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Prof. Naubahar SHARIF

Associate Professor, Division of Public Policy
Associate Professor, Division of Social Science

Tel:(852) 2358 7826


Office:Room 2353


PhD, Cornell University



  • Innovation and technology policy-making in Hong Kong
  • Policies for promoting industrial upgrading
  • Impact of One Belt One Road



Naubahar Sharif is an Associate Professor in the Division of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He earned his doctorate in ‘Science and Technology Studies’ from Cornell University (USA) in 2005 and completed the Executive Education program in ‘Innovation for Economic Development’ at Harvard University (USA) in 2011. He has published numerous research and theoretical articles in leading academic journals and has been awarded external funding from the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong under the Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) scheme, the General Research Fund (GRF) scheme, and the Public Policy Research (PPR) scheme. Under the auspices of Hong Kong’s Central Policy Unit, Dr. Sharif has received funding (as a co-investigator) for a Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) proposal to study the potential of China’s One-Belt-One-Road initiative to benefit Hong Kong through trade and investment. Dr. Sharif also consulted for the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of the HKSAR Government from 2006 to 2010. Currently in his research he focuses on innovation and technology policymaking in Hong Kong, the impact of the One-Belt-One-Road initiative in Pakistan, and also the process of industrial automation, including robotics, unfolding in Southern China.



  • Huang, Can and Sharif, Naubahar. “Global Technology Leadership: The Case of China.” Science and Public Policy 43, no.1 (2016): 62-73.
  • Sharif, Naubahar and Can Huang, “Innovation Strategy, Firm Survival and Relocation: The Case of Hong Kong-Owned Manufacturing in Guangdong Province, China.” Research Policy 41, no.1 (2012): 69–78.
  • Sharif, Naubahar. “Rhetoric of Innovation Policymaking in Hong Kong Using the Innovation Systems Conceptual Approach.” Science, Technology and Human Values 35, no. 3 (2010): 408–434.