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Associate Professor Hao Tan

Associate Professor

Newcastle Business School (International Business)

Transitioning to a more sustainable future

Associate Professor Hao Tan’s work is helping to understand the transition from traditional to sustainable energy in China, the world’s largest energy user.

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China’s energy and resources industry is changing, and the shift has global implications.

As we move into the world of renewable energy, Associate Professor Hao Tan is reviewing China’s past and present energy and resource systems from management perspectives to determine how the transition towards more sustainable energy options is determined by dynamics in business and policies.

“Energy transition is a complex phenomenon, especially in China, which is currently the largest energy user in the world. How they transition to more sustainable energy options is of economic, geo-political and environmental significance—not only for China, but also for the rest of the world, including Australia.

“China’s energy transition will shape the world’s trajectories towards a more sustainable future.”

The shift to clean energy

Moving from fossil fuels to renewables is likely to have consequences for international trade, business and policies, with some nations and sectors in better positions to accommodate the shift than others. However, as Hao explains, research to date has focused predominately on the experiences in developed countries, with less known about how the energy transition is happening in developing countries.

“Many emergent issues in the process may not be fully accounted for by existing theories. This is because these theories are largely based on the experiences of developed countries.

“We need to critically examine how the transition is driven and manifested at the company, industry, national and international levels. Those dynamics are interrelated.”

While the goal is to move successfully into a more sustainable future, much of Hao’s research is focused on understanding the process from a management research perspective. This allows Hao to pinpoint where challenges may exist in the business domain where companies need to adapt to the future.

“My research is concerned with important business and policy issues in both “sunrise” industries such as renewable energy and electric vehicles, and the older “sunset” industries such as steel.”

Hao explains that his research questions are often driven by real-world challenges. His current Australian Research Council Discovery Project, for which he is one of chief investigators in collaboration with colleagues from UNSW and Macquarie University, aims to dig deeper into what is driving the shift to a low-carbon economy, and explore the enablers and obstacles in this process.

“We’ll develop new longitudinal case studies, which will follow and assess the creation of new clean energy industries in two of Australia’s top Asian trading partners. The results will help to inform policy debates and development and are also likely to benefit Australian exporters seeking new market openings.”

Informing global conversations

A key element to Hao’s work is the ability to spark global discussions about the future of energy. His goal is to get people talking and provide evidence-based knowledge to inform communities about the transition taking place.

“My research is aimed to helping not only to advance scholarly and policy debate, but also inform the public about important issues in the transition. For example, our research on China’s renewable energy-related policies has helped to improve the public’s understanding of China’s motivations for developing new policies and their effectiveness, which helps other countries and business communities predict China’s future energy strategies.”

To get the public talking, Hao has contributed to many popular media outlets such as the Guardian, BBC and Voice of America. His opinion pieces for the UK Financial Times’ Chinese website—discussing energy and environmental issues in China—have together attracted more than one million pages views in the year of 2015 alone.

“This indicates a strong public interest in the work. These opinion articles are a chance to provide the public with insightful research information based on an in-depth understanding of the phenomenon and its contexts.”

Hao has also written many scholarly publications for prestigious journals such as Nature, Foreign Affairs, Journal of World Business and Energy Policy. Two of his major commentary articles, published in Nature, provide novel accounts on the rise of renewable energy industries and new business models, such as China’s emerging circular economy.

“Nature has the highest impact factor among journals in the world. Publications in this journal help to shape the global research agenda.”

Alongside his work in research and media commentary, Hao is also an award-winning educator with a desire to see international collaboration and conversations strengthen teaching and learning outcomes for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Newcastle.

In 2017, Hao received funding for three years from the New Colombo Plan to support an international study experience project for our undergraduate students. The project enables students to gain first-hand experience on the energy and resource transitions in China and its impacts on the Australian economy by visiting a number of enterprises in the Chinese energy and resource sectors, many of which play significant roles in the value chain of energy and resource products across Australia and China. Hao has also been a visiting professor at prominent universities worldwide, including the National Tsinghua University in Taiwan, Tsinghua University in Beijing, the Institute of Development Studies in the United Kingdom and the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory of UC in the United States.

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Transitioning to a more sustainable future

Associate Professor Hao Tan’s work is helping to understand the transition from traditional to sustainable energy in China, the world’s largest energy user.China’s energy and resources industry is changing, and the shift has global implications.As we move into the world…

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Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Hao Tan is an Associate Professor and International Engagement Director at Newcastle Business School within the University of Newcastle Australia. He previously served in a number of leadership roles in the University, including Program Convenor, Acting Head of Discipline, and Assistant Dean International. Prior to joining the UoN in 2012, Dr. Tan had worked with Macquarie University Sydney, University of Technology Sydney and the University of Western Sydney.

