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Name: Dr. Chin Yee Whah (甄义华)
Resident Country/Region: Malaysia
Affiliated Institute: Universiti Sains Malaysia
Position: Lecturer
Geographic Focuses: Asia-Southeast Asia , Asia-China , Asia-Malaysia
Fields of Interest: Sociology of Entrepreneurship , Chinese Business , Ethnicity and Economy , Knowledge Management , Small and Medium Enterprises , and Labour and Industrial Relations
Contact Information: School of Social Science,
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang, MALAYSIA

E-Mail:ywchin@usm.my
Tel(O): 604-6535069
Academic Achievements:

1. Education and Career

2. Honors

3. Publications

Education and Career

PREVIOUS POSITION
Head
Industry and Community Network, School of Social Sciences, USM, 2008-2009

Deputy Dean
Division of Industry and Community Network, School of Social Sciences, USM, 2010-2012

CURRENT POSITION
Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
PhD: National University of Malaysia, 2002
B.A.: National University of Malaysia, 1995
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Honors

Scholarships
(Title; Granting agency; Term)

Awarded as a participant of the 2006 ASDP Institute on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum; Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) at East-West Center, University of Hawaii; 29th May to 17th June; Fully sponsored.

Interaction of culture and entrepreneurship; Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP) grant receiver (98-EY-04) for PhD Incentive Grants for Young Researchers in Southeast Asian Studies, Toyota Foundation, Japan; 1st July 1998 to 30th June 1999.

Fellowships
(Research title; Status; Institution; Duration)

Global Economics and the SME Business Environment in East and Southeast Asia: Opportunities and Constraints; Visiting Research Fellow; Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; 13th September – 12 October 2010.

The Evolution of Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia: Affiliated Fellow; International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 2 May 2007 – 31 July 2007.

China and the Transformation of Malaysian Chinese Business; Visiting Research Fellow; East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore; December 2006 - February 2007.

Research grants
(Title; Granting agency; Collaborators; Term; Status)

Chinese New Migrant Peddlers in Sibu, Sarawak: New Competition, Identities and Business Networks; USM Short-term Research Grant; Principal Researcher (with Diana Wong); October 2014 - September 2016; Current.

Innovative Engineering Solution for System and Process; Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Knowledge Transfer Programme; with Shahrul Kamaruddin, Rahim Othman, and Elmy Abu Bakar; 15 August 2011- 15 July 2013; Completed.

Adopting Lean Manufacturing Tools and Techniques for Continuous Improvement in the Malaysian Manufacturing Industries; Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Knowledge Transfer Programme; with Ishak Abd Azid, Abdul Rahim Othman and Chin Jeng Feng; June 2011-May 2013; Completed.

Work and Entrepreneurship: A Sociological Study in Malaysia; Universiti Sains Malaysia Research University Grant; Principal Researcher (with Dr. Ong Beng Kok); January 2008 to December 2010; Completed.

Economic Liberalization: Towards Inter-ethnic Business Development and National Unity in Malaysia; CRISE, University of Oxford; September 2006 to August 2007; Principal Researcher; Completed.

Bumiputera-Chinese partnership in technology-based industries in Post NEP and NDP Malaysia; Universiti Sains Malaysia Short-term Research Grant; Principal Researcher; July 2003 to June 2005; Completed.
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Publications

Books and Special issues
Chin Yee Whah, Nor Hayati Sa'at, Sity Daud (Eds.). 2014. Sains Sosial dan Kajian Pembangunan: Kumpulan Rencana Penghormatan untuk Profesor Abdul Rahman Embong. [Social Science and Development Studies: Festschrift in Honour of Professor Abdul Rahman Embong]. Kajang: Malaysian Social Science Association & Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, National University of Malaysia, 409 pages.
Chin Yee Whah and Jakobsen, M. (Guest Eds.). 2012. East and Southeast Asian SMEs in the Global Economy. Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, 30 (1). 134 pages.
Abdul Rahman Embong and Chin, Yee Whah (Guest Eds.). 2011. Community, identity, politics, and healthcare in Malaysia. Kajian Malaysia: Journal of Malaysian Studies, 29 (Supplement 1). 274 pages.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2003. Budaya dan Keusahawanan Cina di Malaysia (Culture and Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia). Bangi, Malaysia: National University of Malaysia Press. 262 pages.


