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The Australian National University

Associate Professor Pierre van der Eng

PhD, MA, BA
Associate Professor and Reader
ANU College of Business and Economics
T: +61 2 6125 5438

Areas of expertise

  • Business And Labour History 220201
  • Economic Development And Growth 140202
  • International Business 150308
  • Economic History 140203
  • Applied Economics 1402

Research interests

  • International business
  • Business history
  • Development economics
  • Economic History

Biography

I am an economist and historian with academic interests in the overlapping areas of business history and international business, as well as economic history and development economics. In business history, my current research focuses on (a) headquarter-subsidiary relations in MNEs and the strategic responses of both to risk in host countries, and (b) market development and perceptions of corporate social responsibility in Indonesia. My current research in international business relates to (a) the organisation and strategy of Japanese firms and their subsidiaries in Southeast Asia, and (b) barriers to trade and investment between Australia and the countries of the European Union. In economic history, ny research focuses on the explnanation of long-term economic growth in Indonesia, particularlythe role of institutions in market development. Spanning both international business and development economics is my resarch interest in the nexus of famine and international food aid and trade to less-developed countries in Asia.

Researcher's projects

  • Experiential learning and market commitment in business internationalisation

  • Business relations between Australia and the European Union (ARC Linkage project

  • Country risk and foreign direct investment in East Asia (with Jean-Pascal Bassino)

  • Internationalisation of Indonesian manufacturing firms (with Tirta Mursitama)

  • Historical National Accounts of Indonesia, supported by the Asian Historical Statistics project at Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo, Japan) and the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

  • Publications

    Projects and Grants

    Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.

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