- Foreign Direct Investment
- Asian Business Environment
- Chinese Economy
- Internationalization of Chinese Companies
- Overseas Chinese Business Activities
Academic Director, Chinese-Europe Business Studies and Euro-China Center
Zhang Haiyan holds a MA and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Management from the University of Antwerp. He is director of the Euro-China Center, the expertise center on China of Antwerp Management School, leading several EU founded projects, such as “Understanding China“, “CONNEC” and “LLP”. He is academic director of China-Europe Business Studies master program, and also 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.
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