Stephen Appold: Selected Publications and Other Work
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My research on what could be called, "new industrial places"
is built on systematic data on high technology firms in the U.S., on multinational
firms in Thailand, on various types of enterprises in Vietnam, and on Singaporean
firms and social organization. The research specifies some of the
factors affecting the character of such new industrial places – whether
they are here in Southeast Asia or on the other side of the globe.
Selected Recent Grants Awarded
"Social Integration, Social Support, and Social Influence in Singapore"
from the NUS University Research Fund (with Calvin Fones Soon Leng).
July 2003. S$151,000. [abstract; proposal;
recent version of questionnaire]
"Social Relations and Economic Exchange in Post-Communist Vietnam" from
the NUS Academic Research Fund. March 2001. S$21,650.
[abstract; proposal; English translation of the questionnaire]
"The Weakening Position of University Graduates in Singapore's Labor Market:
Causes and Consequences." Population and Development Review
31: 85-112 (2005). [abstract; text]
"The Location Patterns of U.S. Industrial Research: Mimetic Isomorphism,
and the Emergence of Geographic Charisma." Regional Studies
31: 17-39 (2005). [abstract; text]
"How much longer would men work if there were no employment dislocation?
Estimates from cause-elimination work life tables." Social Science
Research 33: 660-680 (2004). [abstract; text]
"Research Parks and the Location of Industrial Research Laboratories: an
Analysis of the Effectiveness of a Policy Intervention." Research
Policy, 33: 225-243 (2004). [abstract;
"Patron-client Relationships in a Restructuring Economy: an Exploration
of Inter-organizational Linkages in Vietnam." (_____ and Dinh the
Phong). Economic Development and Cultural Change, 50: 47-76
University of Chicago Press website]
"Is Meritocracy Outmoded in a Knowledge-Based Economy?" Singapore
Economic Review, 46: 17-48 (2001). [abstract;
Reply to comment: "Differentiating Merit from Capability."
Economic Review, 46: 279-281. [abstract; text]
"The Control of High-skill Labor and Entrepreneurship in the Early U.S.
Semiconductor Industry." Environment and Planning A 32: 2133-2160
(2000). [abstract; text]
"Work Attitudes in Vietnam: Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction
in a Restructuring Economy." (Le Ngoc Hung, _____, and Arne L. Kalleberg).
of Asian Business 15(3): 41-68 (1999). [abstract;
"The Employment of Women Managers and Professionals in an Emerging Economy:
Gender Inequality as an Organizational Practice." (_____, Sununta
Siengthai, and John D. Kasarda). Administrative Science Quarterly
43: 538-565 (1998). [abstract;
"Labor Market Imperfections and the Agglomeration of Firms: Evidence from
the U.S. Semiconductor Industry's Emergent Period." Environment
and Planning A 30:439-462 (1998). [abstract;
"Central-City and Suburban Migration Patterns: Is a Turnaround on the Horizon?"
(John D. Kasarda, ______, Stuart Sweeney and Elaine Sieff).
Policy Debate 8:307-358 (1997). [abstract;
Fannie Mae Foundation website]
"Small Private Manufacturers in Hanoi: A Pilot Study of Entrepreneurship
in a Restructuring Economy" (_____, Nguyen Quy Thanh, John D. Kasarda,
and Le Ngoc Hung). Journal of Asian Business 12 (4):1-31
(1996). [abstract; text]
"Agglomeration, Inter-Organizational Networks, and Competitive Performance
in the U.S. Metalworking Sector." Economic Geography 71:27-54
"The Changing Pattern of Entrepreneurship in a Rapidly Developing Nation."
(_____ and John D. Kasarda) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research
13:245-257 (1993). [abstract; text]
"National Industrial Structure and the Global System." (Kenneth A.
Bollen and _____) American Sociological Review 58:283-301
"The Location Processes of Industrial Research Laboratories." The Annals
of Regional Science 25:131-144 (1991). [abstract;
"Paradigms of Agglomeration Under Advanced Technologies. (Agglomerationen
unter den Bedingungen fortgeschrittener Technologien)" (_____ and
John D. Kasarda) Koelner Zeitschrift fuer Soziologie und Social
Psychologie Sonderheft 29: 132-149 (1988). [abstract; text]
"Human Ecology." In Clifton D. Bryant and Dennis L. Peck, eds., The
Handbook of 21st Century Sociology. Sage, forthcoming.
