Singapore | Sweden

Life in Singapore

Pursued all academic interests in Singapore, of which the post-graduate years were founded in two separate disciplines.

In 2000, graduated with two separate Masters Degrees:

(i) Master of Science in Information Studies at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore

(ii) Master of Arts in the English Language at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

In 1999, represented the Republic of Singapore at the Miss Universe Pageant in Trinidad and Tobago. With this came a variety of film, educational TV, media, and ambassadorial work for the Singapore Tourism Board.

Life in Sweden

In 2002, moved from Singapore to Sweden in order to pursue a PhD in Gothenburg, where a number of international corporate head offices were located that all had a substantial business presence in Singapore and also Asia in general.

In 2009, graduated with a PhD in applied critical linguistics from the faculty of humanities at the University of Gothenburg, with a cross-disciplinary thesis entitled, Swedish management in Singapore: a discourse analysis study, looking particularly into the concepts of assimilation, integration and hierarchy, at top management levels of Swedish-Asian corporations in Singapore.

Currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS), School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Evolving research interests, that is characterised by a wider systemics perspective to processes and happenings at the intersections of language, management and organization, situated in the broader field of IB.

Research projects involved are focused on the cultural aspects of a part-globalized and increasingly multipolar world, contributing to the larger CIBS research efforts at following and understanding the spatial reconfiguration of the global automobile industry, in particular Sweden and China.

2014, researching the future implications of increasing Asian-Swedish cooperation within the field of international business, funded by the Anna Ahrenberg Foundation.

This project is aligned with the 400 years anniversary of the city of Gothenburg in 2021, and falls under the broad category of Kunskap Göteborg 2021 initiated by city representatives of Gothenburg, Göteborg & Co, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.

Cheryl Marie Cordeiro | PhD MSc MA