Short bio Henry Wai-chung Yeung
Henry Wai-chung Yeung (PhD Manchester) is Professor of Economic Geography at the National University of Singapore since 2005, Co-Director of GPN@NUS Centre since October 2014, and Director of the JY Pillay Comparative Asia Research Centre in the NUS Global Asia Institute since January 2015. He is Principal Investigator of the US$4 million strategic grant awarded by the National University of Singapore to establish the Global Production Networks Centre. His research interests cover economic globalization, global production networks, East Asian firms, and the political economy of development. He was a recipient of the NUS Outstanding University Researcher Award (1998) and Outstanding Researcher Award (2008). His latest monographs are Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy (forthcoming in Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, March 2016) and Global Production Networks: Theorizing Economic Development in an Interconnected World (with Neil Coe, Oxford University Press, Oxford, April 2015). His previous authored books are: Transnational Corporations and Business Networks (Routledge, 1998), Entrepreneurship and the Internationalisation of Asian Firms (Edward Elgar, 2002), and Chinese Capitalism in a Global Era (Routledge, 2004). He is also co-author of Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction (with Neil Coe and Phil Kelly, Wiley, 2007/2013). He has published another 7 edited books, over 90 academic journal articles, and 45 book chapters. He has been a co-editor of Environment and Planning A and Economic Geography since 2001 and a former co-editor of Review of International Political Economy (2005-2013). He also serves on the editorial boards of 20 other international journals, including Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Studies, Regional Science, Growth and Change, and European Urban and Regional Studies.