Why I Do Research on Inequality

Why I Do Research on Inequality


Professor Eddy Ng

2 May 2018 (Wednesday)

Video Conference Room, Level 1, Research Management & Innovation Complex, University of Malaya


Professor Eddy Ng is a Professor of Organizational Behaviour and is a holder of the F.C. Manning Chair in Economics and Business at Dalhousie University, Canada. Prof. Ng’s research focuses on managing diversity for organizational competitiveness, the changing nature of work and organizations, and managing the intergenerational workforce. With his expertise and experience in research, a seminar on Why I Do Research on Inequality was organized on May 2, 2018 at the Research Management and Innovation Complex, University of Malaya. In this presentation, Prof. Ng shares his background and how it led him to doing research on inequality. An interesting point that was brought up by Prof. Ng is that experience is a social construction. He discovered in his research that men have the structural advantage such as being easily promoted compared to women. Prof. Ng also notes that among the many different identities that we hold, eventually we have to navigate our own identity at the intersectionality. The presentation ended with thoughtful questions thrown by the audience. Overall, it was an insightful seminar on understanding the purpose of doing research from a scholar’s perspective as it allows participants to reflect on their journey in research.