Journal Articles
Chin Yee Whah. 2012. The Evolution of Malaysia’s Development Strategies and the Global Economy: Responses from SMEs and Civil Societies. Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, 30 (1): 11-35.
Chin Yee Whah and Lim Ka Tiek. 2012. Networking and Knowledge Transfer in Malaysian SMEs through University–Industry Engagement and the State. Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, 30 (1): 96-116.
Chin, Yee Whah and Lee Yok Fee. 2012. Chambers of commerce and Chinese business enterprise in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Chinese Studies, 1(1), 1–18.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2011. Towards Inter-ethnic Business Development and National unity in Malaysia. Kajian Malaysia: Journal of Malaysian Studies, 29, Suppl. 1: 141-174.
Abdul Rahman Embong and Chin Yee Whah. 2011. Introduction: Community, Identity, Politics and Healthcare in Malaysia. Kajian Malaysia: Journal of Malaysian Studies, 29, Suppl. 1: 1-10.
Chin Yee Whah. 2008. The Evolution of Malaysian Chinese entrepreneurship: From British Colonial Rule to Post New Economic Policy, Journal of Chinese Overseas, 4(2): 203-237.
Chin Yee Whah. 2008. Knowledge Management: Business Development in Chinese-Bumiputera Partnerships in Malaysia, Journal of Asian Business, 22(2)/22(3)/23(1): 189-212.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2006. Penang Small and Medium Enterprises: Struggles, Accommodation and New Challenges, Akademika No. 69 July: 17-35.
Gomez, E.T. and Chin Yee Whah. 2006. 马来西亚企业在中国的跨国活动,商业网络和企业发展(下)。(Malaysia in China: Transnationalism, Business Networks and Enterprise Development, Part 2),Southeast Asian Studies: A Quarterly Journal of Translation, 161 (1): 17-25.
Gomez, E.T. and Chin Yee Whah. 2005. 马来西亚企业在中国的跨国活动,商业网络和企业发展(上)。(Malaysia in China: Transnationalism, Business Networks and Enterprise Development, Part 1),Southeast Asian Studies: A Quarterly Journal of Translation, 160(4): 43-55.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2003. The ‘Bumiputera Policy’: Views from the Chinese Business Community. Kajian Malaysia: Journal of Malaysian Studies, Vol. XXI, Nos. 1 & 2: 363-377.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2003. The 1997 Financial Crisis and Local Responses: Small and Medium Enterprises in Malaysia. Journal of Malaysian Chinese Studies. Vol. 6: 101-119.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2002. Beberapa Pendekatan dan Tema dalam Kajian Usahawan dan Keusahawanan Cina (Approaches and Themes in the Studies of Chinese Entrepreneurships). Akademika No. 60 Januari: 41-66.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2001. Transformasi Budaya Niaga Usahawan Cina di Semenanjung Malaysia (The Transformation of Chinese Business Culture in Peninsular Malaysia). Kajian Malaysia: Journal of Malaysian Studies, Vol. XIX, No. 1 Jun: 60-101.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2000. Perkembangan Kapitalisme di Malaysia (The Development of Malaysian Capitalism). Akademika No. 57 Julai: 107-114.
Chin, Yee Whah. 1998. Usahawan Cina dalam Industri Kecil dan Sederhana di Semenanjung Malaysia: Modenisasi dalam Perniagaan Keluarga Cina. (Chinese Entrepreneurs in the Small and Medium Industries in Peninsular Malaysia: Modernization of the Family Firms). Akademika No. 53 Julai: 9-32.


