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What we do

The China Business Research Network is a research cluster in the Department of Marketing and Management.


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  • Consolidate China-focused research in the areas of:
    • Demography,
    • Human Resource Management,
    • International Business, and
    • Marketing
  • A focal point for the significant and unique research on various aspects of China's commercial, consumer and societal developments
  • Provide a platform for scholarly exchange and collaboration with researchers
  • Facilitate distinguished scholars' visits
  • Assist higher degree research students' research

Areas of research & expertise

  • China's demographic transition and its social and economic consequences
  • China's urbanisation and labour migration
  • Chinese employees cultural values on their justice perceptions, organisational commitment, and organisational trust
  • Traditional culture, political ideologies and luxury consumption in China
  • Cross cultural studies of mainland Chinese students' perception of entrepreneurship careers and post graduate study
  • International migration and return migration of Chinese students
  • The internationalisation processes of Chinese multi-national enterprises (MNEs) in the Australian market
  • The internationalisation of State-owned (SOE) and Non-state owned (NSOE) Chinese mining firms
  • Managing the dynamics of business relationships between Chinese and Western companies
  • Cultural impact on trust and distrust in cross-cultural business relationships

Featured Event

Chinese Study Tour

As part of their University studies, students have the opportunity to go on a 2-week field trip to China, providing first-hand experience and learning.

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Featured Project

The 'Third Way' - a conceptual development & testing of Chinese management practice in an international context

This project is an Enterprise Partnership Scheme between the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and Macquarie University's CBRN.

The project aims at establishing a conceptual framework of understanding the 'Third Way' of international business management through a case study of the Australian operations of the ICBC.

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Industry Supporters

Want to collaborate with us on a research project?

Our Enterprise Partnership Scheme is designed to support the establishment and development of mutually beneficial links with business and government enterprises.

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Looking into the eyes of the Dragon

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement will give local exporters much higher certainty about doing business with our largest trading partner. But the hotly anticipated benefits are expected to accrue over time, rather than overnight.

China Business Tour 2014

During the mid-semester break, 18 Faculty of Business and Economics students from a variety of disciplines departed Sydney to embark on a 13 day China Business Study Tour in Beijing, Shanghai and Suzhou.

Marketing to the Red Dragon - Chris Baumann

Dr Chris Baumann wrote an article in the Management Today Magazine.

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