Research Interests

Political Science Education, Political Economy, Varieties of Capitalism, Southeast Asian Politics, Economic Development, Corporate Governance.

Publications

Books

  • 2017 Varieties of Capitalism in Southeast Asia. Political Economy of East Asia Series. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. ISBN: 978-3-319-53699-6.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • 2016 “Human-Scale Economics: Poverty Reduction in Northeastern Thailand” Co-authored with John Donaldson. World Development. Volume 85, September 2016, Pages 1–15. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.04.004.
  • thers 2015 “Open Source Pathways to Educational Development.” in Fast Forwarding Higher Education Institutions for Global Challenges – Perspectives and Approaches (Springer).
  • 2015 “Energy and Economic Benefits of LED Adoption in Malaysia.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Volume 49, September 2015, Pages 629–637. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.04.112.
  • 2015 “Leading or Following? International Societies, Southeast Asia, and the Issue of Migrant Workers: A Reply to Linda Quayle.” Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought. Volume 5, Issue 3, 2015. DOI:10.1080/23269995.2015.1053245.
  • 2015 “From Electrons to Photons: Industrial Policy in the Malaysian High-tech Manufacturing Sector after Mahathir.” Book chapter in Malaysia Post Mahathir (Marshall Cavendish). ISBN 9789814677165.

Web-Based Publications


Awards and Grants

  • 2017 School of Arts and Social Sciences Research Strength Seed Grant. “The role of extra-market networks in facilitating adoption of voluntary certification standards” RM 10,000
  • 2017 Monash University Malaysia Strategic Education Funding Grant. “Monash University Malaysia Multimedia Studio.” RM 500,000.
  • 2016 Monash University Faculty of Arts Better Teaching Better Learning Grant. “World in Crisis: Materials Development” RM 6,000.
  • 2015 School of Arts and Social Sciences Research Strength Seed Grant. “Local Responses to Global Alternative Commodity Networks.” RM 7,000.
  • 2014 Social and Economic Transformation in Asia Research Grant. “Poverty and Growth in Rural Thailand.” RM 7,500.
  • 2014 Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Monash University Malaysia.
  • 2014 Social and Economic Transformation in Asia Education Grant. “Industry and Community Forum Series.” RM 25,950.
  • 2014 Social and Economic Transformation in Asia Education Grant. “ELGG-Server Assisted Blended Learning Simulation.” RM 5,000.
  • 2013 Social and Economic Transformation in Asia Education Grant. “Monash University Community Engagement Fair.” RM 5,000.
  • 2013 Social and Economic Transformation in Asia Education Grant. “Societal Transformation and Governance in Malaysia Student Competition.” RM 5,000.
  • 2013 Social Transformation in Southeast Asia Education Strength Grant. “Documentary Filmmaker in Residence.” RM 23,000.
  • 2012 Green Electronics Multidisciplinary Platform Grant. “Start-up of Centre for Green Electronics.” RM 500,000.

Invited and Campus Talks

  • 2017 “Going Green in Thailand: Upgrading in Global Organic Value Chains.” Development Research Seminar Series in Kuala Lumpur. World Bank.
  • 2017 Panelist. “Learning Outside the Classroom – Field Trips and Work Integrated Learning.” Monash University Malaysia.
  • 2017 “Media in a Post-Truth Era: From Trump to Malaysia.” Alumni Forum at Monash University Malaysia.
  • 2015 “The Impact of Community Development Networks on Poverty Reduction Across Isaan.” Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Faculty of Local Administration.
  • 2014 “Family Business in Thailand.” Singapore Management University. School of Social Sciences.
  • 2014 “Blended Learning Simulations.” Monash University Malaysia Professors Advisory Group PechaKucha Talk.
  • 2014 “Multidisciplinary Crisis Simulation.” Celebrating Innovative Learning Practice Symposium at Monash University Malaysia.
  • 2012 “Family Business in the Thai Electronics Industry.” School of Arts and Social Sciences Seminar Series.

Conference Presentations

  • 2017 “Going Green in Thailand: Upgrading in Global Organic Value Chains” Paper presented at the International Studies Association meeting. Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • 2016 “Extended Simulation.” Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Learning and Teaching Conference. Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • 2015 “Poverty Reduction in Thailand” with John Donaldson. Paper presented at the ISA Global South Caucus Conference, Singapore.
  • 2012 “Explaining the Persistence and Varieties of Family Controlled Businesses.” Paper presented at the Workshop on Family Firms Management Research in Jönköping, Sweden.
  • 2011 “The Diversity of Family Firms in the Thai Electronics Industry.” Paper presented at the Thai Studies Association Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
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