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March 11-13, 2001  |  The Taj West End Hotel  |  Bangalore, India


Associate Professor of Business Administration
Phone: (734) 763-0290
Fax: (734) 764-3146
E-Mail: [email protected]


  • Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1978 
  • M.A., Yale University, 1973
  • B.A., Cambridge University, 1972


  • University of Michigan Business School
    • Associate Professor, 1994-present
    • Adjunct Associate Professor, 1991-94
    • Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1984-91
    • Director of Southeast Asia Business Program, 1993-present
    • Research Director of Southeast Asia Business Program, 1983-93

  • Swarthmore College
    • Assistant Professor, 1977-80


  • Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of International Business Studies, 1997-
  • Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Asia-Pacific Economies, 1995-
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, The Asia Society, 1998-2001
  • Member of the Board, Woodhead Industries, 1998-2001
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee, CMS Energy, 1998-
  • Member of the Research Advisory Board, Committee for Economic Development, 1998-2001
  • Editor: Journal of Asian Business, 1990-present
  • Board Member: Michigan Journalism Fellows, 1996-99
  • Member: United Nations Committee for Development Planning, 1995-98
  • Advisory Board Member: Korea Economic Institute of America, 1993-98
  • Member: Committee of the Program on International Studies in Asia, Washington, DC, 1993-present
  • Member: Southeast Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies, 1985-88
  • Member: Expert Group on Management of Technological Change, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 1984-85
  • Advisor: Task Force on Female Labour Force Participation, National Productivity Board, Singapore, 1984


    Refereed Articles 

  • "Whose 'Model' Failed? Implications of the Asian Economic Crisis", The Washington Quarterly 12, 3, 1998.
  • "Evolution of Southeast Asian Business Systems." Journal of Asian Business 12, 1, 1996.
  • "High Tech and Labour in the Asian NICs" (with Pang Eng Fong). Labor and Society 14, 1989.
  • "Singapore's Success: The Myth of the Free Market Economy." Asian Survey 23, 6, 1983.
  • "Foreign Labour and Economic Development in Singapore" (with Pang Eng Fong). International Migration Review 16, 7, 1982.
  • "Vertical Linkages and Multinational Enterprises in Developing Countries" (with Pang Eng Fong). World Development 10, 7, 1982. 
  • Book Chapters 

  • "The Global Context of Chinese Trade and Investment", Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas, 1998.
  • "Liberalization Has Served Southeast Asia Well", Perspectives on Financial Liberalization, 1998.
  • "Strengths and Weaknesses of Minority Status for Southeast Asian Chinese" (with L. A. Peter Gosling), Essential Outsiders: Chinese and Jews in the Modern Transformation of Southeast Asia and Central Europe, 1997.
  • "U.S.-ASEAN Trade and Investment in Pacific Perspective." U.S.-Asian Trade in Pacific Perspective, 1997.
  • "ASEAN: New Modes of Economic Cooperation." Southeast Asia in the New World Order, 1996.
  • "Foreign Investment, the State and Industrial Policy in Singapore." Asian Industrialization and Africa: Case Studies and Policy Alternatives to Structural Adjustment, 1995.
  • "Southeast Asia: Success Through International Openness." Global Change and Regional Response: The New International Context of Development, 1995.
  • "Singapore" (with Pang Eng Fong and Ronald Findlay). Five Small Open Economies, 1993.
  • "Women's Work in Export Factories: The Politics of A Cause." Persistent Inequalities: Women and World Development, 1990. 
  • Books 

  • Foreign Direct Investment and Industrialization in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand (with Pang Eng Fong). 1991.
  • Investing in Developing Countries, A Guide for Managers (with Thomas Brewer and Kenneth David). 1986.
  • The Chinese in Southeast Asia (with L. A. Peter Gosling). Vol. 1, Ethnicity and Economic Activity, Vol. 2, Identity, Culture and Politics, 1983. 


  • Southeast Asian trade and investment
  • Overseas Chinese and indigenous business in Southeast Asia
  • Social capital in international trade and investment
  • Competitive strategies of Asian companies
  • Political economy of Asian economic crisis


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