S$4.95 million for new Global Production Networks Centre at NUS

Colleagues and I at NUS have been awarded S$4.95 million to start a Global Production Networks Centre at NUS (GPN@NUS). This is funded by the NUS Office of Deputy President (Research & Technology) Strategic Research Proposals 2014. GPN@NUS will be co-directed by Henry Yeung and Neil Coe (from Geography). Team members consists of Karen Lai... Continue Reading →


FASS Writing Fellowship (July to December 2014)

I will be on a FASS Writing Fellowship from 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2014. This means I will not be teaching in Semester 1, 2014/2015. GE3201 The Service Economy will not be offered in Semester 1, 2014/2015. Instead, it will be offered in Semester 2, 2014/2015, and co-taught by myself and Neil Coe.

Relocation to the National University of Singapore

With effect from 1 November 2010, I will be based at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore. Address: Department of Geography National University of Singapore 1 Arts Link Singapore 117570 Office: (+65) 6601 1720 Fax: (+65) 6777 3091 Email: karenlai@nus.edu.sg

EGRG 2009 Postgraduate Prize winners

I am honoured to be awarded the 2009 PhD prize by the Economic Geography Research Group of the RGS-IBG (Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers). Many thanks to my supervisors, Professor Andrew Leyshon and Dr Shaun French, for their advice and guidance and the collegial support of other faculty and postgraduate students at the School... Continue Reading →


Welcome to my homepage. This website will be updated periodically with news about my working papers, journal articles, conference and seminars announcements, research projects, and observations (both academic or not). For more details about my research and other interests, click on the tabs across the page. My contact details are posted on the right hand... Continue Reading →

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