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Dr Robert Jack is Senior Lecturer in International Business and Convenor of the China Business Research Network (CBRN).

He has Masters Degrees in both Marketing and International Business and was awarded his Ph.D from Monash University.  His previous professional experience, comprising managerial positions in both the public and private sectors, involved the development and implementation of key marketing strategies including the planning, introduction and implementation of customer management initiatives. His work experience has also included consultation and training.

Robert’s research has been presented at various national and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals such as International Business Review (IBR), International Small Business Journal (ISBJ), International Journal of Human Resource Management (IJHRM) and International Journal of Operations & Production Management (IJOPM) amongst others. He is on the Editorial and Review Board for the European Journal of International Management

Robert is one of the guest editors of a special issue of the International Journal of Human Resource Management (Volume 30, Issue 14) focusing on the internationalization of Chinese banks and financial intermediaries published in 2019.

Robert has previously taught at Monash University, Swinburne University of Technology and City University of Hong Kong.  He has had visiting positions at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). From 2011 he has been on the Executive of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA - as Secretary and Treasurer (2011-17) and Vice President - Treasurer (2017 - current) 

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts (Social Science), La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma, Marketing, Monash University

Masters, Marketing, Monash University

Masters, International Business, Monash University

Doctorate of Philosophy, Monash University

External positions

Vice President - Treasurer, Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA)

17 Feb 201717 Feb 2020

Treasurer, Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA)

30 Apr 201117 Feb 2017

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Projects 2011 2017

Research Outputs 2004 2019

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

Designing business models for value co-creation: A case study of local firms in Vietnam

Le, N. A. P. & Jack, R., 30 Aug 2018, Academy of Management Proceedings. Atinc, G. (ed.). Issue 1 ed. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management, Vol. 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstractResearchpeer-review

Business model
Value co-creation
Emerging markets
Competitive advantage
Human relations

In the shadow of SOEs: the duality in management practices of a Chinese bank’s overseas operation

Jack, R. G., Guo, F., Huang, Y. & Zhu, J., 2017, International business in the information age: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy. Piscitello, L. & Elia, S. (eds.). Milan, p. 7 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstractResearchpeer-review

Management practices
State enterprises
Adaptation strategies
Human resource management
Country of origin effects
Multinational enterprises

Pre and post-entry resource needs for international entrepreneurs: the role of government and industry networks

Chang, F. Y. M., Jack, R. & Webster, C. M., Mar 2017, In : Journal of Management and Organization. 23, 2, p. 186-205 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Network industries
Role of government
International markets