Jack Austin Centre For Asia Pacific Business Studies

Q&A: Exploring regulation & governance of foreign direct investments with Anastasia Ufimtseva

Jun 3, 2019

Anastasia Ufimtseva, an expert on governance of foreign direct investment (FDI), has been named a post-doctoral fellow at SFU’s Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies. The fellowship will support Ufimtseva’s post-doctoral research at the centre. Under the tutelage of Jack Austin Centre co-directors Jing Li and Daniel Shapiro, Ufimtseva will explore how regulations adopted by host states help govern FDIs made by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) around the world, with a particular focus on […]


Jack Austin Centre for Asia-Pacific Business Studies: The Chinese crowdfunding model

Nov 20, 2015

Thanks to popular websites such as Kickstarter, crowdfunding – the process of raising money to fund a project or business venture through many donors using an online platform – has permeated the public’s consciousness. Yet in China, the process of crowdfunding has a different look – one that relies on face-to-face contact.


From follower to leader: China and the “One Belt, One Road” initiative

Jul 22, 2015

Introduced in May 2013 by China’s President Xi Jinping, the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative is an ambitious economic strategy focusing on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily in Eurasia and involving over 60 countries. But for it to gain greater traction China will need influential supporters.


Exploring Canada’s identity as a Pacific Nation: The Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies

Dec 13, 2012

The ties between Canada and Asia are becoming an increasingly important part of Canada’s economy. The Pacific Ocean has become a highway by sea and by air for Canadian commerce and is continuing to grow exponentially. It was only last summer that former member of the Canadian Senate Jack Austin encouraged Canada to embrace an identity as a Pacific country and look across the ocean to its future. It should come as no surprise, therefore, […]