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Jin Zhang

Jin Zhang

University Lecturer in International Business
Fellow of Wolfson College

BA, MA (Nankai University), MPhil, PhD (University of Cambridge)

Research interests

State-business relations and multinational corporate behaviour; multinational corporate structure and governance; the political economy of China's large commercial aircraft industry.

Subject group: Strategy & International Business

Professional experience

Jin was previously Leverhulme Research Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School. She is the Deputy Director of the Cambridge China Executive Leadership Programme (CELP). She serves on the editorial board of Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, and is a member of Energy@Cambridge on the speciality of policy, economics and risks.

Awards & honours

  • CCDT (Cambridge China Development Trust) Senior Research Fellow, 2015-2017
  • Leverhulme Research Fellow, 2002-2004

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Jin Zhang's publications. Please see the "Selected publications" tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Zhang, J. (2017) "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. (forthcoming)

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. London: 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 gancha yu jingzhengli [Globalisation and Chinese large firms: catch-up and competitiveness]. Tianjin: Nankai University Press.

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 (DOI: 10.1093/cje/bem016)

Journal articles

Nolan, P., Sutherland, D. and Zhang, J. (2002) "The challenge of the global business revolution." Contributions to Political Economy, 21(1): 91-110

Nolan, P. and Zhang, J. (2002) "The challenge of globalization for large Chinese firms." World Development, 30(12): 2089-2107

Nolan, P. and Zhang, J. (2003) "Globalization challenge for large firms from developing countries: China's oil and aerospace industries." European Management Journal, 21(3): 285-299

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 (DOI: 10.1093/cje/bem016)

Nolan, P., Zhang, J. and Liu, C. (2006) "Global business revolution, cascade effect and the challenges for catch-up for large indigenous Chinese enterprises [in Chinese: quanqiu shangye gemin, pubu xiaoying yiji zhongguo qiye mianlin de tiaozhan]." Journal of Peking University (Beijing da xue xue bao), 43(2): 132-140

Nolan, P. and Zhang, J. (2010) "Global competition after the financial crisis." New Left Review, 64: 97-108

Books, monographs, reports & case studies

Zhang, J. (2002) "PetroChina (with teaching notes)." European Case Clearing House (ECCH).

Zhang, J. (2004) Catch-up and competitiveness in China: the case of large firms in the oil industry. London: Routledge.

Nolan, P., Zhang, J. and Chunhang, L. (2007) The global business revolution and the cascade effect: systems integration in the aerospace, beverages and retail industries. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Zhang, J. (2013) Quanqiuhua he zhongguo daqiye de gancha yu jingzhengli [Globalisation and Chinese large firms: catch-up and competitiveness]. Tianjin: Nankai University Press.

Zhang, J. (2016) Catch-up and competitiveness in China: the case of large firms in the oil industry. London: Routledge, paperback edition.

Zhang, J. and Laiming, Z. (eds.) (2018) China and the world economy: transition and challenges. London: Routledge. (forthcoming)

Book chapters

Nolan, P. with Zhang, J. (2004) "The challenge of globalisation for large Chinese firms." In Nolan, P. Transforming China: globalisation, transition and development. London: Anthem Press, pp.233-296

Nolan, P., Zhang, J. and Liu, C. (2008) "The global business revolution and developing countries." In Nolan, P. (ed.): Integrating China: towards the coordinated market economy. London: Anthem Press, pp.19-42

Nolan, P. and Zhang, J. (2008) "Capitalism, conflict and cooperation: US-China relations under capitalist globalisation." In Nolan, P. (ed.): Integrating China: towards the coordinated market economy. London: Anthem Press, pp.231-264

Nolan, P. and Zhang, J. (2014) "Technical change and firm-level catch-up in developing countries: the case of telecommunications." In: Nolan, P. (ed.) Chinese firms, global firms: industrial policy in the era of globalization. New York: Routledge, pp.25-42

Nolan, P. and Zhang, J. (2014) "Globalization and China's large firms." In: Nolan, P. (ed.) Chinese firms, global firms: industrial policy in the era of globalization. New York: Routledge, pp.64-80

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. (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. (2017) "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. (forthcoming)

Working papers

Nolan, P. and Zhang, J. (2002) "The challenge of globalization for large Chinese firms." United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Discussion Paper No.162

Contact details

Jin Zhang
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 760359
Fax: +44 (0)1223 339701

j.zhang@jbs.cam.ac.uk