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Outsider Ethnic Minorities And Wage Determination In China, Andrew MacDonald, Reza Hasmath 2018 University of Louisville

Outsider Ethnic Minorities And Wage Determination In China, Andrew Macdonald, Reza Hasmath

Reza Hasmath

The literature on ethnic minorities in China has a significant puzzle: in some studies, urban minorities perceive lower wages relative to the majority Han, while in other studies there is little to no evidence of this wage gap. There is not a clear theoretical expectation as to how these findings could simultaneously be true suggesting that new theory-building is necessary. We propose that the primary issue, and a potential solution, is the failure to fully disaggregate ethnic minority groups’ labour market experiences. We leverage a new, large dataset solely looking at ethnic minorities in China to explore this divergence. Our ...


From Rags To Riches, Shantanu BHATTACHARYA 2018 Singapore Management University

From Rags To Riches, Shantanu Bhattacharya

Asian Management Insights

What governments and firms should know before following the East Asian blueprint.


Digital Or Trade? The Contrasting Approaches Of China And Us To Digital Trade, Henry S. GAO 2018 Singapore Management University

Digital Or Trade? The Contrasting Approaches Of China And Us To Digital Trade, Henry S. Gao

Research Collection School Of Law

With the growing importance of the internet, digital trade, or electronic commerce, has become a key issue in international trade regulation. As the home to some of the largest internet companies in the world, the United States took the lead in bringing the issue into the WTO and has been the leading proponent on the issue. In contrast, the developing countries were quite sceptical and reluctant to engage on discussions on the issue. Recently, however, several developing countries has changed their positions and become more active participants. Chief among them is China, which has raised some interesting proposals both within ...


Dictum On Dicta: Obiter Dicta In Wto Disputes, Henry S. GAO 2018 Singapore Management University

Dictum On Dicta: Obiter Dicta In Wto Disputes, Henry S. Gao

Research Collection School Of Law

This paper discusses an important legal issue raised by the United States in its recent attempt to block the reappointment of an Appellate Body member. According to the US, in some of his decisions, the member has made overreaching findings that amount to obiter dicta. As obiter dictum is a unique concept in the Common Law system, the US argument may only stand if the concept may be found in the WTO legal system as well. With a careful analysis of the concept of dicta in Common Law and a close examination of the effects of past panel and Appellate ...


Boosting The Life-Changing Power Of Universities, Arnoud Cyriel Leo DE MEYER 2018 Singapore Management University

Boosting The Life-Changing Power Of Universities, Arnoud Cyriel Leo De Meyer

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

For decades, if not centuries, societies all over the world have assumed that universities have a positive socio-economic impact on them.


Constructing The Global Education Hub: The Unlikely Case Of Manila, Yasmin Y. ORTIGA 2018 Singapore Management University

Constructing The Global Education Hub: The Unlikely Case Of Manila, Yasmin Y. Ortiga

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This paper investigates the creation of an unlikely education hub in Manila, Philippines, where local institutions have seen a growing number of international students from Korea, India, and the Middle East. These students seek qualifications in professions where Filipino migrants are highly represented, either to gain an advantage within their home countries or as a steppingstone towards jobs elsewhere. Drawing from current debates on ‘global cities’, this paper discusses how different actors promote Manila as an ideal destination for students by using the country’s unique position within the global market for migrant labor and its American colonial history. Here ...


Jlag Perspectives: China's Belt And Road Initiative: What Role For Latin America?, Margaret Myers 2018 Inter-American Dialogue

Jlag Perspectives: China's Belt And Road Initiative: What Role For Latin America?, Margaret Myers

Journal of Latin American Geography

Though excluded from the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in its earliest phases, the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region was recently designated as a potential destination for Belt and Road investors. However, the extent to which LAC stands to benefit from enhanced Chinese engagement will depend more on the region’s capacity for policy coordination and strategic planning than on its official inclusion in the Belt and Road.


Energy Use And Policy Implications For Energy Security In Asia: A Panel Data Approach, Tru Nguyen Anh 2018 The University of Newcastle

Energy Use And Policy Implications For Energy Security In Asia: A Panel Data Approach, Tru Nguyen Anh

Journal of Asian Energy Studies

The article aims to investigate impacts of determinants on energy use in 13 Asian countries for the past two decades (1996-2015) by employing a panel database. We found that electric power per capita, fossil fuel consumption, fuel exports, and gross domestic product (GDP) per unit of energy use have positives influences on energy use in Asia. However, fuel imports and investment in energy with participation of the private negatively affects energy use in this region. Our results also addressed that energy use in Asian countries still heavily depends upon fossil energy such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Indeed, our ...


