Dr Sharon Koh

Lecturer

Department of Economics

koh.geokmay@monash.edu
603 5514 4988
Room 6-5-51

 
 

Dr Sharon Koh is currently a lecturer in the Department of Economics. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Malaya, Master in Business from Charles Sturt and completed the Post Graduate Diploma from Monash. Prior to joining Monash as a PhD student, she had more than 10 years of working experience in the banking and education sector. Her research interests lie in the area of income inequality and economic integration (Asia).

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 2017
Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Commerce
Institution Monash University
Year awarded 2010
Master of Business
Institution Charles Sturt Australia
Year awarded 2007
Bachelor of Economics
Institution University Malaya
Year awarded 2001

Membership in National Associations, National Bodies and National Professional Bodies

Name of Association/International Body Persatuan Ekonomi Malaysia
Role Ordinary member
Duration of membership Life
Name of Association/International Body Regional Studies Association
Role Ordinary member
Duration of membership 2017-2019

Areas of Expertise

1 Development Economics
2 Economic Integration
3 ASEAN Economy

Teaching

Subject CodeSubject
ECW1101 Introductory Microeconomics
ECW1102 Introductory Macroeconomics
ECW2001 Asia in the World Economy
ECM5953 Economics

Scholarly Journals

* Koh, S. G. M, Lee, G. H.Y, & Bomhoff, E. J. (in press). The income inequality, financial depth, and economic growth nexus in China. The World Economy. doi.org/10.1111/twec.12825
* Kwok, A. O. J. & Koh, S. G. M. (in press). Is blockchain technology a watershed for tourism development? Current Issues in Tourism. doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2018.1513460
* Koh, S. G. M., & Kwok, A. O. J. (2018). ASEAN beyond talk shop: a rejoinder to regional tourism. Current Issues in Tourism, 21(10), 1085-1090. doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2016.1267114
* Koh, S. G. M., & Kwok, A. O. J. (2017). Regional integration in Central Asia: Rediscovering the Silk Road. Tourism Management Perspectives, 22, 64-66. doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2017.01.002
* Koh, S. G. M., Lee, G. H. Y., & Bomhoff, E. J. (2016). The dynamics of public opinion towards inequality in Malaysia. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 1-21. doi: 10.1080/13547860.2016.1154201
* Lee, G. H. Y., & Koh, S. G. M. (2012). The prospects of a monetary union in East Asia. Economic Modelling, 29(2), 96-102. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2011.06.022

Practitioner Journals

* Koh, S. G. M., & Kwok, A. O. J. (2018). A Post Publication Review of “An investigation into failure of Internet firms: Towards development of a conceptual model." Australasian Journal of Information Systems. dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v22i0.1840
* Kwok, A. O. J., French, J. & Koh, S. G. M. (in press). International Joint Venture Strategy: An SME’s Expansion into the Halal Global Market. Journal of International Business Education.
* French, J., Koh, S. G. M. & Kananatu, T. (2018). The 14th General Elections and the Changing Business Environment in a “New” Malaysia. Journal of International Business Education, vol. 13, pp. 319-332
* Kwok, A. O. J. & Koh, S. G. M (2017). Economic integration in Southeast Asia: Its impact on the business environment. Journal of International Business Education, vol. 12, pp.309-320

Conference Proceedings

* Koh, S. G. M, Lee, G. H.Y, & Bomhoff, E. J. (2019, 5-7 August). Trade liberalization, institutional quality and income inequality in Asia: An application of the GMM approach. Paper presented at the Singapore Economic Review Conference, Singapore.
* Koh, S. G. M. & French, J. (2019, October 31-Novemver 3). Better Teaching, Better Learning: Engaging Students Through Classroom Inclusion. Paper presented at the 11th Asian Conference on Education, Tokyo, Japan.
* Koh, S.G.M. & Siah, A.K.L. (2019, August 23). Women labour force participation: Does gender role attitudes play a part? Paper presented at the 1st Business Asia@21 Symposium, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia.
* Liew, Ewilly J. Y.; Poh, Yeh-Han; Koh, S. G. M.; French, Juliana A.; and Teh, Pei-Lee, "The Use of Electronic Medical Record System on Dynamic Capabilities and Physician Productivity" (2018). Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Electronic Business, 673-681. Retrieved from: https://aisel.aisnet.org/iceb2018/31
* French, J., Koh, S. G. M. & Liew, E. J. Y. (2018, November 10 - 11). Co-creation and well-being outcomes in healthcare. Paper presented at the Korean Academy of Marketing Scholars, Seoul, South Korea. Retrieved from: http://file.hanrimwon.com/ksms/ksms2018/proceedings.html
* Koh, S.G.M. (2017, November 21). The Elephant in the Dark Room: An ECR’s journey towards better delivery. Presentation at the 2nd Annual Continuing Education Excellence Development Showcase, Melbourne, Australia.

Local Grants

Title Institutions for Sustainable Marine Fisheries Governance in Malaysia
Investigators Dr Audrey Siah (Principle Investigator), Dr Sharon Koh and Dr Ashutosh Sarker
Funding Period Jan - December 2017
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University School of Business Seed Grant
Title Leveraging Dynamic Capabilities for Healthcare Analytics through Quality Use of Technology
Investigators Dr Ewilly Liew (Principle Investigator), Dr Sharon Koh and Dr Juliana French
Funding Period November 2016 - October 2018
Funding Body/Organisation Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21)
Title Diversification of livelihood among the rural poor: A case study of the indigenous group in Pulau Indah (funded by eiHub Seed grant)
Investigators Dr Sharon Koh (Principle Investigator), and Dr Audrey Siah
Funding Period Feb – October 2018
Funding Body/Organisation Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21)
Title The Enabling Ecosystem that impacts the economic development among marginalized groups in Malaysia: A case study of the indigenous group in Pulau Indah
Investigators Dr Sharon Koh (Principle Investigator), and Dr Audrey Siah
Funding Period November 2018-December 2019
Funding Body/Organisation Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21)
Title Does Better Governance Affect Public Goods Provision and Economic Inclusiveness in The Global South
Investigators Dr Sharon Koh
Funding Period Feb – October 2019
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University School of Business Seed Grant
Title Diversification of livelihood among the rural poor: A case study of the indigenous group in Pulau Indah (funded by eiHub Seed grant)
Investigators Melting the Research Skill Development (RSD) framework into the Assurance of Learning (AoL) process
Funding Period Aug – October 2020
Funding Body/Organisation Education Excellence

Local Award

Award Name Harvard Visiting Scholar
Awarding Body JCI (Jeffrey Cheah Institute on South East Asia)
Year of award 2015
Project Title Travel grant

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