His research has focused on Asian development, in particular China, and includes analysis of innovation policies, high technology entrepreneurship, environmental and climate change issues, and the digital economy. He has published many papers on innovation in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta which include Innovation and China's Global Emergence (National University of Singapore Press, 2021), Lightning Wires: Telegraphs and China's Technological Modernization, 1860-1890 (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997) as well as articles in leading international area studies journals, such as The China Quarterly and in innovation research journals, namely Research Policy and the International Journal of Technology Management.
Baark, Erik (2023). “Can the US and China Solve the Climate Crisis for Us?” ThinkChina, October 4, 2023. https://www.thinkchina.sg/can-us-and-china-solve-climate-crisis-us.Read More
Baark, Erik (2023). “Is China’s EV Rise a True Success?” ThinkChina, September 7, 2023. https://www.thinkchina.sg/chinas-ev-rise-true-success.Read More
Baark, Erik (2023). “China’s Struggle to Meet ‘Dual Carbon’ Targets and Stand Proud at COP28 Climate Summit.” ThinkChina, May 8, 2023. https://www.thinkchina.sg/chinas-struggle-meet-dual-carbon-targets-and-stand-proud-cop28-climate-summit.Read More
Baark, Erik (2023). “Tech War: The US‘s Mimicking of Chinese Policies is Fundamentally Flawed.” ThinkChina, March 9, 2023. https://www.thinkchina.sg/tech-war-uss-mimicking-chinese-policies-fundamentally-flawed.Read More