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14 Sep 2015
A study by researchers from Singapore and US looked at how a company’s senior management team could contribute to good corporate governance. They found that as key subordinate executives’ horizon and influence increased, the extent of real earnings management in the company decreased.
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14 Sep 2015
A researcher at Singapore Management University co-founded the Singapore Law Blog in 2014 to disseminate legal knowledge to the general public. The blog, which is sponsored by the Singapore Academy of Law via its Innovations and Ideas Scheme, is written without legal jargon and freely accessible by members of the public.
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14 Sep 2015
Researchers at the Singapore Management University are helping to find the elusive balance between holding chief executives accountable and freeing them up to innovate. One study found that the increase in board independence did not drive change but what made the real difference was the access to company information.
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11 Sep 2015
A new compact structure enables efficient lasers to be realized on silicon chips.
11 Sep 2015
Bioinspired carbon anodes enable high performance in lithium-ion batteries.
Assistant Professor Nicholas Harrigan
08 Sep 2015
Collaborative research with undergraduate students in Singapore is investigating different topics in social sciences: from signed ties - positive or negative relationships within a social network - to migrant workers' mental health.
SMU Professor Chow Hwee Kwan
08 Sep 2015
Exchange rates do not only affect the global competitiveness of a country’s exports, but also contribute to the stability of its trading and investment environment. A study from Singapore looks at how Asian countries manage their currencies, and the impact of these policies on their economies.
SMU Assistant Professor Cho Young Jun
08 Sep 2015
Research from Singapore examines the impact of financial accounting standards on how managers and firms act and how reliable the information they disseminate is. The ultimate purpose is to help people solve economic problems.
SMU Associate Professor Adeline Chong
08 Sep 2015
By examining private transactions that connect two or more countries, a study from Singapore aims to shed light on how globalisation has affected the practice of private international law. In particular, it is looking at whether Singapore courts should recognise and enforce a judgement handed down from class litigation in the US.
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08 Sep 2015
Researchers in Singapore are helping institutions understand both the benefits and risks of real-time business transactions. They have provided businesses with economic and strategic insights by their collaborative efforts in research areas that span data analytics to information security and software systems.
31 Aug 2015
Knowledge and resources sharing among scientists will enhance research work and translate findings from the bench to the clinics.
SMU Assistant Professor Ijlal Naqvi
31 Aug 2015
The electrical power sector in Pakistan provides a lens through which researchers can examine the government’s level of service to its citizens. The research project aims to produce the country's first electricity distribution map.
SMU Associate Professor Ho Kong Weng
31 Aug 2015
Researchers are studying the driving forces and trends underlying socioeconomic mobility in Singapore. They have found that parents’ income and occupations were major factors in predicting the occupations and incomes they would eventually achieve.
SMU Associate Professor Wang Jiwei
31 Aug 2015
Minority investors need to be protected through better information and corporate governance. A study from Singapore aims to achieve this by understanding how minority investors fair in companies dominated by majority shareholders.
SMU Associate Professor Lim Chu Yeong
31 Aug 2015
Researchers in Singapore and UK have examined whether banks that recognised their potential loan losses early also priced their loans at a higher rate compared to other banks. Their results showed that banks with conservative accounting were indeed more prudent in their lending.
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31 Aug 2015
This research from Singapore aims to help businesses in Asia translate intellectual property rights into innovation and economic gains.
26 Aug 2015
Mutants of a common fungus produce endoxylanase enzymes twice as potent as the original strain.
26 Aug 2015
Using normal graphics processors, a new program for identifying repeated patterns in complex networks significantly boosts search performance.
26 Aug 2015
Simulations show why platinum nanoparticles become less effective catalysts at small sizes
26 Aug 2015
More efficient chips based on plasmonics are a step closer to reality through better control of the directional excitation of plasmons in a gold grating
24 Aug 2015
An improved understanding of how the circulatory system is formed is the first step to combating multiple diseases characterized by vascular issues.
SMU Assistant Professor Yang Hwajin
24 Aug 2015
SMU Assistant Professor Yang Hwajin studies how language shapes our ability to process information.
SMU Assistant Professor Song Jiyoung
24 Aug 2015
SMU Assistant Professor Song Jiyoung works on migration management, a multidisciplinary field that helps vulnerable migrants and mobile populations.
SMU Assistant Professor Travis Chow
24 Aug 2015
SMU Assistant Professor Travis Chow studies how tax influences the behaviour of companies and their shareholders.
SMU Assistant Professor Zhang Haiping
24 Aug 2015
Deciphering real world issues in economics is like solving a Rubik’s Cube, says SMU Assistant Professor Zhang Haiping.
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24 Aug 2015
Researchers at the SMU School of Economics are studying how education and trade form two basic pillars of a robust economy.
SMU Assistant Professor Maartje de Visser
17 Aug 2015
A country’s constitution protects the rights of its citizens. But who protects the constitution? SMU Assistant Professor Maartje de Visser looks to answer this question.
SMU Professor Gary Greguras
17 Aug 2015
What is leader humility? Is leader humility in Singapore the same as elsewhere? How much do Singaporeans value humble behaviour from their leaders? SMU Professor Gary Greguras investigates.
SMU Assistant Professor Hsu Wen-Tai
17 Aug 2015
SMU Assistant Professor Hsu Wen-Tai uses mathematical models to study urban landscapes and what makes big and small cities different.
SMU Associate Professor Goh Beng Wee
17 Aug 2015
SMU Associate Professor Goh Beng Wee investigates the benefits and consequences of internal controls to corporate organisations.

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Giants in history

Gloria Lim (born 1930) is a retired mycologist from Singapore who studied tropical fungi. Over the course of her career, Lim published 140 research papers, wrote several books on fungi and consulted for private companies and public sectors.