Industry in Asia and the Pacific, through and past Coronavirus

The future for key industries in Asia and the Pacific through and past coronavirus depends heavily on what the prospects were going into the pandemic. This panel draws on decades of social science research into key industrial sectors across Asia to assess the emerging opportunities and potential pitfalls emerging in the wake of the global pandemic. Presenters apply a multidisciplinary analysis and fieldwork experience to understand the coronavirus-effect across sectors. Looking at historical practices, microeconomic activities, and cultural institutions through a broader macropolitical-economic prism, presenters evaluate how Asian industry might develop through and past coronavirus. The research covers pharmaceuticals, food, and furniture from India to Indonesia to China, and the important logistical industries of shipping and airlines that enable global supply chains, population mobility, and cultural and economic interaction.

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