Empirics Asia is an open-access knowledge sharing platform that seeks to facilitate the collective exchange of insights, ideas and experience throughout Asia. The platform provides a democratic avenue for practical knowledge to be collectively published, shared and accessed in the region. Without being restricted by advertising interests or commercial intentions, Empirics aims to enrich the lives of those living in the region through a unique form of digital crowd publishing and collective discourse that aim to be actionable, practical, educational and inspirational. Asia has been garnering a lot of attention in the recent years with its meteoric emergence. Indeed, in the past decade, the cultural and socio-economic developments taking place in Asia have been growing at an unprecedented rate. Yet there exists, a pervasive veil that hinders a practical understand of the region, especially from an experiential angle. Empirics aims to effectively supplements this scene by providing access towards a practical understanding of the region through collective publishing from authors and participants at the grassroots level.
Through its operations of open-access crowdsourcing, Empirics aims to create an open and active community where collective experience, innovative ideas and intelligent insights are shared amongst the regional communities.
Prior to its expanded launch, Empirics was originally founded as The Asian Entrepreneur, a business publication, by former Harvard University students and alumni; the organization grew to become the world’s most authoritative non-profit business knowledge platform on Asian entrepreneurship. The organization has amassed over thousands of active authors and published over 1 million open access articles whilst achieving substantial readership in over 40 countries. On record at the end of 2020, The Asian Entrepreneur became the largest repository of content on the topic. The Asian Entrepreneur has worked with governments and important stakeholders throughout Asia to advance the scene. With much accolades and award recognitions, The Asian Entrepreneur’s work has been widely recognised and acknowledged throughout the international community. In 2021, The Asian Entrepreneur was expanded and rebranded to Empirics Asia to offer its unique mode of publishing to procure open-access knowledge in wider social scientific fields.