The Sustainability of Chinese Investment in Australia
Free Public Lecture
The David P. Derham Theatre
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
T: 8344 0141
The Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies is pleased to present the Inaugural Special Seminar on Chinese State Owned Enterprises.
The sustainability of Chinese outbound direct investment in Australia has become a political and geo-strategic issue as national interest and national security concerns compete with business interests for public support.
Based on analysis of the trajectories of Chinese ODI in Australia over the past decade, including pre-investment motivations, industry characteristics, entry strategies, and post-entry integration, Professor Hans Hendrischke will argue that it is imperative to separate strategic and economic fundamentals and depoliticise the foreign investment debate.
Hans Hendrischke is professor of Chinese business and management at the University of Sydney Business School. He leads the School¹s Australia China Business Network and chairs the Business and Economics Cluster of the University¹s China Studies Centre.
Professor Hans Hendrischke, University of Sydney
Professor Hans Hendrischke
University of Sydney
Hans Hendrischke is professor of Chinese business and management at the University of Sydney Business School. He leads the School¹s Australia China Business Network and chairs the Business and Economics Cluster of the University¹s China Studies Centre. Educated at universities in Germany, Taiwan and Japan, he did his postgraduate research at the Contemporary China Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He 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, head of school at UNSW and director of the University of Sydney Confucius Institute. As an institutional economist he works on business institutions and emerging local entrepreneurship in China and has conducted hundreds of interviews with private entrepreneurs and local officials. Together with Barbara Krug, he coedited China's Economy in the 21st Century: Enterprise and Business Behaviour. Professor Hendrischke leads a strategic research cooperation with KPMG which publishes annual reports on Chinese outbound direct investment in Australia and thought leadership reports on Australia China business relations. He coauthored the 2014 Australia China Trade Report for the Australia China Business Council.