Linda Lim

Linda Lim

  • Professor of Strategy
Education
  • PhD University Of Michigan 1978
  • MA Yale University 1973
  • BA University Of Cambridge 1972

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 763-0290
Fax
(734) 936-8716
Email
Room
R5330
Research

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, is forthcoming in 2017 from 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.  She continues to research various aspects of Singapore’s economy, including higher education, indigenous innovation and entrepreneurship.

Executive Leadership

Linda Y.C.  Lim is Professor of Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (U-M), where she served as Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS 2005-2009), and as Associate Director of the International Institute (2001-2004).  At U-M she has also frequently served on the executive committees of CSEAS, the Center for International Business Education and Research, and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, and was on the board of advisors of the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellows (1996-2015).  At Ross, she was faculty advisor of the annual Asia Business Conference for 25 years, and maintains links with a large network of American and Asian U-M alumni . With CSEAS and Singapore’s ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, she organized an Indonesia Forum in Singapore in 2015, and a Myanmar Forum in 2016.

Linda teaches MBA courses and executive education sessions on The World Economy/Competing in the Global Business Environment, and Business in Asia.  She has consulted and conducts executive seminars  on Asian business and economics for multinational and Asian companies and associations, and government agencies.  She has done training and ambassador briefings for the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Trade Representative, has testified to the U.S. Congress’ House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, and has addressed the United Nations General Assembly Economic Committee. She has also consulted for private think tanks (e.g. American Enterprise Institute), United Nations agencies (e.g. ESCAP, ILO, UNIDO) and the OECD Development Centre.

Linda is a Trustee Emerita of The Asia Society, a New York-based non-profit.  She served on a Singapore higher education task force (2004), and is on the board of the National University of Singapore America Foundation (since 2005). She was an independent director of two U.S. public companies with extensive Asia operations in tech manufacturing, Woodhead Industries (1998-2006) and Multi-Fineline Electronix (2008-2016), up to their sale to other entities. 

 

 

Singapore's Economic Development - Retrospection and Reflections

Authors
Linda Y.C. Lim (ed.)
Published Date
2016

Source

Singapore: World Scientific
978-9814723459

Singapore's Economy

Authors
Linda Y.C. Lim
Published Date
11/2016

Source

Routledge
Pages: 
983-992
Far East and Australasia 2017
Juliet Love

Women in the Singapore Economy - The Inequalities Continue

Authors
Lim, L.
Published Date
2015

Source

Singapore: World Scientific
Pages: 
149-154
Our Lives to Live: Putting A Woman's Face to Change in Singapore
Soin, K. and Thomas, M.

Singapore in the International Economy

Authors
Lim, L.
Published Date
2015

Source

Singapore: World Scientific
Pages: 
98-102
Singapore 2065: Leading Insights on the Economy and Environment from 50 Singapore Icons and Beyond
Quah, E.

Beyond the "Global City" Paradigm

Authors
Lim, L.
Published Date
2015

Source

Singapore: World Scientific
Pages: 
51-89
Singapore Perspectives 2015: Choices
Hoe, S. and Soon, C.

Singapore's Success: After the Miracle

Authors
Lim, L.
Published Date
2014

Source

London: Routledge
Pages: 
203-226
Handbook of Emerging Economies
Looney, R.E.

How Land & People Fit in Singapore's Economy

Authors
Lim, L.
Published Date
2014

Source

National University of Singapore Press
Pages: 
31-39
Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus
Low, D. & Vadaketh, S.

What's Wrong with Singaporeans?

Authors
Lim, L.
Published Date
2014

Source

National University of Singapore Press
Pages: 
79-86
Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus
Low, D. & Vadaketh, S.

Southeast Asian Chinese Business and Regional Economic Development

Authors
Linda Lim
Published Date
2012

Source

Routledge, London
Pages: 
249-260
Handbook of Ethnic Chinese and the Chinese Diaspora
Chee-Beng Tan

Rebalancing in East Asia

Authors
Linda Lim
Published Date
2010

Source

Center for Economic Policy-Making, London
Pages: 
32-35
Rebalancing the Global Economy, A Primer for Policymaking
Stijn Claessens, Simon Evenett and Bernard Hoekman

Globalizing State, Disappearing Nation: Foreign Participation in Singapore's Economy

Authors
Linda Lim and Lee Soo Ann
Published Date
11/2010

Source

Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
Pages: 
139-158
The Management of Success: Singapore Revisited
Terence Chong
Authors
Lim, L.
Published Date
2015

Source

Singapore Economic Review
Volume: 
60
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
1550020-1 to 1550020-16
Authors
Lim, L.
Published Date
2015

Source

Singapore Economic Review
Volume: 
60
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
1502002-1 to 1502002-13
Authors
Pang, E.F. and Lim, L.
Published Date
2015

Source

Singapore Economic Review
Volume: 
60
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
1550033-1 to 1550033-30
Authors
Linda Lim and Ronald Mendoza
Published Date
09/2012

Source

Vox EU
Volume: 
0
Issue: 
0
Pages: 
0

Global Rebalancing 2.0

Authors
Linda Lim and Ronald Mendoza
Published Date
12/2012

Source

World Financial Review
Volume: 
0
Issue: 
0
Pages: 
0
Ross Thought In Action
Michigan Ross faculty explain the potential policy direction of the president-elect.

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