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Dr Karen Tian

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (International Business)

Career Summary

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.

Research Expertise
- Knowledge management - Absorptive transfer - Cultural differences - Chinese firms and international business - Knowledge transfer - Knowledge stickiness - MNC and Alliances

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

Administrative Expertise

Collaborations
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.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Ballarat
  • Graduate Diploma in Business and Management, Prime College - Malaysia
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Ballarat

Keywords

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

Languages

  • Mandarin (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150308International Business60
159999Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
27/03/2015 - 26/06/2015Casual DBA SupervisorUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
13/12/2014 - 14/12/2014Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
29/08/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/10/2012 - 16/12/2012Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Office PVC - Business and Law
Australia
7/09/2012 - 14/12/2012Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/11/2011 - 30/11/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/08/2008 - Lecturer in International BusinessUniversity of Newcastle
Business and Law
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Tian F, Mahmood A, 'Exploring antecedents of successful international knowledge transfer through strategic alliance: Evidence from China', Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 10 34-40 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsAmir Mahmood
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

Summary

Number of grants3
Total funding$110,100

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20132 grants / $108,400

Ethical issues and sustainability in Chinese organizations$92,900

Funding body: Chinese National Social Science Grant

Funding bodyChinese National Social Science Grant
Project Team
SchemeDiscovery Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2015
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

FDI Technology Transfer and Spill Over and Domestic Chinese Firm’s Innovation$15,500

Funding body: Chinese Education Department

Funding bodyChinese Education Department
Project Team
SchemeDiscovery Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2015
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

20081 grants / $1,700

Camot International Conference, beijing China, 21/10/2008 - 23/10/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Karen Tian
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189554
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Motivations and Decision-Making Processes of Students from Mainland China for Pursuing Higher Education Abroad
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Karen Tian

Positions

Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

International Business

Contact Details

Emailfeng.tian@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5981
Fax(02) 4921 7398

Office

RoomUNH319B
BuildingUniversity House
LocationCity Campus

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