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Jane Zhuang – PhD candidate - submitted

Room: Commerce 626

Research TopicJane_Zhuang_image

A Weberian approach in formalising grounded theory - Discovering the golden rules in historical cultural clusters.

Research Outline

Developing Grounded Theory through triangulation of emerged theories by constant comparison amongst new and old data from similar historical cultural settings to refine and generalise theories emerged to a new level.


Jane's supervisors are :


Zhuang, Y. 2007, Business Ethics, Culture & Sustainable Development – Corruption Rates, Religions & Living Standards, Otago Management Graduate Review, vol.5.


Reviewer, The Sixth IACMR Conference, June 18-22, 2014, Beijing, China

Reviewer, The Fifth Biennial IACMR Conference, June 20-24, 2012, Hong Kong

Presenter and first author, “Grounded in Heritage – An Exploration of Traditional Cultural Clusters in China”, Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Regional Conference, 6-8 December, 2012, Xiamen, China

First author, "In-Depth Analysis of a Traditional Cultural Cluster through Grounded Theory: The Case of the Jingdezhen (China) Porcelain Cluster", Decision Science Institute 42th Annual Meeting, Boston, USA, 19-22 November, 2011

Presenter and first author, “How Do You Know it is Workable? Sit, Stand and Walk the Theories”, 2011 IACMR Research Methods Workshop, 24-27, Xiamen, China

First author, "The Contribution of Traditional Clusters in Contemporary Cluster Development Research - The Case of Jingdezhen Porcelain Industry", 28th Annual PanPacific Conference, Daejeon, Korea May 26-29, 2011

First author, “Understanding National Corruption and Wellbeing Indices: The Influence ofCultural and Religious Differences on Business Ethics and Sustainable Development”, PanPacific Conference XXVI - Strategic Innovation Through Collaboration and Convergence, June 1-3, 2009, Shenzhen, China (paper accepted)

Presenter and first author, “Confirmation of Cluster Theory through the Jingdezhen Traditional Porcelain Cluster in China”, the Eleventh McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference, December 5-7, 2008 University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.


Yuting (Jane) started business cluster research since 2005, her master degree explores historical culture cluster through Grounded Theory - “Grounded in Heritage: An Exploration of Traditional Cultural Clusters in China – The Case of the Jingdezhen Porcelain Cluster”.

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