Personal profile


Chao Zhang is a Lecturer in International Business at Newcastle Business School in Northumbria University. With a rich educational background, his career exemplifies a deep commitment to education and research.
Originally from Xi'an (China), he began his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science in Management from Guangxi University in China, providing a solid foundation in business principles. He then pursued a Master of Research in Management Organization and Business Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, sharpening his analytical and critical thinking skills. Continuing his academic pursuit, Chao earned a Ph.D. in Business Economics Management from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, specializing in the internationalization of companies. His doctoral research significantly contributed to the field, offering insights into the strategies and challenges of global expansion.
As a passionate researcher, Chao has been active in publishing highly influential journals, engaging with the international business community, participating in conferences, and collaborating with peers.
Chao's journey from a Bachelor's degree in China to a Lecturer in the UK showcases his unwavering dedication to international business excellence and shaping future global business leaders.

Research interests


International Entrepreneurship



Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Business Economics and Management (Specialising in International Business and Entrepreneurship), Autonomous University of Barcelona

1 Oct 201911 Jul 2023

Award Date: 11 Jul 2023

MRes, Management Organisation and Business Economics, Autonomous University of Barcelona

1 Oct 201830 Jun 2019

Award Date: 30 Jun 2019

BSc, Business Management , Guangxi University

1 Sept 201323 Jun 2017

Award Date: 23 Jun 2017

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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