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Perception Of Corrupt Acts: East Vs. West, Singapore Management University Jan 2019

Perception Of Corrupt Acts: East Vs. West, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Corruption is a major threat faced by China and anyone who wants to do business in the country. In recent years, the Chinese government’s crackdowns in corruption has led to some success. In the Berlin-based non-profit Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2017, China ranked 77th with a score of 41 out of 100, a slight improvement from the score of 36 in 2014. The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople with a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is ...


Anwar Ibrahim: Forgiveness, Character And Values Can Rescue Malaysia, Singapore Management University Sep 2018

Anwar Ibrahim: Forgiveness, Character And Values Can Rescue Malaysia, Singapore Management University

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Anwar returned to the political fray for the country's youth despite the threat of imprisonment; they can rebuild the country with principles and tenacity of purpose


A Syrian In Trump’S America, Singapore Management University Mar 2017

A Syrian In Trump’S America, Singapore Management University

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How a Syrian family dealt with war, travel bans, and reuniting in turbulent times


Political Leadership In The Digital Age, Singapore Management University Nov 2016

Political Leadership In The Digital Age, Singapore Management University

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Luxembourg’s Prime Minister: Leaders need to factor in technology’s effects on national policies


Hillary Clinton, The White House And The Trump Card, Singapore Management University Aug 2016

Hillary Clinton, The White House And The Trump Card, Singapore Management University

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The former First Lady is ahead in the polls but a Trump loss will not spell the end of the Republican Party


Thailand’S Political Impasse, Singapore Management University Feb 2016

Thailand’S Political Impasse, Singapore Management University

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Thai farmers’ productivity – or the lack thereof – has left the country and its political future in limbo


Externalities Of Capitalism, Singapore Management University Jan 2016

Externalities Of Capitalism, Singapore Management University

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Capitalism produces consequences – both good and bad – that are not intended. Strong states are needed to manage them


Risk Regulation In China, Singapore Management University Nov 2014

Risk Regulation In China, Singapore Management University

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Local political power poses a formidable challenge to Beijing's efforts to enforce regulation...and shore up popular support for the regime


Is America Ready To Be Number 2?, Singapore Management University Oct 2014

Is America Ready To Be Number 2?, Singapore Management University

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China's GDP will soon eclipse America's, but it might not matter in the grand scheme of things.


Show Me The Money!, Singapore Management University Jan 2013

Show Me The Money!, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Governments worldwide are accumulating reserves to guard against financial turmoil. Could they be contributing to it?


The Deng Xiaoping Legacy: Leading Changes And Transforming China, Singapore Management University Nov 2012

The Deng Xiaoping Legacy: Leading Changes And Transforming China, Singapore Management University

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No leader of the 20th century had made greater impact than Deng Xiaoping. Under the late Chinese leader's tenure, which lasted from 1978 to 1992, hundreds of millions of Chinese were lifted from poverty. The chaos that was the Cultural Revolution gave way to steadfast economic development that turned China into a key player in the world economy.


Will The Obama Administration Change Tack On Protectionism Before Things Get Worse?, Singapore Management University Jun 2012

Will The Obama Administration Change Tack On Protectionism Before Things Get Worse?, Singapore Management University

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The new American government under President Barrack Obama is not the biggest cheerleader for free trade. With its own domestic economy entering this steep downturn, talks of protectionism in one form or another have been voiced every now and then. Catchy buzzwords like “Buy America” are gaining traction. The temptation to turn inwards, driven by the obligation to votes is growing stronger.


Political Participation: Influences And Implications, Singapore Management University Jun 2012

Political Participation: Influences And Implications, Singapore Management University

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From the understanding of topical issues to activism, education has been said to play a major role in promoting political participation. Past research has shown that the educated would display stronger tendencies to vote, join political parties and engage in civic activities. However, if education predicts political participation, why do some countries with lower education rates face higher chances of political unrest? For instance, the average schooling in East Asian countries exceeds the average for Latin American countries. Yet, Latin America experiences higher levels of political unrest.


Adaptability In Socio-Political Contexts: Moving Beyond Ability And Intelligence, Singapore Management University May 2012

Adaptability In Socio-Political Contexts: Moving Beyond Ability And Intelligence, Singapore Management University

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The ability to adapt in an ever-changing environment is critical for success, if not, survival. Most people would acknowledge that change management can sometimes be a discomforting and bumpy process. This applies not just with individuals and organisations, but also with governments. While the former two may adapt privately, governments, represented by politicians and public officers, often have the unenviable task of demonstrating adaptability under the watchful eyes of their public. Slip-ups, trips and falls thus come at greater costs, which go well beyond mere embarrassment.


From Boardroom To Parliament, Singapore Management University Apr 2012

From Boardroom To Parliament, Singapore Management University

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Everyone has different motivations for working, . But the primary incentive for slogging it out in the corporate jungle would be money— at least that is what employers believe. This helps explain why companies are often willing to shell out wads of cash to outbid one another in the labour market for top executives.


Growing Singapore's Funny Bone: Laughing In The Face Of Dangers, Pitfalls And Politicians, Singapore Management University Sep 2011

Growing Singapore's Funny Bone: Laughing In The Face Of Dangers, Pitfalls And Politicians, Singapore Management University

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There was once a time in Singapore when the mocking of authority figures would be regarded as a no-go zone. Leaders and politicians were rarely subjects of comedy for such jokes would be considered too distasteful and disrespectful for mass consumption. Acceptable local comedy, as such, was limited to the physical and sometimes lowbrow variety.