Zhang Ying

Professor on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

From May 1, 2018 Zhang Ying is also heading the Erasmus China Business Centre.

She travels from Rotterdam.

Zhang Ying can cover a wide range of China related subjects, including Chinese economy and its transition, Chinese firms catching up in the world, Chinese entrepreneurship and digital transformation (fin-tech to  fin-life).

She started March 2017 a partnership between Huawei and RSM on digital education.

In April 2017 Harvard Business School published a case study on Ant Financial, formerly known as Alipay, of the Alibaba Group with Zhang Ying as co-author.

Zhang Ying is a speaker, a writer, a business developer, and a social entrepreneur.  She has been a Visiting Professor and a Research Fellow at Harvard University (Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School) and Cornell University; as well as a Honorary Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University.
As a faculty, she was awarded as one of the “Best 40 Under 40” Business School Professors worldwide ( by Poets & Quants in 2015); as one of the Native Society Featured Business School Professors in USA, and as one of the Elite Professional Women recognized by National Association of Professional Women (in USA).

As an expert in Europe on the topics of China’s transition and development with multi-level relationships, her opinions and studies have been widely quoted by leading international media in the USA, China, and Europe, including Bloomberg, Financial Times, China Daily (中国日报), China Economics Net (中国经济网),  Washington Post, China Policy Review (Formerly China Economic Report) (中国经济报告), Caixin (财新), EuroBiz, EUReporter, EFMD GlobalFocus, Wirtschafts Woche, the CKGSB Knowledge, Managerial Insight, Harvard Business Review, and Harvard Economics Review.

She promote the relevance of academic research and argue for the necessity of cross-impact between (business) education, academic research,  and social-economic circumstances;  She teaches Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Chinese Economy and Business, and cherishes the tradition of Chinese philosophy and Yoga Sutra.

Prof Zhang Ying explains why doing business with China has never been easier

Prof Zhang Ying discusses China’s relations with the EU and the US under president Trump

You can find an overview of her publications here.

Zhang Ying discusses at Tedx Women Amsterdam the relations between education and happiness

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