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20102018
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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

VB-MN3ACZ: The Emergence of Social Enterprise Sector and Legitimation Strategies of Social Enterprises in China

Zhang, C.

18/05/1631/01/18

Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Research Output 2010 2017

  • 3 Article
  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Conference contribution

Historical Imprints and Contemporary FDI Distribution in Chinese Cities

Yi, J. & Zhang, C., 1 Jan 2017, Academy of Management Proceedings. 1 ed. Vol. 2017.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Foreign direct investment
Treaties
International business
Port policy
Foreign investment

Sensemaking of Institutional Change and Entrepreneurial Networking Patterns

Zhang, C. & Wang, T., 30 Oct 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Institutional change
Sensemaking
Networking
Entrepreneurs
Incumbents
1 Citations
Open Access
File
China
Institutional work
Institutional logics
Charity
Nonprofit sector
4 Citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
China
Comparative study
Cohort
Network configuration
Environmental change

Creating and Legitimating A New Social Organizational Form: A Stage- and Temporal- Model

Zhang, C., Liu, Y. & Jing, R., 9 Aug 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper