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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 ...


Flipping A Course On Entrepreneurial Leadership In Ethnic Chinese Business: A Mobile Learning Perspective, Thomas MENKHOFF 2018 Singapore Management University

Flipping A Course On Entrepreneurial Leadership In Ethnic Chinese Business: A Mobile Learning Perspective, Thomas Menkhoff

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This exploratory article reflects on the teaching experiences for a course on “Entrepreneurial Leadership in Ethnic Chinese Business” at the Singapore Management University (SMU). It was categorised as a mobile learning course with reference to the flipped classroom model, learner mobility, and user-generated content outside the classroom. We examine three examples of mobile learning projects which were assigned to students so that they would be able to internalise key course objectives such as gaining an appreciation of the structure, functions, and cultural uniqueness of traditional small Chinese business organisations in Singapore. The paper also addresses some of the challenges faced ...


Connections And Disconnections: The Making Of Bombay/Mumbai As India’S “Global City”, Ravi Ghadge 2018 Kennesaw State University

Connections And Disconnections: The Making Of Bombay/Mumbai As India’S “Global City”, Ravi Ghadge

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Scholarly literature on “global cities” has been criticized for ignoring the long-term historical context within which cities articulate the relationship between the global and the local. Employing a longue durée globalization perspective, this paper historicizes the unequal and uneven nature of contemporary urban development in Mumbai, India’s “global city.” The paper uses two analytical frames: the “port city” and the “colonial city” to highlight two essential dimensions of Mumbai’s contemporary transformation of interconnectedness and segmentation based on unequal power.


Chinese Government’S Inability To Use Film – One Of The Most Powerful Cultural Tools Of Soft Power Expansion – To Achieve Its Soft Power Expansion Goals: Lessons For China To Tackle Its Soft Power-Deficit Problem, Kyungin Kim 2018 University of Puget Sound

Chinese Government’S Inability To Use Film – One Of The Most Powerful Cultural Tools Of Soft Power Expansion – To Achieve Its Soft Power Expansion Goals: Lessons For China To Tackle Its Soft Power-Deficit Problem, Kyungin Kim

International Political Economy Theses

Many scholars of Chinese soft power commonly believe that despite the fact that China has been working hard to achieve successful soft power expansion, one of the biggest factors that leads to Chinese soft power deficit or failure of the Chinese government to effectively trump “China threat” is its inability to use its cultural industries as a tool to fulfill its soft power expansion goals. This is a major obstacle to China in achieving its goal of successful Chinese soft power expansion, as it is said that culture is the most traditional and powerful source of soft power expansion. This ...


The Politics Of Disaster: The Great Singapore Flood Of 1954, Fiona WILLIAMSON 2018 Singapore Management University

The Politics Of Disaster: The Great Singapore Flood Of 1954, Fiona Williamson

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Singapore in the 1950s was a deeply divided society. Struggling to recover from the hardships ofthe Second World War and fighting an internal battle that the British government termed an‘emergency’, it was a time of hardship, tension, and anxiety. In the midst of this crisis, Singapore’sinhabitants continued to manage the natural elements of their climate and environment, especiallythe dangerous combination of heavy monsoonal rains, low-lying marshland, and tidal flooding.This article examines the circumstances surrounding a particularly severe episode of flooding thatoccurred in December 1954. It explores how the flood’s impact was exacerbated by humanexigencies, especially recent ...


Future Is A Moving Goal Post: Academic Libraries And Change, Gulcin CRIBB 2018 Singapore Management University

Future Is A Moving Goal Post: Academic Libraries And Change, Gulcin Cribb

Research Collection Library

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The 2017/18 International Moots Season In Review, Siyuan CHEN, Eunice CHUA 2018 Singapore Management University

The 2017/18 International Moots Season In Review, Siyuan Chen, Eunice Chua

Research Collection School Of Law

Overviewof the SeasonThis is the fourth annualreview of Singapore’s performance in international moot competitions.1 As the latest mootseason3 draws to a close, weare happy to report that the 2017/18 season has been another fairly decent onefor Singapore mooters.


Don’S Column: Singapore Corporate Tax Rate, Teng Aun KHOO, Clement Tan Kai GUAN 2018 Singapore Management University

Don’S Column: Singapore Corporate Tax Rate, Teng Aun Khoo, Clement Tan Kai Guan

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

As there is only one corporate tax rate (CTR) in Singapore, it may appearthat the Singapore CTR is a single flat rate, currently 17%. However, aftertaking into account the availability of the partial tax exemption1 (PTE)scheme, the start-up tax exemption2 (SUTE)scheme and the corporate income tax rebate (CITR) in Singapore, all of whichhave an effect of lowering a company’s tax payable, the seemingly flatSingapore CTR is not what it seems to be. Instead, it translates to variousprogressive tax rates for different tiers of normal chargeable income (NCI3),as shown in Table 1. It is akin to the ...


