Human Resource Management
  • Public and Social Policy Analysis
  • Public Administration and Management
Teaching Interest

  • Human Resource Management
  • International Public Management
  • Organizational Behaviour and Development
  • Project Appraisal and Impact Analysis
Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Vyas, L., & Butakhieo, N. (2021). COVID-19 and Work from Home Arrangement in Hong Kong: Implications and Challenges. In A. Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (online). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Cham.
Vyas, L., & Wu, A.M. (2020). Features of Corruption and Anti-corruption Work in China and India. In A. Graycar (Ed.), Handbook on Corruption, Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration (pp. 227-242). UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Vyas, L. (2019). Work-Life Balance Among Ethnic Minorities: A Case Study of Hong Kong (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5). In A. Farazmand (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (83). Cham: Springer, Cham.
Vyas Lina (2017). Gaps and Transparency Challenges in Contract Outsourcing. in A. Farazmand (ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer International Publishing AG 2017 (1-7). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG 2017.
Lina Vyas (2016). Employee-Friendly Practices: Fashionable, Flexible, and Fickle. in Ali Farazmand (ed) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, Springer International Publishing (1-5). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
Lina Vyas (2016). Outsourcing of Human Resource Management. in Ali Farazmand (ed) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy,, Springer International Publishing (1-6). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
Lina Vyas (2016). The “Re-invention” of the Public Sector Training. in Ali Farazmand (ed) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, Springer International Publishing (1-6). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
Vyas,L. (2014). 'An Enterpreneurial Apporach to Human Resource Management in the Public Sector:. Sindakis Satvros, Enterpreneurial Rise in South-East Asia: The Quadruple Helix Influence on Technilogical Innovation,Palgrave MacMilan Publications:New York (30-50). New York: Palgrave MacMilan Publications.

Journal Publications
Vyas, L., & Butakhieo, N. (2020). The Impact of Working from Home During COVID-19 on Work and Life Domains: An Exploratory Study on Hong Kong. Policy Design and Practice, 4(1), 59-76.
Vyas, L., & Wu, A.F. (2020). Anti-Corruption Policy: China’s Tiger Hunt and India’s Demonetization. International Journal of Public Administration, 43 (11), 1000-1011.
Wu, A.M., Yan, Y., & Vyas, L. (2020). Public Sector Innovation, e-Government, and Anticorruption in China and India: Insights from Civil Servants. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 79 (3), 370-385.
Vyas, L. (2017). Customization in Civil Service Training: Implications for Outsourcing Human Resources Management (doi: 10.1080/01900692.2017.1390764). International Journal of Public Administration, Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01900692.2017.1390764, online publication, 1-14.
Vyas, L., Hayllar, M., & Wu, Y. (2017). Bridging the Gap: Contractor and Bureaucrat Conceptions of Contract Management in Outsourcing (doi: 10.1007/s11115-017-0385-3). Public Organization Review, Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11115-017-0385-3, online publication, 1-27.
Lee, S.Y., Vyas, L. & Chou, K.L. (2017). Welcoming Immigrants with Similar Occupational Interests: Experimental Survey Evidence from Hong Kong. Political Studies, 65(2), 391-412.
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, 1-15.
Lina Vyas (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 Lina (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.
Vyas, L., Lee, S.Y. & Chou, K.L. (2016). Utilization of family friendly policies in Hong Kong. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Online First, 1-23.
Vyas Lina (2015). “Convergence or divergence? -- trainees’ and trainers’ perceptions of the customization and effectiveness of public service training”. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 8, 149-177.
Ma, A., Wong, K.L., Tou, A.Y.I., Vyas, L., & 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), 1-13.
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, 1116-1136.
Vyas, L. (2013). “Who guards the guardians?"- Ethics in Hong Kong Civil Services”. Indian Journal of Public Administration, LVIX No. 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, 322-332.
Vyas Lina (2012). “India's Confrontation with Potential building of the Public Service”. Indian Journal of Public Administration, LVIII, 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, 832-851.
VYAS, Lina (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.
VYAS, Lina (2010). “Balancing Outlook: Assessment of Public Service Training in Hong Kong by Providers and Clients”. Public Personnel Management, 39, 149-167.

Conference Papers
Yan, Y., & Vyas, L. (2020, November). Policies for Effective Online Education Engagement: Perspectives from Instructors and Learners Under the COVID-19 Episode. Paper presented at APPAM 42nd Annual Fall Research Conference, Virtual Conference.
Vyas, L., & Chou, K.L. (2018, March). Organizational Family Support Role in Advancing, Redesigning, Rationalizing, or Amending Family-Friendly Policies. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Business and Social Science (2018 ICBASS), Kyoto, Japan.

