Dr Judith Zhu

Dr Judith Zhu

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (International Business)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

International Business

My focus of this line of research is on internationalisation of multinational corporations from emerging markets, institutional theory and international business, and country of origin effect on management in multinational coorporations. Business and Management not elsewhere classfied I am also interested in research on employment policies and practices, employer associations and China studies.

Employment relations

My research interests include international human resource management strategy in multinational corporations from emerging markets, labour relations management in multinational corporations and industrial relations in China.

Teaching Expertise
I have taught at a number of universities, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. My teaching covers a range of subjects. These subjects include: International Human Resource Management (undergraduate) Introduction to Management (undergraduate) Introduction to Interntional Business (undergraduate) Working with Diversity (postgraduate – in class and online) Organisational Behaviour and Design (postgraduate) Globalisation (postgraduate) International Business Strategy (postgraduate)


Qualifications

  • PhD (Management), Monash University
  • Master of Education, East China Normal University

Keywords

  • Country of origin effect
  • Globalisation
  • Industrial relations in China
  • International human resource management strategy
  • International management
  • Multinational corporations from emerging markets

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150308 International Business 35
150305 Human Resources Management 25
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2011 - 1/11/2011 Unit Convenor and Lecturer Macquarie University
Australia
1/02/2011 - 1/06/2011 Course Coordinator and Lecturer RMIT University
1/07/2009 - 1/06/2011 Lecturer,Tutor and Research Assistant Monash University
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/06/2007 Project Manager Shanghai Human Resource and Social Security Bureau (Formerly Labour and Social Security Bureau),China
China
1/06/2000 - 1/11/2000 Lecturer East China Normal University
China

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2014 Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar(s)
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Publications

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

Highlighted Publications

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Shuqin Zhu J, 'Chinese multinational corporations¿ responses to host country trade unions: An eclectic approach', Journal of Industrial Relations, 57 232-249 (2015)

This paper explores Chinese multinational corporations¿ responses to trade unions in host countries. Using an in-depth case study analysis of the policies on union representation... [more]

This paper explores Chinese multinational corporations¿ responses to trade unions in host countries. Using an in-depth case study analysis of the policies on union representation and union¿management relations in six Chinese multinational corporations, this paper demonstrates that Chinese multinational corporations¿ responses to host country unions are primarily shaped by home and host institutions, rational choices of firms, and organizational learning. It concludes that while rational choice and institutional theory, the two dominant lenses used in existing literature, are helpful in understanding the industrial relations practices in multinational corporations, they need to be supplemented with an organizational learning perspective in an analysis of industrial relation practices in multinational corporations from emerging markets.

DOI 10.1177/0022185614564375

Journal article (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Shuqin Zhu J, 'Chinese multinational corporations¿ responses to host country trade unions: An eclectic approach', Journal of Industrial Relations, 57 232-249 (2015)

This paper explores Chinese multinational corporations¿ responses to trade unions in host countries. Using an in-depth case study analysis of the policies on union representation... [more]

This paper explores Chinese multinational corporations¿ responses to trade unions in host countries. Using an in-depth case study analysis of the policies on union representation and union¿management relations in six Chinese multinational corporations, this paper demonstrates that Chinese multinational corporations¿ responses to host country unions are primarily shaped by home and host institutions, rational choices of firms, and organizational learning. It concludes that while rational choice and institutional theory, the two dominant lenses used in existing literature, are helpful in understanding the industrial relations practices in multinational corporations, they need to be supplemented with an organizational learning perspective in an analysis of industrial relation practices in multinational corporations from emerging markets.

DOI 10.1177/0022185614564375
2014 Zhu JS, 'Chinese multinational corporations' responses to host country trade union challenges: An eclectic approach', Journal of Industrial Relations, (Forthcoming) (2014)
2014 Zhu JS, Zhu CJ, De Cieri H, 'CHINESE MNCs' PREPARATION FOR HOST-COUNTRY LABOR RELATIONS: AN EXPLORATION OF COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN EFFECT', HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 53 947-965 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/hrm.21613
Citations Web of Science - 2
2009 Davies G Nielsen I Nyland C Smyth R Zhu C & Zhu S, 'The ¿X component¿ in Shanghai¿s social security reforms', International Social Security Review, 62 31-54 (2009)
2009 Zhu S, 'On the curriculum for entrepreneurship education in vocational and technical school', Journal of Vocational and Technical Education Forum, 9 4-7 (2009)
2006 Zhu S, 'A study on Australia new industrial relations reform', Journal of Shandong Labour and Social Security, 34-36 (2006)
2006 Zhu S, 'Australia¿s public job service model and its implications to China', Journal of China Labour, 12 27-29 (2006)
2006 Zhu S, 'Australia¿s superannuation management model and its implications to China', Journal of Heilongjiang Labour and Social Security, 28-29 (2006)
2006 Zhu S, 'Some thoughts on entrepreneurship education', Journal of Northwest Vocational and Technical Education, 10 6-7 (2006)
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Conference (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Zhu S, 'Chinese multinational corporations¿ responses to host country trade unions: An eclectic approach', Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of International Business. Local Context in Global Business, Vancouver (2014) [E3]
2014 Jack R, Zhu S, 'Pandas in the land of the koala: Market entry, strategy and operational challenges of Chinese multinationals in the Australian market', Local Context in Global Business, Vancouver (2014) [E3]
2013 Zhu S, 'Chinese multinational enterprises¿ approach to employer associations in host country: Insights and implications from institutional and social cognition research', Academy of Management 2013 Annual Meeting Proceedings, Lake Buena Vista, Florida (2013) [E3]
2012 Zhu S, Zhu C, 'How does ¿country of origin¿ influence the preparation of expatriates? Empirical evidence from Chinese multinational enterprises', China Goes Global Conference proceedings, Harvard University, USA (2012) [E3]
2011 Zhu S, Zhu C, Nyland C, 'Unveiling the forms and mechanisms of country of origin effect: The case of Chinese multinational enterprises' approach to employer associations, 2011 Academy of International Business (United Kingdom and Ireland Chapter), , 14-16 April', International business: New challenges, new forms, new practices, University of Edinburgh (2011) [E3]
2010 Zhu S Zhu C & Nyland C, 'Policies on the membership and utilisation of employer associations in Chinese Multinational Enterprises: An analysis of country of origin effects', Global Business and Sustainable Development, Sydney (2010) [E3]
2009 Zhu S, Zhu C, Nyland C, 'Chinese multinational enterprises and employer associations: A future research agenda', the 10th International Human Resource Management Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A, (2009) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $4,998

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20131 grants / $4,998

An investigation of challenges and strategies for Chinese multinational corporations to manage employment relations in Australia$4,998

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Judith Zhu
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201212
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Motivations and Decision-Making Processes of Students from Mainland China for Pursuing Higher Education Abroad
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Judith Zhu

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

Email judith.zhu@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 8262 6418

Office

Room SYD 11.18
Location Sydney CBD

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