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Researcher: Zhang, W (Dr Vera Zhang)

Fields of Research

Transportation and Freight Services
Ocean Engineering
Gender, Sexuality and Education
Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies

Research Objectives

International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Water Transport
Workforce Transition and Employment
Preparation and Production of Energy Sources
Port Infrastructure and Management
Management of Education and Training Systems
Cultural Understanding

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An empirical analysis of maritime cluster evolution from the port development perspective – Cases of London and Hong Kong; Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
An improved dynamic linear forecasting model for container port throughput considering periodic fluctuations; International Conference of Maritime Economists (IAME) 2017
Business models for development of international maritime centre; IAME 2013 Conference
Comparison on competitive advantages of major world maritime clusters; Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) 2016
Industrial relations and international conventions; Managing human resources in the shipping industry
Lowering Perforated Plate through Splash Zone under Different Sea States; The 6th Society for Underwater Technology Technical Conference (SUTTC) 2017
Maritime cluster evolution based on symbiosis theory and Lotka–Volterra model; Maritime Policy and Management
Maritime Cluster Evolution: An Empirical Analysis from Port Development Perspective; IAME 2013 Conference
Public-private partnerships on foreign ports investment of Chinese port-related enterprises; Workshop on Global Perspectives of the Belt and Road Initiative: Maritime Studies and China’s Global Investment
Recent development of Chinese port cooperation strategies; Research in Transportation Business & Management
URANS prediction of the slamming coefficients for perforated plates during water entry; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions. Part A. International Journal of Maritime Engineering

Research Projects

Gender Equality and Cultural Awareness in Maritime Education and Training (GECAMET); International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)

Research Candidate Supervision