Stanley Teck Lee Yap

School: The Business School
Department: TBS Head Office
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
ORCID: 0000-0001-8571-5408

Dr Stanley Yap is a Lecturer in the Business Innovation Department at RMIT University Vietnam. He was a Senior Lecturer of Finance in the School of Economics and Management at Xiamen University Malaysia and an Adjunct Lecturer at two universities in China. He also serves as an Associate Research Fellow of the Institute of China Studies at the University of Malaya, and the Institute of ASEAN Studies at Guangxi University of Nationalities.

  • PhD. in Finance, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics of China
  • MSc. in Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics of China
  • BSc. in Agribusiness, Putra University of Malaysia

  • Economics
  • Finance

Research papers:

  • Yap, T.L., Nayak, R., Nhung. V.T.H., Duy Tung, B., Pham, T., Allen, D. (2023). Adopting blockchain-based traceability in the fruit supply chain in a developing economy: Facilitators and barriers. Forthcoming in Information Technology and People. (Scimago Q1, ABDC-A) 
  • Yap, T. L., Vu, N. T., & Yeow, P. H. (2023). Application of the sustainable system-of-systems approach and econometric analysis to address China's decarbonization problem. Ergonomics, 1-20 (Scimago Q1)
  • Zhang, Z.X., Yap T.L. and Park J.Y., 2021. Voluntary CSR Disclosure, CSR Performance, and Earnings Management: Opportunistic or Ethical? Evidence from China. International Journal of Disclosure and Governance (Scimago Q2, ABDC-B)

Book chapters:

  • Yap, T. L. (2022). Fintech Market Development in China. In Contemporary Strategic Chinese American Business Negotiations and Market Entry (pp.471-493), published by Palgrave Macmillan Singapore
  • Yap, T. L., Yang, J. J., & Zhang, Y. H. (2022). Toward Integration of Green Finance and Belt and Road Initiative in ASEAN. In China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Going Global and Transformation in the Global Arena (pp.99-119), published by World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
  • Yap T.L., 2021. “Malaysia-China Economic and Financial Cooperation: Review and Prospect” (in Chinese) in Nong K. and Lei X. (Ed.), 2020 Annual Report on Malaysia Economy, published by Guangxi Academy of Social Science and China Commerce and Trade Press

  • China Construction Bank (HK) Research Grant: Development of Belt and Road Projects in Asia - A Business Survey Project (2019/01 – 2019/12; Associate Investigator)
  • Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Guangxi University of China Research Grant: Malaysia-China Economic & Financial Development: Review & Prospect (2020/01 – 2020/06; Principal Investigator)
  • RMIT University Vietnam Thematic Research Grant: An Investigation of Stakeholders' Perceptions to Adopt Blockchain-based Traceability Technology in the Fruit Supply Chain in Vietnam (2021/06 – 2022/11; Principal Investigator) 

• Associate Research Fellow, Institute of ASEAN Studies, Guangxi University of Nationalities (2019 – Present)

• Associate Research Fellow, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya (2016 – Present)

  • Business economics
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate social responsibility and governance
  • Sustainability
  • China and the world economy

Before joining the academic world, he has more than ten years of corporate working experiences in business and financial management where he hold senior managerial roles in several industries such as telecommunication, mineral exploration and mining, palm oil plantation and processing, and B2B2C e-commerce sectors across Asia-Pacific markets. 

  • 2017 - 2020: Senior Lecturer, Xiamen University Malaysia
  • 2016 - 2017: Part-time Lecturer, Chartered Institute of Technology Singapore
  • 2016 - 2017: Analytical Finance Manager, Averis
  • 2013 - 2016: General Manager/Head of Commercial, Vista Mining
  • 2010 - 2013: Senior Project Finance Manager, Huawei Technologies South Pacific
  • 2009 - 2010: Assistant Business Development Manager, Webse 
  • 2002 - 2004: Sales Executive, JustPC