Katy N. LAM

Katy N. Lam 

Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Research Interests: Globalization of Chinese enterprises and entrepreneurs, China-Global South dynamics (Africa and Southeast Asia), Chinese international migration.

Languages: Cantonese, English, French, Mandarin.

Bio: Dr. Katy Lam is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Applied Social Sciences of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a fellow of the project of Migration, China, and the Global Context of the Max Weber Foundation, Germany. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Before pursuing an academic career, she has worked for the United Nations in Geneva for five years on negotiations on international agreements and project management in environmental areas. Her research interests include the dynamics between China and developing countries, globalization of Chinese enterprises (Africa and Southeast Asia), as well as Chinese international migration. Her publications include “Workforce localization among Chinese State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Ghana” in Journal of Contemporary China (with Antoine Kernen); “L’inévitable localisation: les entreprises publiques chinoises (EPC) de construction au Ghana” in Politique Africaine; “Chinese migration adaptations: African agency and social capital creation in Ghana” in Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, etc. Her latest book Chinese State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in West Africa: A Triple-Embedded Globalization will be published with Routledge in the end of 2016.