Book Chapters
Chin Yee Whah, Nor Hayati Sa'at, & Sity Daud. 2014. Pendahuluan (Introduction). In Chin Yee Whah, Nor Hayati Sa'at & Sity Daud (Eds.). Sains Sosial dan Kajian Pembangunan: Kumpulan Rencana Penghormatan untuk Profesor Abdul Rahman Embong (Social Science and Development Studies: Festschrift in Honour of Professor Abdul Rahman Embong), pp.3-16. Kajang: Malaysian Social Science Association (MSSA) & Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), National University of Malaysia (UKM). ISBN: 9789839731033
Nor Hayati Sa'at and Chin Yee Whah. 2014. Kisah Hidup dan Zaman Seorang Sarjana Sains Sosial Malaysia yang Komited: Interviu dengan Profesor Abdul Rahman Embong (Life Story and Times of a Committed Malaysian Social Science Scholar: Interview with Professor Abdul Rahman Embong). In Chin Yee Whah, Nor Hayati Sa'at & Sity Daud (Eds.). Sains Sosial dan Kajian Pembangunan: Kumpulan Rencana Penghormatan untuk Profesor Abdul Rahman Embong, pp.19-33. Kajang: MSSA & IKMAS, UKM.
Chin Yee Whah. 2014. Perniagaan Cina di Malaysia: Etnisiti, Pengurusan Pengetahuan dan Pembangunan Negara (Chinese Business in Malaysia: Ethnicity, Knowledge Management and Nation Building). In Chin Yee Whah, Nor Hayati Sa'at, & Sity Daud (Eds.). Sains Sosial dan Kajian Pembangunan: Kumpulan Rencana Penghormatan untuk Profesor Abdul Rahman Embong, pp.56-92. Kajang: MSSA & IKMAS, UKM.
Chin Yee Whah. 2013. Chinese Business in Malaysia: Ethnicity and Knowledge Management. In Thomas Menkhoff, Yue Wah Chay, Hans-Dieter Evers and Chang Yau Hoon (eds.). Catalysts of Change: Chinese Business in Asia, pp.73-106. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
Chin Yee Whah. 2010. Sino-Bumiputera Business Partnership in Malaysia: Promoting Inter-ethnic Relations at Mid Level. In Francis Loh Kok Wah (ed.). Building Bridges, Crossing Boundaries: Everyday Forms of Inter-Ethnic Peace Building in Malaysia, pp. 199-222 . Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Social Science Association, Jakarta: The Ford Foundation.
Chin Yee Whah. 2009. 马来西亚华人的商业活动―开拓海外市场与接受挑战 (Malaysian Chinese Businesses: Pioneering Foreign Markets and Meeting Challenges). In Voon Phin Keong (ed.). Qin Jian Xing Bang: Malaysia Hua Ren De Gong Xian, pp.329-365. Kuala Lumpur: Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies.
Chin Yee Whah. 2007. Chinese Economic Activities in the Emerging Malaysian Nation-state: Changing with the Time. In Voon Phin Keong (ed.). Malaysian Chinese and Nation-Building: Before Merdeka and Fifty Years After, pp. 269-306. Kuala Lumpur: Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies.
Chin Yee Whah. 2007. Chinese-Bumiputera partnership in Technology-based Industries in Post-NEP and Post-NDP Malaysia. In Leo Suryadinata (ed.). Chinese Diaspora Since Admiral Zheng He With Special Reference to Maritime Asia, pp. 205-224. Singapore: Chinese Heritage Centre and HuayiNet.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2007. The ‘Made in China’ Label: Imported Goods and the Challenge to Penang Manufacturers. In Voon, Phin Keong (ed.). China: Emerging Relations and Development, pp. 65-84. Kuala Lumpur: Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies.
Gomez, E.T. and Chin, Yee Whah. 2007. Contextualizing the Problem: Promoting Malaysian Investments in China. In Voon, Phin Keong (ed.). China: Emerging Relations and Development, pp. 41-63. Kuala Lumpur: Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies.
Salfarina Abdul Gapor, Chin Yee Whah, Noreha Haji Hashim, Nor Hafizah Selamat, Mohamad Zaini Abu Bakar. 2006. Tahap Perpaduan di Sungai Rambai dan Pekan Nibong Tebal: Analisis Bandingan Mikro antara Lokasi (Level of Unity in Sungai Rambai and Pekan Nibong Tebal: A Micro Comparative Analysis). In Zahara Hassan at el (eds.). Readings on Ethnic Relations in a Multicultural Society: Perspectives and Research on National Unity and Integration, pp. 166-179. Seri Kembangan: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2005. Small and Medium Enterprises in Malaysia: New Challenges and Future Research. In Voon Phin Keong (ed.). Riding the Winds and Waves, Bridging the Deep Blue Seas, pp.144-148. Kuala Lumpur: Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2004. Ethnicity and the Transformation of the Ali-Baba Partnership in the Chinese Business Culture in Malaysia. In Cheah Boon Kheng (ed.). The Challenge of Ethnicity: Building a Nation in Malaysia, pp. 54-88. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International.


Book Reviews

Chin Yee Whah. 2009. “The Overseas Chinese of South East Asia: History, Culture, Business” by Ian Rae and Morgen Witzel. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. vi + 171pp., Bridagen tot de taal-, Land-en Volkenkunde (BKI) (Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia and Oceania), 165 November : 139-140.
Chin Yee Whah. 2008. “Networks, Trust and Social Capital: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations from Europe” edited by Sokraits M. Koniordos. Hants: Ashgate, 2005, Comparative Sociology, 7 (4) 2008: 491-493.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2005. “Chinese Business in the Making of a Malay State, 1882-1941, Kedah and Penang” by Wu Xiao An. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003 in Journal of Chinese Overseas Vol.1, No. 2 November: 296-298.


Other publications (selected)

Chin Yee Whah. 2010. Towards Inter-ethnic Business Development and National Unity in Malaysia. CRISE Working Paper No. 73, January. UK: Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
Chin Yee Whah. 2007. Malaysian Chinese Business Community’s Response to the Economic Rise of China. East Asian Institute Background Brief No. 327. National University of Singapore.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2007. From Tin to Ali Baba’s Gold: The Evolution of Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia. IIAS Newsletter #45, Autum, p.8.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2004. The State and Chinese Entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia. NIASnytt, No 3 September: 14-16. Denmark: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies.
Chin, Yee Whah. 2003. 槟州的中小型企业 [Small and Medium Enterprises in Penang]. In Centennial Magazine of Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce, p.p.292-306. Penang: Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
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