"Homans as an Industrial Sociologist." In A. Javier Trevino, ed.,
C. Homans: History, Theory, and Method. Paradigm Publishers,
forthcoming Fall 2005.
"Cross-cutting Group Affiliations and Employee Attachment: Cross-national
management among U.S. and Japanese transplants in Thailand." (_____,
Sununta Siengthai, and John D. Kasarda) In Roland Tolentino, Ong
Jin Hui, and Hing Ai Yuneds., Trans-Global Economies and Cultures: Contemporary
Japan and Southeast Asia. University of Philippines Press, forthcoming.
"Building Community through Entrepreneurship: Lessons from Vietnam and
the United States." (_____ and John D. Kasarda) Pages 61-84
in John Sibley Butler and George Kozmetsky, eds., Immigrant and Minority
Entrepreneurship: The Continuous Rebirth of American Communities (2004).
Praeger Publishing (Greenwood Publishing Group). [abstract;
"Socio-Cultural Exchange and Singaporean Identities." Pages 17-48
in H. Kano, ed., Exploring Socio-Cultural Exchange and New Identities
in Asia, Proceedings of an NUS-JSPS Workshop (2003). Tokyo: University
of Tokyo. [slides]
"Comparative Urban Patterns and Processes." (John D. Kasarda and
_____) Pages 92-117 in A. Gaspirini and P. Guidicini, eds., Innovazione
Tecnologica e Nuovo Ordine Urbano (1990). Angeli; Milan.
"Competing to Improve? A Difficult Terrain." Pages 264-269
in Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Teaching and Learning in Higher
Education, Center for the Development of Teaching and Learning NUS (2004).
"Electronic Publishing as an Outlet for Student Research" in Vincent Ooi,
ed., Teaching Symposium: Grounded Experiences in University Teaching and
Learning. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences-Center for the Development
of Teaching and Learning (2003).
"Building a Graduate Studies Learning Community." CDTL Brief
6 (6):4-7 (2003). [text
"Learning to Teach: Lean Production in Universities." Pages 280-285
in Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Teaching and Learning in Higher
Education, Center for Development of Teaching and Learning NUS (2002).
Other Papers in Progress
"The Ambiguous Effects of Agglomeration on Plant-Level Technological Change."
"Consultation and Control: the Singaporean Business Elite between Democracy
and Authoritarianism." [abstract;
"Families in Flats, Revisited" (_____ and Belinda Yuen) [abstract;
"Family and Friends in Small-Scale Businesses, An Exploratory Study of
Industrial Districts in Vietnam" (_____, Le Ngoc Hung, Nguyen Quy
Thanh, and John D. Kasarda) [abstract;
"Information, Influence, or Insurance?: Social Embedding among Vietnamese
Small Businesses (_____ and Nguyen Quy Thanh). [abstract; text]
"Interorganizational Supply Linkages and Firm Performance among Multinationals
in Thailand: An empirical exploration of institutional theory" (_____,
Sununta Siengthai, and John D. Kasarda). [abstract;
"A Labor Market Theory of Entrepreneurship in Knowledge-Intensive Industries."
"Living the High Life in Singapore Public Housing" (Belinda
Yuen, Anthony Yeh, _____, George Earl, John Ting, and Kwee Lanny Kurnianingrum).
"Singaporean Family Life in High-Rise Apartment Blocks." (_____ and
Belinda Yuen). [abstract; draft]
"Singaporean University Graduates in the New Century: Over-educated but
Under-skilled?" [abstract; draft]
"Social embedding as a solution to a control problem: Evidence from Vietnamese
small business." (_____ and Nguyen Quy Thanh). [abstract;
"Social embedding: prevalence and profit among small businesses in Vietnam."
(_____ and Nguyen Quy Thanh). [abstract; draft]
"Variations and Flexibility in Human Resource Practices in Vietnam: A Comparison
of State-Owned Enterprises, Cooperatives, and Private Firms." (_____ and
John D. Kasarda). [abstract;
Selected Websites Linked to Courses
Work, Organization, and Society,
cyber-text connected to the Sociology of Work (1999-present)
Rice Bowl I (2000) and II
(2002), edited anthology of student work
Who's the Boss? (2001), edited
anthology of student work
Hawkers (2002), edited anthology
of student work
Organizational Analysis I
(1999), II (2000),
edited collection of student work
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