Business, Government and Labor: Essays on Economic Development in Singapore and Southeast Asia
Authors : Linda Y C Lim (University of Michigan, USA)
Publisher : World Scientific
ISBN : 978-981-3225-25-1
A citizen of Singapore, Linda obtained her degrees in economics from the universities of Cambridge (BA 1972), Yale (MA 1973) and Michigan (PhD 1978). She has authored, co-authored or edited six books and published more than 100 other monographs, journal articles and book chapters on economic development, trade, investment, industrial policy, labor, multinational and local business in Asia. Most recently she guest-edited and contributed two papers to a Special Issue of the Singapore Economic Review which was republished as a book, Singapore's Economic Development: Retrospection and Reflections, in World Scientific's 2015 series celebrating Singapore's 50th anniversary, to which she also contributed chapters in three other volumes. In 2013–2014 she self-published her family history, Four Chinese Families in British Colonial Malaya: Confucius, Christianity and Revolution. Linda also regularly publishes articles in the Singapore media, and is often quoted in the international business media, on the US, Asian and Singapore economies.
Linda has taught MBA courses on The World Economy/ Competing in the Global Business Environment, and Business in Asia, and currently teaches custom executive education sessions on international economics and Asian business. She has consulted and conducted executive workshops on Asian business, politics, economics and culture for multinational and Asian companies and associations, and government agencies. She has done training and ambassador briefings for the US State Department and the US Trade Representative, has testified to the US Congress' House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, and has addressed the United Nations General Assembly Economic Committee. She has also consulted for private think tanks (e.g. American Enterprise Institute), United Nations agencies (e.g. ESCAP, ILO, UNIDO) and the OECD Development Centre.
Linda is a Trustee Emerita of The Asia Society, a New York-based non-profit. She served on a Singapore higher education task force (2004), and is on the board of the National University of Singapore America Foundation (since 2005). She was an independent director of two US public companies with extensive Asia operations in tech manufacturing, Woodhead Industries (1998–2006) and Multi-Fineline Electronix (2008–2016), up to their sale to other entities.
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