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University Research Recognition Award

To lead cutting-edge debates in the social sciences on the changing organisation of and uneven development in the global economy from an economic-geographical perspective that is grounded firmly in Asia. Prof Henry YEUNG
PhD (University of Manchester)
BA (NUS)
Department of Geography
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  • Theories and the geography of transitional corporations
  • Global production networks and global value chains
  • East Asian firms and developmental states in the global economy
  • Received the AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honours for 2018, the American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) highest awards, in recognition of his extraordinary scholarship and leadership in geography
  • Conferred the Royal Geographical Society [RGS] (with the Institute of British Geographers [IBG]) Murchison Award 2017, for pioneering publications in the field of globalisation
  • First person from Asia to be recognised with top awards/honours of AAG and RGS-IBG, the most important professional bodies in geography
  • Published five monographs, over 95 research papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals, and 50 book chapters
  • Achieved citations in more than 2,500 papers and a Hirsch index of 28
  • Editor of top geography journals, such as Economic Geography and Environment and Planning A since 2001
  • Editorial board member of 20 leading international journals, including Journal of Economic Geography and Journal of International Business Studies
  • A regular keynote speaker at international conferences, and a consultant for projects by government agencies and international organisations, such as the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and the ASEAN Secretariat
  • Distinguished Professorship, NUS (2018)
  • Elected Academician, Academy of Social Sciences, UK (2012)
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, NUS (2008)