October 22, 2017

Archives for June 2013

Hazy Days in Malaysia

For the past six months I’ve been working at the new Heriot-Watt University Campus in Malaysia. It’s certainly been an interesting experience which has given me a fresh perspective on the world. I’ve also developed a taste for Beef Rendang. You’ve probably heard about the haze covering Singapore and parts of Malaysia over the past […]

Off-Shoring and On-Shoring: Not Just a Question of Labour Costs

For the past couple of decades cheap labour in developing countries has been the driving force behind the phenomenon of “off-shoring” whereby manufacturers and service  providers  in developed economies transfer operations to developing ones.  US to China is the paradigm case.  Off-shoring has often been hugely controversial in the countries undertaking it because of the […]