Project

Gender and Work-family Conflict Gaps in Hong Kong: Theory, Relationships, and the Impact of Family-Friendly Policies
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Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): VYAS, Lina
 
Policies for Effective Online Education Engagement: Perspectives from Instructors and Learners under the COVID-19 Episode
How can higher education institutions promote online education effectively? While education technology literature has offered various pedagogical prescriptions, inadequate attention has been paid to the individual-level factors that facilitate or prevent participant engagement, such as their e-readiness, work style, and work-life balance. Using data from a unique online survey of teachers and students in the three sites of Hong Kong, London and Singapore, this paper seeks to explore the ongoing . . .
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): VYAS, Lina
 
The Impact of COVID-19 and Working from Home on Family Friendly Policies: Case of Hong Kong
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): VYAS, Lina
 
Advancing Job-and Health-associated Outcomes for Employees of Small and Medium Enterprises in Hong Kong: A Study on Workplace Supervisor Support with Smartphone-based and Capacity-building Interventions
Dual-income families are becoming very common in post-industrial cities such as Hong Kong. This, however, causes tension between working parents due to demands for resources from two competing domains: job and family. The local working population reported work-family conflicts between their jobs and family life (Hang-yue, et.al. 2005). Providing family-friendly programs (FFPs) is thus a crucial policy in modern-day human resource management for reducing work-family conflicts. Empirical studies . . .
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): VYAS, Lina
 
Comparative Study of Work-Life Balance between Hong Kong and Thailand University Staff
(1) To compare the work-life balance between Hong Kong and Thailand university staff. (2) To identify the impact of family/ work/ personal resources vs. demands and their decision to stay in the education field. (3) To compare the work-life balance between academic and non-academic university staff in Hong Kong and Thailand. (4) To associate the demographic characteristics and work-related factors with work-family balance among Hong Kong and Thailand university staff.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): VYAS, Lina
 
Leadership Style of Principals and Work-Life Conflict/Enhancement of Teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools
The overall objective of this proposed study is to systematically investigate the role of the principals’ leadership style in the teachers’ experienced work- family conflicts and work-life enrichment. In the context of different leadership styles, work-related outcomes of the teachers will be examined, including their on-the-job behaviors, teaching performance, work attitudes, and collegial relations. The research team will recruit 50 primary or secondary schools and invite the principal togethe . . .
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): VYAS, Lina
 
The Role of Domestic Helpers, Helping Husband and Family Friendly Measures in Enhancing Work-Family Balance in Hong Kong
Working women in developed societies are caught in work-family-conflict. This study is inspired by our recent research on family-friendly-policies funded by the Public-Policy Research Scheme that found that availability and utilization of family-friendly-policies influence the attitudes of employees toward work. Additionally, family-supportive supervisors play a meaningful part in establishing the way employees perceived the organization’s environment. The presence of domestic-helpers in Hong Ko . . .
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): VYAS, Lina
 
Family-Friendly Policies and Work-Life Balance among Differential Ethnic Societies: A Case Study of Hong Kong
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Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): VYAS, Lina
 
Enhancing Job- and Health-related Outcomes for Hong Kong SME Employees: An Intervention Study on Supervisor Support
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Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): VYAS, Lina
 
Impact of Family Friendly Policies: A Panel Study in Hong Kong
As in many other industrialized societies, employees in Hong Kong face competing demands from their work and family. Long work hours and the associated problem of work-family conflict is a serious social policy issue. Despite the introduction of several family-friendly policies (such as the five-day work week, paternal leave and flexible work hours or location), the effectiveness of such policies in enhancing work attitudes and behaviours remains largely unknown, particularly in the local contex . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): VYAS, Lina
 
A Study of Outsourcing Human Resource Functions in Asia: Causes, Consequences and Implications for Governance
Faced with fiscal constraints, governments worldwide are outsourcing various human resource (HR) functions previously provided by in-house staff. Outsourcing is associated with a number of potential benefits in terms of service delivery, enhancement of the strategic position of HR (Cooke et al., 2005), organizational performance, fostering competition in the public sector, concentration on the core HR areas, etc. However, the practice of turning over part or all of an organization's functions to . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): VYAS, Lina
 
Service Leadership Inotiative (in conjuction with Prof. Linda Wong( City University) and others)funded by Victor and William Fung Foundation,
Service leadership is indispensable for sustaining Hong Kong’s reputation as a global leader in the services industry,which contributes more than 90% of the city’s GDP.This project furthers the initiative in the area
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): (VYAS, Lina as Team Member)
 
The Professionalization of Human Resource Management in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom( in conjuction with Dr Paul Higgins and Dr Ian Roper)
The aim of this research project is to contribute to theory and practice by investigating the professional standing of Human Resource Management (HRM) practitioners in Hong Kong and the UK, given some important recent developments. More specifically the research aims to compare the normative content and organizational influence of HR practitioners in each economy; theoretically ground the basis of study in the context of the debate on HRM as being a form of 'managerial professionalism' demonstra . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): (VYAS, Lina as Co-Investigator)
 
Outsourcing Human Resource Function: Exploring the cause and consequences in an Asian context
Many governments today use outsourcing as a key tool in the privatization of public service delivery. Faced with fiscal constraints, many governments are outsourcing various human resource management (HRM) functions previously provided by in-house staff. The presumed benefits include: improved accountability, labour costs, organizational performance and the promotion of competition in the public sector. Employee morale, loyalty, and work stability, as well as service level and quality may be enh . . .
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): VYAS, Lina
 
Prizes and awards

Best Paper Award

Date of receipt: /8/2021, Conferred by: Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (PSG IX)