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Chin Yee Whah
Professor, Dr.


B.A. , Ph.D (UKM)

Dr. Chin is an Economic Sociologist interested in culture and Chinese entrepreneurship, family business, ethnic and business partnership, knowledge management and knowledge transfer in small and medium enterprises, Chinese business in East and Southeast Asia, industrial relations and research methodology. Chin received international grants from SEASREP, Toyota Foundation (1998) and CRISE, University of Oxford (2006). He was Visiting Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore (2007), Affiliate Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies, Amsterdam (2007), and Visiting Research Fellow at the Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School (2010). Dr. Chin is currently a member of the editorial board for International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS), Southeast Asian Social Science Review (SASSR) and a panel member of Anthropology and Sociology for Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka.


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PUBLICATION


 Books

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Chin, Yee Whah. 2003. Budaya dan Keusahawanan Cina di Malaysia (Culture and Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia). Bangi: National University of Malaysia Press. 262 pages.

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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.


Special Issues
Chin, Yee Whah, Benny Teh Cheng Guan and Norzarina Mohd. Zaharim (Guest Eds.). 2015. Beyond Borders: Connectivity and Changed Identities in East Asia. Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, 33 (2). Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School, 96 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). Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School, 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, Suppl. 1. Penang: Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, 274 pages.


Journal Articles

Chin, Yee Whah and Benny Teh Cheng Guan. 2017. Malaysia’s Protracted Affirmative Action Policy and the Evolving Bumiputera Commercial and Industrial Community. SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, 32(2): 336-73. DOI:10.1355/sj32-2d.

Chin, Yee Whah. 2015. State Intervention in Business and Malaysian Chinese Entrepreneurship. Malaysian Journal of Chinese Studies, 4(2): 1-26.

Chin, Yee Whah. 2015. Introduction: Dynamics of the Social Construction of East Asia. Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, 33(2): 5-11.

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), 1–17.

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: Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities, 69 July: 17-35.

Gomez, E.T. and Chin Yee Whah. 2006. Malaixiya Qiye Zai Zhongguo De Kuaguo Huodong, Shangye Wangluo He Qiye Fazhan (Xia) (Malaysia in China: Transnationalism, Business Networks and Enterprise Development, Part 2).Southeast Asian Studies, 161(1): 17-25.

Gomez, E.T. and Chin Yee Whah. 2005. Malaixiya Qiye Zai Zhongguo De Kuaguo Huodong, Shangye Wangluo He Qiye Fazhan (Shang) (Malaysia in China: Transnationalism, Business Networks and Enterprise Development, Part 1).Southeast Asian Studies, 160(4): 43-55.

Chin, Yee Whah. 2003. The ‘Bumiputera Policy’: Views from the Chinese Business Community. Kajian Malaysia: Journal of Malaysian Studies, 21, Suppl. 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, 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: Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities, 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, 19(1): 60-101.

Chin, Yee Whah. 2000. Perkembangan Kapitalisme di Malaysia (The Development of Malaysian Capitalism). Akademika: Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities, 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: Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities, 53 Julai: 9-32.


Book Chapters
Chin, Yee Whah. 2016. Shēn Chǔyú Quánqiú Jīngjì Zhōng de Mǎláixīyà Zhōng Xiǎoxíng Gǐyè: Guójiā Yǔ Jīngjì (Malaysian SMEs and the State in the Global Economy). In Lean Hooi Hooi (ed.). Contemporary Malaysia: Economy and Finance, pp. 187-2010. Kuala Lumpur: Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies.

Chin, Yee Whah, Nor Hayati Sa'at, & Sity Daud (Eds.). 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).

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. Malaysian Chinese Business: Ethnicity and Knowledge Management. In Menkhoff, T., Evers, H-D., Chay Yew Wah and Hoon Chang Yau (eds.). Catalyst for Change: Chinese Business in Asia, pp.73-106. Singapore: World Scientific.

