Business

News

Spotlight picture
16 Nov 2015
The Singapore Management University Centre for Marketing Excellence is partnering with Asia’s luxury sector to navigate trends that are changing the face of retail.
Image Name
12 Nov 2015
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have announced the findings of a study on “Enhancing Hong Kong’s Competitiveness as a Regional Cruise Hub from a Policy Perspective”.
GIL 2015 Australia
11 Nov 2015
Intelligent Mobility to reduce traffic congestion, carbon emissions and accidents, while increasing travel speed.
Sal seeds
26 Oct 2015
A common evergreen seed is capable of providing almost 150,000 person-days of employment during a single collection season in the Kumaun Himalayas region of northern India, according to a recent study in the Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities.
08 Oct 2015
New programme allows local firms to acquire productivity know-how in order to be manpower-lean and drive business growth.
Associate Professor Wan Wai Yee
05 Oct 2015
A study from the Singapore Management University looks into the laws that govern mergers and acquisitions in Asia’s fast-changing landscape. Among other things, it found that independent financial advisers opinions, that were issued on takeover offers on the Singapore stock exchange, were not based on independently verified information.
Professor Tse Yiu Kuen
05 Oct 2015
A researcher at the Singapore Management University is developing econometric models that can provide us with a clearer picture of global markets such as the inter-continental relationships and daily shifts of stock markets, currency exchanges and interest rates.
spotlight picture
05 Oct 2015
The SMU Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia (CEBCLA) is facilitating Singapore’s development as a major commercial law centre by conducting rigorous research on the practice of commercial law in Asia’s increasingly complex business environment.
05 Oct 2015
Focusing on the themes of Innovation, Digital Disruption and Convergence, this one-day Congress will see leading private and public sector participants share new ideas and fresh perspectives leveraging innovation as a resource to address global challenges.
SMU Assistant Professor Yuanto Kusnadi
28 Sep 2015
Research into cash-rich companies is revealing insights into corporate governance and shareholder value according to studies done at the Singapore Management University.
SMU Professor Su Liangjun
28 Sep 2015
A researcher from the Singapore Management University is developing new techniques in econometrics to provide a more realistic understanding of the economy.
SMU Assistant Professor Kim Jae Bum
22 Sep 2015
How do company managers make decisions on voluntary disclosures? Findings from the Singapore Management University (SMU) show the extent to which voluntary disclosures are also based on finely calculated decisions.
SMU Assistant Professor Tracey Zhang
22 Sep 2015
A study at the Singapore Management University (SMU) is revealing the progress of a new breed of audit regulators by examining the financial statements of companies whose auditors had undergone inspections.
SMU Associate Professor Eugene Tan
22 Sep 2015
What is the impact of public and private sector policies on Singapore’s society? A researcher at the Singapore Management University (SMU) explores the topic in various perspectives from constitutional and administrative law, to the drivers of corporate social responsibility in Singapore, and to the treatment of foreign domestic workers.
Frost & Sullivan
17 Sep 2015
Managed hosting services to outpace co-location; $272 million market value by 2020
Image1
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.
Image1
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.
spotlight image
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Building Blocks of an Economy
24 Aug 2015
Researchers at the SMU School of Economics are studying how education and trade form two basic pillars of a robust economy.
Image1
19 Aug 2015
Frost & Sullivan’s New Mega Trends, ‘impact on convergence in the future’ has identified 4 types of convergence: Products, Technologies, Industries and Competition.
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.

Events

11 Apr 2008
Bangkok, Thailand - The event aims to be a platform for logistics professionals to exchange business know-how and establish networks of business partners.
23 Apr 2008
Bangkok, Thailand - It is an excellent platform for you to generate good business fortunes, unparallel exposure to automobile fraternity, cross-fertilization of ideas an opportunity to present your proposition to consumers.
20 Apr 2008
Beijing, China - This will be a forum where global auto brands compete with each other to offer the latest and best in every category, from an entire new generation of vehicles to state-of-the-art components.
11 Apr 2008
Zhejiang, China - CHFE plays an influential role within the industry.
19 Jun 2008
Beijing, China - This is Asia’s leading tourism event and the only travel and tourism exhibition supported by the Beijing Tourism Administration.
09 Apr 2008
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - The event covers a wide variety of textile related topics.
20 Apr 2008
Singapore - This is touted as Asia’s Largest International Food and Hospitality Event. It aims to provide a platform for buyers and sellers to meet and discover new businesses.
03 Jun 2008
Taipei, Taiwan - Computex Taipei is heading into its 27th year to consolidate its standing as the world's second largest IT show and highlight Taiwan's position as the leading IT supplier to the world.
11 Apr 2008
Boao, Hainan Province, China - The event will offer participants a chance to discuss the challenges and opportunities influencing the region’s environmental future.
17 Nov 2008
bioLOGIC India 2008, India's MOST influential biopharmaceutical event is the ONLY international platform in India where internaional and indian biopharmaceutical industry leaders will convene to discuss biopharmaceutical manufacturing opportunities and best production/operation practices.
08 Apr 2008
New Delhi, India - The event will promote the importance of agro-industries for economic development and poverty reduction.
05 Apr 2008
Lima, Peru - Sustainable tourism is a key economic driver for the Asia-Pacific region, creating jobs and promoting investment and development. The meeting will discuss cultural tourism issues, and the possibility of making climate change one of the main issues for the meeting.
15 Apr 2008
Tokyo, Japan - Vibrant discussions are expected to be made mainly, but not limited to on the issues of environmental financing and emission trading and impediments preventing private sectors from actively being involved in this area.
07 Apr 2008
Geneva - This Symposium aims to take a first step towards more systematically matching the policy needs with the practical capacities to gather, analyze and extract key trends and findings from patent information.
07 Apr 2008
Singapore - ESOMAR is the world organisation for enabling better research into markets, consumers and societies.
22 Apr 2008
Jeju, Korea - APSCC 2008 will provide a greater degree of business and networking opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region through an outstanding selection of CEO Roundtables, panel discussions, sessions and exhibits.
05 Apr 2008
Hokkaido, Japan - This is a gathering of the ministers in charge of development issues from the Group of Eight countries and the EC for the purpose of discussing current important issues in international development.
02 Apr 2008
BUCHAREST - will be the biggest NATO Summit, given the number of partners and other international organisations who will be present. Meetings with partners will be an integral part of the Summit, such as in the EAPC lunch, the NATO-Russia Council and the NATO-Ukraine Commission.
14 Apr 2008
Hong Kong - The International ICT Expo is a professional trade fair for information, communications and technology companies to showcase their state-of-the-art software solutions and services.
05 Jun 2008
"Strengthening Malaysia's Position as a Vibrant, Innovative and Competitive Financial Hub"
11 Mar 2008
The Model G8 Youth Summit 2008 will be held in Yokohama and Tokyo from 11 to 15 March, 2008. Participants will act as government representatives, secretaries, and sherpas to discuss a topic. A panel discussion will also be held in regards with environmental issues. Panelists include leading figures from various fields such as Prof. Heizo Takenaka.
01 Apr 2008
KL, Malaysia - This event, recognized as the biggest industry event in the region is all set welcome over 10,000 delegates and trade buyers from across Asia and the Middle-East.
04 Mar 2008
Guangzhou, Canton, China - Since the launch in 2000 Water China has become the largest and most important exhibition of its kind in China.
19 Jun 2008
Bangladesh - This event will be the most prestigious and exclusive International Exhibition devoted to focus on all kinds of Dyes and Fine & Specialty Chemicals and focus on emerging technology for the Process Industry.
02 Dec 2008
Singapore - This international event brings together more than 10,000 industry professionals to address the pertinent concerns of the Asian oil and gas industry.
07 May 2008
KL, Malaysia - This event is reputed to be THE EVENT that gathers the world's leading metalworking and precision engineering solution providers and top buyers in the manufacturing industry.
07 Mar 2008
Tokyo, Japan - This event touches on Translational Medicine/Technologies, Scientific Advances & R&D Strategies, Finding Partners and Collaborators.
28 Apr 2008
Bangkok, Thailand - Ethanol & Bioenergy 2008 will take closer look at the government mandates and policies from Asian nations that will drive biofuels development as well as the nexus of next generation biofuels which can be the answer to issues on energy and food security.
07 Apr 2008
Beijing, China - CIPPE has become the largest, most international and authoritative petroleum exhibition in mainland China, and also the largest petroleum show in Asia.
18 Mar 2008
Shanghai, China - TOC Asia attracts a great number of senior level decision makers from port authorities and terminals as well as ship owners and operators. With the new TOC format put in place the event will also attract a higher number of technical and operational managers from the worlds major shipping lines.

Researchers

Sorry, no researchers coming up for this topic.

Giants in history

Physicist Narinder Singh Kapany (31 October 1926 – 4 December 2020) pioneered the use of optical fibres to transmit images, and founded several optical technology companies. Born in Punjab, India, he worked at a local optical instruments factory before moving to London for PhD studies at Imperial College. There, he devised a flexible fibrescope to convey images along bundles of glass fibres.
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian engineer who was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999.
Rapee Sagarik (4 December 1922 – 17 February 2018) was Thailand’s renowned expert on orchids.
U Hla Myint (1920 – 2017) was a celebrated economist from Myanmar. Considered a prodigy, he was admitted to Rangoon University to study economics when he was just 14 years old. He went on to earn a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics (LSE).