I am currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for International Business Studies, School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
My research interests focuses on critical systems heuristics applied to the various themes of the field of international business (IB) studies and international relations. The applied areas range from leadership in management and organization to national / regional governance, that includes state governance and political discourses.
My current ongoing research projects include the cultural aspect of a part-globalized and increasingly multi polar world. I am also part of a larger research team that studies the spatial reconfiguration of the automobile industry in Sweden and China.
Background and education
I was born in Singapore and prior to my doctoral studies in Sweden, I pursued all my academic interests in Singapore.
In 2000 I graduated with two separate Masters degrees, a Master of Science in Information Studies and a Master of Arts in the English Language from two of Asia’s top ranking universities, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and the National University of Singapore (NUS) respectively.
During this time I also had the privilege of representing the Republic of Singapore at the Miss Universe Pageant in 1999, which was held in Trinidad and Tobago. The portfolio also came with goodwill and representative work for the Singapore Tourism Board.
Those years were educational in terms of public presentations which in turn led to work in public relations, as well as in the fashion and entertainment industries such as educational TV hosting, TV entertainment shows, modeling and movie offers and contracts.
In a number of articles since 1999 I put forth my view that these more high profile events that take place even on the international fashion scene are splendid platforms for political and business networking opportunities and that Singapore as a nation could benefit from preparing their international representatives in this matter that Singapore anyway invests in and sends abroad.
After 2000, despite that my heart’s desire in higher studies was inclined towards the academic discipline of Law, the insight that this might confine my working field to the country of study turned me to my second option on pursuing post-graduate studies in a field that would be globally oriented, that was critical systems discourse applied in the field of International Business and Relations.
To this end, 2002 found me leaving Singapore to pursue a PhD in Gothenburg, Sweden, which city held a number of international corporate headoffices that all had a substantial business presence in Singapore and also Asia in general.
On 9th May, 2009, I graduated with a PhD in the field of critical linguistics applied to the study of International Business and managing across cultures, specifically that of Swedish management in Singapore.
This blog is my way of staying in contact with family and friends who span several continents across the globe.
Apart from my work which puts me in touch with some of the most interesting and inspirational people out there, I enjoy reading, writing, reflecting on life, cooking and … dancing!
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Cheryl Marie Cordeiro | PhD MSc MA
Cheryl M. Cordeiro-Nilsson (publishing name)