Henry Yeung is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Geography and Global Production Networks Centre, National University of Singapore. He obtained his BA (First Class Honors) in Geography from the National University of Singapore in 1992 and PhD at the University of Manchester, UK, in 1995. He was appointed Lecturer/Associate Professor (1996-2004), Professor of Economic Geography (2005-now), and Distinguished Professor of the University (2018-now). As one of the world’s leading academic experts in global production networks and the global economy, his research interests cover broadly theories and the geography of transnational corporations, East Asian firms, and developmental states. In November 2022, the Regional Studies Association in the UK conferred him the 2022 Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field, “acknowledging and celebrating excellence in the field of regional studies”. Earlier in December 2017, he was selected by the American Association of Geographers to receive the AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors for 2018 “in recognition of his extraordinary scholarship and leadership in the discipline”. In June 2017, he was conferred the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Murchison Award 2017 in the UK for “pioneering publications in the field of globalisation”.
Professor Yeung has published 7 monographs (6 single-authored) and 1 textbook (3 editions), 7 edited books, 105 journal articles, and 50 book chapters. His latest books are Theory and Explanation in Geography (RGS-IBG Book Series, Wiley, forthcoming late 2023) and Interconnected Worlds: Global Electronics and Production Networks in East Asia (Innovation and Technology in the World Economy Series, Stanford University Press, Stanford, June 2022). His previous recent monographs are Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy (Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series, Cornell University Press, 2016) and Global Production Networks: Theorizing Economic Development in an Interconnected World (with Neil Coe, Oxford University Press, 2015). For two decades, he has been a co-editor of two top journals in Geography –Economic Geography and Environment and Planning A. He is also past editor of Review of International Political Economy (2004-2013) and serves on the editorial boards of 19 journals in the diverse fields of human geography, management, urban studies, area studies, and general social science.