Chris Rowley

Visiting Fellow

BA MA Warwick, DPhil Oxford

Professor Rowley, GradCIPD, BA, MA (Warwick), DPhil (Nuffield College, Oxford) also holds appointments as: Professor Emeritus, Cass Business School, City, University of London, UK; Visiting Fellow, Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, Nottingham University, UK; Adjunct Professor, Asia Institute and Asian Studies Department, Griffith University, Australia; and Professorial Fellow, Institute of Hallyu Convergence Research, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He acted as an advisor to an education charity in Singapore and was its Director of Research and Publications. He has held appointments at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University; School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London; and also taught in Korea (Korea University) and Switzerland (University of Lugano). Besides being a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg, he is also a member of the College’s Centre for Mutual and Employee-owned Business.

At Cass he was the founding Director of the Centre for Research on Asian Management, Subject Leader and won several international grants for Asian research, including from the British Academy, ESRC/AIM Overseas International Fellowship, RCUK Academic Fellowship, Taiwan Ministry of Education, Distinguished Scholar Award and Korea Foundation Fellowship (2016). He was twice awarded for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Reputation and Impact Through Research’ with prizes for research and publications at Cass and in Asia. He has examined over 30 PhDs internationally and has had a range of external and visiting appointments at universities globally.

He is Editor of the SCI (and ABS) rated leading academic cross-disciplinary journal on Asia, Asia Pacific Business Review (Routledge) and also the Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management (Emerald) and serves on many journal Editorial Boards. He is Book Series Editor of Working in Asia (Routledge), Asian Studies (Elsevier) and Asian Business and Management Studies (World Scientific Press). He collaborates with a network of international colleagues and thought leaders, such as Dave Ulrich from the US, and has published widely, with over 600 journal articles, books and chapters and other contributions in practitioner journals, magazines and newsletters.

He has given briefings, talks and lectures at universities and companies in Asia and has consultancy experience with unions, businesses and governments on a range of topics, including cultural awareness, diversity, leadership, knowledge management and employment and human resource management policy and practice issues generally and Asian business. He also writes regularly for and gives interviews and comments to:

  • International practitioner outlets: CIPD People Management/People Management Asia/People Management Middle East, HR Magazine, HR Legal Service, HR Matters, HR Bullets, Workplace Savings & Benefits, Employee Benefits, Changeboard, Recruitment Times, Raconteur, BPS World Resourcing, CMI Professional Manager, CFO Magazine, World Financial Review
  • News services: Financial Times, FT Adviser, CBNC, Bloomberg, Financial News, The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, Corriere della Sera (Italy), Japan Times, Shanghai Daily, China Daily, China Business News, Al Bayan Newspaper (Dubai/UAE).
  • TV and radio: BBC, Channel 4/ITV, Arirang TV, China Radio International, American Public Media Radio and BBC Radio Live.