Marina Yue Zhang

Dr Marina Zhang is an Associate Professor – Research at the Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI).

Dr Zhang holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Peking University and an MBA and a PhD from the Australian National University. Before joining UTS, she held academic positions at Tsinghua University, UNSW and Swinburne University of Technology. Her research interests cover digital transformation, emerging technologies, and latecomer catch-up in innovation. Specifically, her research investigates innovation in advanced manufacturing, semiconductors, biopharmaceuticals, new energy vehicles, and the global value chain (GVC), exploring their impact on Australia-China relations.

Dr Zhang is the author of three books. Her most recent, Demystifying China's Innovation Machine: Chaotic Order (304pp), with Mark Dodgson, and David Gann, was published by Oxford University Press (2022). The book was endorsed by Lee Howell, Senior Advisor & Former Managing Director, World Economic Forum, and Justin Yifu Lin, Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University, Former Chief Economist, World Bank.

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