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Dr Jing (Annie) Zhang

BS(CNU) MS(BNU) PhD(Wollongong)



Room: OBS 713
Tel: +64 3 479 8130

Dr Jing (Annie) Zhang teaches and researches in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship. Her current research focuses on innovation capabilities andcompetitive advantage, innovation ambidexterity, innovation strategies, innovation networking, financing decisions in innovation, strategic entrepreneurship and knowledge management. She is also interested in developing mathematical and statistical models to understand innovation. Prior to joining University of Otago, Dr Zhang has worked in Hong Kong Shue Yan University, City University of Hong Kong and the National Research Centre for Science and Technology for Development (NRCSTD), the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, as Assistant Professor, Research Associate and Research Fellow, respectively. She received her PhD in strategic management (emphasis in technological innovation management) from the University of Wollongong. She also holds a BSc and MSc degree in Mathematics

Teaching responsibilities

Annie’s teaching responsibilities include:

Research interests

Annie’s research interests are:

  • Innovation Capability and Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Financial Issues in Innovation
  • The Impact of Environmental Dynamism on Innovation
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge Management

Other responsibilities

Course advisor and approver
Exchange advisor


Annie is currently supervising the following students:


Omid Aliasghar - Learning from open innovation in a context of less open country. (Supervisors: Elizabeth Rose, Sylvie Chetty, Annie Zhang)

Somiyah Bahmannia - Examining the interaction between authentic leadership and team innovation ambidexterity. (Supervisors: Steven Grover, Annie Zhang) - under examination

Emmanuel Osigwe - Developing A Social Enterprise Collaborative Model To Accelerate Socio-Economic Inclusion: A Model For International Social Enterprises. (Supervisors: Jodyanne Kirkwood, Elizabeth Rose, Annie Zhang)

Douglas Wang - Social Capital and Innovation Performance: The Mediating Effect of Knowledge Management. (Supervisors:  Annie Zhang, André Everett)


Joel Clarke - Business Strategy (Supervisors: Annie Zhang, Conor O'Kane)

Josephine Tan - Organisational Ambidexterity (Supervisors: Conor O'Kane, Annie Zhang)