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Researcher: Zhang, Vera (Dr Vera Zhang)

Fields of Research

Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Transport economics
Other economics
Economic development policy
Rail transportation and freight services
Air transportation and freight services
Pricing (incl. consumer value estimation)
Industry economics and industrial organisation
Gender, sexuality and education
Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies

Research Objectives

International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
Water transport
Workforce transition and employment
Air freight
Port infrastructure and management
Multimodal transport
Management, resources and leadership
Other culture and society
Technological and organisational innovation
Wind energy
Fisheries - aquaculture

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
Contemporary issues and current challenges: a way ahead; Maritime Business and Economics: Asian Perspectives
Development models and policies for maritime clusters; Geographies of Maritime Transport: Transport, Mobilities and Spatial Change
Differential pricing strategies of air freight transport carriers in the spot market; Journal of Air Transport Management
Dynamics and interdependencies among different shipping freight markets; Maritime Policy and Management
History of the shipping business in China; Maritime Business and Economics: Asian Perspectives
Importance rankings of nodes in the China Railway Express network under the Belt and Road Initiative; Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Industrial relations and international conventions; Managing human resources in the shipping industry
International port investment of Chinese port-related companies; International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics
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
Pricing strategies and revenue management in air freight transport in comparison with liner shipping; IAME 2018
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 and Management
Shipping business strategies and national policy of China; Maritime Business and Economics: Asian Perspectives

Research Projects

Evaluating cybersecurity in the maritime industry; International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)
Gender Equality and Cultural Awareness in Maritime Education and Training (GECAMET); International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)

Research Candidate Supervision