Professor on Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Sustainability and Wellness
Dr. ir. Ying Zhang
The Transformation of Huawei: Commentary on Flexibility, Adaptation and Leadership
August 01, 2020
Zhang, Y. (2020). The Transformation of Huawei: Commentary on Flexibility, Adaptation, and Leadership, in Xiaobo Wu, Johann Peter Murmann, Can Huang and Bin Guo (Eds.) The Management Transformation of Huawei: From Humble Beginnings to Global Leadership. Cambridge University Publication Press. Together with Arie Y. Lewin and Liisa Välikangas. ISBN-13: 978-1108426435
Sustainability Development Goal 9 - Industrial Innovation and Infrastructure
July 08, 2019
[From SDG 17] The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. In this video/lecture, I will discuss how to use innovation to help industry and infrastructure at the SDG level.
Nothing is More Important Than When You are Inspired and Empowered – An Equality-Based Ecosystem View
March 01, 2019
From the Editor of HCER: Ying Zhang attributes the differentiating factors that have led to Huawei’s success to ideas in Eastern philosophy. After HCER had accepted Ying’s article for publication, Huawei became the subject of an escalating international controversy. In publishing the article, we express no opinion on this controver- sy, except to note that it could be worth asking whether the organizational characteristics Ying’s article describes should have or could have avoided the controversy. At our request, Ying has informed us that the article was neither financed nor supported in any way by Huawei.
The Impact of Positive Affect on Entrepreneurial Motivational Outcomes – A Self-regulatory Perspective
February 18, 2019
We investigate the effect of an overall positive affective state of individuals on motivational—rather than cognitive—outcomes in entrepreneurship. Drawing from a self- regulatory perspective, we emphasize the key role of positive affect in influencing three motivational behaviors in regards to entrepreneurial engagement: direction (intrinsic versus extrinsic orientation), intensity (amount of entrepreneurial effort), and persistence (likelihood of entrepreneurial persistence). We also argue that environmental uncertainty acts as a moderator between positive affect and entrepreneurial motivations. Utilizing a data sample of entrepreneurs from a nationally representative household survey for China, we find support for positive relationships between positive affect on the one hand and intrinsic entrepreneurial orientation and entrepreneurial persistence on the other. We also find support for the hypothesized moderating role of environmental uncertainty regarding these motivational outcomes.
Business and educational entrepreneurship: purpose and future
January 01, 2019
Future of Innovation: a few propositions
October 30, 2018
In this work, I would like to discuss an (imaginable and conscious) possible future of Innovation, by following what we, as humans, have achieved but have concerned about. The paper will focus on innovation in a broader view and argue innovation will create an alternative path for human beings to a new system, and act as an important instrument (besides institutions and the present and transitional system) to resolve tensions between the two spheres of our world (technology and society) and lag between the present and future. This upcoming innovation era could possibly disrupt the resistance of the old set-up of our community and might allow the integration of technology and society to search for the true truth of human identity in this space.
The Way of Huawei is to Inspire & Empower An Equality-based Eco-System View
December 31, 2018
Huawei’s successful catching-up and its enormous leading force in ICT-DT Sector has been a fact without any doubt. The reason of its success is widely discussed by externals, including media, scholars, and practitioners. As a scholar dedicating to understand catching-up, studying on the founders of study targets (such as Huawei and its founder—Mr. REN Zhengfei)’s speeches chronically is very effective to reveal an alternative insight and sense-making.
 More information about Huawei, please refer to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huawei
Belt Road Initiative (BRI): Views from the Chinese side and European side
May 01, 2018
Though BRI has been acknowledged as a cross-continent project expected to benefit both sides of the world, the tension and misunderstanding, instead, is, still in dominance, particularly for practitioners to act. I would like to propose my view of solutions from theoretical and practical perspectives. My motivation and hope, is, to offer some insights and implications to my audience, in order to facilitate the process of rethinking about our shared traits — particularly human kind's shared traits in difference-but-in-common.
Management and Organization Review 12(4):811-814
Harvard Business Review China. Dec. 2016. page 17-19
Over the past several decades, education has produced a huge amount of human capital around the world. In this regard, the performance of business education has been outstanding, with ever more business schools producing ever more graduates. However, the trajectory that business education has been on does not seem to lead to what was once seen as its fundamental function. This study examines three questions of business education (1) where they are — the internal and external environment and challenges; (2) who they were — the original roles and functions of business schools; and (3) where they are heading.
Chinese Firms Entering Europe: Internationalization through Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances
Internationalisation Strategy of Chinese Companies in Europe
Zhang, Y. & Filippov, S. (2010). Internationalisation Strategy of Chinese Companies in Europe. Journal on Innovation and Sustainability, 1(1).
Entrepreneurship Development and the Role of Economic Transition in Entrepreneurial Activities
Zhang, Y. & Duysters, G (2010). Entrepreneurship Development and the Role of Economic Transition in Entrepreneurial Activities. United Nations University-MERIT Working Paper 2010-036. United Nations.
Alliance-Based Network View on Chinese Firms' Catching-up: Case Study of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
Zhang, Y. & Duysters, G (2010). Alliance-Based Network View on Chinese Firms’ Catching-Up: Case Study of Huawei Technologies Co.Ltd. Journal on Innovation and Sustainability, 1(2).
Student Network Centrality and Academic Performance: Evidence from United Nations University
Zhang, Y. (2009). Student Network Centrality and Academic Performance: Evidence from United Nations University. United Nations University-MERIT Working Paper 2009-034. United Nations.
Internationalization of Chinese Firms in Europe
Zhang, Y. & Filippov, S. (2009). Internationalization of Chinese firms in Europe. In United Nations University-MERIT Working paper 2009-041. United Nations.
A different look at inward FDI into China
Zhang, Y. (2009). A different Look at Inward FDI into China. In . United Nations University-MERIT Working paper 2009-060. United Nations.
Opportunity and Challenges to Cooperate with Chinese Entreprises: Based on Strategic Technology Alliances between Western and Chinese
Zhang, Y. (2008). Opportunity and Challenges to cooperate with Chinese enterprises: based on strategic technology alliances between Western and Chinese. Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology.
Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation on the Core Competence of Entreprises in Shaanxi Province
Zhang, Y. (2007). Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation on the Core Competence of Enterprises in Shaanxi Province. In Statistics and Decision (Chinese Journal), 2007(3). Academic Output for the project sponsored by China National Social Science Funding in 2007.
How does the state asset is drained in the public transportation industry in China?
Zhang, Y. (2005). How does the state asset is drained in the public transportation industry in China? In Contemporary Economics (Chinese Journal), 2005 (13).
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