The Federation Of Chinese Scholars In Australia


ZHU Ying

Birth Year 1961
Position Professor and Director
Professional / Institution Affiliation and address
Australian Centre for Asian Business
University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471 SA 5001, Australia
Telephone 61-8-83029975
Mobile 61-(0)412541307

II. CAREER SUMMARY (Education and employment history, List major past positions and current positions):
2011- Director, Australian Centre for Asian Business, the University of South Australia, SA. Australia.
2000-2010 Associate Professor and Director, Master of Human Resource Management, Department of Management and Marketing, the University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
1993-2010 Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Asian Studies, Victoria University, VIC Australia.
1992-1993 Lecturer, Economic Geography, the University of Melbourne, VIC. Australia.
1989-1992 PhD candidate, the University of Melbourne, VIC. Australia.
1984-1988 Economist and research fellow, Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Development Company, China.
1980-1984 Bachelor degree of International Economics, Peking University, China.

1997 Visiting Fellowship at the International Labour Organization, Geneva.
2000 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Excellent Foreign Researcher.
2008 Visiting Fellowship at the World Bank, Washington DC.
2010 Excellent Teacher of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Melbourne.

2000- Asia Pacific Business Review, Editorial Board Member
2000- Member of Academy of Management
2005- Member of Australian Human Resource Institute
2007-2010 Member of Advisory Board of Australia-China Business Council (Victoria)

Establishing and Developing Postgraduate Asian Studies Programs at Victoria University;
Establishing and Developing Master of Human Resource Management Programs at the University of Melbourne;
Establishing and Developing the Australian Centre for Asian Business at the University of South Australia;
Being invited as visiting fellow at the international organizations such as ILO and the World Bank.
Obtaining three ARC Discovery Grants since 2004, Australia-China Science and Research Fund in 2012 and Australia-Malaysia Institute Fund in 2012.

VI. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS (publication number, impact and citations):
So far, I have published 11 scholarly books, 42 refereed journal articles and 38 scholarly book chapters. I have nearly 20 years research experience since I obtained the PhD degree in 1993. I am one of the pioneer scholars in Western universities with the academic background and language skills to gain access to Chinese networks, sources and field work sites and to carry out cutting edge research results published in books and leading international journals. Since 2002, I have co-authored or coedited several major studies of labour relations in China:Management in Transitional Economies: From the Berlin Wall to the Great Wall of China; China: Transition to a Global Economy; Law and Labour Market Regulations in East Asia, Unemployment in Asia; Trade Unions in Asia; and The Everyday Impact of Economic Reform in China: Management Change, Enterprise Performance and Daily Life. In addition, I have a wide range of publications in quality international journals in the areas of international human resource management, employment relations in China, Vietnam and other Asian countries, labour law and regulations in Asia, and economic development in Asia.

Based on the search via Scopus regarding the citations, among 21 refereed journal articles that are included within Scopus system published between 1996 and 2011, the total citations are 193, but not including other publications as journal articles, books and book chapters.

I have research experience in Australia and overseas for nearly 30 years. The development of my expertise in terms of research and scholarly activities shows a clear progression in the area of interdisciplinary work, especially in the areas of employment relations (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations), international human resource management, labour law and regulations in Asia, business cultures in Asia, and the political economy of globalization.

VIII. VISIONS (related to China and Australia from the area of expertise):
With the growth of the bilateral economic relationship between China and Australia, the understanding of each other’s business and management has become an area of national importance for both countries. There is a need to expand our knowledge regarding each other through high quality research, and make the research outcomes accessible and available to both Australian and Chinese companies who aim to engage in business, trade or partnerships with each other.

As researchers, for the future development of bilateral relationship, we should strive to assist communities from both sides through providing them with in-depth research, and facilitating a range of networking and educational events, which it is envisioned and will encourage greater collaboration between the two countries. The governments at all levels in both countries should offer an excellent environment for joint-research collaboration, students’ exchange, communities’ partnership and business engagements.

Finally, the ultimate long-term goal is to develop a reliable and trustworthy bilateral relationship not only between governments but also between people and communities. My final words will use a Chinese phase, namely ‘congwuo zuoqi’, translated as ‘starting from my action’. Our people can do a lot of amazing things. If we have clear goals and passion, we can write history and make the Australia-China relationship one of success in the world.