A/Prof Tan’s current research is predominantly focused on energy and resource transitions from a management research perspective. Since 2009 he has published, sole or jointly, two research books, five book chapters, and over 30 scholarly journal articles, including over 20 articles in A/A* journals. Those include leading journals such as Nature (in 2014 and 2016), Foreign Affairs, Journal of World Business, California Management Review, Management and Organization Review, International Journal of Production Economics, among others.

He has acted as a reviewer for over 30 international journals, including some of the top journals in management or energy research. He is an Associate Editor of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, an ABDC A ranked journal, and is on the editorial board of Springer’s Circular Economy and Sustainability journal. He has served as an assessor for various schemes of the Australian Research Council, such as ARC Discovery Projects, ARC Linkage Projects, and ARC Future Fellowships. He has also served as an external reviewer for international funding bodies such as the British Academy, the Austrian Science Fund, and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council.

A/Prof Tan was a visiting professor/visiting fellow at the National Tsinghua University in Taiwan, Tsinghua University in Beijing, the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of UC Berkeley in the US. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Emlyon Business School of France.

A/Prof Hao Tan has won multiple Faculty Teaching & Learning Awards. He has also been regularly invited to provide research training for Doctor students and faculty members in other institutions, including for Emlyon Business School’s International Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program since 2019, and Toulouse Business School’s DBA program in China since 2016.

A/Prof Tan writes frequently for influential English- and Chinese-language media on issues in relation to energy and resource industries in China, Australia and beyond. His opinion pieces, such as those published regularly in the UK Financial Times' Chinese website and Australia's The Conversation, have been widely cited and republished. He has been frequently interviewed by international, national and local media, such as BBC, Voice of America, ABC, SBS, China Radio International, Newcastle Herald. 

Prior to coming to Australia, A/Prof Tan had extensive work experience in industries in China. He had worked with a large high-tech firm as a project management officer and a corporate lecturer; and had later worked as a management consultant.

Hao Tan's personal website is here. His website in relation to his current ARC Discovery Project with colleagues is here


Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
350705 Innovation management 30
350706 International business 40
350718 Strategy 30

Awards

Honours

Year Award
2008 Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Excellence in Postgraduate Research
Macquarie University

Nomination

Year Award
2018 Finalist - 2018 Faculty Award for International Engagement
University of Newcastle Australia

Research Award

Year Award
2017 The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA)-China Joint Action Program Grant
The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
2017 CCSP- Understanding China Fellowship
Confucius Institute
2007 DRUID-DIME Winter Conference Best Paper Award
Danish Research Unit in Industrial Dynamics (Denmark)
2007 Chinese Society for Management of Technology Annual Conference Best Paper Award
Chinese Society for Management of Technology

Teaching Award

Year Award
2019 Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2019 -Teaching Commendation
University of Newcastle Australia
2016 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2018 Keynote presentation at China Business Forum, Newcastle China Week in 2018
2017 Research Seminar at the Center for Energy and Environment Policy Research, Beijing Institute of Technology, Dec 2017
Research seminar at the Center for Energy and Environment Policy Research, Beijing Institute of Technology, Dec 2017
2017 Research Seminar at the Institute of Industrial Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Sep 2017
Research seminar at the Institute of Industrial Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Sep 2017
2017 Keynote presentation at Newcastle China Week in 2017
Keynote presentation at Newcastle China Week in 2017
2016 Research Seminar at Tsinghua University, Beijing, April 2016
2016 Research Seminar at University of Texas Dallas, May 2016
2016 Research Seminar at The Institute of Resource, Environment and Sustainable Development Research, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, June 2016
2015 Research seminar the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China, Oct 2015
2015 Research seminar at Zhejiang University China
2015 Keynote presentation at the event 'Understanding Ecosystem Protection and Sustainable Development in China and Australia', organised by the Australia China Business Council, Sydney
2014 Keynote presentation at the Inaugural Asian Business & Economics Seminar,University of Melbourne

Thesis Examinations

Year Level Discipline Thesis
2021 PHD Business PhD Thesis, University of Sydney Australia
2018 PHD Business PhD Thesis, RMIT University Australia
2016 PHD Business PhD Thesis, Deakin University, Australia
2015 Honours Economics Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Dissertation, University of Newcastle
2015 PHD Law PhD Thesis, The University of Melbourne
2014 Honours Business Bachelor of Business (Honours) Dissertation, University of Newcastle
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Publications

