Conferences and Paper Presentations


29 AUG - 1 SEP 2017


RGS-IBG Conference


Royal Geographical Society, London

The GPN@NUS Centre organised a series of six sessions at the 2017 RGS-IBG Conference under the theme of 'Advancing global production networks research: progress and prospects'. The sessions were co-sponsored by three leading journals - Economic Geography, Environment and Planning A and the Journal of Economic Geography. The programme opened with a plenary lecture by Prof. Adrian Smith (QMUL) entitled 'Global production networks and the political economy of contemporary capitalism' which was followed by a panel session (panelists: Stephanie Barrientos, Gavin Bridge, Ben Derudder, Alex Hughes and Henry Yeung) and four paper sessions exploring a range of cutting-edge issues in GPN research, including issues of strategic coupling, labour and environment.
Photos of the sessions can be perused here.

18-19 MAR 2017


Australasian Trade Workshop 2017


Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Thomas Zylkin (2017), Feeding China's Rise: The Growth Effects of Trading with China, 1993-2011 (Paper Presentation) | Conference Slides

14 FEB 2017


Global production networks 2.0 and the geographies of labour


Speaker: Neil Coe (National University of Singapore), invited keynote lecture to the GPN-Labour Workshop (Global production networks in the spotlight: chains or opportunities for workers?), Macquarie University, Australia

Photos of the workshop can be perused here.

27 FEB 2017


Rethinking East Asia in the New Global Economy


Speaker: Yeung, Henry Wai-chung (Department of Geography, National University of Singapore) invited presentation to a seminar organised by the University of California, Berkeley

23 FEB 2017


GW-CIBER GLOBAL BUSINESS FORUM: East Asia's role in the New Global Economy: Economy, Politics and US Investment


Speaker: Yeung, Henry Wai-chung (Department of Geography, National University of Singapore) invited presentation to GW-CIBER GLOBAL BUSINESS FORUM: East Asia's role in the New Global Economy organised by The George Washington University with the support of The Growth Dialogue, Korean Management Institute, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Department of International Business

13 FEB 2017


Rethinking East Asia in the New Global Economy


Speaker: Yeung, Henry Wai-chung (Department of Geography, National University of Singapore) invited presentation to a seminar organised by The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London

02-04 DEC 2016


Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Conference


Purdue University, Indiana, USA

Thomas Zylkin (2016), Feeding China's Rise: The Growth Effects of Trading with China, 1993-2011 (Paper Presentation) | Conference Slides

14 OCT 2016


Call for Papers: Extra-regional Dynamics, Strategic Coupling and Regional Development Paths


Organisers: Stuart Dawley and Danny Mackinnon (CURDS, Newcastle University, UK); Henry Yeung and Godfrey Yeung (GPN@NUS, National University of Singapore); Asbjørn Karlsen and Markus Steen (Geography, NTNU).

14 JUL 2016


From GPN 1.0 to GPN 2.0: Reflections on an Academic Journey


Speaker: Neil Coe (National University of Singapore), plenary presentation to the 8th Summer Institute in Economic Geography, University of Kentucky, USA.

Photo of the seminar can be perused here.

9 - 11 MAY 2016


Global Value Chain: Opportunities for the Free Zone of the Future


Dubai, U.A.E.
2nd Annual International Conference & Exhibition
Speaker: Yeung, Henry Wai-chung, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

29 MAR - 2 APR 2016


American Association of Geographers


AAG Annual Meeting, San Francisco

Panel Discussion on 'Remaking the Global Economy
Panel Co-organizers: Assistant Professor Karen Lai & Associate Professor Godfrey Yeung; Panel Chair: Professor Henry Yeung

Yeung, Godfrey Kwok Yung (2016), 3PLs in the automobile-automotive GPN | Conference Slides

Lai, Karen Peak Yue (2016), Investment banking in global financial network | Conference Slides

Wong, Aidan Yew Fai (2016), Keeping the gears moving: Exploring the significance of Logistics provisions in the global economy | Conference Slides


Photo of the Workshop can be perused here.

18 - 19 MAR 2016


11th Australasian Trade Workshop


Institute for International Trade at The University of Adelaide, South Australia

Speaker: Dr Thomas Zylkin (2016), On the Widely Differing Effects of Free Trade Agreements: Lessons from Twenty Years of Trade Integration, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore

23-25 FEB 2016


Inaugural DRUID-Asia 2016 Conference


Speaker: Yeung, Henry Wai-chung (Co-Director of the GPN@NUS Centre) talks about GPNs.

25 - 27 NOV 2015


Regional Studies Association China Conference 2015


Yeung, Henry Wai-chung (2015), Harmonious Development, Common Prosperity and the Transformation of Cities and Regions, Closing Plenary Speaker, Session 1 at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

12 - 15 NOV 2015


Financialization as Interorganzational Coupling and Gravitational Shift


Gemici, Kurtuluş (2015), Financialization as Interorganzational Coupling and Gravitational Shift, 40th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA), Baltimore, MD, USA

22 OCT 2015


Emerging economic geographies of retail globalization


Speaker: Neil Coe (National University of Singapore), invited presentation to the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies Seminar Series, Hong Kong Baptist University

15 OCT 2015


Towards GPN 2.0? Global production networks and economic development in an interconnected world


Speaker: Neil Coe (National University of Singapore), invited presentation to the Faculty Scholar-in-Residence Public Lecture Series, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University

Photos of the seminar can be perused here.

13 OCT 2015


Emerging economic geographies of retail globalization


Speaker: Neil Coe (National University of Singapore), invited presentation to the Fung Business Intelligence Centre, Li & Fund Development (China) Ltd., Hong Kong

Photos of the seminar can be perused here.

23 SEP 2015


Global value chains/global production networks: organizing the global economy


Speaker: Neil Coe (National University of Singapore), invited lecture to the Department of Geography Visiting Speaker series, College of Territorial Resources and Tourism, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, China

22 SEP 2015


Towards GPN 2.0? Global production networks and economic development in an interconnected world


Speaker: Neil Coe (National University of Singapore), invited presentation to the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology Visiting Speaker Series, NIGLAS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China

4 SEP 2015


Can Regional Australia Make It In Asia?


Speakers: Professor Henry Wai-chung Yeung (National University of Singapore), Carlo Gianelle (European Commission), Cr. Col Murray (Tamworth Regional Council)

2 SEP 2015


APEC SOM Dialogue on Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs)/Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)


Sooyeon Kim, Session 2, "Exploring the Impact of Mega-Regionalism", Cebu City, Philippines

31 AUG - 2 SEP 2015

19 - 23 AUG 2015


Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography: Mapping Economies in Transition


Yeung, Henry Wai-chung (2015), Global Encounter, Pluralism, and Transformation in Economic Geography: A Plenary Conversation, Plenary Speaker, August 22, 2015 at Oxford University, United Kingdom

Coe, Neil Martin (2015), Consumption Economies, Key Theme Convener, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Lai, Karen Peak Yue (2015), Financialisation of everyday life, Major Theme Convener, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Yeung, Godfrey Kwok Yung (2015), Global Production Economies, Major Theme Convener, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Wong, Aidan Yew Fai (2015), Paper Presentation, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Photos of the GCEG 2015 can be perused here.

21 - 25 APR 2015


Emerging Real and Fictitious Geographies of Global Financial Networks I


Lai, Karen Peak Yue (2015),'Alternative' financial networks and spaces?, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, USA | Conference Slides

Topologies of Power: (Re-)Making Global Production Networks I
April 23, 2015

Wong, Aidan Yew Fai (2015),Struggles over value and survival: A case study of karung guni in the e-waste recycling network in Malaysia and Singapore, Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, USA

20 APR 2015


Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis


Chor, Davin (2015), Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis, Department of Strategy and Policy Seminar at National University of Singapore Business School, Singapore

13 - 15 MAR 2015


Legacies of Development and Integration into Global Production Networks


Gemici, Kurtuluş (2015), Legacies of Development and Integration into Global Production Networks: The Cases of South Korea and Taiwan, Sociology of Development: 4th Annual Conference | Transformative Possibilities in the Global South at Brown University, Rhode Island USA

12 - 15 NOV 2014


Regional Science Policy & Practice


Yeung, Henry Wai-chung (2014), Regional Development in the Global Economy: A Dynamic Perspective of Strategic Coupling in Global Production Networks, Plenary Lecture at the North American Regional Science Council Washington, DC, USA

15 SEP 2014


Subnational/Regional Development through Strategic Coupling in Global Production Networks


Yeung, Henry Wai-chung (2014), Subnational/Regional Development through Strategic Coupling in Global Production Networks, Asian International Economists Network, Asian Development Bank. | View Photos 1 2

26 NOV 2013


Global Value Chains / Global Production Networks: Organizing the Global Economy


Coe, Neil Martin (2013), Global Value Chains / Global Production Networks: Organizing the Global Economy, Invited Presentation at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research's National Economic Outlook Conference 2014-2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

5 OCT 2012


Governing the Global Economy: States, Networks, and the Rise of East Asian Economies


Yeung, Henry Wai-chung (2012), Governing the Global Economy: States, Networks, and the Rise of East Asian Economies, Third Global Lecture - Critical Reflections on Globalisation, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

26 JAN 2012


From Regional to Global Players: The Emergence of Asian Firms in the Global Economy


Yeung, Henry Wai-chung (2012), From Regional to Global Players: The Emergence of Asian Firms in the Global Economy, the LSE-NUS Public Lecture Series Presented at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

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