Public role of private sector

The impact of the economic crisis on micro, small, and medium enterprises and their crisis mitigation measures in Southeast Asia with reference to Indonesia

The literature on the impact of the economic crisis on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and how they deal with it is still limited. Focusing...

Pacific seasonal workers: Learning from the contrasting temporary migration outcomes in Australian and New Zealand horticulture

“Crowding out” is a widely accepted claim in migration analysis, which posits that the preference of profit‐maximising employers for irregular and...

A new frontier in digital activism: An exploration of digital feminism in Fiji

Social media has become a crucial feature of the Pacific islands in the 21st century, providing people with the means to demand greater accountability and...

Collaborative governance for the Sustainable Development Goals

The advent of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals has refocused global attention on the roles of business and other nonstate actors in achieving global...

Mapping online child safety in Asia and the Pacific

In today’s age, the Internet has become essential for children’s education and social development. Yet the very same technologies can expose children to...

Matchmaking: establishment of state‐owned holding companies in Indonesia

Under the government of President Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s state‐owned enterprises (SOEs) have become the driver of the national development strategy. The...

'An example for corporate social responsibility': British American Tobacco's response to criticism of its Myanmar subsidiary, 1999–2003

In 2013, British American Tobacco (BAT) returned to Myanmar a decade after it had left the country under pressure from civil society, international...

China's disinterested government and the rule of law

This article seeks to understand how China has managed to achieve such high rates of growth over the past four decades despite the absence of a veritable...

Global productions sharing and local entrepreneurship in developing countries: evidence from Penang Export Hub, Malaysia

This article examines opportunities and policy options for developing countries to promote engagement of local firms in global production networks. The...

The energy trilemma and the smart grid: implications beyond the United States

This article argues that smart grid technologies enable policy-makers and communities to successfully manage enduring energy policy concerns. It defines...

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