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


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Mathews JA, Tan H, China's Renewable Energy Revolution, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 167 (2015) [A1]
DOI 10.1057/9781137546258.0001
2010 Tan H, Cyclical Industrial Dynamics: Identification and Analysis of Cyclical Behaviour in Three IT Industries, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Co., Saarbrucken, Germany, 196 (2010) [A1]

Chapter (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Tan H, Fu J, 'Transitions of Coal-Fired Power Plants in China: A Case Study in the Greater Bay Area', Sustainable Energy and Green Finance for a Low-carbon Economy Perspectives from the Greater Bay Area of China, Springer Nature, Heidelberg, Germany 97-110 (2020) [B1]
2017 Mathews JA, Hu M, Tan H, 'Toward low carbon cities: The Chinese experience', Creating Low Carbon Cities, Springer, Switzerland 89-98 (2017) [B1]
2015 'The Handbook of Service Innovation', , Springer London (2015)
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-6590-3
2015 Tan H, 'Cyclical Industrial Dynamics', International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, Boston 651-654 (2015)
2015 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Entrepreneurial strategies in Asian latecomer firms: Linkage, leverage and learning', Handbook of East Asian Entrepreneurship, Routledge, London 30-44 (2015) [B1]
2015 Tan H, Chen S, 'Services offshoring: location choice and subnational regional advantages in China', The Handbook of Service Innovation, Springer, London, UK 621-640 (2015) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-6590-3
Citations Scopus - 1
2012 Turpin T, Tan H, Toner P, Garrett-Jones S, 'Investigating the lateral migration of technology in a resource-based economy: Conceptual and methodological issues from a study of the Australian mining sector', Technology Transfer in a Global Economy, Springer, New York 335-349 (2012) [B1]
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Journal article (37 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Tan H, 'A Transition Perspective for Business School Research and Education in China', Management and Organization Review, 1-20 (2021)
DOI 10.1017/mor.2020.77
2021 Thurbon E, Kim S-Y, Mathews JA, Tan H, 'More 'Creative' Than 'Destructive'? Synthesizing Schumpeterian and Developmental State Perspectives to Explain Mixed Results in Korea's Clean Energy Shift', JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT & DEVELOPMENT, 30 265-290 (2021)
DOI 10.1177/10704965211013491
Citations Scopus - 1
2021 Tan H, Thurbon E, Kim S-Y, Mathews JA, 'Overcoming incumbent resistance to the clean energy shift: How local governments act as change agents in coal power station closures in China', ENERGY POLICY, 149 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.enpol.2020.112058
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2021 Tan H, Thurbon E, Mathews J, Kim S-Y, 'China closes the door to coal', East Asia Forum, (2021)
2021 Tan H, Yang M, 'The New Liability of Origin in Global Decoupling', Management and Organization Review, 17 624-629 (2021)
DOI 10.1017/mor.2021.40
2020 Thurbon E, Tan H, Kim S-Y, Mathews J, 'Australia s dangerous dirty hydrogen plans, East Asia Forum', East Asia Forum, (2020)
2020 Mathews J, Thurbon E, Kim S-Y, Tan H, 'The case for an East Asian climate club led by Australia', East Asia Forum, (2020)
2020 Alofan F, Chen S, Tan H, 'National cultural distance, organizational culture, and adaptation of management innovations in foreign subsidiaries: A fuzzy set analysis of TQM implementation in Saudi Arabia', JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, 109 184-199 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.11.037
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 15
2019 Thurbon E, Kim S-Y, Mathews J, Tan H, 'Grand opportunities for Australia s hydrogen industry and for a strategic regional rebalancing', East Asian Forum, (2019)
2018 Mathews JA, Tan H, Hu M-C, 'Moving to a Circular Economy in China: Transforming industrial parks to eco-industrial parks', California Management Review, 60 157-181 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0008125617752
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13
2018 Tan H, 'A Global Industrial Rebalance: China, the U.S. and Energy-intensive Manufacturing', Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus, 16 1-11 (2018) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 1
2017 Lin N, Tan H, Chen S, 'Global Offshoring Portfolio Diversity and Performance Implications', International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 47 1-38 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/IJPDLM-09-2015-0230
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10
2017 Tan H, 'The Art of the Steel Deal', FOREIGN AFFAIRS, (2017) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6
2017 Tan H, 'Making impact through industry-focused research: An Asia Pacific perspective', Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 34 487-503 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10490-017-9521-4
2016 Trappey AJC, Trappey CV, Tan H, Liu PHY, Li SJ, Lin LC, 'The determinants of photovoltaic system costs: An evaluation using a hierarchical learning curve model', Journal of Cleaner Production, 112 1709-1716 (2016) [C1]

