ASEAN Business Research Initiative

About CKGSB’s ASEAN Business Research Initiative

CKGSB’s ASEAN Business Research Initiative generates research and knowledge related to companies in the ASEAN region. The institute focuses on understanding the business environment, economies, institutions and their management, and developments and innovation in the ASEAN nations. In 2016, CKGSB’s Business Scholars Program (DBA) established a partnership with Singapore Management University to not only support faculty research but also to facilitate student projects. The institute works tirelessly with partners and organizations to generate research papers, case studies, forums and classes on a region that is increasingly playing a vital role in the global economy.

By combining resources and partnerships across industry and academia, the two schools will be able to develop knowledge to gain a wider perspective on the innovations and developments in the Asia Pacific region and its impacts worldwide.


CKGSB Business Scholars Program:

The CKGSB Business Scholars Program aims to develop business thinkers and management scholars to have a global vision. The program provides depth and breadth of business insight, by integrating business management education with in-the-field research capabilities. The school teams up with other globally-renowned institutions—including business schools, government-led organizations and science universities—to leverage the world’s top educational resources for this program.


Latest ABRI News:

2022: CKGSB and SMU Host Second ASEAN Business Research Initiative Seminar

2021: CKGSB and SMU Host First ASEAN Business Research Initiative Workshop

CKGSB Research Projects
  • Project 1: Singapore’s State Owned Enterprises

    This research will look at state owned enterprises in Singapore, and the lessons that China can learn?

    -Prof Liu Jing

  • Project 2: Social Networking’s Influence on Investor Behavior

    Psychological biases and social networking’s influence on individual investor’s trading behavior and individual investor’s behavior in China’s financial market.

    -Dongyan Ye

  • Project 3: A New Theoretical Framework for Sustainable Companies

    This research will explore a new theoretical framework for companies to become more sustainable by spontaneously achieving economically and socially desirable goals. A series of case studies on various companies, social enterprises and non-profit organizations will be conducted in Asia.

    -Prof Juliet Zhu

  • Project 4: The Cost of Financial Intermediation

    This research focuses on the measurement of the output of finance for both advanced and emerging economies and seeks to advance the understanding of the drivers behind the cost of financial intermediation and its implication on economic development.

    -Gang Zhang

  • Project 5: “One Belt, One Road” Investment Project in the ASEAN Region

    By studying the benefits of investment projects, the impact on the host country, and the potential risks, this study will provide a useful reference for the research and future development of the “Belt and Road” initiative.

    -Zhu Yunhai

  • Project 6: Data Science and Machine Learning in Asia

    This research initiative will support two projects: (i) textual analysis and financial economic data; and (ii) factor modeling with unknown factors and time-varying factor exposures. These research initiatives will contribute to Asian business research because data science and machine learning methods are now becoming a competitive edge for businesses in this information hungry age.

    –Raymond C. W. Leung

SMU Research Projects
  • Project 1: ASEAN Business Research Initiative
  • Project 2: Women Innovator

    The objective of this project is to write a case study and the accompanying teaching notes about challenges and opportunities women innovators face.

    -Roy CHUA (Principal Investigator) & JIN Mengzi (PhD Student)

  • Project 3: Commercializing the Malaria Cure with Chinese Solutions

    -LIANG Hao

  • Project 4: Closing the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurial Funding in Asia

    -Roy CHUA (Principal Investigator) & LANG Tingting (PhD Student)

  • Project 5: Kweichow Moutai Co.

    A case study on one of China’s most well-known luxury products – the baijiu liquor manufactured, Kweichow Moutai Co.

    -Dr. Srinivas K REDDY & Dr. Havovi Joshi

  • Project 6: Primary and Secondary Equity Offerings of ASEAN Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

    -Prof Francis Koh & Karen Gan

  • Project 7: Political Ideology and Economic Activities: Evidence from China

    -Rong WANG, Hao LIANG, Haikun ZHU

CKGSB Research Projects
  • Project 1: A Study of the ASEAN Network

    This study seeks to examine how ASEAN countries are linked with each other, and with other big players such as China, the US and Australia.

    -Prof Liu Jing

  • Project 2: China and the Trade War

    This research will examine the effects on China from the US-China trade war and possible setbacks in its economic development.

    -Prof Ou-Yang Hui

  • Project 3: The Innovation Interdependence and Decoupling between China and the U.S.

    -Mei Danqing

  • Project 4: Investor Stock Trading Behavior under Stressful Market Conditions

    -Song Zhongzhi

  • Project 5: The Cultural Identity of ASEAN with a Perspective of Dialogical Civilization

    -Wang Jianbao

  • Project 6: Intellectual Property Rights, Corporate Giants, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from the Establishments of Specialized IP Courts in China

    -Jin Zhao

  • Project 7: A Dynamic Pandemic Model Evaluating Reopening Strategies Amid COVID-19

    Revealed preference and rational labor market choice related to the COVID-19 pandemic & A dynamic pandemic model evaluating reopening strategies amid COVID-19

    -Zhong Ling

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