C. (Chuqiao) Zhou

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2016

PhD Project

Where East Meets West in the “OBOR” Initiative: The Relationship between Corporate Sustainability, Globalization and Localization

The "One Belt One Road" initiative proposed by the Chinese government calls worldwide attention to globalization and localization, leading to a sustainable development direction. The intent of this proposed study is to investigate how corporate sustainability can be achieved by adopting globalization and localization under this context. This project thus employs both qualitative and quantitative methods to conceptualize corporate sustainability and discuss its theoretical connection with globalization and localization from the paradox perspective. It explores the feasible mechanisms between paradox of globalization and localization with corporate sustainability and investigates the role of government as the primary stakeholder that participates in this process. On this basis, the project explores to what extent the paradox of globalization and localization will impact corporate sustainability. Besides, given that leaders' paradoxical thinking offers itself as an effective tool for managing organizational paradoxes, this project further tries to find how individual paradoxical thinking can facilitate the paradox of globalization and localization. This project may provide insights on what corporate sustainability means and encompasses, the potential mechanisms between corporate sustainability, globalization and localization at firm level. Additionally, it can contribute to the literature by extending the awareness of paradoxical thinking to a broader context of globalizing and localizing.

Keywords
Globalization, localization, sustainability, paradox theory, paradoxical thinking
Time frame
2016 -

Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T10-53
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Supervisory team

Chuqiao Zhou
Dean RSM & Professor of Management and Technology
Promotor
Chuqiao Zhou
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Chinese Economy and Business
Co-Promotor