Linda Lim

Professor Emerita of Corporate Strategy and International Business

PhD University of Michigan 1978
MA Yale University 1973
BA University of Cambridge 1972

Linda Y.C. Lim’s research focuses on the political economy of multinational and local business in Southeast Asia, including the changing international trade and investment environment, and the influence of domestic politics, economic policy and culture on business structure, strategy and operations.  She has related interests in industrial policy, business-government and business-labor relations. A collection of her previously-published papers on the Singapore economy, Overseas Chinese business in Southeast Asia, and women in the labor force, Business, Government and Labor: Essays in the Economic Development of Singapore and Southeast Asia, was published in 2019 by World Scientific Publishing, which also published her edited volume Singapore’s Economic Development: Retrospection and Reflections (2015), reprinted from a Special Issue of the Singapore Economic Review which she guest-edited in celebration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary.  Linda has taught MBA and executive education classes on the World Economy and Business in Asia, and served for 16 years on the boards of two US public companies with tech manufacturing operations in China.  She continues to research various aspects of Singapore’s economy, including higher education, indigenous innovation and entrepreneurship, writes media commentaries, and is an Editor of Academia.SG, an academic blog "by, on and for Singapore".  

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