Haiyan Zhang, PhD

Haiyan Zhang, PhD
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Asian Business Environment
  • Chinese Economy
  • Internationalization of Chinese Companies
  • Overseas Chinese Business Activities



Zhang Haiyan holds a MA and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Management from the University of Antwerp. He is visiting professor at different Chinese universities, teaching in international MBA programs about Asian Business Environment and strategic management. His research interests include China’s inward and outward direct investment, high-tech industrial clusters, internationalization of Chinese and overseas Chinese owned enterprises, management issues of international joint ventures in transition economies, etc. He has published in journals such as Management International Review and has contributed to about twenty books. He is co-author of a book about European Direct Investment in China, published by Routledge in 2002.

He has consulted for several trade associations, government institutions and multinational companies in Europe and China on various topics, such as US direct investment in Belgium, strategic management of bilateral cooperation with Chinese local authorities, mergers and acquisitions in China, etc.



All publications

Euro-China Investment Report 2011-2012

Euro-China Investment Report 2011-2012 The European landscape of Chinese enterprises

Haiyan Zhang, Zhi Yang, & Daniël Van Den Bulcke
An analysis of corporate and entrepreneurial firms and the role of the ethnic communities.
Based on an extensive firm level database, this study attempts to describe and analyse the presence of Chinese companies in Europe and to provide some insights into several important aspects of Chinese multinational enterprises.


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