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Research interests

My research focuses on understanding organisations’ and entrepreneurs’ strategic  responses to the external environment. Specifically, I am interested in investigating the following two questions: What are the enabling and constraining factors for strategic action? How do organisations and entrepreneurs make strategic responses when they are socially embedded in their context? I combine qualitative and quantitative analysis to pin down the mechanisms that determine organisational and entrepreneurial strategy. I have previously visited Stanford University and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Jacobs University, Germany.

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China Business & Economics
Entrepreneurs Business & Economics
Institutional change Business & Economics
Networking Business & Economics
Sensemaking Business & Economics
International business Business & Economics
Foreign investment Business & Economics
Treaties Business & Economics

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Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 2010 2019

Partnering with Whom and How? Institutional Transition and Entrepreneurial Team Formation in China

Zhang, C. & Möllering, G., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Research in Behavioral Strategy. Information Age Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)
103 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Institutional work
Institutional logics
Nonprofit sector
9 Citations (Scopus)
147 Downloads (Pure)

Fit by adaptation or fit by founding? A comparative study of existing and new entrepreneurial cohorts in China

Zhang, C., Tan, J. & Tan, D., 1 May 2016, In : Strategic Management Journal. 37, 5, p. 911-931 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Comparative study
Network configuration
Environmental change