Personal profile

Personal profile

Yu Zheng is a Reader at the School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London. Educated in Peking University (BA Japanese Studies; BEco Economics) and the National University of Singapore (MA Japanese Studies), Yu Zheng received her PhD (London) in 2010. 

Yu Zheng has published her research monograph Managing Human Resources in China: The View from Inside MNCs with theCambridge University Press. She has also written publications in Human Resource Managment, Work, Employment and Society, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Management Studies, and other peer-reviewed journals. 

Yu Zheng currently serves as a committee member of the Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA) and a member of the Centre for Workplace Research in Asian Societies (CWRAS). 


Research interests

  • International human resource management
  • Comparative employment relations
  • Japanese multinational corporations and the transfer of human resource management practices overseas
  • Foreign direct investment in China and emerging human resource management models
  • MNCs from emerging economies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


  • Cross-country management transfer
  • MNCs in China
  • Chinese MNCs
  • Interantional HRM
  • Actor-centred approach
  • Political Economy

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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