Dr Marina Zhang

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Zhang holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from China’s Peking University, and an MBA and a Ph.D. from the Australian National University. She is the authour of two book, High-Tech Entrepreneurship in Asia: Innovation, Industry & Institutional Dynamics in Mobile Payments, Edward Elgar, 2007 (330pp. + xv), and China 2.0: The Transformation of an Emerging Superpower… and the New Opportunities, John Wiley & Sons, 2010 (302pp. + xxviii), which was listed by Business+Strategy as one of the Best Business Books 2010 on China.

Dr Zhang's research interests include:

  • high-tech entrepreneurship in Asia (e.g., venture capital investment in high-growth ventures, business model innovation, and institutional entrepreneurship)
  • digital economy in China (e.g., platforms, network externalities, social media development)
  • disruptive/emerging technologies (e.g., mobile payments, fintech, clean-energy and bio-pharmaceutics) 
  • technological catch-up of latecomer firms/sectors/nations (e.g., China's telecommunication manufacturing sector)
  • emerging market multinational firms (e.g., China's Huawei)
  • talent circulation (e.g., career performance of Chinese returnees in China)
  • innovation systems (e.g., national/regional/sectoral innovation systems)
  • knowledge acquisition/sharing within and across organizations (e.g., leader/team member's goal orientation and knowledge sharing)

Before becoming an academic Dr Zhang had rich experience in business, including co-founding China’s first market research firm in Beijing/Hong Kong and working in blue-chip corporations (IBM and Ericsson) in the Greater China region.

Global Influence

Dr. Zhang has been recognized as an expert on innovation and high-tech entrepreneurship in China. Apart from presenting her research at international conferences, she is regularly invited to attend globally influential events as a speaker. Her recent engagements include:

  • Panel speaker in the entrepreneurship stream at the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) in Manila, Philippines (2015) http://www.hpair.org/speaker/
  • Keynote speaker, debating with three prominent scholars at the DRUID Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark (2014). A video of the debate is in the link: https://vimeo.com/98925171.
  • Panel speaker in the entrepreneurship stream at the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) in Tokyo, Japan (2014). (Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was a keynote speaker at the conference.)
  • Specialist presenter at the Management Conference of MCC in Budapest, Hungary (2014).

Teaching

Dr. Zhang currently teaches Leadership and Change Management in the postgraduate program at UNSW Canberra.

Books

Zhang MY, 2010, China 2.0: The Transformation of an Emerging Superpower… and the New Opportunities, John Wiley & Sons, http://www.amazon.com/Marina-Yue-Zhang/e/B001JOYJQM

Zhang MY; Dodgson M, 2007, High-Tech Entrepreneurship in Asia: Innovation, Industry and Institutional Dynamics in Mobile Payments, edward elgar

Book Chapters

Zhang MY, 2014, 'Innovation Management in China', in Dodgson M; Gann DM; Phillips N (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management, Oxford University Press, pp. 355 - 374, http://www.oup.com.au/titles/academic/business__and__economics/business/9780199694945

Stening BW; Zhang , 2011, 'Challenges Confronting Higher Education in China', in Higher Education in Hungary and the World: Tendencies and Potentialities, Mathias Corvinus Collegium, Budapest, pp. 55 - 69

Gao J; Liu X; Zhang MY, 2011, 'China’s emerging innovation system: The interplay between the science and technology policy and technology entrepreneurship', in Mian (ed.), Science and Technology Based Regional Entrepreneurship: Global Experience in Policy & Program Development, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 329 - 360

Journal articles

Zhang MY; Stening B, 2017, 'Ethics and the Liability of Foreignness: The Case of China', Journal of General Management, vol. 42, pp. 3 - 15

Zhu H; Zhang MY; Lin W, 2017, 'The fit between business model innovation and demand-side dynamics: catch-up of China’s latecomer mobile handset manufacturers', Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, vol. 19, pp. 146 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14479338.2016.1275979

Zhang MY; Guo L; Dodgson M; Cai H, 2017, 'An integrated indicator system for patent portfolios: Evidence from the telecommunication manufacturing industry', Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2016.1220514

Zhang MY, 2016, 'Meso-Level Factors in Technological Transitions: The Development of TD-SCDMA in China', Research Policy, vol. 45, pp. 546 - 559, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2015.11.006

Zhang MY; Nailer CH; Stening BW, 2015, 'In Researching Emerging Markets, Anthropology Often Trumps Statistics', International Journal of Market Research, vol. 57, pp. 855 - 876, http://dx.doi.org/10.2501/IJMR-2015-014

Zhang MY, 2014, 'The evolution of R&D capability in multinational corporations in emerging markets: Evidence from China', International Journal of Technology Management, vol. 64, pp. 210 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJTM.2014.059928

Zhang MY; Gao, J. , 2011, 'The takeoff of an interactive innovation: Evidence from China', Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 78, pp. 1115 - 1129, http://dx.doi.org.wwwproxy1.library.unsw.edu.au/10.1016/j.techfore.2011.02.004

Zhang MY; Dodgson M, 2007, '"A roasted duck can still fly away": A case study of technology, nationality, culture and the rapid and early internationalization of the firm', Journal of World Business, vol. 42, pp. 336 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2007.04.005

Stening BW; Zhang MY, 2007, 'Methodological challenges confronted when conducting management research in China', International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, vol. 7, pp. 121 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1470595807075179

Conference Papers

Zhang MY; Li ZF; Zhang HY, 2017, 'The Interplay of Exploratory Innovation and Exploitative Innovation and Firm Growth Performance: Moderating Effects of Firm Size and Market Competition', in Academy of Management Proceedings, Academy of Management, New York City, US, presented at DRUID Conference, New York City, US, 17 June 2017 - 20 September 2017

Zhang MY; Guo L; Dodgson M; Gann D; Cai H, 2016, 'Windows of Opportunity, Technological Innovation, and Globalization: A Framework of Huawei’s Global Catch-up', in Academy of Management Proceedings, Anaheim, CA, pp. 721 - 726, presented at Academy of Management Conference 2016, Anaheim, CA, 05 August 2016 - 09 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2016.66

Zhang MY; Guo L; Dodgson M; Gann D; Cai H, 2016, 'Windows of Opportunity, Technological Innovation, and Globalization: A Framework of Huawei’s Global Catch-up', in Best Paper Proceedings of Academy of Management Meeting 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2016.66

Zhang MY; Guo L, 2016, 'Knowledge Sources of Innovation During Industrial Transition in China’s Telecommunication Industry', in R&D MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2016, From science to society: innovation and value creation, R&D Management Conference, Cambridge University, UK, presented at R&D Management Conference, Cambridge University, UK, 03 July 2016 - 06 July 2016

Zhang MY; Guo L; Dodgson M; Cai H, 2015, 'Has Huawei Achieved Technological Catch-up with Industry Forerunners?: Overall Technological Capability vs Core Technological Capability', in Has Huawei Achieved Technological Catch-up with Industry Forerunners?: Overall Technological Capability vs Core Technological Capability, Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Vancouver, Canada, presented at Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 07 August 2015 - 12 August 2015

Zhang MY; Zhang JM; Wang Y, 2015, 'Who Promotes Information Exchange? The Interplay of Leader-Member Goal Orientation on Individual Knowledge Sharing', in Who Promotes Information Exchange? The Interplay of Leader-Member Goal Orientation on Individual Knowledge Sharing, Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Vancouver, Canada, presented at Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 07 August 2015 - 12 August 2015

Zhang MY; Guo L; Dodgson M; Cai H, 2014, 'An Integrated Patent Indicator System for Patent Portfolios: Evidence from the Telecommunication Manufacturing Industry', in Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Stuttgart, Germany, pp. 600 - 613, presented at R&D Management Conference, Stuttgart, Germany, 04 June 2014 - 07 June 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2016.1220514

Zhang MY, 2014, 'Institutional Entrepreneurship in Technological Transitions: The Development of TD-SCDMA in Chin', in Academy of Management Proceedings, Academy of Management, Philadelphia, US, presented at Academy of Management, Philadelphia, US, 03 August 2014 - 08 August 2014, http://proceedings.aom.org/content/2014/1/14590

Zhang MY; Zhu HY; Lin WC, 2013, 'Disruptions, Business Model Innovation and Industry Evolution in China’s Mobile Handset Industry', in Disruptions, Business Model Innovation and Industry Evolution in China’s Mobile Handset Industry, Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, US, presented at Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, US, 11 August 2013 - 16 August 2013

Zhang MY, 2011, 'The Intersection of Institutional Entrepreneurship and Industry Convergence: The Evolution of Mobile Payments in Korea', in The Intersection of Institutional Entrepreneurship and Industry Convergence: The Evolution of Mobile Payments in Korea, Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, US, presented at Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, US, 14 August 2011 - 19 August 2011

Zhang MY; zhang ; zhang , 2011, 'The Intersection of Institutional Entrepreneurship and Industry Convergence: The Evolution of Mobile Payments in Korea', in The Intersection of Institutional Entrepreneurship and Industry Convergence: The Evolution of Mobile Payments in Korea, Academy of management conference, US, presented at Academy of management conference, US, 01 August 2011 - 31 August 2013

Zhang MY, 2009, 'A Process-Oriented Case Inquiry to Map the Evolutionary Trajectory of an Emerging Technology', in A Process-Oriented Case Inquiry to Map the Evolutionary Trajectory of an Emerging Technology, Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, Beijing, China, presented at Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, Beijing, China, 17 July 2009 - 19 July 2009

Zhang MY; Dodgson M, 2007, 'A roasted duck can still fly away: National culture and the failure of internationalization and loss of technological advantage by an entrepreneurial start-up', in A roasted duck can still fly away: National culture and the failure of internationalization and loss of technological advantage by an entrepreneurial start-up, Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference, Beijing, China, presented at Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference, Beijing, China, 11 June 2006 - 13 June 2006