Hans Hendrischke

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MA, PhD Bochum University
Professor of Chinese Business and Management

Rm 4141
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 3107
Fax +61 2 9351 4567
hans.hendrischke@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Hans Hendrischke is professor of Chinese business and management at the University of Sydney Business School. He leads the Business School’s China Research Network and chairs the Business and Economics Cluster of the University’s China Studies Centre.

Educated at universities in Germany, Taiwan and Japan, Hans did his postgraduate research at the Contemporary China Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He speaks and writes fluent Chinese and is a frequent commentator on China business and Australia China business relations in national and international media. His team reports with KPMG on Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia receive wide international coverage.

Hans lived in China from 1979 working for the diplomatic service and in the finance industry. In his academic career he was director of the Centre for Chinese Political Economy at Macquarie University, co-director of the UNSW-UTS Centre for Research on Provincial China and head of school at UNSW, and director of the University of Sydney Confucius Institute.

Hans’ main research interests are the emergence of China’s private enterprise sector and more recently the global expansion of Chinese enterprise activity, including their investment in Australia and the wider region. The focus of his teaching and PhD supervision is on business institutions from an enterprise perspective and the embeddedness of Chinese entrepreneurship in formal and informal institutions.

Research Interests

As an institutional economist, Hans has been one of the pioneers of qualitative research on China’s nascent private enterprise sector for which he interviewed hundreds of Chinese entrepreneurs. Results were published in academic journals and a co-edited book with Barbara Krug China's Economy in the 21st Century: Enterprise and Business Behaviour.

His research has evolved from institutional analysis with a focus on informal and formal institutions and government enterprise interaction and institutional infrastructure under China’s decentralised local governance to a more recent focus on theoretical approaches from International Business research on internationalisation of multinational enterprises. He is in particular interested in the projection of domestic form of entrepreneurship and country specific advantages into foreign host markets.

Hans’ latest research interest is the migration of institutions and the role of cross-border corporate interaction under China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Work on this topic is done with international partners and draws on his earlier research on border trade and economic regionalisation.

In his engaged research, Hans has been leading the Business School’s long-term strategic research cooperation with KPMG Australia which by the end of 2017 had produced twelve annual and special industry reports in its Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia series. In addition, the Business School’s China Research Network has published thought leadership reports on Australia China business with corporate partners including the Business Council of Australia, the Australia China Business Council, the National Australia Bank and Westpac and received sponsorship from the Australia China Council and DFAT.

Selected publications

2018

Journal Articles

Hendrischke H, and Li W (2018) The sustainability of Chinese direct investment in Australia Chinese Journal of Australian Studies, In Press.

Krug B, and Hendrischke H (2018) China's institutional architecture: a new institutional economics and organization theory perspective on the links between local governance and local enterprises Asia Pacific Journal of Management, In Press.

Reports

Ferguson D, Dent H, Barber V, Hendrischke H, Li W, and Zhang M (2018) Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia (June 2018); KPMG, 3-42.

Ferguson D, Dent H, Yao J, Hendrischke H, and Li W (2018) Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australian Healthcare: Capitalising on China's Healthcare Reform; KPMG, 4-26.

2017

Journal Article

Li W, Chen J, and Hendrischke H (2017) An Institutional Perspective on Individual Work Well-Being: Evidence from China Social Indicators Research, 132 (1), 187-218. [More Information]

2015

Book Chapters

Ferguson D, Hendrischke H, Dent H, and Li W (2015) Chinese Investment in Australia: the Australian and Chinese Perspectives Chinese Investment in Australia; China Renmin University Press, Beijing, 64-73.

Ferguson D, Hendrischke H, Dent H, and Li W (2015) Overview of Chinese Investment in Australia Chinese Investment in Australia; China Renmin University Press, Beijing, 6-35.

Ferguson D, Hendrischke H, Dent H, and Li W (2015) Australia-China Investment Outlook Chinese Investment in Australia; China Renmin University Press, Beijing, 74-81.

Ferguson D, Hendrischke H, Dent H, and Li W (2015) Demystifying Chinese SOE Investment in Australia Chinese Investment in Australia; China Renmin University Press, Beijing, 37-45.

Hendrischke H, and Li W (2015) China Eastern Airlines Co Ltd: Links of Love between Australia and China Chinese Investment in Australia; China Renmin University Press, Beijing, 162-169.

Reports

Hendrischke H, and Li W (2015) The 2014 Australia-China Trade Report; Australia China Business Council (ACBC), Melbourne, 10-71.

Hendrischke H, Li W, Ferguson D, Dent H, Lu T, Silva K, Davies L, Ong D, and Whitby M (2015) Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia: May 2015 Update; KPMG, Sydney, 2-33.

2014

Book Chapters

Hendrischke H, and Li W (2014) The Teahouse - China Entrepreneurial Women in Asia: Case Studies & Perspectives; Myanmar Heritage Publications, Myanmar, 60-66.

Hendrischke H, and Li W (2014) Chinese Direct Investment in Australia Research on the Impact of Global Economic Integration and Information Networking on Sustainable Corporate Development; Nanjing University Press, Nanjing, China, 268-278.

Hendrischke H, and Li W (2014) The Serial Entrepreneur - China Entrepreneurial Women in Asia: Case Studies & Perspectives; Myanmar Heritage Publications, Myanmar, 94-100.

Hendrischke H, and Li W (2014) Chinese Institutional Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial Women in Asia: Case Studies & Perspectives; Myanmar Heritage Publications, Myanmar, 198-202.

Li W, and Hendrischke H (2014) Inclusive Growth and SME Finance in China Inclusive Growth and Development in the 21st Century: A Structural and Institutional Analysis of China and India, Series on Economic Development and Growth: Volume 9; World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 107-132. [More Information]

Report

Ferguson D, and Hendrischke H (2014) Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia (March 2014 Update).

