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Rupert Hodder was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, and educated in England and Hong Kong. He has lived and worked in many parts of East and South East Asia, including China, Malaysia and the Philippines. He is currently Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Economics and Management at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen. He has held posts at the LSE, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the University of Plymouth; and visiting posts at La Salle Institute of Governance, Manila, and at the College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia. He is the author of numerous works that have appeared in Asian Journal of Social Science, Asian Studies Review, Government and Policy, Southeast Asia Research, The Pacific Review, The Far Eastern Economic Review and the Salisbury Review amongst other journals. He is also the author of High Level Political Appointees in the Philippines (Springer 2013/14), Emotional Bureaucracy (Transaction Publishers, 2011), Merchant Princes, Between Two Worlds, In China's Image, and The West Pacific Rim
Economic development in East and West.

SMEs and social change in Pacific Asia.

The social basis of economic and bureaucratic institutions – especially with respect to new modes of governance in Asia Pacific, informality, the ambiguous role of patronage and its translation into technical organisations, and the emergence of merit and programmatic politics.

State-society relations, international relations, identity, and bureaucratic and political regimes in East and Southeast Asia.
BA (Hons.) (School of African and Asian Studies, University of Sussex)
MPhil (University of Hong Kong),
PhD. (University of Leeds)
Lecturer, London School of Economics, Department of Geography
Lecturer, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
College of Law, Government and International Studies, Utara Universiti Malaysia (visiting)
La Salle Institute of Government, De La Salle University, Manila (visiting)
SMEs and Social Change in Pacific Asia
Funded by Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School
Patronage and High-level political appointments in the Philippines
Funded by British Academy
The Philippine civil service
Funded byDalmen Enterprises and UoP; and with the aid of the Philippine Senate and De La Salle University.
The economic, social and political effects of corruption
Funded by UoP, and with the aid of the Philippine Senate
Philippine trade with China and the overseas Chinese
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, UK; British Academy; and with aid of Philippine Senate, and East China Normal University (华东师范大学), Shanghai.
Social relationships in Philippine business and
Funded by the British Academy
Overseas Chinese identity and business in
Southeast Asia
Funded by the Chinese University of Hong
Kong and Hong Kong Institute of Asia Pacific
Economic reform in Shanghai
Funded by LSE and Economic and Social
Research Council
The Resurgence of Puritanism in the West, Journal of Organizational Transformation & Social Change,2017 14:2, 101-126

The Civil Service, in Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philippines (eds Batalla and Thompson) 2017.

Global South and North: Why Informality Matters, New Global Studies 2016 10: 113-132

Emotion, Organization, and Society. Society, 2016, 53: 425-434.

What’s wrong with patronage? Society, 2015, 52: 166-173

Merit versus kinship: a category mistake? Public Administration and Development, 2014, 34: 370-388

High Level Political Appointees in the Philippines: patronage, emotion and democracy (Springer 2013/14)

Emotional Bureaucracy. Transaction Publishers: Rutgers University, New Jersey.(2011)

Towards a model of Philippine bureaucracy. Asian Journal of Social Science, 2010, 38: 107-135

Informality in the Philippine civil service, Asian Studies Review, 2010, 34: 235-251

Political interference in the Philippine civil service. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 2009, 27: 766-782

Orientalism and the study of the Philippine polity. Geography Com-pass, 2009, 3: 918–931.

The economic significance of the Chinese in the Philippines : an analysis of its overstatement, Philippine Studies 55(1) 2007: 88-115

How Corruption Affects Social and Economic Development. (With a Foreword by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Philippine Senate). Mellen, 2007, New York

The Philippine Legislature and Social Relationships: Toward the Formalization of the Polity? Philippine Studies, 2006, 54, 1-38

The Overseas Chinese and Trade: Between the Philippines and China: the intertwining of family, social and business interests in promoting trade, (With a foreword by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Philippine Senate) Mellen, 2006, 300+pp, New York

‘The Study of the Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia : some comments on its political meanings’, Philippine Studies, 2005, 53: 1-33.

Between Two Worlds: society, politics and business in the Philippines , Routledge-Curzon, 2002, 200pp, London and New York

GeografiaDelloSviluppo, DeAgostini (2001),200pp, Milan, (Italian translation of Development Geography)

In China's Image: Chinese self-perception in Western thought. Macmillan and St. Martin's Press, 2000, 270+pp, London and New York .

'Business, politics and social relationships in the Philippines . A gentle revolution?' South East Asia Research, 2000, 8, 2: 93-145

Development Geography, Routledge, 2000, 200pp, London and NewYork.

'China and the world: perception and analysis', The Pacific Review, 12, 1, 1999, pp.61-77.

'A Filipino community in Chinatown? Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong, South East Asia Research, 4, 2, 1996, pp.103-125

Merchant Princes of the East: cultural delusions, economic success, and the Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia, John Wiley and Sons Ltd (1996, reprinted 1997), 349pp, London and New York.

'Industrial location', in Yeung Yueman and Sun Wingming (ed), Shanghai:transformation and modernisation under China's open policy, Chinese University Press (1995), Hong Kong, pp.225-249

'Infrastructural development in China', in Maurice Brosseau and Lo Chi Kin (eds) China Review 1994, The Chinese University Press (1994), Hong Kong, Chapter 13.

'The West Pacific Rim', in Richard Gibb and WieslawMichalak (eds) Continental Trading Blocs: the growth of regionalism in the world economy, John Wiley and Sons (1994), London and New York, pp.231-247

'State, collective and private industry in China's evolving economy', in Denis Dwyer (ed) China: the next decades, Longmans (1994), London and New York, pp.116-128

The Creation of Wealth in China: domestic trade and material progress in a communist state, Belhaven and John Wiley and Sons (1993), 150pp, London and New York

'Exchange and reform in the economy of Shanghai', Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 1993, 83, pp.303-319

The West Pacific Rim: an introduction, Belhaven/John Wiley and Sons (1992), 150pp.

'Planning for development in Davao City, The Philippines', Third World Planning Review, 1991, 13, pp.105-128.

'China's industries - horizontal linkages in Shanghai', Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 1990, 15, pp. 487-503