(S)Expectations Abroad: Male Traveler Interactions With Southeast Asian Economies, Elliot J. Glotfelty, Glenn M. Miles 2018 Urban Light

(S)Expectations Abroad: Male Traveler Interactions With Southeast Asian Economies, Elliot J. Glotfelty, Glenn M. Miles

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

Interacting with locals is a highlight of the tourism experience; however, these interactions may be accompanied by unsolicited propositions for the traveler to participate in the sex industry. Through the lens of Thailand’s largely visible sex industry, this work addresses issues of tourism and travel intertwined with the sex industry in greater Southeast Asia. Governments, a variety of businesses and individuals benefiting financially from a burgeoning sex tourism industry encourage persistence of a viable local sex trade. Although subtleties exist between human trafficking, the sex industry, and sex tourism, each can be intertwined. This article provides an overview of ...


Religious Urbanism In Singapore: Competition, Commercialism And Compromise In The Search For Space, Orlando WOODS 2018 Singapore Management University

Religious Urbanism In Singapore: Competition, Commercialism And Compromise In The Search For Space, Orlando Woods

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This paper explores the recursive relationship between religious praxisand urban environments. It advances the concept of “religious urbanism” to showhow urban environments play an active role in shaping the praxis of religion,and how religious groups adopt secular logics in response to the pressures ofurban environments. Such logics have given rise to new, more pragmatic forms ofspatial reproduction that lead to the desecularisation of space. Desecularisationinvolves religious groups diminishing the secular properties of space, ratherthan attempting to achieve any lasting notion of sacredness. Drawing on therestrictive religio-spatial context of Singapore, I demonstrate howfast-growing religious groups are forced to compete, commercialise ...


Caring For Thai Older Persons With Long-Term Care Needs, John KNODEL, Bussarawan Puk TEERAWICHITCHAINAN, Wiraporn POTHISIRI 2018 Singapore Management University

Caring For Thai Older Persons With Long-Term Care Needs, John Knodel, Bussarawan Puk Teerawichitchainan, Wiraporn Pothisiri

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Objective: To provide a situation analysis of recent long-term care (LTC) needsamong older persons in Thailand. Method: The 2014 Survey of OlderPersons in Thailand (SOPT) provides data to assess patterns of caregiving,whether care needs are met, and who are main caregivers for older Thais. Weexamine how types of familial and non-familial caregivers are associated withthe wellbeing of older persons. Results:The need for LTC increases sharply with age and is more common among women thanmen. Spouses and children constitute approximately 90% of main caregivers. The association of afamily member as the main caregiver and education or value of assets ...


Collaborative Governance For The Sustainable Development Goals, Ann FLORINI, Markus PAULI 2018 Singapore Management University

Collaborative Governance For The Sustainable Development Goals, Ann Florini, Markus Pauli

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

The advent of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals has refocused global attention on the roles of business and other nonstate actors in achieving global goals. Often, business involvement takes the form of collaborations with the more traditional actors-governments and non-governmental organizations. Although such partnerships for development have been seen before, the scale and expectations are new. This paper explores how and why these cross-sector collaborations are evolving, and what steps can or should be taken to ensure that partnerships create public and private value. The arguments are illustrated with reference to cases of market-driven partnerships for agriculture in Southeast ...


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.


Asean Financial Integration And The Belt And Road Initiative: Legal Challenges And Opportunities For China In Southeast Asia, Christopher C. H. CHEN 2018 Singapore Management University

Asean Financial Integration And The Belt And Road Initiative: Legal Challenges And Opportunities For China In Southeast Asia, Christopher C. H. Chen

Research Collection School Of Law

This chapter explores the legalchallenges to Chinese financial institutions in Southeast Asia against thebackdrop of China’s grand ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) and theestablishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) EconomicCommunity. Banking and finance play important roles in promoting trade,investment and infrastructure projects. The development of ASEAN, an immenseeconomic bloc located immediately south of China, will have an enormous effecton the BRI strategy. This chapter outlines the current development of financialintegration within ASEAN with respect to the bloc’s banking and insurancesectors. It also considers the legal obstacles and potential trade barriersfacing Chinese banks and insurers ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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