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Researcher: Zhang, Vera (Dr Vera Zhang)

Fields of Research

Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Transport economics
Other economics
Logistics
Maritime transportation and freight services
Air transportation and freight services
Economic development policy
Data security and protection
Pricing (incl. consumer value estimation)
Rail transportation and freight services
Gender, policy and administration
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)
Port infrastructure and management
Workforce transition and employment
Water transport
Logistics
Multimodal transport
Air freight
Employment patterns and change
Cybersecurity
Management, resources and leadership
Energy storage (excl. hydrogen and batteries)
Other culture and society
Technological and organisational innovation
Wind energy
Fisheries - aquaculture

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A critical review of port performance and port choice: a port logistics system perspective; 10th Asian Logistics Round Table (ALRT) 2020 Conference
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
Barriers to intermodal freight diversion: a total logistics cost approach; Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) 2020
Barriers to intermodal freight diversion: a total logistics cost approach; Maritime Economics and Logistics
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
Evaluating cybersecurity in the maritime industry; 10th Asian Logistics Round Table (ALRT) 2020 Conference
External requirements on improving ship management policies. A gender equality and cultural awareness overview on the shipping market; Scientific Bulletin of Naval Academy
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
The meaning of corporate social performance in seaports: the managers' perspective; WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs

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