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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 Zhongshan University, 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 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 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, and HRM in the care sector.

Fang is interested in recruiting international PhD candidates who are interested in researching on HR outsourcing, HR shared services, Chinese multinational firms in Asia, Middle East and/or Africa.

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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Projects 2013 2022

Research Output 2000 2020


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

5 Citations (Scopus)

Advances in employee-focused micro-level research on corporate social responsibility: situating new contributions within the current state of the literature

Jones, D. A., Newman, A., Shao, R. & Cooke, F. L., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 157, 2, p. 293-302 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Can a supportive workplace impact employee resilience in a high pressure performance environment? An investigation of the Chinese banking industry

Cooke, F. L., Wang, J. & Bartram, T., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Applied Psychology. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Caring for aged people: the influence of personal resilience and workplace climate on ‘doing good’ and ‘feeling good’

McNeil, N., Bartram, T., Cregan, C., Ellis, J. & Cooke, F. L., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Advanced Nursing. 75, 7, p. 1450-1461 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Digitization and Decent Work: Implications for Pacific Island Countries

Cooke, F. L., Jul 2019, Switzerland: ILO. 55 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

Open Access

Activities 2009 2009

  • 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