The first International Forum on human resources development and employment (HRDE 2023)

Keynote Speakers

Mingwei Liu

A. Prof. Mingwei Liu

School of management and labor relations, Rutgers University, USA

Research Area: Employment relations, high performance work systems, minimum wages, corporate social responsibility, skill formation


Mingwei Liu is a Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. He is also a Director of the Center for Global Work and Employment. His research interests fall into three broad areas. The first is comparative employment relations and human resource management with a focus on Chinese employment relations, labor movement, human resource management, skill development, and labor and human resource issues in overseas Chinese multinational companies. The second is high performance work practices in different industries and national contexts. The third is labor standards and corporate social responsibility in global value chains. His publications appear in journals such as Industrial and Labor Relations Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, as well as in edited books. He has also published a book (co-edited with Chris Smith), China at Work: A Labor Process Perspective on the Transformation of Work and Employment in China. His research has won several prestigious national and international awards such as the Best Paper Award in Emerging Economies Research of the Academy of International Business (2017), the John T. Dunlop Scholar Award of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (2014) , the Early Career Research Award of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (2014), the Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (2010), and the Early Career Fellowship Award of the Cardiff Business School (2010). In 2015 Professor Liu was selected as Chancellor's Scholar at Rutgers.


Prof. Chris Rowley

Kellogg college, Oxford University, Britain

Research Area: Huma Resurce Management, Work, Employment, Asian Business & Management

Brief: Worked in a wide range of industries & jobs before returning to education part time & then university. 30+ years experience of many university systems in the UK, Europe & Asia:

• Established Centre for Research in Asian Management at City, University of London, UK

• Helped establish think tank & publications series on human capital development in Singapore

• External examiner & advisor for UK & Asian university external courses & programmes

• Examined 50+ PhDs globally

• Won several international grants & evaluated grants internationally

• Experienced speaker for students, executives & practitioners at universities & companies in UK, US & Asia 

• Editor of journal + book series

• Published 800+ articles (see below for range), books & chapters & practitioner pieces.

• Regularly gives interviews, expert comments & opinion pieces to the international mass media:

• News services: Financial Times, FT Adviser, BBC, CBNC, Bloomberg, Financial News, Guardian, Times, Sunday Times, Independent, Telegraph, Evening Standard, iNewspaper, Corriere della Sera (Italy), Japan Times, China Daily, South China Morning Post, Shanghai Daily, China Business News, Social Sciences in China Today, Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden), La Razon (Spain), La Nacion (Argentina), Global Finance Magazine (US), Sydney Morning Heald (Australia), The Economist

• TV/radio: ITV, Arirang TV, China Radio International, American Public Media Radio, ABC Radio Australia, RNZ New Zealand, Sputnik Radio, Sirius XM, US, Wharton Business Radio, Share Radio, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live

• Practitioner outlets: CIPD People Management, HR Magazine, HR Legal Service, HR Matters, HR Bullets, Workplace Savings & Benefits, Employee Benefits, Changeboard, Recruitment Times, Raconteur, CMI Professional Manager, CFO Magazine, World Financial Review, Financial Management Magazine, Digiday


Prof. Cherrie Zhu

School of management, Monash University, Australia

Research Are: Human resource management (HRM), HRM policies and practices of multinational enterprises (MNEs), especially Chinese MNEs


Cherrie Jiuhua Zhu (Ph.D. The University of Tasmania) is a Professor of Management in the Department of Management, Monash Business School, Monash University. Her research areas cover cross-culture management, especially HRM and labour studies; the impact of international business and globalization on emerging economies such as China, on their human resource and labour management policies and practices; and these policies and practices in multinationals in their host country subsidiaries. Her research has appeared in Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management (US), Human Resource Management Review, Journal of World Business, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Management International Review, and Journal of Human Resource Management, among others. 


Prof. Tony Fang

University of Toronto, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Research Area: Immigration, high performance workplace practices, minimum wages, pay equity and employment equity


Tony Fang is the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Economic and Cultural Transformation at Memorial University of Newfoundland and an adjunct Professor with the University of Toronto. Currently he holds the J. Robert Beyster Faculty Fellowship at Rutgers University, sits on a World Bank's Expert Advisory Committee on Migration and Development. Prior to joining Memorial, he was the Director of Master of International Business Program at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He served as the President of the Chinese Economists Society (2012-13) and the Domain Leader at CERIS, Ontario Metropolis Centre (2009-12). He was a visiting professor at Harvard University and NBER, a guest professor at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Macau, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, and Southwest University of Finance and Economics. In 2010, he received the title of “Chutian Scholar” of Hubei Province. In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).


Prof. Kaifeng Jiang

Fisher School of business, Ohio State University, USA

Research Area: Strategic HRM


Kaifeng Jiang (PhD, Rutgers University) is a Professor of Management and Human Resources at The Ohio State University. Professor Jiang’s research focuses on strategic HRM, organizational climate, and work teams. With over 30 articles published in leading management journals, he is among the most productive and most cited scholars in the field of strategic HRM. He has earned prestigious recognitions for scholarly career achievement including the Early Career Achievement Award of the HR Division. He serves on the editorial review boards of journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. He is an associate editor of International Journal of Human Resource Management and a former associate editor of Human Resource Management Journal (2016-2020). He has also been an active member of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management where he serves or has served in a number of capacities, including Executive Committee member (2017-2020) and Division Chair (2021-2026).