The uptake of solar power globally as an important alternative energy source to fossil fuels, together with a rapid fall in the cost of photovoltaic (PV) systems, has been phenome... [more]

The uptake of solar power globally as an important alternative energy source to fossil fuels, together with a rapid fall in the cost of photovoltaic (PV) systems, has been phenomenal during the past decade. This trend is widely anticipated to continue for the years to come. The decline in PV installation costs, like many other new technologies through history, has been largely driven by the learning curve effect. However, it is suggested that other factors, such as costs of key production inputs and prices of competing technologies, also impact the costs of PV systems. In this study, we construct a hierarchical learning curve model to quantify the effects that various factors have on installation costs of PV systems based on empirical data from Taiwan. The results show that, in addition to the learning curve effect as underpinned by an increase of cumulative PV capacity, reductions to silicon price have significantly contributed to the decline of the final installation costs of PV systems in Taiwan. By quantifying the effects of critical cost factors, the learning curve effects on PV installation costs in Taiwan are defined which enable a more accurate projection of PV installation costs for governments, PV producers, operators and users.

DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.08.095
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 34
2016 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Circular Economy: Lessons from China', NATURE, 531 440-442 (2016) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 99Web of Science - 90
2015 Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Accelerated internationalization and resource leverage strategizing: The case of Chinese wind turbine manufacturers', Journal of World Business, 50 417-427 (2015) [C1]

Accelerated internationalization is an important phenomenon in international business (IB), where it has been linked mainly with studies of born globals and patterns of internatio... [more]

Accelerated internationalization is an important phenomenon in international business (IB), where it has been linked mainly with studies of born globals and patterns of internationalization utilized by small and medium-sized enterprises. Building on recent research on the (redefined) concept of speed of internationalization, we seek to extend the domain of accelerated internationalization to encompass cases where large firms in certain industries from emerging markets such as China and India globalize at an accelerated pace. We utilize cases from the Chinese wind turbine manufacturing industry to illustrate the process, and apply strategic reasoning based on resource leverage as a means of explaining such phenomena - complementing the extant frameworks based on microeconomic reasoning. We argue that both approaches are needed to make sense of the important empirical phenomena revealed by examination of the patterns of internationalization exhibited by emerging market multinationals.

DOI 10.1016/j.jwb.2014.05.005
Citations Scopus - 46Web of Science - 48
2015 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'The Greening of China's Black Electric Power System? Insights from 2014 Data', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL-JAPAN FOCUS, 13 (2015)
2015 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'The Revision of China's Energy and Coal Consumption Data: A preliminary analysis', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL-JAPAN FOCUS, 13 (2015)
2015 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Zhu Xi's neo-Confucian school: An organizational studies reading', Asian Business & Management, 14 227-246 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1057/abm.2015.8
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2014 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'China's Renewable Energy Revolution: What is driving it?', The Asia-Pacific Journal, 12 1-4 (2014) [C1]
2014 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'China's continuing renewable energy revolution: Global implications', The Asia-Pacific Journal, 12 (2014) [C1]
2014 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Manufacture renewables to build energy security.', Nature, 513 166-168 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1038/513166a
Citations Scopus - 53Web of Science - 59
2014 Agarwal R, Brown PJ, Green R, Randhawa K, Tan H, 'Management practices of Australian manufacturing firms: Why are some firms more innovative?', International Journal of Production Research, 52 6496-6517 (2014) [C1]

Whilst many studies have focused on the adoption of individual or sets of innovative management practices (e.g. lean production), fewer studies have evaluated a diverse set of man... [more]

Whilst many studies have focused on the adoption of individual or sets of innovative management practices (e.g. lean production), fewer studies have evaluated a diverse set of management practices and firm contextual factors which may limit (or enable) the accumulation of groups of innovations in organisations. The Australian manufacturing sector is a novel setting to investigate such issues due to, among other reasons, a protracted decline of the competitive position of the sector. In this paper, we use a data-set from the Australian government funded management practices benchmarking project which was part of the World Management Survey and empirically evaluate why some companies have more innovative management practices than others. The conceptual model developed draws mainly on innovation diffusion theory and prior empirical findings. We find that (1) firms which adopt clusters of better management practices have greater performance; and (2) several firm characteristics explain the adoption of better management practices, such as education level of employees and managers, firm size, ownership by a multinational firm, and diffused ownership structure. The study has practical implications for policy-makers and stakeholders who are interested in supporting the adoption of better management practices by firms to enhance productivity in the manufacturing sector.