2013

Book Chapter

Hendrischke H (2013) Institutional determinants of the political consciousness of private entrepreneurs Middle Class China: Identity and Behaviour; Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 135-148. [More Information]

Report

Ferguson D, and Hendrischke H (2013) Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia: Update March 2013; KPMG, Sydney, 1-23.

2012

Journal Article

Krug B, and Hendrischke H (2012) Market design in Chinese market places Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 29 (3), 525-546. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Hendrischke H, and Li W (2012) Chinese Outward Direct Investment (ODI) in Australia 1st China Studies Centre Annual Conference, Sydney.

Book Chapter

Hendrischke H, Krug B, and Zhu Z (2012) China's Local Tax Regimes: Devolution, Tax Farming and Fiscal Federalism Taxation in ASEAN and China: Local Institutions, Regionalism, Global Systems and Economic Development; Routledge, Milton Park, United Kingdom, 38-61. [More Information]

Newspaper Article

Hendrischke H (2012) The other side of competition: Foreign firms should focus more on the diversity of local competition China Daily, USA weekly edition .

Reports

Ferguson D, and Hendrischke H (2012) Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia: China's outbound direct investment in Australia; KPMG, Sydney, 5-18.

Ferguson D, Bray M, and Hendrischke H (2012) Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia - The Energy Imperative: Australia-China Opportunities; KPMG, Sydney, 2-6.

2011

Journal Article

Hendrischke H (2011) Redefining its role: the Chinese Communist Party turns 90. Asian Currents (September), 1-4.

Book Chapter

Hendrischke H (2011) Changing legislative and institutional arrangements facing China's workplace China's Changing Workplace: Dynamism, diversity and disparity; Routledge, Oxon, 51-67. [More Information]

Reports

Epper M, and Hendrischke H (2011) Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia - The Growing Tide: China outbound direct investment in Australia; KPMG, Sydney, 3-15.

Epper M, and Hendrischke H (2011) Australia & China: Future Partnerships 2011; KPMG, Sydney, 3-53.

2010

Journal Articles

Hendrischke H (2010) Ten Years Hence: A Decade after Its Launch, Beijing Re-assesses the Go West Strategy European Business Forum (May), 1-2.

Krug B, and Hendrischke H (2010) Market design in Chinese market places Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 29 (3), 525-546. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Krug B, and Hendrischke H (2010) China's Institutional Architecture: Interpreting the Links Between Local Governance and Local Enterprises Institutionelle Ursachen des Wohlstands der Nationen; Duncker & Humblot GmbH, Berlin, 211-229.

Newspaper Article

Hendrischke H (2010) Ten years hence: A Decade after Its Launch, Beijing Re-assesses the Go West Strategy BusinessForum China, pp. 18-20 .

2009

Book Chapters

Krug B, and Hendrischke H (2009) China’s institutional architecture: Interpreting the links between local governance and local enterprises Institutionelle Ursachen des Wohlstands der Nationen; Duncker & Humblot GmbH, Berlin, 211-229.

Krug B, and Hendrischke H (2009) Smart Business Networks in Chinese Characteristics The Network Experience: New Value from Smart Business Networks; Springer, Berlin, Germany, 179-189.

2008

Journal Article

Krug B, and Hendrischke H (2008) Framing China: Transformation and Institutional Change through Co-evolution Management and Organization Review, 4 (1), 81-108. [More Information]

Working Paper

Krug B, and Hendrischke H (2008) China’s Institutional Architecture: A New Institutional Economics and Organization Theory Perspective on the Links between Local Governance and Local Enterprises.

2007

Book

Krug B, and Hendrischke H (2007) The Chinese Economy in the 21st Century: Enterprise and Business Behaviour; Edward Elgar Publishing, UK.

Book Chapter

Hendrischke H (2007) Networks as Business Networks The Chinese Economy in the 21st Century: Enterprise and Business Behaviour; Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, 205-225.

2006

Book Chapter

Hendrischke H (2006) Corporate locality and translocality of private enterprises in China Translocal China: Linkages, Identities and the Reimagining of Space; Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis, London, 93-108.

Working Papers

Krug B, and Hendrischke H (2006) Framing China: Transformation and Institutional Change.

Krug B, and Hendrischke H (2006) Institution Building and Change in China.

Recent Units Taught

  • CEMS6006 Chinese Institutions and Business

  • IBUS6020 Enterprise Management in China

  • MMGT6014 Business in China

  • SMBA6101 International Business Project

Newsroom articles

  • Hans Hendrischke on ABC News TV 06 Dec 2018

    ABC News TV

    Professor Hans Hendrischke was interviewed on ABC News TV about talks between the US and China at the G20 Summit.

  • Hans Hendrischke on SBS Radio Mandarin 06 Dec 2018

    SBS Radio Mandarin

    SBS Radio Mandarin interviewed Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School about a jointly funded electricity project in southeast Asia.

  • Hans Hendrischke on SBS World News 07 Nov 2018

    SBS World News

    SBS World News interviewed Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School about Federal Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne’s visit to China.

  • Hans Hendrischke on ABC News TV 06 Nov 2018

    ABC News TV

    ABC News TV interviewed Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School about Federal Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne’s visit to China.

  • Hans Hendrischke on 2SER FM 06 Nov 2018

    2SER FM

    2SER FM interviewed Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School about Federal Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne’s visit to China.

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Videos

Chinese investment in Australia is growing strongly and involving new industries such as healthcare. Professor Hans Hendrischke discusses the positive findings from his research with KPMG on Chinese investment for both China and Australia.

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