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Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Indonesia Project

Event details

Indonesia Study Group

Date & time

Wednesday 20 February 2019


McDonald Room, Menzies Library entry level, RG Menzies Building #2, ANU


Masayoshi Ike (Swinburne University of Technology), Bronwyn Anne Beech Jones (University of Melbourne), Owen James (University of Sydney)


ANU Indonesia Project
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Sustainability practices of Japanese manufacturing multinational corporations (MNCs) in ASEAN Member States

Masayoshi Ike, Swinburne University of Technology

This research proposes to examine the practice of Japanese manufacturing MNCs in addressing sustainable development in the ASEAN region, with the objective of understanding the processes by which sustainability practices are developed and implemented by these MNCs in their subsidiary operations. The study will focus specifically on Indonesia, where a significant number of Japanese MNCs are undertaking foreign direct investment, and have a significant impact on the development progress of the country and the likely sustainable outcomes to be derived from their activities.

Soenting Melajoe, the first all-female edited women’s magazine in the Dutch East Indies (1912-1921)

Bronwyn Anne Beech Jones, University of Melbourne

The presentation will contextualise the intentions of Zoebeidah Ratnaa Djoewita and Siti Roehana in founding Soenting Melajoe in 1912 and their patron Datoe’ Soetan Maharadja. It will analyse Soenting Melajoe‘s local, intra-colonial and transnational influences and representations: Minangkabau ethnic identity and matrilineality. It will also analyse issues of importance to women in early-twentieth century Sumatra as read through contributions to Soenting Melajoe and situate the magazine in Indonesian women’s history.

Intra-party governance and anti-corruption policy in Indonesia

Owen James, University of Sydney

This research aims to better understand what the internal political party mechanisms for preventing and punishing corruption are, investigate the extent to which they are institutionalised features of the parties, and then analyse why they have not had a significant effect on the incidence of corruption. More specifically, it seeks to answer the following research questions. What formal mechanisms do parties have in place to prevent and punish misbehaviour of their members? To what extent are these measures used/effective? To what extent are these mechanisms entrenched and predictably applied? What informal actions do parties undertake to prevent and punish misbehaviour of their members? What kind of reform of intra-party governance do members seek?

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