Researcher Yongqian Tu

School of labor and personnel, Renmin University of China, China

Research Area: Labor relations


His research area include labor law, labor relations management, human capital finance and other interdisciplinary subjects involving labor law, labor economics and management. He concurrently majors in food safety law, financial law, international law, standard science and education service standardization.

He has been a researcher of the International Intellectual Property Research Center of Peking University,  researcher of the Food Safety Governance Collaborative Innovation Research Center of Renmin University of China, member of the Food Safety Law Revision Expert Group of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics School of Law and China University of Political Science and Law School of Internatinal Education Overseas students Full-time professor of Chinese law in the LLM program. 


Prof. Ying Tang

School of labor and personnel, Renmin University of China, China

Research Area: Human resources and labor relationship management, conflict management system


1993 Graduated from the School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China, and stayed on to teach;

1994-1995 General Manager of Beijing Meixing Food Co., Ltd.;

1995-2001 General Manager of Beijing Gaotang New Culture Development Co., Ltd.;

1996-2001 Director of Beijing Asia-Pacific Central Bank Financial Research Center;

2001-2006 Doctoral student at the School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China; during this period, he went to Osnabrueck University in Germany to do research on human resource management twice;

2006-2007 Participated in the seventh batch of doctoral service groups organized by the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee and the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, and served as an assistant to the president of Chongqing Technology and Business University;

2008-2009  Visiting student at the School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology;

2009-present Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China


A. Prof. Fei Wang

School of labor and personnel, Renmin University of China, China

Research Area: Labor economics, population economics, subjective well-being, policy evaluation, application of micro-metering

Education experience:

2008-2014 Ph.D. in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Southern California

2005-2008 China Economic Research Center, Peking University, Master of Economics

2001-2005 Nanjing University Business School, Bachelor of Management


Prof. Wei Shi

School of labor and personnel, Renmin University of China, China

Research Area: Human resource management, talent management practice, corporate culture construction, theory and application of business anthropology


(1) Thesis 

1. Willingness for different job mobility types and wage expectations: An empirical analysis based on the online resumes, Regional Science. (third author);

2. Cultivate more talents needed for high-quality development, People's Daily, 2021.07.23 (first author);

3. The evolution, achievement and enlightenment of Chinese cadre management. In "Research on Human Resources and Social Security Development in China", edited by Yang Weiguo and Han Keqing, Renmin University of China Press, May 2020. (First author);

4. Moving Beyond Initiative: The Reconceptualization and Measurement of Unethical Pro-organizational Behavior, Frontiers in Psychology, 2021(09). (Corresponding Author);

5. The effect of personal-organization fit of service workers on organizational citizenship behavior: A moderated mediation model, Psychological Science, 2019(2):8.(third author);

6. The Psychological Mechanism of the Negative Effects of High Corporate Reputation, Advances in Psychological Science, 2020, 28(3):13. (third author);

7. The Cost of Ministering: The Negative Effects of Helping Behavior and Its Potential Mechanisms, China Human Resource Development, 2019, 36(7):27. (third author);

8. The impact of executive team fracture zones on decision-making and performance. Gansu Social Sciences, 2018(3):5. (First author);

9. Theoretical Basis in Cross-Level Empirical Research—Taking the Latest Papers in Three International Journals as an Example, Economic Management, 2017(05). (fourth author);

10. Empirical sampling method - a new method for collecting "real" data, Advances in Psychological Science, 2016(02). (third author);

(2) Monograph

1. Partnership—Career Multiplication Password, Renmin University of China Pressin January 2021 , first edition.

2. Corporate Culture - From the Perspective of Anthropology and Management, Renmin University of China, October 2019, first edition.

(3) Textbook

Personnel Recruitment and Training Practice (Second Edition), China Open University Press, May 2020, editor-in-chief.


Researcher Xiangjian Zhang

Institute of Finance and economics, School of urban and Regional Sciences, Shanghai University of Finance and economics, China

Research Area: Regional Economy, Corporate Governance, Energy and Environment


Xiangjian Zhang is a Ph.D. in Management, a researcher and doctoral supervisor of the Institute of Finance and Economics of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, a visiting scholar at the University of Denver, USA. He has been engaged in teaching, research and think tank consulting. In 2005, he graduated from Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University, with a Ph.D. in Economics. He has published more than 80 papers in authoritative journals such as Journal of Contemporary China, Economic Research, Management World, Financial Research, China Industrial Economy, and Economic Management. He has presided over 10 national and provincial-level projects and has provided consulting services to local governments and many large and medium-sized enterprises.

He is committed to research on regional development strategic planning, enterprise development strategy, "One Belt One Road" national strategy and free trade zone issues, emerging economic models (platform economy, big data economy, mobile Internet economy), and eastern economics.


A. Prof. Haiming Li

School of law, Central University of Finance and economics, China

Research Area: Labor law and social security law


2004     Bachelor of Laws, China University of Political Science and Law

2007     Master of Laws, China University of Political Science and Law

2007-2008 Taught at Changchun University of Technology

2011     Doctor of Laws, China University of Political Science and Law

2011.07  Lecturer at the Law School of Central University of Finance and Economics

2013.10  Associate professor at the Law School of Central University of Finance and Economics

2014-2016 Postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland.


Prof. Pingqing Liu

School of management and economics, Beijing University of technology, China

Research Area: Organizational behaviour and human resource management


In 2004, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and joined the School of Management and Economics of Beijing Institute of Technology in June of the same year. He is now a professor and doctoral supervisor. Since 2007, as a visiting scholar, he has carried out research activities at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of California, Berkeley, and Michigan State University. He serves as the assistant to the dean of the School of Management and Economics, the director of the Department of Organization and Human Resource Management, the director of the Industrial Development and Human Resource Development Research Center of Beijing Institute of Technology, the executive director of the Labor Relations Branch of the China Human Resource Development Research Association, and the executive director of the Young Teachers Association..


Prof. Qingjun Wu

School of labor and personnel, Renmin University of China, China

Research Area: Digital economy and platform employment management, enterprise labor relationship management, unions and collective bargaining


WU has presided over the National Social Science Fund Project “Comparative Research on the Labor Contract Law and Enterprise Labor Relations”. He has also presided over many scientific research projects of the central government and other national departments, including “Research on the Current Issues of Mass Labor Disputes in China”, “Research on the Current Industrial Relations Disputes in China”, “ Study on the System of Collective Bargaining in Developed Market Economy Countries ”, and “Research on the Current Situation and Development Trend of Industrial Relations in China”.


Prof. Zhengxi Yang

School of public administration, South China Agricultural University, China

Research Area: Industrial relations, primary-level governance


Research Projects:

1. Comparative research on enterprise labor relations under different systems (National Social Science Fund in 2010)

2. Research on labor-management relations in Guangdong's economic and social transition period (2010 Guangdong Provincial Government's major decision-making consultation social public bidding project)

3. Research on labor conflicts with migrant workers as laborers in the Pearl River Delta (2006 Social Science Planning Project of the Ministry of Education)

4. Research on the New Generation of Migrant Workers' Resistance in the Post-Honda Era and the Transformation of Guangdong's Labor-Management Relations (2013 Guangdong Province Philosophy and Social Sciences "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" Project)

5. Exploration and practice research on the combination of production, education and research in labor and social security to cultivate high-quality talents (2013 Teaching Quality and Teaching Reform Project in Guangdong Province)

6. Research on the evolution of labor-capital mass incidents and government governance under the new normal (2015 Social Science Planning Project of the Ministry of Education)

7. Research on the new situation, new opportunities, new normal and new challenges faced by trade union work (2015 All-China Federation of Trade Unions Bidding Project)

8. Research on risk assessment of pilot fee reform for private primary and secondary schools in Guangzhou (a project entrusted by Guangzhou Development and Reform Commission in 2016)

9. Research on the Diffusion Mechanism and Path Optimization of Rural Governance Innovation in the New Era (2018 National Social Science Fund)

10. The third-party evaluation project of Guangdong Province's 2018 prefecture-level listing to promote the rural revitalization strategy performance assessment (Pearl River Delta area) (entrusted by the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee Agriculture Office in 2019)

11. The third-party evaluation project of Guangdong Province's 2019 prefecture-level listing to promote the rural revitalization strategy performance assessment (Pearl River Delta area) (entrusted by the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee Agriculture Office in 2020)

12. Guangzhou promotes the transformation of party building leading institutional advantages into rural governance efficiency research, Guangzhou Social Science Planning Project 2020.

Teaching Materials

1. The monograph "Research on the State, Capital, Workers and Industrial Relations in Guangdong", China Workers Publishing House, 2014;

2. The monograph "Research on Labor Conflict in China's Pearl River Delta: An Interpretation from the Perspective of Migrant Workers", Northwest University Press, 2008;

3. Co-authored "Research on Legal Protection of Migrant Workers' Rights and Interests", Intellectual Property Press, 2011;

4. Editor-in-chief of the textbook "Theory and Practice of Contemporary Labor Law", South China University of Technology Press, 2010.


Prof. Lingling Hou

School of law, Shenzhen University, China

Research Area: Economic law, labor and social security law 


Lingling Hou presided over the Guangdong Provincial Fund Project “Research on the Wage Formation Mechanism of Chinese Enterprises under Economic Globalization”. Her representative works are Labor Law (associated editor) (21st Century Legal Innovation Textbook), Research on the Formation Mechanism of Enterprise Wages under Economic Globalization (monograph). 

She has published more than 30 papers home and abroad, many of which have been reprinted by Reprinted Newspaper Database of Renmin University of China.