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Dr Fang Lee Cooke is Associate Dean (Graduate Research) and Distinguished Professor (Human Resource Management and Asia Studies), Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is a Fellow of Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Prior to joining Monash University, Dr Cooke was a full professor at Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester (since 2005) in the United Kingdom. She has also held positions at RMIT (Deputy Head of School of Management), Melbourne and Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Fang is the author of HRM, Work and Employment in China (Routledge, 2005), Competition, Strategy and Management in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), and Human Resource Management in China: New Trends and Practices (Routledge, 2012). She is a co-author (with Nankervis, Chatterjee and Warner) of New Horizons of Human Resource Management: Models from China and India (Routledge, 2013), and is also the author/co-author of more than 100 academic journal articles and over 60 book chapters.

Fang was one of the two Inaugural Australian National Business School Fellows (2008), and a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study (2008) at La Trobe University. She received the 2018 Dean's Award for PRME Research Excellence and the 2011 Dean's Award for Research Excellence, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University. 

Fang's research interests are in the area of employment relations, gender studies, diversity management, strategic HRM, knowledge management and innovation, outsourcing, Chinese outward FDI and employment of Chinese migrants, HRM in the care sector, and the impact of AI, digitalisation and data analytics on skill, employment and the nature of work. 


Research area keywords

  • Asia studies
  • HR outsourcing
  • diversity management
  • Chinese HRM
  • International HRM
  • human resource management
  • industrial relations
  • Innovation
  • China
  • HR shared services
  • digitalisation and AI
  • decent work

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Research Output

Important issues in human resource management: introduction to the 2020 review issue

Cooke, F. L., Dickmann, M. & Parry, E., 2 Jan 2020, In : The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 31, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Only time can tell: whether and when the improvement in career development opportunities alleviates knowledge workers’ emotional exhaustion in the Chinese context

Gao, Z., Zhao, C., Cooke, F. L., Zhang, B. & Xie, R., Jan 2020, In : British Journal of Management. 31, 1, p. 206-220 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Xu, J., Ahmed, S. E., Cooke, F. L. & Duca, G., 1 Jan 2020, In : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. 1001, p. v-vi 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Riding the tides of mergers and acquisitions by building a resilient workforce: a framework for studying the role of human resource management

Cooke, F. L., Wood, G., Wang, M. & Li, A. S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Human Resource Management Review. 9 p., 100747.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The effects of high-involvement work systems and shared leadership on team creativity: a multilevel investigation

Song, Z., Gu, Q. & Cooke, F. L., Mar 2020, In : Human Resource Management. 59, 2, p. 201-213 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


  • 1 External research organisation, centre or institute


Fang Lee Cooke (Visitor)
1 Jan 200931 Dec 2014

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research organisation, centre or institute

Press / Media

Prescott Family Lecture: The Future of Work in the Third Digital Revolution: What if Anyone Could Make (almost) Anything?

Greg Bamber, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Fang Lee Cooke & John B Prescott AC


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities