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Gemici, Kurtulus and Lai, Karen P.Y. (2019) ‘How ‘global’ are investment banks? An analysis of investment banking networks in Asian equity capital markets’, Regional Studies, special issue on ‘New financial geographies of Asia’, [Pre-publication version]

Stolz, Dennis and Lai, Karen P.Y. (Forthcoming) ‘Impact investing, social enterprises and global development’, in Phil Mader, Daniel Mertens and Natascha van der Zwan (Eds.), International Handbook of Financialization, London: Routledge.

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2018) ‘The changing nature of service sectors’, Geography Digest, 2018 Issue 2, pp. 25-34, Geography Unit, Humanities Branch, Curriculum Planning and Development Division 2, Ministry of Education, Singapore.

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2018) ‘Agency, power, and state–firm relations in global financial networks‘, Dialogues in Human Geography, 8(3): 285–288. [Pre-publication version]

Stolz, Dennis and Lai, Karen P.Y. (2018) ‘Philanthro-capitalism, social enterprises and global development‘, Financial Geography Working Paper Series #13, March 2018, Oxford: Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo).

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2018) ‘Singapore: Connecting Asian markets with global finance’ in Youssef Cassis and Dariusz Wójcik (Eds.) International Financial Centres: After the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 154-181. [Link to chapter preview on Google Books]

Lai, Karen P.Y. and Pan, Fenghua (2018) ‘Brexit and shifting geographies of financial centres in Asia’, Geoforum, [Pre-publication version]

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2018) ‘Financialisation of everyday life’, in G.L. Clark, M. Feldmann, M. Gertler, and D. Wojcik (Eds.). The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 611-627. [Pre-publication version]

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2017) ‘Unpacking financial subjectivities: Intimacies, governance and socio-economic practices in financialisation‘, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 35, Issue 5, pp. 913-932. [Pre-publication version]

Lai, Karen P.Y. and Samers, Michael (2017) ‘Conceptualizing Islamic banking and finance: A comparison of its development and governance in Malaysia and Singapore‘, The Pacific Review, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 405-424. [Pre-publication version]

Lai, Karen P.Y. and Daniels, Joseph A. (2017) ‘Financialization of Singaporean banks and the production of variegated financial capitalism’, in B. Christophers, A. Leyshon and G. Mann (Eds.) Money and Finance After the Crisis: Critical Thinking for Uncertain Times, Antipode Book Series, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 217-244. [Pre-publication version]

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2017)Financial Geography’, in N. Castree, M. Goodchild, W. Liu, A. Kobayashi, R. Marston, and  D. Richardson (Eds.), The International Encyclopaedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, Wiley-Blackwell. [Pre-publication version]

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2017) Authors Meet Critics Book Symposium: Review of World City Network, by Peter J. Taylor and Ben Derudder. Reviewed in: Urban Geography, Vol 38, No. 1, pp. 153-154, DOI10.1080/02723638.2016.1208434 

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2016) ‘Financial advisors, financial ecologies and the variegated financialisation of everyday investors’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 27-40, DOI: 10.1111/tran.12101 [Pre-publication version]

Lai, Karen P.Y. and Daniels, Joseph A. (2015) ‘Banking on finance in Singapore: The state-led financialisation of banking firms‘, GPN Working Paper Series, GPN2015-002, Global Production Networks Centre, National University of Singapore.

Lai, Karen P.Y. and Tan, Choon Hang (2015) ‘ “Neighbours First, Bankers Second”: Mobilising financial citizenship in Singapore‘, Geoforum, Vol. 64, pp. 65-77. [Pre-publication version]

Clark, Gordon L., Lai, Karen P.Y. and Wojcik, Dariusz (2015) ‘Editorial introduction to the special section: Deconstructing offshore finance‘, Economic Geography, Vol. 91, Issue 3, pp. 237-249, DOI: 10.1111/ecge.12098 [Pre-publication version]

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2015) Banking across boundaries: Placing finance in capitalism, by Brett Christophers. Reviewed in: Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 127-128, DOI: 10.1111/sjtg.12081.

