Department of Management, Society and Communication
- Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
My research on labor organization in developing countries dates back to the mid-1980s. Having retired as an emeritus in 2016 I have scaled down my international fieldwork. Yet, most recently I contributed to a forthcoming anthology on trade unions and labor representation in Asia, edited by Russell Lansbury and Lee Byoung-Hoon, with a chapter on Malaysian trade unionism. During the last decade I participated in several international conferences, and in the aftermath papers have been published in the Journal of Industrial Relations (2012), Geoforum 44 (2013) and the Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies (2014). Together with Rene Ofreneo, University of the Philippines, I made a chapter on labor markets in Southeast Asia to the anthology, The New Political Economy of Southeast Asia (2010), edited by Rajah Rasiah, University of Malaya, and Johannes Dragsbæk Schmidt, Aalborg University. Finally, a chapter on trade unions in the Asian automotive industries was published in the anthology, Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of Change (2015), edited by Arve Hansen and Kenneth Bo Nielsen.
Within the research field of the global automobile industry I made a study for UNIDO in 2009-10 of the impact of the global financial crisis on the automobile industry in developing countries. With VGR Chandran, University of Nottingham Malaysia, we made another study for the ILO on the Malaysian automobile industry with a special focus on labor market conditions and industrial relations. The ILO report was subsequently published in a revised version in The International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management (2011). And with Rick Doner I published an article in Journal of Contemporary Asia (2014) comparing the impact of economic crises on automobile industries in Southeast Asia.
Industrial policy in developing countries has been one of my main teaching areas, while research experience has been achieved mainly in the sector of automobile industrialization in Asia. A state of the art review of the field, Governance, business and development, is made for the upcoming anthology, Business and Development Studies, edited by Peter Lund-Thomsen, Michael W. Hansen and Adam Lindgreen.
Research on innovation systems and processes in developing countries has so far been delimited due to lack of external research funding. Corporate innovation issues were studied as part of my engagement in the research project, Outsourcing for Development (2006-2008), led by Michael W. Hansen. One book chapter on the Malaysian manufacturing innovation system has been co-authored with Rajah Rasiah and VGR Chandran of University Malaya, Malaysia and published in an anthology in 2012.
My ongoing interest in research philosophy and methodology was translated into a book chapter on realist research theory and critical realism that appeared in a Danish anthology on these matters within political science, sociology and administration in 2012 with a new version in the 3rd edition 2015.
- Labor and employment relations in developing countries
- Global automobile industry with special focus on developing countries
- Innovation systems in developing countries
- Political economy of development in general and in Malaysia in particular
- Social science philosophy and methodology
BLC M.Sc. Development Strategy in a Global Economy: Options for Government
IBP B.Sc. Political Economy of Development
ASP B.Sc. Regional Economic Integration in Asia
Master's Thesis supervision in BLC, IBP and related disciplines.
Doner, R.F. and Wad, P. (2014), “Financial Crises and Automotive Industry Development in Southeast Asia”, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 44 No. 4, pp. 664–687
Wad, P. (2013) "Getting labour rights right at a foreign controlled company in Malaysia: A Global Labour Network perspective", Geoforum44, 2013, pp. 52-61.
Wad, P. (2010) "Impact of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis over the Automotive Industry in Developing Countries", Working Paper 16, 2009. Vienna: UNIDO.
Hansen, M. W., Petersen, B. & Wad, P. (2011) "Change of Subsidiary Mandates in Emerging Markets: The Case of Danish MNCs in India", Transnational Corporations Review, Vol. 3, Nr. 2, s. 104-116.
Wad, P. (2012) Realistisk videnskabsteori og kritisk realisme. I: Videnskabsteori – i statskundskab, sociologi og forvaltning (2. udgave). Redaktion: Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen og Peter Nedergaard. Hans Reitzels Forlag (Gyldendal Akademisk), s. 375-420.
