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Hans Hendrischke

MA, PhD Bochum University
Professor of Chinese Business and Management

Rm N440, Lv 4
H10 - Storie Dixson Wing
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 3107
Fax +61 2 9351 4567


Hans Hendrischke is professor of Chinese business and management, University of Sydney Business School and chair of the executive committee of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

He was educated at universities in Germany, Taiwan and Japan and did postgraduate research at the Contemporary China Institute at the London School of Oriental and African Studies.

He lived in China from 1979 working for the diplomatic service and the finance industry. In his academic career he headed the Centre for Chinese Political Economy at Macquarie University, was head of Chinese Studies and head of school at UNSW and served as director of the University of Sydney Confucius Institute.

His main research focus and publications are on emerging local entrepreneurship and business institutions. As an institutional economist he has conducted hundreds of interviews with Chinese private entrepreneurs and local officials over the last decades. He is author of China's Economy in the 21st Century: Enterprise and Business Behaviour (co-edited with Barbara Krug).

Professor Hendrischke leads the Business School's Australia China Business Network and heads a multi-year strategic cooperation with KPMG which reports regularly on Chinese outbound direct investment in Australia and publishes thought leadership reports on Australia China business relations.

Newsroom articles

  • A deal's a deal, but all's not free in love or trade 12 Apr 2014

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the signing of free trade agreements with Japan and South Korea last week, however is still yet to secure a deal with China. Professor Hans Hendrischke is quoted in the article.

  • Financial ties with China 12 Apr 2014

    ABC Radio National, Saturday Extra

    Radio National, Saturday Extra interviewed Professor Hans Hendrischke about the negotiations to lower restrictions on Chinese investment into Australia and to make Sydney an official yuan trading hub.

  • Don't be misled on Chinese foreign investment: read the facts 10 Apr 2014

    The Conversation

    The Conversation published a piece co-authored by Dr Hans Hendrischke and Dr Wei Li about Chinese investment in Australia.

  • Chinese Economy 2014 Expectation 10 Mar 2014

    CRI English

    Hans Hendrischke was interviewed on CRI English (China) about the Chinese economy's outlook for 2014.

  • Australia losing its Chinese allure 07 Mar 2014

    Australian Financial Review

    Professor Hans Hendrischke is quoted in the Australian Financial Review article about Australia losing its position at the top destination for China's foreign direct investment last year.

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Research Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship in China
  • Chinese Economic Institutions
  • Privatisation and SME sector in China
  • Chinese Local Governance
  • Chinese outward direct investment (ODI)

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