DOI 10.1080/00207543.2014.949362
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12
2014 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'China leads the way on renewables', NATURE, 508 319-319 (2014) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2014 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'China's energy industrial revolution', Carbon Management, 5 1-3 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.4155/cmt.13.68
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 9
2013 Tan H, Sun A, Lau H, 'CO

This study focuses on CO2 emissions 'embodied' in the characteristic China-Australia bilateral trade, which refer to the CO2 emissions due to the production of goods tra... [more]

This study focuses on CO2 emissions 'embodied' in the characteristic China-Australia bilateral trade, which refer to the CO2 emissions due to the production of goods traded between the two countries. We perform an assessment of the CO2 embodiment in the trade during the period between 2002 and 2010. We find that the scale effect has been a dominant effect contributing to an increase of CO2 emissions embodied in the bilateral trade through the years; while the composition effect seems to be a major driver for reducing CO2 embodiment in the exports of Australia to China. Based on an analysis of the difference between the amounts of actual CO2 embodiment and those in a hypothetical 'no-trade' scenario, we estimate that the 'net' CO2 emissions due to the bilateral trade declined from around 10Mt of CO2 emissions in 2002 to -10Mt in 2010; that is, the bilateral trade contributed to a reduction of the global carbon emissions in the recent years. This finding suggests that the rapid growth of exports of carbon-intensive goods from Australia to China has helped in reducing carbon emissions globally because carbon intensity factors of those goods are much lower in Australia than those in China. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.06.048
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 36
2013 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'The transformation of the electric power sector in China', Energy Policy, 52 170-180 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.10.010
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 25
2013 Agarwal R, Green R, Brown PJ, Tan H, Randhawa K, 'Determinants of quality management practices: An empirical study of New Zealand manufacturing firms', International Journal of Production Economics, 142 130-145 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijpe.2012.09.024
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 40
2012 Chen S, Tan H, 'Region effects in the internationalization-performance relationship in Chinese firms', Journal of World Business, 47 73-80 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jwb.2010.10.022
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 38
2011 Mathews JA, Tang Y, Tan H, 'China's move to a Circular Economy as a development strategy', Asian Business and Management, 10 463-484 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1057/abm.2011.18
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20
2011 Mathews JA, Tan H, Moore MJB, Bell G, 'A conceptual lignocellulosic 'feed+ fuel' biorefinery and its application to the linked biofuel and cattle raising industries in Brazil', Energy Policy, 39 4932-4938 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.06.022
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 15
2011 Tan H, 'Cyclical industrial dynamics in the global IT sector: origins and sequencing', Industrial and Corporate Change, 20 175-200 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/icc/dtq070
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2011 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Progress Toward a Circular Economy in China', Journal of Industrial Ecology, 15 435-457 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2011.00332.x
Citations Scopus - 249Web of Science - 219
2010 Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Cyclical industrial dynamics: the case of the global semiconductor industry', Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 77 344-353 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 11
2010 Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Identification and analysis of industry cycles', Journal of Business Research, 63 454-462 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15
2009 Mathews JA, Tan H, 'Biofuels and indirect land use change effects: the debate continues', Biofuels Bioproducts and Biorefining, 3 305-317 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 83Web of Science - 71
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Conference (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Tan H, 'Declining industries in emerging economies and firm strategies', Adelaide (2017)
2014 Lin N, Tan H, Chen S, 'Complexity of Global Sourcing Portfolio and Implications for Firms' Innovative Performance', Strategic Management Society Special Conference Sydney, Sydney (2014) [E3]
