Dr Young-Chan Kim PhD

Senior Lecturer in International Business

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Dr Young-Chan Kim

Senior Lecturer in International Business


Young-Chan Kim is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Business and Economics at the University of Greenwich, London. His main research before joining the University was international business and foreign direct investment among Asian multinational enterprises, with several publications: 'Newly Industrialising Economies and International Competitiveness' (Palgrave, 2006), 'Challenging Globalisation and Post-Crisis Reform' (Chandos Publication, 2009).

Since 2010, he intensively focused on China and global business and published 'Chinese Global Production Networks in ASEAN' (Springer, 2015), 'US Firms' Business Competence in the Taiwanese IT Industry' (Springer, 2016), 'China and Africa' (Palgrave, 2017), 'Chinese Digital Economy' (Palgrave, 2018), ‘China and India’ (Springer, 2020), ‘China and BRI’ (Palgrave, 2021), and forthcoming ‘Far East Asian Regional Integration: decolonised’ (2022) & ‘China and the Islamic World’ (2023).

He recently concluded a tenure at Academia Sinica in Taiwan and was a recipient of the Taiwan Foreign Office Scholarship. In 2020, he was recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Young-Chan is currently the Chief Editor of the ‘Made in China 2025’ project series, which was one of the most downloaded e-books in the field of ‘China and Asian studies’ (Palgrave/Springer). The series is aimed at giving up-and-coming academics a platform to voice their contemporary research on Chinese Regional Studies.

Research / Scholarly interests

· Chinese state-owned enterprises

· Digital innovation in East Asia

· Sino-globalisation

Recent publications

Book

Chen, Pi-Chi and , Kim, Young-Chan (2016), US Firms’ Business Competence in the Taiwanese IT Industry. Springer International Publishing. In: , , , . Springer International Publishing, (1st) . ISBN: 9783319320274 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32028-1) NB Item availability restricted.

Book section

Kim, Young-Chan and , (2018), Alibaba: Jack Ma's unique growth strategy and the future of its global development in the Chinese digital business industry. Palgrave. In: , , In: Young-Chan Kim, Pi-Chi Chen (eds.), The Digitization of Business in China: Exploring the Transformation from Manufacturing to a Digital Service Hub. Palgrave, UK (1st) . pp. 219-231 . ISBN: 9783319790480 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-79048-0_9) NB Item availability restricted.

Kim, Young-Chan and , (2017), 'Safari Tour' and Zhou's Dream of Mao's land in Africa. Palgrave. In: , , , China and Africa. Palgrave, UK (1st) . pp. 23-54 . ISBN: 9783319470290 (doi: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319470290) NB Item availability restricted.

Kim, Young-Chan and , (2015), RCEP vs TPP: the pursuit of eastern dominance. Springer. In: , , In: Young-Chan Kim (ed.), Chinese Global Production Networks in ASEAN. Springer, . pp. 19-37 . ISBN: 9783319242309 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24232-3_2).

Kim, Young-Chan and , (2015), The intricacies of the middle-income trap: the comparative analysis between China and Singapore. Springer. In: , , In: Hadrian Geri Djajadikerta, Zhayong Zhang (eds.), A New Paradigm for International Business: Proceedings of the Conference on Free Trade Agreements and Regional Integration in East Asia. Springer, Singapore . pp. 193-212 . ISBN: 9789812874986 978-981-287-499-3 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-499-3_10).

Conference proceedings

Kim, Young-Chan and , Chen, Pi-Chi (2016), Alibaba's strategic drift. Department of Management, Birkbeck, University of London. In: , , , International Business in Multi-speed Global Economy. Department of Management, Birkbeck, University of London, . ISBN: 9781526202635 (doi: ).

Edited book

Kim, Young-Chan and , Chen, Pi-Chi (2018), The Digitization of Business in China: Exploring the Transformation from Manufacturing to a Digital Service Hub. Palgrave Macmillan. In: , , , . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham (1st) . ISBN: 9783319790473 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-79048-0) NB Item availability restricted.

Kim, Young-Chan and , (2017), China and Africa: a new paradigm of global business. Palgrave Macmillan. In: , , , . Palgrave Macmillan, London (1st) . ISBN: 9783319470290 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47030-6).

Kim, Young-Chan and , (2015), Chinese global production networks in ASEAN. Springer International Publishing. In: , , , . Springer International Publishing, (1st) . ISBN: 9783319242309ISSN: 2196-3134 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24232-3) NB Item availability restricted.