Kate-yue Zhang

Associate Professor

  • Department: Economics and Management
  • Graduate Program(s): International Management
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Dr. Kate Yue Zhang joined the Department of Economics and Management in September 2016. Prior to AUP, she was Associate Professor of International Business and Department Chair of Business Management at Surrey International Institute, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, China. 

She has published books, academic papers, and book chapters in the field of management and higher education. Her research interests focus on Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Higher Education.


  • Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, University of Surrey, Guildford, the U.K.
  • PhD, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, China
  • MSc, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia


Published Works

  • Mittlemeier, J., Rienties, B., Zhang, K.Y., & Jindal-Snape, D. (2021). Using diary in mixed methods design: Lessons from a cross-institutional research project on doctoral students’ social transition experiences, in Xuemeng Cao, Emily F. Henderson (Ed.), Exploring diary methods in higher education: Opportunities, choices and challenges, Routledge: London.
  • Zhang, K. Y., Cerdin, J-L. (2020). The Chinese Apprenticeship Model: The Spirit of Craftsmanship, in Cerdin, J-L. & Peretti, J-M. (Ed.), The Success of Apprenticeships : Views of Stakeholders on Training and Learning, ISTE / Wiley: London.
  • Zhang, K. Y. & Cerdin, J-L. (2019). Le modèle chinois de l’apprentissage : l’esprit de l’artisant, in Cerdin, J-L. & Peretti, J-M. (Ed.), L’apprentissage et sa réussite : regards croisés des différents acteurs, série organisation et gestion des personnes, volume 4, ISTE Ltd: London. 
  • Mittlemeier, J., Jindal-Snape, D., Rienties, B., Zhang, K.Y., & Chen, Y.K. (2019). Developing networks near and far, in Dollinger, M. (Eds.), Getting the most of your doctorate: The importance of supervision, networking and becoming a global academic: Emerald Publishing: England.
  • Zhang, K. Y. & Rienties, B. (2017). Unpacking differences in organizational and self-initiated expatriates, Journal of Global Mobility, Vol.5, Issue 1.
  • Zhang, K. Y. & Rienties, B. (2016). Cultural and academic adjustment of international students in China: A social network perspective, In Jindal-Snape, D. & Rienties, B. (Eds.), Multi-dimensional transitions of international students to higher education: Routledge: London.
  • Zhang, Y. (2013). Supermarket Revolution: The Rise of Supermarkets and The Transformation of China’s Agri-Food Supply Chain, 1st Ed. China Social Science Press: Beijing.
  • Zhang, Y. (2012). How do strategies of multinational companies affect the smallholder farmers in China? Trends and implications. Macroeconomic Policy, Vol.9. (In Chinese) 
  • Zhang, Y. (2012). Business policies in agri-food safety: public standards vs. private standards. Academic Forum, Vol. 7. (In Chinese) 
  • Zhang, Y. (2011). A comparison of retailing policies between Chinese and American companies in the rise of supermarket. Macroeconomic Policy, vol. 10. (In Chinese)
  • Zhang, Y. (2010). Business policies of Chinese agricultural companies in globalization: Issues and Challenges. Journal of Dalian University of Technology (Social Science), Vol. 2. (In Chinese) 
  • Zhang, Y. (2009). A two-edged sword – Industrial policies in the Chinese context. Academic Forum, Vol.6. (In Chinese)

Conferences & Lectures

  • Zhang, K.Y., Mittlemeier, J., Rienties, B. A comparison of social experiences between international PhD students and local PhD students in China, Transnational Higher Education and the Belt and Road Initiative Conference, Manchester, the UK, November 8, 2018.
  • Zhang, K.Y., Rienties, B., & Mittlemeier, J. The cross-cultural adjustment and psychological contract of self-initiated expatriates in China. European International Business Academy Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, December 2-4, 2016.
  • Zhang, K.Y., Rienties, B. Unpacking differences in psychological contracts of organisational expatriates and self-initiated expatriates: a mixed method study, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, June 26-30, 2016.



  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (the U.K.)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Academy of International Business (AIB)

Research Areas

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Higher Education