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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
Cohort Business & Economics
Social networks Business & Economics
Assets 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 2016

Open Access
File
China
Institutional work
Institutional logics
Charity
Nonprofit sector
2 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

权力的嵌入性分析: 国有资产重组下的企业结盟

Zhang, C. 2010 In : Chinese Journal of Sociology. 30, 5, p. 25-45

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Embeddedness
Assets
Reorganization
Alliances
Social networks