China Business and Economics Research Centre

Deakin’s China Business and Economics Research Centre (CBERC) is an inclusive, representative umbrella and comprises of staff drawn from diverse disciplines in the Faculty of Business and Law. It aims to consolidate and strengthen the faculty’s research focus on business and economic issues pertaining to China.

What we do

We focus on strengthening Deakin Business School’s connections with universities across China including Wuhan, Shanghai and Chengdu. We also support school staff who are interested in Chinese business research. We offer advice on interdisciplinary:

  • projects, research teams and grant applications
  • consulting activities
  • supervision of postgraduate students 
  • workshops, conferences and seminars 
  • teaching and associated initiatives.

Our team



* CBERC authors are in bold.

Rafiq, S., Nielsen, I. & Smyth, R. (2017). Effect of internal migration on the environment in China. Energy Economics, 64, 31-44. (ABDC ranking – A*)

Cheng, Z., Mishra, V., Nielsen, I., Smyth, R. & Wang, B. (2017). Wellbeing in China. Social Indicators Research, 132, 1-10. (ABDC ranking – A)

Jiang, Z., Wang, Z., Jing, X., Wallace, R., Jiang, X., & Kim, D. S. (2017). Core self-evaluation: Linking career social support to life satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 112, 128-135. (ABDC ranking – A)

Jiang, Z. (2017). Proactive personality and career adaptability: The role of thriving at work. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 98, 85-97. (ABDC ranking – A*)

Ji, X.D., Lu, W., Qu, W. (2017). Voluntary Disclosure of Internal Control Weakness and Earnings Quality: Evidence From China. The International Journal of Accounting, 52(1), 27-44. (ABDC ranking – A)

Ren, S., & Chadee, D. (2017). Is guanxi always good for employee self-development in China? Examining non-linear and moderated relationships. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 98, 108-117. (ABDC ranking – A*)

Ren, S., & Chadee, D. (2017). Influence of work pressure on proactive skill development in China: The role of career networking behavior and Guanxi HRM. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 98, 152-162. (ABDC ranking – A*)

Ren, S., Zhu, Y., & Warner, M. (2017). Dilemmas concerning the employment of university graduates in China. Studies in Higher Education, 42(3), 551-571. (ABDC ranking – A)

Lee, W. and Z. Zhao.  (2017). Height, Weight and Well-Being for Rural, Urban and Migrant Workers in China, Social Indicators Research, 132, pp. 117–136 (ABDC ranking – A)


* CBERC authors are in bold.

Pham, C., X. Nguyen, P. Sgro and X. Tang (2016): "Has China displaced its competitors in high-tech trade?" forthcoming in the World Economy. (ABDC ranking – A)

Gu, J., Nielsen, I., Shachat, J., Smyth, R. & Peng, Y. (2016). An experimental study of the effect of intergroup contact on attitudes in urban China. Urban Studies, 53, 2991-3006. (ABDC ranking – A*)

Jiang, Z. (2016). The relationship between career adaptability and job content plateau: The mediating roles of fit perceptions. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 95, 1-10. (ABDC ranking – A*)

Hu, M., Y. Li, J. Yang and CC Chao. (2016). Actual intervention and verbal intervention in the Chinese RMB exchange rate, International Review of Economics and Finance, 43, pp. 499-508 (ABDC ranking – A)

Contact us

Centre for Chinese Business and Economic Research
Associate Professor Wang Sheng Lee 
+61 3 9244 6669
Email Associate Professor Lee

Faculty of Business and Law
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus 
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood Victoria 3125