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Fei Guo is a Professor in the Department of Management.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii in 1996 and was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship to conduct research at the Australian National University (ANU).  She has more than 20 years’ experience in teaching and conducting research in Australia, the United States and China. Her main research interests have been in migration and labour market, ethnic and cultural diversity, diaspora and transnationalism, internationalisation of workforce, consequences of demographic changes.  Professor Guo's research has been supported by a number of research grants, including a grant from the Ford Foundation to study migration and urban poverty in China, four Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project (DP) grants to study “Rural Migrant Labour in Large Chinese Cities” (with G. Hugo and X. Yuan), “Affinities in Multicultural Australia” (with E. Vasta and L. Taksa), “Transnationalism and Diaspora” (with Y Tan, A Rosser and B. Yeoh), and "Demographic and Social Dimensions of Migrant Ageing and Wellbeing in Australia" (with L. Taksa, Z. Cheng, M. Tani, L. Liu and K. Zimmermann). Professor Guo has published more than 50 academic journal articles and book chapters, and six co-authored or co-edited books, including such journals as Urban Studies, Human Relations, International Migration Review, Asian and Pacific Migration Review, and Habitat International. She also co-guest-edited a number of special issues for journals, including "New Developments in Australia's Skilled Migration Flows" in the Asian and Pacific Migration Review, “South-South Migration” in International Migration Review, “Globally mobile skilled labour force” in International Migration. Her co-edited books Return Migration in the Asia Pacific (with R. Iredale and S. Rozario) and Handbook of Chinese Migration, Identity and Wellbeing (with R. Iredale) were published by Edward Elgar, Transition and Challenges: China's Population at the Beginning at the 21st Century (with Z. Zhao) was published by the Oxford University Press, and Global Population in Transition (with J. Martins and D. Swanson) was published by Springer in 2018.  She was an Associate Editor of International Migration Review from 2012 to 2017.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology/Demography, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Projects 2006 2022

Research Outputs 1992 2019

China’s demographic future under the new two-child policy

Zhang, X., Guo, F. & Zhai, Z., Aug 2019, In : Population Research and Policy Review. 38, 4, p. 537-563 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

fertility rate
elderly population

Internationalisation of Chinese banks and financial institutions and its implications for IHRM

Jack, R., Huang, Y., Sun, J-M. J. & Guo, F., 6 Aug 2019, In : The International journal of human resource management. 30, 14, p. 2121-2136 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review

Financial institutions
International human resource management
Human resource management
Emerging markets

Breaking the barriers: How urban housing ownership has changed migrants’ settlement intentions in China

Yang, S. & Guo, F., Dec 2018, In : Urban Studies. 55, 16, p. 3689-3707 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

urban housing

Domestic property and housing class in contemporary urban China

Chen, J., Wu, Y., Guo, F. & Wang, H., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. 33, 1, p. 91–109 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

urban housing
housing reform
housing market

Global population in transition

Martins, J. M., Guo, F. & Swanson, D. A., Apr 2018, Cham: Springer, Springer Nature. 358 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

economic factors
standard of living
economic impact
population development

Activities 2012 2016

  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Migration, Occupational Mobility and Values: Affinities in Multicultural Australia

Fei Guo (Speaker), Ellie Vasta (Speaker), Lucy Taksa (Speaker)
1 Dec 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Affinities in Multicultural Australia: Shared Values and their Differences

Ellie Vasta (Speaker), Fei Guo (Speaker), Lucy Taksa (Speaker)
25 Aug 201626 Aug 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

International Migration Review (Journal)

Fei Guo (Member of editorial board)
2012 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work