• The University of Western Australia (M261), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Yifan Zhong is a lecturer at UWA business school, the University of Western Australia. Yifan received his PhD in Management from Monash University. His work has been published in Energy Economics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Environmental Management, Personal and Ubitiquous Computing, and Safety Science, among others.

Research interests

Yifan's current research interests focus on the interactions between organisations and policymakers. He aims to examine the impact of various environmental policies and explore organisations' strategic responses to changing external environmental factors. Yifan is also interested in developing innovative business models to fit contemporary business dynamics.

Yifan is looking for 1-2 motivated PhD students to work on business innovations, energy transitions and strategic responses of organisations. 

Funding overview

2023 UWA Business School Starter Research Grant

2022 Curtin Humanities and Social Sciences Grant Success Panel Development Funding Award

         Curtin School of Management and Marketing Conference Funding

2019 Monash Postgraduate Publications Award

2018 Monash Graduate Research Office Travel Grant

         Monash Faculty of Business and Economics Travel Grant

2015 Monash Business School Department of Management Student Fund

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Management, Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University

Management, Master of International Business, Monash University

Finance, Bachelor of Finance, The Australian National University

Industry keywords

  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Finance and Business

Research expertise keywords

  • Emerging markets
  • Multinational enterprises
  • Sustainable development
  • Institutional theory
  • Strategic responses


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