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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

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

The prospect of decent work, decent industrial relations and decent social relations in China: towards a multi-level and multi-disciplinary approach

Cooke, F. L., Xu, J. & Bian, H., 20 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Well-being-oriented human resource management practices and employee performance in the Chinese banking sector: the role of social climate and resilience

Cooper, B., Wang, J., Bartram, T. & Cooke, F. L., Jan 2019, In : Human Resource Management. 58, 1, p. 85-97 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Acquiring global footprints: internationalization strategy of Chinese multinational enterprises and human resource implications

Cooke, F. L., Wu, G., Zhou, J., Zhong, C. & Wang, J., Dec 2018, In : Journal of Business Research. 93, p. 184-201 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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., 29 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Business Ethics. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-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