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Professor of Chinese Business and Management, University of Sydney

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.


  • –present
    Professor of Chinese Business and Management, University of Sydney