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Dr Fang Lee Cooke is Distinguished Professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is a Fellow of Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. She is a panel member of the United Nations Environment Programme-International Sciences Council (UNEP-ISC), foresight Expert Panel (2023-2024).
Fang was ranked as one of the top 2% scientists in the world in research citation impact (ranked 35827 out of 194983 scientists included in the 2022 ranking, and 47594 out of 159683 scientists included in the 2020 ranking), see Ioannidis, John P. A. (2022), 'September 2022 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators"', Mendleley Data, V5, doi:10.17632/btchxktzyw.5.
Fang was ranked No.14 of business and management scholars in the world whose first publication was in 2000-current in the 2022 Harzing list that is based on the top 2% scientists in the world list: https://harzing.com/blog/2022/11/top-50-academics-in-business-management-worldwide-new-2022-ranking.
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 140 academic journal articles and over 70 book chapters. Her work has been published in Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of World Business, Work, Employment and Society, British Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Industrial Relations, International Journal of Management Review, Human Resource Management Review, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Research, Management and Organizational Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, New Technology, Work and Employment, and so forth.
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. She was also a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Scheme) Visiting Professor, Georg-August-Universität Goettingen, Germany (2016).
Fang's research interests are in the area of employment relations, gender studies, diversity management, strategic HRM, knowledge management and innovation, outsourcing, Chinese multinational firms, Chinese migrants, HRM in the banking sector, care sector, and construction sector, and the impact of technological change, AI, digitalisation and data analytics on skill, employment and the nature of work.
Fang has been involved in more than 30 externally funded projects, leading many of them. Funding bodies include, for example, International Labour Organization; Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, UK; Department for International Development, UK; Department of Health, UK; European Social Fund, European Union; National Natural Science Foundation of China; Australian Research Council; and Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research, Australia. Fang is currently involved in the project: ‘Digital Futures at Work Research Centre’ (£7.9 million full costing), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, UK: https://digit-research.org/.
Fang is the Leader of the Energy Leadership Theme of Woodside Monash Energy Partnership: https://www.monash.edu/woodside/energy-partnership
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Research area keywords
- Asia studies
- HR outsourcing
- diversity management
- Chinese HRM
- International HRM
- human resource management
- industrial relations
- employee Wellbeing
- HR shared services
- digitalisation and AI
- decent work
- employee resilience
- climate change policy
- low carbon economy
- future of work
- gender equality
- strategic HRM
- employee assistance program
- talent management
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Digital Futures at Work Research Centre
O'Reilly, J., Stuart, M., Bozkurt, O., Dickens, R., Subramanian, N., Moeini-Aghkariz, M., Antonopoulou, K., Petrakaki, D., Mackerron, G., Blome, C., Ogbonnaya, C., Roscoe, S., Forde, C., Charlwood, A., Spencer, D., Valizade, D., Bessa, I., Hardy, K., Umney, C., Hesmondhalgh, D., Ingold, J., Deakin, S., Burchell, B., Rubery, J., Howcroft, D., Wallace, C. & Cooke, F. L.
1/01/20 → 31/12/23
Research on China's Participation in the Development of New Rules for International Labor Standards
Yu, G., Cooke, F. L., Cooney, S., Liu, Y., Wu, Q. & Meng, Y.
1/12/19 → 1/12/23
New Technologies, the Future of Work, Skills and Industrial Relations (IR)
Cooke, F. L., Bamber, G., Jerrard, M., McKeown, T., Pittard, M., Tyvimaa, T. & Drogemuller, R.
1/08/21 → 8/08/22
Green energy in the global stage: policies, initiatives and market development with implications for multinational firms
Cooke, F. L., Zhu, X., Webley, P. & Metcalfe, P.
1/02/21 → 1/02/22
Patterns of Digital Platform Employment and Regulatory Implications: A Comparative Analysis of China and Australia
Cooke, F. L. & Wang, T.
1/01/21 → 31/12/21
Between company and community: the case of a employment relations in an acquaintance society context in ChinaAn, Z., Cooke, F. L. & Liu, F., 2023, In: International Journal of Human Resource Management. 34, 2, p. 369-404 36 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Building a sustainable ecosystem of human resource management research: reflections and suggestionsDickmann, M., Cooke, F. L. & Perry, E., 2023, In: International Journal of Human Resource Management. 34, 3, p. 459-477 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › Other › peer-reviewOpen Access
Call for Papers: The rise of algorithmic management and implications for work and organizationsZhang, M. M., Cooke, F. L., Ahlstrom, D. & McNeil, N., 2 Feb 2023, 8 p. John Wiley & Sons.
Research output: Other contribution › OtherOpen Access
Wyndham City Council Evaluation: Social and Economic Inclusion ProgramWickes, R., Powell, R., Forbes-Mewett, H., Wilkinson, J., Cooke, F. L. & Walsh, L., 2023, Australia: Griffith University. 98 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other Report › Other
Advancing the field of employee assistance programs research and practice: a systematic review of quantitative studies and future research agendaLong, T. & Cooke, F. L., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Human Resource Management Review. 16 p., 100941.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review Article › Research › peer-review
International & Comparative Employment Relations: Global Crises & Institutional Responses, 7th edn, International Book Launch
Greg Bamber (Session chair), Fang Lee Cooke (Speaker) & Chris F. Wright (Session chair)2021
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Contribution to conference
Implications of COVID-19 for Workers: International Comparisons of Government, Employer and Union Policies and Practices
Fang Lee Cooke (Speaker), Greg Bamber (Speaker), Virginia Doellgast (Speaker), Harry Katz (Speaker) & Janice Bellace (Session chair)4 Jun 2020
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
Fang Lee Cooke (Visitor)1 Jan 2009 → 31 Dec 2014
Activity: External Academic Engagement › External research organisation, centre or institute
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