Congratulations to two of our APSI authors on their new publications!
The first edition of Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937-1945 is now available.*
From the publisher: When China’s War of Resistance against Japan began in July 1937, it sparked an immediate health crisis throughout China. In the end, China not only survived the war but emerged from the trauma with a more cohesive population. Intimate Communities argues that women who worked as military and civilian nurses, doctors, and midwives during this turbulent period built the national community, one relationship at a time. In a country with a majority illiterate, agricultural population that could not relate to urban elites’ conceptualization of nationalism, these women used their work of healing to create emotional bonds with soldiers and civilians from across the country. These bonds transcended the divides of social class, region, gender, and language.
The author, Nicole Elizabeth Barnes, is the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University.
A new paper by Xinyi Wu, EAS-MA '18, and Gery Gereffi, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Duke University, examines two leading firms in the global e-commerce industry: Amazon and Alibaba, a project which grew from Xinyi's Master's research project. In Amazon and Alibaba: Internet Governance, Business Models, and Internationalization Strategies, Wu and Gereffi compare the two firms' digital capabilities and physical asset-building strategies over the past two decades, connecting the Internet governance environment in the United States and China with their business models and internationalization patterns. They argue that despite the platform and global nature of Amazon’s and Alibaba’s activities, the recent moves of governments across the world to regulate Internet governance poses an important challenge for digital multinationals. This research features a comparative analysis of two prominent digital multinationals and identifies a promising area for future IB strategy studies.
The article will appear as a chapter in the Progress in International Business Research (PIBR) annual publication, which this year is on the topic of "International Business in the Information and Digital Age." The book launch for this publication is set for Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at the annual meeting of EIBA (the European International Business Academy) in Poznan, Poland.
*At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.