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.Malaixiya huaren de shangye huodong―kaita haiwai shichang yu jieshou tiaozhan (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. 2015. "Ethnic Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia: On Contextualisation in International Business Studies" by Michael Jakobsen. London and New York: Routledge, 2015. 147pp., Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 32(3) December : 416-418.

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. 294pp., 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 and Benny Teh Cheng Guan. 2015. Malaysia’s Protracted Affirmative Action Policy and the Evolving Bumiputera Commercial and Industrial Community. ISEAS Economics Working Paper No. 3 December, ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore.


Chin, Yee Whah. 2015. Changes of Ownership and Identities of Malaysian Banks: Ethnicity, State and Globalization. Copenhagen Discussion Papers No. 51 August, Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Busines School.

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. Amsterdam: International Institute for Asian Studies.

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. Bin zhou de zhong xiaoxing qiye (Small and Medium Enterprises in Penang). In Centennial Magazine of Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce, pp.292-306. Penang: Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce.


TEACHING


 

Courses taught

Undergraduate Courses

SAW402 Anthropology and Sociology Seminar II (Capitalism in East and Southeast Asia), 2015
SAU218E Economic Sociology (2008 to present)
SAU217 Industrial Relations (2005 to present)
SAW214 Research Techniques and Social Analysis (2002 to 2005)
SEA303 Societies and Culture of the Nusantara (2007)
SAW203 Human Behavioural Theories and Society (2007, with Ong Beng Kok)
SKW122 Research Methods (2001 to 2003, with Chan Lean Heng; 2004 to 2005 with Salfarina Abdul
Gapor; 2010, with K. Premalatha)

Graduate Courses
SPA 502 Research Methods (2002 to 2012)
SAA554 Cultures and Societies in Asia: Selected Themes (2010 to 2013 with Azrina Husin and Nor
Hafizah Selamat)

RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY


 (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; October 2014 - September 2016; Ongoing.

Innovative Engineering Solution for System and Process; Knowledge Transfer Programme, Ministry of Higher Education; (with Shahrul Kamaruddin, Rahim Othman, and Elmy Abu Bakar); August 2011-July 2013; Completed.

Adopting Lean Manufacturing Tools and Techniques for Continuous Improvement in the Malaysian Manufacturing Industries; Knowledge Transfer Programme, Ministry of Higher Education; (with Ishak Abd Azid, Abdul Rahim Othman and Chin Jeng Feng); June 2011-May 2013; Completed.

Work and Entrepreneurship: A Sociological Study in Malaysia; USM Research University Grant; Principal Researcher (with Ong Beng Kok); 2007-2010; Completed.

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

Bumiputera-Chinese partnership in technology-based industries in Post NEP and NDP Malaysia; USM Short-term Research Grant; Principal Researcher; 2003-2005; Completed.

Interaction of culture and entrepreneurship; Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program, SEASREP; Principal Researcher; 1998-1999; Completed.


SUPERVISION


 Supervision of Graduate Theses

A Study of Socioeconomic Life and Work Behaviour of Migrant Contingent Workers in a Multinational Company in Penang: Main Supervisor (Ph.D., completed, January 2016).

Coffee Consumption Culture in Asian Urban Cities: Comparing the Rise of Interest in Specialty Coffees, Indies Cafe and Baristas in Penang, Bangkok and Tokyo. Main Supervisor (Master in International Studies [Asian Studies], completed, June 2014).

Social Lifestyle and Experience of Online Consumerism Among Young Adults in Kuala Lumpur. Main Supervisor (M.Phil. completed, March 2014)

Han Jiang Ancestral Temple: A Perspective of the Teochew Identity. Field work supervisor for a candidate from theFaculty of Humanities of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland: (M.A. completed, September 2012).

Jawi Peranakan Community in Penang: Cultural Issues and Formation of a Plural Society in Malaysia: Main Supervisor (M.Phil. completed, May 2004).

A Study of Hipster Style Consumption Behavior Among Urban Malay Community in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia (Ph.D., in progress).

Ethnic Relations in Malaysia's Business Sector: Case Studies in Majority Malay-owned Companies: Main Supervisor (M.Phil., in progress).


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