2012 Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Technological substitution in the electricity sector', Paper presented on the 21st International Conference on Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference, Hsinchu, Taiwan RoC (2012) [E1]
2011 Turpin T, Tan H, Toner P, Garrett-Jone S, 'Investigating the lateral migration of technology in a resource based economy: conceptual and methodological issues from a study of the Australian mining sector', Paper presented on the Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Meeting, University of Augsburg, Germany (Bavaria) (2011) [E1]
2010 Chen S, Tan H, 'Regional effects in the internationalization-performance relationship in Chinese firms', 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, Montreal, Canada (2010) [E1]
2008 Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Strategic Dimensions of Cyclical Industrial Dynamics: A Study of the Semiconductor Industry', Paper presented at the DRUID (Danish Research Unit in Industrial Dynamics) 25th Celebration Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2008) [E1]
2008 Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Strategic Capital Investment in a Highly Cyclical Industry: An Empirical Study', The Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference Proceedings, Beijing. China (2008) [E1]
2007 Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Semiconductor Industry Cycle', Paper presented at the DRUID-DIME (co-hosted by DRUID and Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe) Academy Winter Conference, Denmark (2007) [E1]
2007 Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Identification of Industry Cycles', The Chinese Society for Management of Technology Annual Conference Proceedings, Taichung (2007) [E1]
2006 Tan H, Weston R, Tang Y, 'Applying the Miles and Snow's Business Strategy Typology to China's Real Estate Development Industry', Paper presented at the 12th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference (Refereed Section), New Zealand (2006) [E1]
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Other (36 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Tan H, 'International cooperation on climate faces significant challenges, UK Financial Times' China website, 13 Sep., available at http://ftchinese.com/story/001093913?archive (in Chinese)', (2021) [O1]
2021 Tan H, Thurbon E, Mathews J, Kim SY, 'The US and China must find a way to cooperate at COP26 and beyond. Otherwise, global climate action. The Conversation, 25 Oct, available at https://theconversation.com/the-us-and-china-must-find-a-way-to-cooperate-at-cop26-and-beyond-otherwise-global-climate-action-is-impossible-170094', (2021) [O1]
2021 Tan H, 'Does Chinese funding really account for more than 70% of all coal plants built today? Pekingnology, 3 Oct.', (2021) [O1]
2021 Tan H, 'How competition between the US and China will affect global climate actions, Caijing Magazine, 18 Oct (in Chinese)', (2021) [O1]
2021 Tan H, 'The actual and symbolic significance of the pledge of China to stop funding coal projects overseas, UK Financial Times' China website, 28 Sep., available at http://ftchinese.com/story/001094067?archive (in Chinese)', (2021) [O1]
2021 Tan H, 'Australian coal faces bigger challenges than the Chinese trade ban, SBS Mandarin, available at https://www.sbs.com.au/chinese/mandarin/zh-hans/australia-s-coal-export-faces-bigger-challenge-than-beijing-s-trade-ban)', (2021) [O1]
2021 Tan H, Thurbon E, Mathews J, Kim S-Y, 'Forget about the trade spat coal is passé in much of China, and that s a bigger problem for Australia. The Conversation, available at https://theconversation.com/forget-about-the-trade-spat-coal-is-passe-in-much-of-china-and-thats-a-bigger-problem-for-australia-153300', (2021) [O1]
2020 Kim S-Y, Thurbon E, Tan H, Mathews J, 'South Korea s Green New Deal shows the world what a smart economic recovery looks like. The Conversation, available https://theconversation.com/south-koreas-green-new-deal-shows-the-world-what-a-smart-economic-recovery-looks-like-145032', (2020) [O1]
2020 Mathews J, Thurbon E, Tan H, Kim S-Y, 'Super-charged: how Australia s biggest renewables project will change the energy game. The Conversation, available at https://theconversation.com/super-charged-how-australias-biggest-renewables-project-will-change-the-energy-game-148348', (2020) [O1]
2020 Tan H, Thurbon E, Mathews J, Kim S-Y, 'China just stunned the world with its step-up on climate action and the implications for Australia may be huge. The Conversation, available at https://theconversation.com/china-just-stunned-the-world-with-its-step-up-on-climate-action-and-the-implications-for-australia-may-be-huge-147268', (2020) [O1]
2020 Mathews J, Thurbon E, Tan H, Kim S-Y, 'It might sound batshit insane but Australia could soon export sunshine to Asia via a 3,800km cable. The Conversation, available at https://theconversation.com/it-might-sound-batshit-insane-but-australia-could-soon-export-sunshine-to-asia-via-a-3-800km-cable-127612', (2020) [O1]
2020 Tan H, 'Revisiting the debate on the Chinese management models amidst the coronavirus break, UK Financial Times' Chinese website, available at http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001086198?adchannelID=&full=y', (2020) [O1]
