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Biography

Dr. Karen Tian is Lecturer of International Business at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Karen comes from Shenyang, a Manchu historical city of north-eastern China, with a population of 8 million. Karen's research focus on knowledge transfer, international business and Chinese economics and Management.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Ballarat, 24/02/2012
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Ballarat, 11/05/2005
  • Graduate Diploma in Business and Management, Prime College - Malaysia, 10/05/2003

Research

Research keywords

  • Absorptive Capacity
  • International Alliances
  • International Business
  • Internationalisation
  • Knowledge management
  • Knowledge transfer

Research expertise

  • Knowledge management
  • Absorptive transfer
  • Cultural differences
  • Chinese firms and international business
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Knowledge stickiness
  • MNC and Alliances

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150308International Business60
159999Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services Not Elsewhere Classified40

Collaboration

Dr. Tian has been actively collaborate with numbers of Chinese Universities and successfully attracted RMB 540,000 Chinese National Social Science Grant with Dr. Yan Liu from ShuZhou University China in 2012.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • International Business

Teaching expertise

Dr. Tian's teaching areas are focus on International Business discipline, particularly cross cultural management.

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Publications

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Journal article (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Tian F, Lynch D, Mardaneh K, 'Absorptive capacity in strategic alliances with Chinese firms: Implications for strategic management education', Journal of Strategic Management Education, 8 1-16 (2012) [C1]

Conference (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Tian F, 'Determinants of knowledge transfer in Chinese companies', CIOS: Centre for Institutional and Organisational Studies Inaugural Conference Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Tian F, Lowe J, Lynch D, 'Managing knowledge transfer in new environments: A study of Chinese firms', SMS 29th Annual International Conference: Session Details, Washington, D.C. (2009) [E3]
2008Tian F, Lowe J, Lynch D, 'Knowledge transfer and absorptive capacity in Chinese companies', Proceedings: 2008 International Conference on Technology Management and Innovation in China: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century, Beijing, China (2008) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants2
Total funding$5,550

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2012 (1 grants)

International collaboration - Knowledge Transfer and Innovation in China$3,850
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Karen Tian
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,85020122012
GNo:G1200989

2008 (1 grants)

Camot International Conference, beijing China, 21/10/2008 - 23/10/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Karen Tian
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0189554
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

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Dr Feng (Karen) Tian

Work Phone(02) 4921 5981
Fax(02) 4921 7398
Email
PositionLecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaInternational Business
Office
UNH319B,
University House ,
City Campus
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/feng-tian