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Professor Raj Brown

Professor Emerita Raj BrownEmeritus Professor of International Business

School of Management
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham Hill
TW20 0EX



Current research

The present research project on Islamic Charities, will result in a monograph 'Allah, Alms, and Economic Development'. This covers: 1] Islamic banking, finance, and insurance in South East Asia; 2] Charities and social entrepreneurship in South East Asia; 3] Terror and violence in South East Asia: an enigma.

I also have a research project on the comparative studies of Sunni and Shiite Waqf in Lebanon and Bahrain, funded by Leverhulme. 

Selected publications since 2000

‘Islamic Endowments and the Land Economy in Singapore: The Genesis of an Ethical Capitalism 1830-2007’, South East Asia Research, 16, 3, 2008, pp. 343-403

‘Capitalism and Islam: Arab Business Groups and Capital Flows in South East Asia’, in Chris Smith, Brendan McSweeney, and R. Fitzgerald (eds..), Remaking Management: Between Global and Local, 2008, Cambridge University Press

The Rise of the Corporate Economy in South East Asia. London, Routledge Curzon, 2006, 417 pp, ISBN 0-415-39559-3

‘Indonesian Corporations, Cronyism, and Corruption,’ Modern Asian Studies, 40, 4, October 2006, pp. 953-992

‘State Entrepreneurship in Singapore: Prospects for Regional Economic Power?’ in Youssef Cassis and Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou (eds.), Country Studies in Entrepreneurship: A Historical Perspective, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, pp. 149-198

‘Irrational Exuberance: The Fatal Conceit of Chinese Financial Capitalism in Contemporary Indonesia’, in G. Zeles and I. Minogolou (ed.), Diasporas and Entrepreneurial Growth, Oxford, Berg, 2004, pp. 313-49

‘Capital Structure Puzzle: The Hong Leong Group in Malaysia’, in Wong Sui Lun (ed.), Comparative Study of Chinese and Indian Entrepreneurial Diasporas, Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, 2004, pp. 95-138

‘Conglomerates in Contemporary Indonesia: Concentration, Crisis, and Restructuring’, in South East Asia Research, 12, 3, 2004, pp. 378-407 

'Sino-Thai Corporate Profligacy and the Thai Financial Turmoil of 1997', South East Asia Research, 8, 2, 2000. ISSN 0967 828X

Chinese Big Business and the Wealth of Asian Nations. London, Macmillan, 2000, 328 pp, ISBN 0333 7534 45 (reviewed in Times Higher Education Supplement, Business History Review, Business History, and Journal of Economic History)


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