GPN@NUS Seminar Series

10 NOV 2017


Exploring the gem and jewellery sector in Singapore: Global and regional dynamics of retail and manufacturing


Speaker: Dr Lotte Thomsen, Associate Professor - Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School; Chair: Professor Neil Coe, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

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25 OCT 2017


Chains of Love?
Global Production and the Firm-Level Diffusion of Labor Standards


Speaker: Prof Edmund Malesky, Visiting Professor - Department of Strategy & Policy, NUS Business School; Associate Chair of the Political Science Department at Duke University

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15 SEP 2017


Firms versus Floors
Interrogating labour struggles within and beyond global production networks


Speaker: Dr Martin Hess, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, the University of Manchester, UK; Chair: Professor Neil Coe, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

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06 SEP 2017


What Kind of Mobility of Workers in Global Production Networks?
Migrant Workers and Refugees in the Jordanian Apparel Industry


Speaker: Dr Shamel Azmeh, Lecturer in International Development, University of Bath, UK; Chair: Dr Karen Lai Department of Geography National University of Singapore

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02 MAY 2017


Cross-border E-commerce in South China: from a Perspective of Global Consumption Networks


Speaker: Associate Professor James Jixian Wang, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong; Chair: Professor Henry Yeung, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

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25 APR 2017


Global Income, Trade, and Industrialization: The Geography of Growth Take-Offs


Speaker: Professor Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, the Graduate Institute, Geneva; Chair: Associate Professor Davin Chor, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore

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03 APR 2017


Growth, Trade, and Inequality


Speaker: Professor Gene Grossman, Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Princeton University, USA; Chair: Associate Professor Davin Chor, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore

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20 JAN 2017


Energizing GPN? A Global Production Networks perspective on the evolution of the liquefied natural gas sector and the emergence of a global gas market


Speaker: Professor Gavin Bridge, Professor of Economic Geography, Department of Geography, Durham University; Chair: Professor Neil Coe, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

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04 NOV 2016


Pervasive but neglected? :Conceptualising services and global production networks


Speaker: Dr Jana Kleibert, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dynamics of Economic Spaces Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) - Erkner, Germany; Chair: Dr Karen Lai, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

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30 AUG 2016


Brexit, UK Automotive and Implications for Industrial Policy


Speaker: Professor David Bailey, Professor of Industrial Strategy, Economics & Strategy Group, Aston Business School, University of Birmingham; Chair: Associate Professor Godfrey Yeung, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

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16 AUG 2016


Smart Manufacturing: The new manufacturing model and implications for inclusive and renewing regional prosperitye


Speaker: Professor Lisa De Propris, Professor of Regional Economic Development; Director of the Global Value Chain Research Cluster @ Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham; Chair: Professor Henry Yeung, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

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12 AUG 2016


Funding, Financing and Governing Urban Infrastructure


Speaker: Professor Andy Pike, Henry Daysh Professor of Regional Development Studies; Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), Newcastle University, United Kingdom; Chair: Professor Neil Coe, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

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24 MAY 2016


Governing Sustainability in a World of Global Value Chains


Speaker: Professor Stefano Ponte, Professor of International Political Economy, Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) ; Chair: Professor Neil Coe, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

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20 MAY 2016


The Uptake of Global Value Chains by International Organizations


Speaker: Professor Gary Gereffi, Professor, Department of Sociology; Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness; Adjunct Professor of Business Administration and Corporate Sustainability, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; Chair: Assistant Professor Kurtuluş Gemici, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore

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3 MAY 2016


Rising Wages, Yuan’s Appreciation and China’s Processing Exports


Speaker: Professor Yuqing Xing, Professor of Economics
Director of Asian Economic Policy, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo;
Chair: Professor Henry Yeung, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

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5 APR 2016


Inequality, Costly Redistribution and Welfare in an Open Economy


Speaker: Professor Pol Antràs, Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University, USA;
Chair: Associate Professor Davin Chor, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore

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12 FEB 2016


Global Retail: Transformation of Work and Gender in Global Production Networks


Speaker: Professor Stephanie Barrientos, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK; Chair: Professor Neil Coe, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

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17 NOV 2015


Spatial Fix + Technological Fix = Institutional Fix? An Institutional Analysis of Technology Transfer in the Chinese Automotive Industry


Speaker: Dr WANG, He, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong

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16 SEP 2015


Strategic Coupling with Global Production Networks: The Emergence of East Asian Firms in the Global Economy


Yeung, Henry Wai-chung & Coe, Neil Martin (2015), Toward a Dynamic Theory of Global Production Networks. Economic Geography, Vol. 91 No. 1, 29-58.

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28 AUG 2015


Agri-Food Networks in Southeast Asia: Exploring Firm-Specific Strategies of Investment and Coordination in Indonesian


Speakers: Dr Jeff Neilson, Assoc Professor Bill Pritchard and Dr Yayoi Lagerqvist, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia

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