Michael Zhang

Reader in International Strategy
Michael Zhang

He is the module leader of the following three modules: (One) FT-MBA core module of Managing the Strategic Dimension; (Two) MSc IB core module of International Strategy; and (Three) BABM final year core module of Corporate Strategy and Organisational Change.

Since 2003 Michael has supervised four PhD and one DBA students to successful completion in the following areas: (One) management of IJVs in China; (Two) the impact of FDI on technology development in Thailand; (Three) management of international R&D in Libya; (Four) commercialisation of university R&D in Malaysia; and (Five) business growth strategy in the Irish printing industry.

Since September 2008 Michael has been a member of the Business School's Research Ethics Committee.

In June 2010 Michael initiated the Department of Management Research Seminar Series. Since then he has organised five research seminars including three external speakers and two internal speakers.

Since July 2010 Michael has been involved in staff resources planning for the Department of Management.

Michael's research interests have been focused on three inter-related areas:

  • International management, with a focus on IJVs
  • Entrepreneurship, with a focus on processes of opportunity discovery and creation
  • Economic development, with a focus on transition economies

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