Dr Shea Fan is a senior lecturer in RMIT's School of Management.
Dr. Fan’s research expertise lies in people management in a culturally, racially and ethnically diverse work environment.
Her research topics include identity, managing language in multinational organizations, local government international collaboration and transnational education.
She conducts research among multinational corporation employees, expatriates, immigrants, bicultural individuals, international students and local government organizations.
- Cross-cultural Management
- International Business
- Work-integrated-learning coordinator
- 2021 Program manager of Master of Human Resource Management
- 2020 Deputy to the Deputy Dean of Teaching and Learning
- 2019 Deputy program manager of Bachelor of International Business
In the Media
2020: Interviewed by the Age on sister city related issues
2020: Delivered a national wide webinar on “Effective Sister-city relations” organized by Australia China Business Council
2020: Fan, S., Huang, C; Walker, M., Bartram, T. (2020). After 40 years of Australian-Chinese sister cities, how are they faring? The Conversation.
2019: Chan,C, Fan, S.(2019) What’s behind burnout? Confusing long hours and face time for work performance. Channel News Asia.
2013: Fan, S. Understanding identity is the key to succeeding in China. The Conversation. April. 1.
2013: Fan, S. Employing expatriate Chinese in China-culture is one thing, identity another. Australia China Quarterly, Vol.1
2012: Identity challenge in China, The Voice. Melbourne University
- PhD (Management), The University of Melbourne, Australia
- MA (Organization Studies), Boston College, USA
- MS (International Business), Maastricht University, the Netherlands
- Fan, S.,Harzing, A.,Kohler, T. (2020). How you see me, how you don't: ethnic identity self-verification in interactions between local subsidiary employees and ethnically similar expatriates In: International Journal of Human Resource Management, 31, 2407 - 2433
- Fan, X.,Harzing, A. (2020). Moving beyond the baseline: Exploring the potential of experiments in language research In: Managing Multilingual Workplaces: Methodological, Empirical and Pedagogic Perspectives, Routledge, United States
- Lapointe, E.,Vandenberghe, C.,Fan, X. (2020). (In Press) Psychological contract breach and organizational cynicism and commitment among self-initiated expatriates vs. host country nationals in the Chinese and Malaysian transnational education sector In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management, , 1 - 24
- Chan, X.,Fan, X.,Snell, D. (2020). Managing intense work demands: how child protection workers navigate their professional and personal lives In: Community, Work & Family, 1, 1 - 18
- Fan, X.,Harzing, A. (2020). (In Press) The double-edged sword of ethnic similarity for expatriates In: Organizational Dynamics, , 1 - 10
- Fan, S.,Huang, C.,Walker, M.,Bartram, T. (2019). Australia-China Sister Cities: Seizing Opportunities Together In: Australia China Council, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Melbourne, Australia
- Zhu, F.,Fan, X.,Zhao, L. (2019). Having Entrepreneurial Friends and Following Them? The Role of Friends� Displayed Emotions in Students� Career Choice Intentions In: Journal of Enterprising Culture, 27, 445 - 470
- Fan, S.,Cregan, C.,Harzing, A.,Kohler, T. (2018). The benefits of being understood: The role of ethnic identity confirmation in� knowledge acquisition by expatriates In: Human Resource Management, 57, 327 - 339
- Zhang, L.,Harzing, A.,Fan, S. (2018). Managing expatriates in China: a language and identity perspective, Palgrave, London, United Kingdom
- Zhu, F.,Hsu, D.,Burmeister-Lamp, K.,Fan, S. (2018). An investigation of entrepreneurs' venture persistence decision: the contingency effect of psychological ownership and adversity In: Applied Psychology: An International Review, 67, 136 - 170
5 PhD Current Supervisions
- Australia-Japan local government collaboration: building sustainable and resilient communities. Funded by: Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) Grant 2018 onwards from (2021 to 2023)
- Sister-City Partnerships: Building Australia-China Economic, Cultural and Educational Exchange. Funded by: Australia-China Council 2018 from (2018 to 2019)