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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.


  • Asia studies
  • HR outsourcing
  • diversity management
  • Chinese HRM
  • International HRM
  • human resource management
  • industrial relations
  • Innovation
  • China
  • HR shared services

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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 2000 2019

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., Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Advanced Nursing. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

How far has international HRM travelled? A systematic review of literature on multinational corporations (2000–2014)

Cooke, F. L., Wood, G., Wang, M. & Veen, A., Mar 2019, In : Human Resource Management Review. 29, 1, p. 59-75 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Introduction: Review issue

Parry, E., Dickmann, M., Cooke, F. L. & Lepak, D., 2 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Human Resource Management. 30, 1, p. 1-4 4 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., 31 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Management. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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