Dzulfian Syafrian is an economist whose research covers public policy, financial institutions and economic development. Since January 2016, Dzulfian has been undertaking his PhD at St. Chad’s College and Durham University Business School.
Dzulfian’s PhD project is focusing on the impact of Japanese inward investment in manufacturing Industry on the economy and society of North East England. This research concentrates on the relationship between Japanese companies and indigenous British companies.
The project aims to:
- understand how the Japanese foreign direct investment (FDI) and the process of “Japanisation” of Western companies works in Britain;
- define what the effects of Japanese FDI are on the economy and society of the North East; and,
- determine what challenges companies face and how they overcome these.
This project is the under supervision of Professor Tony Chapman (St. Chad’s College – Durham University) and Professor John Mawson (Director of the Institute for Local Governance, Durham University Business School).