Professor Heidi Dahles is Head of Department of International Business and Asian Studies in the Griffith Business School, and member of the Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) and Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT).
Her research interest is in business resilience & livelihoods (in particular in the tourism industry), small business and the informal economies of Southeast Asia, ethnic Chinese business networks and migrant entrepreneurship.
Heidi has a PhD in social sciences from Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands and is widely published in peer-reviewed journals such as Asia-Pacific Business Review, Culture & Organization, East Asia - An International Quarterly, the Journal of Entrepreneurial Communities, the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and Annals of Tourism Research. Among her co-edited volumes are Capital and Knowledge: Changing Power Relations in Asia (2003) and Multicultural Organizations in Asia (2006).
Current/recent research projects include: