ISEAS Trends in Southeast Asia


  • The Rise and Decline of Labour Militancy in Batam 

    Lane, Max (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-04-30)
    In providing an overview summary of trade union activity in Batam, this essay analyses the region’s political history over the last several years. This approach is employed because there appears to have been a strong surge in national trade union ...
  • Reconciling Economic and Environmental Imperatives in Batam 

    Lee Poh Onn (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-03-30)
    Batam’s economic growth has been nothing short of spectacular. In the 1990s, it experienced an investment boom fuelled by investments from Singapore. This lasted for two decades and transformed the economy and landscape of what was an outpost into a ...
  • Chinese Capitalism and Economic Integration in Southeast Asia 

    Santasombat, Yos (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-03-30)
    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded in 1967 to coordinate its members’ security policy during the Cold War as part of the anti-communist containment strategy led by the United States of America. At the same time, historically ...
  • Accidental and Intentional Exporters: Comparing Indonesian and Malaysian MSMEs 

    Tham Siew Yean; Tulus Tambunan (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-02-28)
    This study uses an analytical framework that combines the stages, network and international new ventures theory as well as policy and institutional support, to investigate several case studies in Indonesia and Malaysia. The approach provides richer and ...

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