Vietnam Series: Four Key Features Of The Commercial Mediation Framework, Nadja ALEXANDER 2018 Singapore Management University

Vietnam Series: Four Key Features Of The Commercial Mediation Framework, Nadja Alexander

Research Collection School Of Law

In the first few months of this year I found myself returning to Vietnam a number of times thanks to Vietnamese initiatives in commercial mediation. Most recently I was involved in workshops hosted by the Vietnam Business Lawyer’s Club, the Judicial Academy and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Given the mediation activity in Vietnam and previous Kluwer posts on aspects of Vietnamese mediation, this post offers an overview of the main features of Vietnam’s legal and institutional framework for commercial mediation.


Talent Management Strategy As A Catalyst At Singapore Management University (Smu) Libraries, Gulcin CRIBB, Rajendra MUNOO 2018 Singapore Management University

Talent Management Strategy As A Catalyst At Singapore Management University (Smu) Libraries, Gulcin Cribb, Rajendra Munoo

Research Collection Library

With almost no natural resources, Singapore’s knowledge-based economy is dependent on its talent. The government has been advocating the critical importance of on-going upskilling of its citizens to become a smart nation in an increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world. Its recent SkillsFuture agenda was launched in 2016 to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life. Universities are expected to support this initiative and provide industry specific education to build a competitive workforce that is based on a tripartite collaboration between government, industry and universities. Singapore Management University (SMU) too, has responded ...


Restoration Of An Ancestral Temple In Guangzhou, China: Re-Imagining History And Traditions Through Devotion To Art And Creation, Ling MA, Orlando WOODS, Zhu HONG 2018 Singapore Management University

Restoration Of An Ancestral Temple In Guangzhou, China: Re-Imagining History And Traditions Through Devotion To Art And Creation, Ling Ma, Orlando Woods, Zhu Hong

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Rapid modernization has brought about massive changes in the urban and rural landscapes of China.While many old places and ancient buildings have been pulled down and replaced with more modernalternatives, others have been protected and restored. These include ancient ancestral temples, animportant cultural space in China. Previous research has shown how different level governmentsand rural communities work together to restore ancient temples, but didn’t bring to light artisticand non-government financed and patronized cases of restoration projects. This article adoptsa bottom-up perspective to examine a case in Guangzhou how an individual artist transforms anancient ancestral temple into a new ...


Hunger In A Food Lover's Paradise: Understanding Food Insecurity In Singapore, Emma Glendinning, Siew Ying Shee, Tania Nagpaul, Jinwen Chen 2018 Lien Centre for Social Innovation

Hunger In A Food Lover's Paradise: Understanding Food Insecurity In Singapore, Emma Glendinning, Siew Ying Shee, Tania Nagpaul, Jinwen Chen

Lien Centre for Social Innovation: Research

This report provides a deeper understanding of the food insecurity situation in Singapore. Food insecurity refers to the lack of physical and/or economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. The report sheds light on those experiencing food insecurity and the factors affecting this experience. In addition, it identifies gaps in food support provision and makes recommendations on how these gaps might be filled for a smoother and targeted food support distribution system.


Social Stability And Promotion In The Communist Party Of China, Siniša Mirić 2018 Utah State University

Social Stability And Promotion In The Communist Party Of China, Siniša Mirić

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Communist Party of China CCP) controls all political, economic, and military issues in China. In the absence of elections, the only route of recruitment at higher levels of the political hierarchy in the Party is an official promotion. The scholarship on promotions offers two main explanations for advancement inside the Communist Party of China: (i) informal connections between high officials and candidates, and (ii) merit of candidates. This scholarship disregards, however, the importance of achievement of political targets by the candidates, specifically, their ability to deliver social stability.

Like every authoritarian regime, the CCP faces threats from the masses ...


