The lecture Global Cities and Emerging Markets: Enabling Foreign SMEs in East Asia will open a discussion on how to combine a corpus of knowledge on the internationalization of SMEs together with the knowledge on global cities. It will be illustrated by the construction of a case study focused on the internationalization of Swiss SMEs, and the intermediation role of East Asian global cities vis-à-vis regional emerging markets.
About the speaker
Philippe Régnier is a political economist specialized in Asian entrepreneurship and development studies. As the publisher of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report – Switzerland, the trilingual School of Management Fribourg devotes one of its research priorities to the internationalization of SMEs, especially to the Asia and Paci c region, which is the second economic partner of Switzerland after the European Union.
Philippe Régnier holds a PhD in international a airs from the University of Geneva (1986), and he has spent all his career in Asia, Europe and North America. He devoted his PhD dissertation and rst book in the early 1990s to the regional functions of Singapore as a city-State. Since 2009, he is the chief editor of the European Journal of East Asian Studies, published by Brill in Boston, Leiden and Singapore.
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