Dr Youqing Fan

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Youqing Fan joined the Institute in January 2018 as a school-based member from School of Business where he started servicing in July 2015.

Previously Youqing worked as an Assistant Professor in Chinese Business and Economy at The Nottingham University Ningbo China.

Youqing’s work is interdisciplinary in nature ranging across the academic fields of human resource management and organisational behaviour, employment relations, supply chain management and sustainability, corporate social responsibility, migration study and urbanisation, as well as social policy and welfare, with a main focus on China. Recently, he started examining the residential segregation issue in metropolitan Sydney from the perspective of economic geography.

Youqing completed his PhD studies at Monash University in 2012 and he obtained Bachelor and Masters degrees in public management and social policy from Beijing Institute of Technology and Beijing Normal University respectively.

Youqing is currently involved in projects examining: (1) how corporate socially responsible behaviours are affected by institutional factors; (2) how migrant workers integrate themselves in the urban life and work; (3) how ethnic minority children compare with their majority counterparts in health status; and (4) how trade unions promote productivity in MNCs operating in China etc.


PhD, 2012, Employment Relations, Monash University, Australia

MSci, 2007, Social Policy and Welfare, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

BSci, 2004, Public Management, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China

Honours and Awards

2018: Visiting scholar fellowship, July–December 2018, funded by Western Sydney University Academic Development Program, AUD$8,000.

2018: ‘Are Unionized Foreign-Based Multinational Corporations More Productive In China? A Mixed Method Study’, Conference attendance for ILERA 2018, Seoul, South Korea, AUD$2,000, Western Sydney University.

2017: ‘The Urban Integration of Rural Migrant Workers in Yunnan, China: A Mixed Method Study’, AUD$6,500, School of Business, Western Sydney University, Principal Investigator.

2017: ‘Development of Green Supply Chain Management Performance Evaluation System’, AUD$6,500, School of Business, Western Sydney University, Co-investigator.

2017: Workshop travel grant for an invited seminar at School of Management, Shanghai University and Business School, Nankai University, AUD$1,500, School Professional Development Fund, Western Sydney University.

2016: ‘The Impact of National Supply Chain Capabilities on Firm’s Sustainable Performance: A Multi-National Study’, AUD$3,500, School of Business, Western Sydney University.

2016: Workshop Travel Grant for presentation at ‘Social Identity in the Workplace and Employee Engagement- An International Research Symposium’, Australian Catholic University, AUD$465, School Professional Development Fund, Western Sydney University.

2015: ‘The Multiple Modes of Governance of CSR in China’, Conference attendance for IACMR 2016, AUD$1,500, Western Sydney University.

2015: ‘Poverty Alleviation Strategy to Poverty-stricken Ethnic Border Minorities – An Inclusive Pro-Poor Growth Perspective’, National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), RMB 340,000, Co-investigator.

2014: ‘CSR Practices and Firm Performance in Chinese Firms’, RMB 15,000, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, UNNC, Principle Investigator.

2014: ‘Union activities, CSR Reporting and Firm Performance in Chinese Public Companies’, RMB 15,000, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, UNNC, Principle Investigator.

2014: ‘CSR Practices and Employee Commitment in Chinese Firms’, RMB10,000, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, UNNC, Principle Investigator.

2014: School Conference Attendance Funding, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, UNNC, conferences attended include AEA2015 and EGOS 2015, RMB30,000.

2013: School Conference Attendance Funding, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, UNNC, conferences attended include ILPC2014, London, RMB15,000.

2013: ‘Settlement Intention of Migrant Workers from Rural China’, Visiting Scholar Host Scheme, UNNC, RMB20,000, Principle Investigator.

2012: Honorarium, New York University Conference on the Chinese Labor Market, Labor and Employment Law and U.S.-Asia Institute, NYU Law School, USD$1,000.

2009: Doctoral Scholarship, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand 2009 Annual Meeting, AUD$750.

2008-2012: ‘Union revitalisation with Chinese Characteristics – Understanding the innovation and change in Chinese trade unions in MNCs’, Doctoral study funded by Australian Endeavour Postgraduate Award, AUD$200,000, Principal Investigator.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Chen, S, Fan, Y, Zhang, G & Zhang, Y 2019, 'Collectivism-oriented human resource management on team creativity: effects of interpersonal harmony and human resource management strength' (opens in a new window), The International Journal of Human Resource Management, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2019.1640765.

Bi, L, Fan, Y, Gao, M, Lee, CL & Yin, G 2019, 'Spatial mismatch, enclave effects and employment outcomes for rural migrant workers: empirical evidence from Yunnan Province, China', Habitat International, vol. 86, pp. 48-60.

Tony Fang, Ying Ge, Youqing Fan 2018, 'Unions and the productivity performance of multinational enterprises: evidence from China' (opens in a new window), Asian Business & Management, pp. 1-20.

Fan, Y 2014, ‘Retrieving the missing transmission belt in community-based small workplaces? The “Professional Union Leader and Organizer Program” in China’, Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms, vol. 15, pp. 51-72.

Fan, Y, Gu, X & Gao, M 2007, 'Horizontal equity on financing: performance appraisal for the social assistance programs in urban and rural China', Journal of Finance and Economics: Caijing Yanjiu, vol. 33, no. 10, pp. 16-27.

Gu, X, Fan, Y & Gao, M 2007, 'Horizontal equity of social assistance in urban and rural China', DongYue Tribune: Dongyue Luncong, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 63-66.

Gu, X, Fan, Y & Gao, M 2007, 'Equity in financing of social assistance in urban and rural China', Journal of Chinese Academy of Governance: Guojia Xingzheng Xueyuan Xuebao, vol. 1, pp. 28-32.

Gu, X, Gao, M & Fan, Y 2006, 'Making public services work for poor people: the construction of urban Medicaid system in China', Chinese Public Administration: Zhongguo Xingzheng Guanli, vol. 12, pp. 83-86.

Gu, X & Fan, Y 2006, 'An analysis of unionisation in foreign-invested enterprises in China: a case study of the "Multinational Enterprises Unionization Issue"', Journal of Fujian Party School: Zhong-Gong Fujian Sheng-Wei Dangxiao Xuebao, vol. 5, pp. 67-70.

Gu, X & Fan, Y 2005, 'Unionism against the background of globalisation: experiences from some European countries', Issues of Contemporary World Socialism: Dangdai Shijie Shehuizhuyi Wenti, vol. 4, pp. 58-65.

Conference Proceedings

Chan, OT, Lau, H & Fan, Y 2018, Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, May 26-28,2018: IoT data acquisition in fashion retail application: Fuzzy logic approach. IEEE.

Wang, Y, Dadich, A & Fan, Y 2017, Proceedings of the 2017 Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management , December 5-8, 2017: What influences satisfaction with rural medical insurance in China? pp. 1627-1642.

Fan, Y & Hofman, P 2016, Proceedings of the International Association for Chinese Management Research Bi-annual Conference, June 15-19, 2016: The multiple modes of governance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in China. Hangzhou, China.

Fan, Y & Hofman, P 2015, Proceedings of the European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Conference, July 2-4 2015: The multiple modes of governance of CSR in China. Athens, Greece.

Fang, T, Ge, Y & Fan, Y 2015, Proceedings of the American Economic Association Annual Conference, January 3-5, 2015: Are unionized foreign-based multinational corporations more productive In China? Boston, US.

Fan, Y 2013, Proceedings of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association, Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, April 13-15, 2013: Union renewal in the Chinese context? A comparison of top-down and bottom-up cases. Melbourne, Australia.

Fan, Y & Gahan, P 2012, Proceedings of the NYU Research Conference on the Chinese Labor Market, May 11-12, 2012: Grassroots union democracy and collective union representation – evidence from Retail Co and CHAM. Centre for Labor Law School, New York University, New York.

Fan, Y 2010, Proceedings of the Inaugural Joe Isaac Industrial Relations Workshop, August 20, 2010: understanding union revitalization in the Chinese context: a research agenda. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, August 20, 2010.

Fan, Y & Gahan, P 2009, Proceedings of the managing impact of change from a risk perspective, a major academic and policy conference, April 15-17, 2009: unions as counter-movement? New forms of union organization and the regulation of labour market risk in China. Kent University and Beijing Normal University, China.

Fan, Y 2009, Proceedings of the 23rd Conference of Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, December 2-4, 2009: Union revitalization with Chinese characteristics? Evidence from the professional union organizer and leader program. Melbourne, Australia.

Opinion Articles

Fan, Y 2018, 'Another tale of two cities: access to jobs divides Sydney along the ‘latte line’' (opens in a new window), The Conversation.

Scholarly Blog Media Posts

Fan, Y 2015, ‘African community in Guangzhou – trade development and migrant integration’ (opens in a new window).

Fan, Y 2014, ‘The rising internet+ economy in China’ (opens in a new window).

Fan, Y 2014, ‘Vocational education, why we need it for China’s higher education reform’ (opens in a new window).

Fan, Y 2013, ‘Overtaking the UK, chasing the US… in property prices’ (opens in a new window).


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