In: Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 18.5.2022
In: Business and Development Studies: Issues and Perspectives. . ed. /Peter Lund-Thomsen; Michael Wendelboe Hansen; Adam Lindgreen. Abingdon : Routledge 2020, p. 17-54 (Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology)
In: Trade Unions and Labour Movements in the Asia-Pacific Region. ed. /Byoung-Hoon Lee; Ng Sek-Hong; Russell D. Lansbury. Abingdon : Routledge 2020, p. 166-184 (Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia, Vol. 143)
In: Business and Development Studies: Issues and Perspectives. . ed. /Peter Lund-Thomsen; Michael Wendelboe Hansen; Adam Lindgreen. Abingdon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2019, p. 17-54
In: Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of Change. . ed. /Arve Hansen; Kenneth Bo Nielsen. Abingdon : Routledge 2017, p. 37-61
In: Videnskabsteori: I statskundskab, sociologi og forvaltning. . ed. /Michael Hviid Jacobsen; Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen; Peter Nedergaard. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2015, p. 365-391
In: Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 44, No. 4, 10.2014, p. 664-687
In: Competition and Change, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2014, p. 281-290
In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014, p. 11-33
Paper presented at Work and Vulnerability, 2013
In: Geoforum, Vol. 44, 1.2013, p. 52–61
In: Innovation and Industrialization in Asia. ed. /Rajah Rasiah; Yeo Lin; Yuri Sadoi. Abingdon : Routledge 2012, p. 128-150
In: Videnskabsteori: I statskundskab, sociologi og forvaltning. . ed. /Michael Hviid Jacobsen; Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen; Peter Nedergaard. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2012, p. 375-420
In: Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 54, No. 4, 2012, p. 494-509
In: International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2011, p. 152-171
In: Transnational Corporations Review, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2011, p. 104-116
Paper presented at European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES). 11th Bi-Annual Conference on "Comparing Response to Global Instability", 2010
In: The Global Economic Crisis: Sectoral Coverage: Automotive Industry: Trends and Reflections. . ed. /Ian Graham. Geneve : International Labour Organisation 2010, p. 146-168 (International Labour Organization Working Papers, No. 278)
Paper presented at AIB 2010 Annual Meeting, 2010
: United Nations Industrial Development Orgainization (UNIDO) 2010, 48 p.
In: The New Political Economy of Southeast Asia. ed. /Rajah Rasiah; Johannes Dragsbæk Schmidt. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2010, p. 169-197
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School Press 2010, 185 p.
Geneve 2009, 25 p.
In: Congress Proceedings2009
In: International Journal of Institutions and Economics, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2009, p. 253-282
Frederiksberg : Centre for Business and Development Studies 2009, 35 p. (CBDS Working Paper, No. 11, Vol. 2009)
In: Arbejderhistorie : tidsskrift for historie, kultur og politik, No. 3, 2009, p. 131-157
In: Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2009, p. 172 -193
Paper presented at The 3rd Nordic Outsourcing Workshop, 2008
Paper presented at Third Aalborg Conference of Internationalisation of Companies and Intercultural Management, 2008
Frederiksberg : Centre for Business and Development Studies 2008, 34 p. (CBDS Working Paper, No. 7)
In: Asia Pacific Business Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2008, p. 47-64
In: Multinationals, Technology and Localization in Automotive Firms in Asia. ed. /Rajah Rasiah; Yuri Sadoi; Rogier Busser. London : Routledge 2008, p. 47-64
In: Global Unions: Challenging Transnational Capital through Cross-Border Campaigns. . ed. /Kate Bronfenbrenner. : Cornell University Press 2007, p. 40-56 (Frank W. Pierce Memorial Lectureship and Conference Series, No. 13)
In: Global Challenges and Local Responses: The East Asian experience. . ed. /Jang-Sup Shin. London : Routledge 2007, p. 163-183 (Routledge studies in the modern world economy)
In: Transnational Corporations and Local Firms in Developing Countries: Linkages and Upgrading. . ed. /Michael W. Hansen; Henrik Schaumburg-Müller. Copenhagen : Copenhagen Business School Press 2006, p. 311-338
Paper presented at The International Workshop "Learning, Innovation and Competitiveness: Achieving Social Welfare in Southeast Asian Manufacturing", 2006
In: Transnational Corporations and Local Firms in Developing Countries: Linkages and Upgrading. . ed. /Michael W. Hansen; Henrik Schaumburg-Müller. Copenhagen : Copenhagen Business School Press 2006, p. 233-261
Paper presented at The International Conference on Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Transfer in Asia, University of Malaya, 2005
København 2005, 44 p.
Paper presented at The 11th General Conference of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, 2005
In: Automobile workers and industry in globalising Asia. ed. /Centre for Education and Communication CEC. Hong Kong : Asia Monitor Resource Centre 2004, p. 3-27
Paper presented at The IRRA 56th Annual Meeting (The Industrial Relations Research Association), 2004
Paper presented at The International Conference on "Globalization, Internationalization of Companies and Cross-Cultural Management", Aalborg University, 2004
In: Labour in Southeast Asia: Local processes in a globalised world. . ed. /Rebecca Elmhirst; Ratna Saptari. Abingdon : Routledge 2004, p. 235-264
Paper presented at Automobile Workers in Globalising Asia. Centre for Education and Communication & Asia Monitor Resource Centre, 2003
Paper presented at The Workshop "Global Challenges and Local Responses: A Comparison between Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea. Session 4: Globalisation and Economic Restructuring. National University of Singapore (NUS), 2003
In: The Global Positioning of Firms and Local Responses in Developing Countries. ed. /Henrik Schaumburg-Müller; Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt. Ålborg : Aalborg Universitet 2002, p. 72-91 (Occasional papers, No. 3)
In: Political business in East Asia. ed. /Edmund Terence Gomez. London : Routledge 2002, p. 181-215 (Politics in Asia)
Paper presented at Third Conference of EUROSEAS. The Panel on Environmental Change and Livelihood politics: Linking Labour and Environmental Agendas., 2001
In: Understanding Business Systems in Developing Countries. ed. /Gurli Jakobsen; Jens Erik Torp. London : SAGE Publications 2001, p. 87-127
Paper presented at The 5th IACR Conference, Roskilde Universitetscenter, 2001
In: Business & Society, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2001, p. 24-55
Ålborg 2001, 51 p.
Amsterdam 2001, 29 p.
In: Den Ny Verden - Tidsskrift for internationale studier, No. 2, 2000, p. 5-24
In: Den Ny Verden - Tidsskrift for internationale studier, No. 2, 2000, p. 99-119
In: Dansk Sociologi, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2000, p. 7-28
In: Tidsskriftet GRUS, No. 60, 2000, p. 53-68
Paper presented at The International Research Conference on Business in Development: Local companies between social embeddedness and globalization, Copenhagen Business School, 1999
Paper presented at The International Conference on "Social and Economic Structures and the Origin of the Asian Crisis", Department of Economic History at the School of Economics, Lund University, in cooperation with Nordic Association for Southeast Asian Studies (NASEAS), 1999
In: Samfundsøkonomen, No. 2, 1999, p. 36-43
In: Newsletter of The Asia Research Centre, No. 6, 1999, p. 10-14
Paper presented at Issues and Approaches to the Study of Business in Development, 1999
Paper presented at The International workshop on political business in East Asia, Research Center on Development and International Relations, Aalborg University, 1999
Paper presented at The 9. conférence générale de l'EADI, 1999
In: Proceedings of Research Symposium on Ageing Society and Welfare State - Japan and Europe1998, p. 94-126
København 1996, 57 p.
In: Udvikling, Vol. 35, No. 8, 12.2009, p. 20-21
In: Asian Labour Update, Vol. 54, 2005
In: Asian Labour Update, Vol. 49, 2003
In: Journal of Business and Society, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2000, p. 103-107
In: Den Store Danske Encyklopædi : Gyldendal 2000
In: Den Store Danske Encyklopædi : Gyldendal 2000
Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2000
Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2000
Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 1999
Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 1999