Occupation During And After The War (China), Lukas K. Danner 2018 Florida International University

Occupation During And After The War (China), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Comments On The Setting Up And The Growth Of Smu By Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister For Finance At Smu Commencement Ceremony 2018, Swee Keat HENG 2018 Singapore Management University

Comments On The Setting Up And The Growth Of Smu By Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister For Finance At Smu Commencement Ceremony 2018, Swee Keat Heng

Oral History Collection

Speech by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance at SMU Commencement Ceremony on 31 July 2018. He talked about the setting up and growth of SMU and thanked Arnoud De Meyer for his constributions as SMU President.


Challenges Faced By Non-Profit Associations In Laos: A Case Study Of Huam Jai Asasamak, Raminder Kaur 2018 University of Windsor

Challenges Faced By Non-Profit Associations In Laos: A Case Study Of Huam Jai Asasamak, Raminder Kaur

Major Papers

This paper looks at the case study of Huam Jai Asasamak, a Non-Profit Association operating in Laos in order to understand various challenges faced by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the socialist regime of the Laos. It uses participant observation as a research method based on time spent living in Laos as well as other qualitative research methods including document analysis, observation, and interviews. The paper gives a contextual overview of Laos and shows that civil society is a new phenomenon in Laos linked to social and political consequences of opening up of the Laos economy in 1980s. Furthermore, the ...


Summer 2018, Dominik M. Müller 2018 Ohio University

Summer 2018, Dominik M. Müller

Berita

Table of Contents

Letter from the Chair ... 2

Announcements ... 3

John A. Lent Prize 2018 Commendation ... 4

Ronald Provencher Travel Grant Commendation ... 4–5

Panel Report: Food, Belonging, and Identity in Colonial and Post-Colonial Malaysia/Singapore ... 7–8

Article: Social Categorization and Religiously Framed State-Making in Brunei... 9

Article: A New Dawn for Malaysia: The Election that Tipped the Balance ... 22

Project Report: Project M: Campaigning with a “Dictator” ... 29

Book Review: Planting Empire, Cultivating Subjects: British Malaya, 1786-1941... 31

Call for Panelists and Book Chapters: Revisioning 2020 ... 32–33

Call for Book Chapters: Malaysian Politics and People, Vol. 3 ...


The Effect Of Language On Voter Opinion: Results From A Survey Experiment In Thailand, Jacob RICKS 2018 Singapore Management University

The Effect Of Language On Voter Opinion: Results From A Survey Experiment In Thailand, Jacob Ricks

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Politicians have long engaged in marketingthemselves by employing distinct speaking styles to signal social standing,competence, or a shared background with their audience. What effect does thisuse of different language appeals have on voter opinion? Utilizing a surveyexperiment in Thailand, I test a set of hypotheses about the effect of languageon respondent opinions. Relying on three distinct treatments, a formal languageregister, an informal language register, and an ethnic language, I demonstratethe multiple effects of language on political appeal. The use of a formalregister has mixed effects, signaling both high education as well aspreparation for national office while also creating social ...


Singapore Convention On Mediation, Nadja ALEXANDER 2018 Singapore Management University

Singapore Convention On Mediation, Nadja Alexander

Research Collection School Of Law

The forthcoming Singapore Convention on Mediation will be the first UN Treaty named after Singapore. At the 51st Session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on 26 June 2018, the final drafts of the Convention on the Enforcement of International Settlement Agreements and corresponding Model Law were approved. A resolution to name the Convention the “Singapore Mediation Convention” was also approved. This concludes three years of vigorous debate with participation by 85 member states and 35 international governmental and non-governmental organisations. Once finalised and adopted by UNCITRAL, the next step is for the UN General ...


Agents, Principals, Or Something In Between? Bureaucrats And Policy Control In Thailand, Jacob RICKS 2018 Singapore Management University

Agents, Principals, Or Something In Between? Bureaucrats And Policy Control In Thailand, Jacob Ricks

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

In the aftermath of the 2006 and 2014 Thai coups,observers declared the resurrection of the bureaucratic polity. Bureaucrats,though, remained influential even during the period of 1992-2006, when electedpoliticians were thought to command the Thai state. Bureaucratic involvement inpolitics poses a challenge for dominant political science theories ofpolitician-bureaucrat relationships, which draw heavily from principal-agentframeworks. I apply agency theory to Thailand, testing three differenthypotheses derived from the theory. Examining legislative productivity andcontrol over bureaucratic career trajectories, I find that elected politiciansincreasingly acted as principals of the Thai state from 1992 through 2006, andto a lesser degree from 2008 to 2013 ...


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