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Chinese Investment in Australia -Unique insights from the mining industry: Presentation and book launch

30 September 2011

RMIT Building 13, Emily McPherson Building (cnr Russel and Victoria Streets), Level 3, Room 7

Dr Xueli (Charlie) Huang, RMIT University, and Dr Ian Austin, Edith Cowan University, are co-authors of Chinese Investment in Australia. Their book provides a comprehensive coverage on the key issues of Chinese investment in the Australian minerals industry based the authors’ extensive research and consulting experiences. 

The book offers readers unique insights into the entry process, the management of Chinese investments in Australia, and their success factors and lessons learnt as being impacted upon by the intricately entangling of political, economic, social and competitive forces at both environmental and organizational levels.

It will be an informative tool for domestic and international policy makers, business professionals, academic and informed readers with interests on how China’s resource requirements are impacting upon the Australian political and commercial landscape.

The speakers

Dr Xueli Huang is Senior Lecturer at RMIT University, Australia. He was the Founding Director of the China-Australia Business Research Centre at Edith Cowan University between 2007–2010, and Deputy Director of Australia-China Iron and Steel Industry Training Centre between 1990-1995. His research focuses on strategic management, innovation management and Chinese investment in Australia. He has published over forty referred academic papers and articles in leading international journals, including Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Advertising Research and R&D Management. He has provided consulting services and training programmes to many Australian and Chinese firms.

Dr Ian Austin is an Australian researcher on American and East Asian political economy and currently working at Edith Cowan University, Perth. He is the author of Common Foundations of American and East Asian Modernisation: from Alexander Hamilton to Junichero Koizumi (2009), Goh Keng Swee and Southeast Asian Governance (2004), Changing Faces of ASEAN (2002) and Pragmatism and Public Policy in East Asia: Origins, Adaptations and Developments (2001). Prior to joining academia Ian worked in logistics in both Australia and Singapore, for the National Library Board of Singapore in  research and project management, and for Australian state and federal politicians in the areas of public policy and elections.