2020 Thurbon E, Tan H, Mathews J, Kim S-Y, 'Want an economic tonic, Mr Morrison? Use that stimulus money to turbocharge renewables. The Conversation, available at https://theconversation.com/want-an-economic-tonic-mr-morrison-use-that-stimulus-money-to-turbocharge-renewables-137074', (2020) [O1]
2019 Tan H, ' Coal-power Exit in China: Three Challenges and three opportunities. UK Financial Times Chinese Website; available at http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001081746?archive', (2019)
2019 Tan H, 'Towards Responsible Research in Business and Management : A Transition Perspective; available at https://rrbm.network/towards-responsible-research-in-business-and-management-a-transition-perspective-hao-tan/', Responsible Research in Business & Management (2019)
2019 Kim S-Y, Thurbon E, Tan H, Mathews J, 'China succeeds in greening its economy not because, but in spite of, its authoritarian government. The Conversation, available at https://theconversation.com/china-succeeds-in-greening-its-economy-not-because-but-in-spite-of-its-authoritarian-government-115568', (2019) [O1]
2017 Tan H, 'Why Chinese steel companies should invest in the US. UK Financial Times' Chinese website, 4 Dec http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001072662?full=y', (2017) [O1]
2016 Tan H, 'There's another way to solve China's industrial overcapacity, www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/9510-There-s-another-way-to-solve-China-s-industrial-overcapacity', (2016) [O1]
2016 Tan H, 'Why the Chinese cement industry has a better chance to cut excess capacity than steel and coal www.ftchinese.com/story/001070366', (2016) [O1]
2015 Tan H, 'A 'post-steel' China', FTChinese.com, available at http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001063992?full=y. London: The Financial Times Ltd (2015)
2015 Tan H, 'China's 'Silent Spring' has many more political hurdles to jump', theconversation.com. Australia: theconversation.com (2015)
2015 Tan H, 'Chinese SoEs' foreign investments need to pass a commercial test www.ftchinese.com/story/001062094', FTchinese.com. London: The Financial Times Ltd (2015)
2015 Tan H, 'Greening China: tackling bad industrial policies should be a priority', . UK: Institute of Development Studies, UK (2015)
2015 Tan H, ''Under the Dome' and China's energy policy agenda (Qiong Ding Zhi Xia Nan Yi Qu Dong Zheng Ce Zhuan Xing)', . London: The Financial Times Ltd (2015)
2015 Tan H, 'Can industrial policies drive China's energy transition? ("Huai Zhengce" Zu Ai Nengyuan Zhuanxing) (Commentary article published in UK Financial Times' Chinese website)', FTchinese.com: The Financial Times Ltd, UK (2015)
2015 Tan H, 'The foreign investments from China in 2015 in the energy and resource sectors under the One Belt One Road strategy: A review. www.ftchinese.com/story/001065160', (2015) [O1]
2015 Tan H, 'Six inconvenient truths of the fall in oil price to China (Youjia Baodie Dui Zhongguo Nengyuan Zhuanxing De Fengxian) (Commentary Article published in UK Financial Times' Chinese website)', FTchinese.com: The Financial Times Ltd (2015)
2014 Tan H, 'A Good Story by China Merchants Group (Zhaoshangju Jiangle Ge Hao Gushi) (Commentary article published in the Chinese financial and business news website caixin.com)', caixin.com: Caixin Media Company Ltd. (2014)
2014 Tan H, 'Do Chinese companies need to worry about the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement? (Zhongguo Qiye Buying Moshi Huashi Ranliao Chezi Xingdong) (Commentary article published in UK Financial Times' Chinese website)', FTChinese.com: The Financial Times Ltd (2014)
2014 Tan H, 'Australian Resources + Chinese Manufacturing = Perfect Combination? (Aozhou Ziyuan + Zhongguo Zhizao =Wanmei Zuhe?) (Commentary article published in the Chinese financial and business news website caixin.com)', Caixin.com: Caixin Media Company Ltd. (2014)
2014 Tan H, 'To Label the Waste Incinerator Protesters 'NIMBYers' Missing the Point (Bei Wudu De Linbi Xiaoying) (Commentary article published in UK Financial Times' Chinese website)', FTChinese.com: The Financial Times Ltd (2014)
2014 Tan H, 'Behind the 'Insulting' Remarks by an Australian Senator. (Dui Aoyiyuan Ruhua Yanlun De Lengsikao) (Commentary article published in UK Financial Times' Chinese website)', www.ftchinese.com: The Financial Times Ltd (2014)
2014 Tan H, Mathews JA, 'Manufacture Renewables to Build Energy Security. (Kezaisheng Nengyuan Qianghua Guojia Nengyuan Anquan) (Commentary article published in UK Financial Times' Chinese website)', FTchinese.com: The Financial Times Ltd (2014)
2014 Tan H, Mathews J, 'FactCheck: does the new climate deal let China do nothing for 16 years?', theconversation.com. Australia: theconversation.com (2014)
2014 Tan H, Mathews J, 'China shows there's more to renewable energy than fighting climate change', theconversation.com. Australia: theconversation.com (2014)
2013 Tan H, Mathews J, 'China roars ahead with renewables', . Australia: theconversation.com (2013)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $493,883

