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Fang Zhao is a Professor of Management in the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.
Professor Fang Zhao is a passionate researcher with a successful track record of research mainly in the areas of digital transformation of government services (smart government), interfaces between digital technologies and entrepreneurship, and cross-cultural management and education. She has been a team member in Yellagonga Wetlands Smart Monitoring Project awarded under Australian Government Smart Cities and Suburbs Program in 2018 (Total Project funding: AU$2.05 million). Her current research focuses on digital entrepreneurship and Smart Cities strategy and community engagement. She has published over 100 research works internationally, including a number of articles in high-impact journals such as Academy of Management Learning and Education; Information and Management; Internet Research, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, etc. She has authored and edited 3 research books. Professor Zhao has led and completed a large number of research projects funded by governments, industry/business and universities, including Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant. She has been involved in various capacities (e.g. Conference Chair, Track Chair and Discussant) in over 20 international academic conferences and has served on the roles of the Editor and Associate Editor and sit on a number of Editorial Boards of international refereed academic journals.
Professor Zhao served on the roles of the Associate Dean – Management at School of Business and Law of Edith Cowan University, the Professor and Head of the School of Management and Public Administration of the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, and also the Professor and Acting Head of Management Department at the School of Business and Management (AACSB-Accredited) of American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Professor Zhao, being a Principle Supervisor, is currently supervising 2 PhD candidates. She has supervised 6 doctoral candidates to successful completion at RMIT University and the University of the South Pacific. Being a global citizen and a strong advocate for international mobility and education, she has extensive management education and teaching experience in Australia and overseas - China, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Fiji.
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