Coe, Neil M., Lai, Karen P.Y. and Wojcik, Dariusz (2014) ‘Integrating Finance into Global Production Networks‘, Regional Studies, Vol. 48, No. 5, pp. 761-777, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2014.886772. [Pre-publication version]

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2013), ‘The Lehman Minibonds crisis and financialisation of investor subjects in Singapore, Area, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 273-282. [Pre-publication version]

Lai, Karen (2013) ‘Singapore’s economic landscapes: local transformation and global networks’, in Elaine Ho, Chih Yuan Woon and Kamalini Ramdas (eds.) Changing Landscapes of Singapore: Old Tensions, New Discoveries, Singapore: NUS Press, pp. 196-217. [Link to chapter preview on Google Books]

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2012) ‘Differentiated markets: Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong in China’s financial centre network‘, Urban Studies, Vol 49, No. 6, pp. 1275-1296.

Lai, Karen (2012) ‘From “Paris of the East” to “New York of Asia”? The (re)development of Shanghai as a financial centre’ in Peter Daniels, K.C. Ho and Tom Hutton (eds.) New Economic Spaces of Asian Cities: From Industrial Restructuring to the Cultural Turn, London: Routledge, pp. 150-165.

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2011) ‘Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong within a financial centre network’ in Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Peter J. Taylor and Frank Witlox (eds.) The International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities, Cheltanham: Edward Elgar, pp. 429-436.

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2011) Marketisation through contestation: Reconfiguring China’s financial markets through knowledge networks, Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 87-117.

Lai, Karen (2011) Globalization: key thinkers by Andrew Jones. Reviewed in: Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 274-276.

French, Shaun, Lai, Karen and Leyshon, Andrew (2010) ‘Banking on financial services’, in Andrew Jones and Neil Coe (eds.) Economic Geography of the UK, London: Sage, pp. 61-78.

Lai, Karen (2010) Liquidated: an ethnography of Wall Street by Karen Ho. Reviewed in: Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 788-790.

Lai, Karen (2009) New Spatial Logics in Global Cities Research: Networks, Flows and New Political Spaces, Geography Compass, 3 (3): 997–1012.

French, Shaun, Lai, Karen and Leyshon, Andrew (2008) The Place of Nottingham as a Financial Centre, report prepared for Nottingham City Council, March 2008. [Download PDF]

Lai, Karen (2008) Globalization Theory: Approaches and Controversies. Polity edited by David Held, and Anthony McGrew. Reviewed in: Economic Geography Research Group,

Lai, Karen (2008) Geographies of the New Economy: Critical Reflections edited by Peter Daniels, Andrew Leyshon, Mike Bradshaw and Jonathan Beaverstock. Reviewed in: Economic Geography Research Group,

Lai, Karen (2007) Global Shift (Fifth ed.) by Peter Dicken. Reviewed in: Economic Geography Research Group, 

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2006) ‘Developing Shanghai as an International Financial Centre: Progress and Prospects’, Discussion Paper 4, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham. [PDF download]

Lai, Karen P.Y. (2006) ‘Imagineering’ Asian Emerging Markets: Financial Knowledge Networks in the Fund Management Industry, Geoforum, Vol. 37, pp. 627-642.

Yeoh, Brenda S.A, Teo, Peggy, Ooi, Giok Ling, and Lai, Karen P.Y. (2004) Changing Landscapes of Singapore, Singapore: McGraw-Hill.

Lai, Karen P.Y. and Yeung, Henry W.C. (2003) Contesting the State: Discourses of the Asian Economic Crisis and Mediating Strategies of Electronic Firms in Singapore, Environment and Planning A, Vol. 35, pp. 463-488

Yeoh, Brenda S.A., Lai, Karen P.Y. Charney, Michael W. and Tong, Chee Kiong (2003) ‘Approaching Transnationalisms’ in Yeoh, Brenda S.A., Charney, Michael W., and Tong, Chee Kiong (eds.) Approaching Transnationalisms: Studies on Transnational Societies, Multicultural Contacts, and Imaginings of Home, Massachusetts: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 1-13


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