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Dr Jin Zhang

Senior Research Associate, China Centre Deputy Director
University Lecturer in International Business
Deputy Director of the China Executive Leadership Programme (CELP)
International business economics and China

Jin Zhang has researched, written and taught on issues in international business economics, globalisation and China.

Academic interests

Jin Zhang’s academic interests include: 

  • Globalisation and the transformation of multinational firms
  • Globalisation, the evolution of China’s political economy, and the reform of large Chinese firms
  • The interaction of Chinese and international firms
  • State structure and multinational corporate behavior
  • Multinational corporate structure and governance.

Degrees obtained

  • BA, Nankai.
  • MPhil, Cantab.
  • PhD, Cantab.

Biography

Jin Zhang has been the Deputy Director of the China Executive Leadership Programme (CELP) since its inception in 2005. CELP annually brings the chief executives of China’s largest firms to the University of Cambridge for a three-week training programme, taught by academics and the leaders of international firms. 

She is the Executive Editor of the Routledge series China in the World.

Department link

https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/

Publications, links and resources

  • Zhang, J. and Zhang, Laiming. (eds.) (2018) China and the world economy: transition and challenges. London: Routledge.
  • Zhang, J. (2018) ‘Globalisation and the transformation of multinational enterprises’, in Zhang J. and Zhang, L. (eds.) China and the world economy: transition and challenges. London: Routledge, pp. 113-132.
  • Zhang, J. (2018) ‘State structure, state business relations and multinational corporate behaviour: the case of the oil industry in China’, in Zhang, X. and Zhu, T. (eds.) The Chinese political economy: business, government and economic institutions. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.281-312.
  • Zhang, J. (2017) ‘Western ideas of corporate governance: China's reform of large state-owned enterprises’ in Warner, M. (ed.) The diffusion of Western economic ideas in East Asia. London: Routledge, pp.360-373.
  • Zhang, J. (2016) Catch-up and competitiveness in China: the case of large firms in the oil industry. New York: Routledge, paperback edition.
  • Zhang, J. (2015) ‘China's oil industry, international investment and developing countries’, in Freeman, C.P. (ed.) Handbook on China and developing countries. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.287-317.
  • Zhang, J. (2013) Quanqiuhua he zhongguo daqiye de ganchao yu jingzhengli [Globalisation and Chinese large firms: catch-up and competitiveness]. Tianjin: Nankai University Press.
  • Nolan, Peter and Jin Zhang (2010) ‘Global competition after the financial crisis’, New Left Review, 64, June-August, pp. 97-108.
  • Nolan, P., Zhang, J. and Liu, C. (2008) ‘The global business revolution, the cascade effect, and the challenge for firms from developing countries’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 32(1): 29-47.
  • Nolan, P., Zhang, J. and Liu, C. (2007) The global business revolution and the cascade effect: systems integration in the global aerospace, beverage and retail industries. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Zhang, J. (2004) Catch-up and competitiveness in China: the case of large firms in the oil industry. London: Routledge, hardback edition.

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