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20212 grants / $10,173

College Co-funding of ARC DP 2019 grant$5,173

College support of ARC DP 2019 project "East Asia's clean energy shift: enablers, obstacles, outcomes and lessons"

Funding body: College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle

Funding body College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle
Project Team

A/Professor Hao Tan, A/Professor Elizabeth Thurbon, Dr Sung-Young Kim, Dr John Mathews

Scheme 2021 College co-funding of external scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

College Co-funding of Enova Community Energy Grant$5,000

College support of Enova Community Energy grant for "Knowledge building and sharing from the shared community battery storage and PV trading scheme"

Funding body: College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle

Funding body College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle
Project Team

A/Prof Hao Tan, Dr Sidsel Grimstad

Scheme 2021 College co-funding of external scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20202 grants / $170,710

Multi-level Supply Chain Optimization Management from the Perspective of Green Shale Gas Production and Consumption$99,358

Funding body: NSFC

Funding body NSFC
Project Team

Hui Hu, Jianzhong Xiao, Hao Tan, etc.

Scheme national key scientific research project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2023
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

Knowledge Building and Sharing from The ‘Shared Community Battery Storage and PV Trading Scheme’$71,352

Funding body: Enova Community Energy Pty Ltd

Funding body Enova Community Energy Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Hao Tan, Doctor Sidsel Grimstad
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2022
GNo G2001130
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

20191 grants / $301,000

East Asia's clean energy shift: enablers, obstacles, outcomes and lessons$301,000

Funding body: Australia Research Council

Funding body Australia Research Council
Project Team

Associate Professor Elizabeth Thurbon; Dr Sung-Young Kim; Associate Professor Hao Tan; Dr John Mathews

Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

20171 grants / $7,000

Exit Behaviours in Energy and Polution-Intensive Industries in China and Australia$7,000

Funding body: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Funding body Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Project Team Associate Professor Hao Tan
Scheme Australia/China Joint Action Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700806
Type Of Funding C2200 - Aust Commonwealth – Other
Category 2200
UON Y

20131 grants / $5,000

International technology diffusion to and from the Australian mining sector$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Hao Tan
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300885
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Carbon Lock-Out: Advancing Community Renewable Energy in Australia PhD (Management), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD A Study of Mandatory Environmental Reporting in Australia: Compliance, Reporting Quantity, Reporting Quality, and the Impression Management Tactics PhD (Accounting & Finance), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD A Dynamic Capability Perspective on International Technology Transfer (ITT): The Role of Path Dependencies and ITT Resources PhD (Management), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2018 PhD Management Innovations, Organisational Culture, and National Culture: The Case of Adaptation of Total Quality Management (TQM) in Saudi Arabia PhD (Management), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Determinants and Success Factors of Transient Multi-Disciplinary Teams in Supply Chains PhD (Management), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Business Group Affiliates’ Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance Performance in Emerging Economies - A Multilevel Cross-national Analysis PhD (Management), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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News

Associate Professor Hao Tan in The Conversation

October 14, 2020

Following China’s recent carbon neutrality pledge, Associate Professor Hao Tan has published two opinion pieces.

China is Turning Green

June 12, 2015

Removal of ‘bad’ industrial policies for an effective energy transition in China

February 19, 2015

Removal of ‘bad’ industrial policies for an effective energy transition in China

Dr Hao Tan Discusses Renewable Energy

December 4, 2014

Dr Hao Tan talks with the BBC and Panorama FM about China’s Role in Renewable Energy Technologies and Climate Change

Implications of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement to Chinese fossil fuel companies

November 20, 2014

Dr. Hao Tan discusses implications of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement to Chinese fossil fuel companies

FactCheck: does the new climate deal let China do nothing for 16 years?

November 18, 2014

Dr Hao Tan discusses the recent climate deal between China and the US

Associate Professor Hao Tan

Position

Associate Professor
Newcastle Business School
College of Human and Social Futures

Focus area

International Business

Contact Details

Email hao.tan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6748

Office

Room X.727
Building NeW Space
Location City Campus

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