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Haina Zhang


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Research Overview:

My research primarily focuses on providing an ontological understanding of human practices in organizations and business through an interdisciplinary theoretical lens and methodological approach (i.e., integrating areas of philosophy, sociology, psychology, and business management). I am interested in investigations of cultural and/or institutional impacts on organizational behaviours, leadership approaches, and entrepreneurial activities.

My work also uses mixed methods, i.e., both qualitative and quantitative methods, to study individual performance both at workplace and family domain through empirically examining human psychology, organizational behaviours and leadership. My work, with these methodological approaches, also examines organizational performance in relations to innovation approaches and leadership practices.

Research Interests:

International Management, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, and Leadership

Further Information

  • Associate Editor of European Management Journal
  • Co-Chair of International Business and International Management Special Interest Group at the British Academy of Management
  • Editorial Board Member of Frontiers of Business Research in China
  • Visiting Professor of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Haina Zhang is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

leadership Social Sciences
employee Social Sciences
servants Social Sciences
reflexivity Social Sciences
deviant behavior Social Sciences
reciprocity Social Sciences
spouse Social Sciences
attribution Social Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 169 Citations
  • 9 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Editorial
Open Access
Entrepreneurial activity
Institutional environment
Institutional support

Making a difference: Thoughts on management scholarship from the editorial team

Kastanakis, M., Robinson, S., Tsalavoutas, Y., Fernando, M., Jonczyk, C., Stettner, U., Thanos, I., Aharonson, B., Potočnik, K., Zhang, H., Erz, A., von Wallpach, S., Diedrich, A., Leupold, C. R. & Breen, L., Jun 2019, In : European Management Journal. 37, 3, p. 245-250 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Research management
Cultural context
Empirical research
Comparative and cross-cultural management
International management
10 Citations (Scopus)

Crossover effects of servant leadership and job social support on employee spouses

Yang, Z., Zhang, H., Ho Kwong, K. & Chen, S., Feb 2018, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 147, 3, p. 595-604 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social support

Engaging ‘the emerging now’: An alternative ontology of entrepreneurial leadership practice

Zhang, H. & Cone, M., 2018, Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship and Leadership. Harrison, R. & Leitch, C. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 65-86 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter