family business, institutions, Entrepreneurial History, Commodities, Industrialization, International Business, East Asia, East Asian modern business history
Business Historians at Business Schools
I study entrepreneurship in emerging economies from a historical perspective. My research focuses on Southeast Asia, a region that was colonized by Western imperial powers. I am interested to know how a cosmopolitan society of local and migrant entrepreneurs interacted and adapted to shifting ideas of nation-state and the economy in the colonial and postcolonial era. My recent publication: “Crafting a Postcolonial (Inter)National Identity: Malaysian Pewter Company Royal Selangor’s Branding Strategies (1970–1992).” Enterprise & Society, 2022, 1–31. doi:10.1017/eso.2022.30.