Candy Lu


  • 139 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Candy Lu joined the Department of Marketing and Management at Macquarie University in 2014 and now is a Senior Lecturer of International Management and Employment in the Department of Management, Macquarie University.

Dr Lu holds a PhD in Management from Monash University. Her research interests are in the areas of cross-cultural management, diversity management, international human resource management, and occupational health and safety in the mining sector. Specifically, she investigates the cultural adjustment of Chinese immigrant professionals in Australian workplaces and the impact of such adjustment on individual job satisfaction and performance. Her research also examines the human resource management practices and their impact on safety performance of Chinese multinational enterprises operating in the mining sectors of Australia and China. She has published one research monograph with two leading researchers, five book chapters, and several articles in international scholarly journals, including Human Resource Management Review, Australian Journal of Management, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Journal of Management and Organization, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Asian Ethnicity, and Safety Science.

She is an Associate Editor of Chinese Management Studies and a frequent reviewer for top ranked journals such as Human Resource Management, Management and Organization Review, and International Journal of Human Resource Management.

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Projects 2014 2016

Research Outputs 2007 2020

  • 139 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 14 Article
  • 5 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 1 Book

Using the past to map out the future of occupational health and safety research: where do we go from here?

Fan, D., Zhu, C. J., Timming, A. R., Su, Y., Huang, X. & Lu, Y., 2 Jan 2020, In : The International journal of human resource management. 31, 1, p. 90-127 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Occupational safety and health
Research design
Human resource management
Safety management
Health management

Antecedents and outcomes of employee empowerment practices: A theoretical extension with empirical evidence

Yin, Y., Wang, Y. & Lu, Y., Nov 2019, In : Human Resource Management Journal. 29, 4, p. 564-584 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Empirical evidence
Employee empowerment
Asset specificity
Organizational performance

Why firms adopt empowerment practices and how such practices affect firm performance? A transaction cost-exchange perspective

Yin, Y., Wang, Y. & Lu, Y., 1 Mar 2019, In : Human Resource Management Review. 29, 1, p. 111-124 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Costs and Cost Analysis
Power (Psychology)
Transaction costs
Firm performance

Examining Sri Lankan professional women's perceptions of their opportunities to undertake international careers: Implications for diversity among cross-cultural managers

Hutchings, K., Samaratunge, R., Lu, Y. & Gamage, A. S., 1 Apr 2016, In : International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. 16, 1, p. 77-98 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Gas outburst prediction based on OD algorithm

Yue, X. G., Boddhu, S. K., Lu, Y., Xiao, F., Memonen, T. & Cañiv, M. V., 2016, In : Recent Patents on Computer Science. 9, 1, p. 25-39 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Neural networks
Coal mines