Higher Education

Dr Anja Fladrich





Dean (Operations)

Qualification abbreviations

BEco (Bremen), BA (Melb), MBA (VU), PhD (Monash)


Anja has many years of experience working in the insurance and education sectors, where she worked for large multinational companies, a government agency and family business in Germany, China and Australia.

Teaching areas

  • Introduction to Management
  • International Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Integrated Business Management Project

Research interest and areas

China and the Chinese in Europe · Chinese entrepreneurship · Higher Education in Asia.


Fladrich, A. M. (2012) 'Chinese SMEs in Prato, Italy, in IIon, Fetscherin and Gugler (Eds.) Chinese International Investments, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 234-256;

(2010) 'Il Macarto di Lavoro Cinese e la Mobilita Lavorative a Prato,' in Graeme Johnson and Russel Smyth (Eds) Oltre ogni muro: i cinesi di Prato, Cambridge: Pacini Editore S.p.A;

(2010) 'David vs. Goliath in China's Global Push: Chinese SOEs, MNEs and the emergence of Chinese SMEs in Europe - a Case Study from Prato, Italy,' book chapter manuscript submitted for publication in Chinese International Investments, Palgrave Macmillan; 

(2009),'The Chinese Labour Market and Job Mobility in Prato,' in Graeme Johanson and Russell Smyth (Eds) Living Outside the Walls: The Chinese in Prato. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), p. 96-128;

(2009), 'Transition from Education to Employment: Observations by Chinese Young Professionals,'Chinese Cross Currents, Vol. 6, No. 2, April 2009: 58-79;

(2008),'Finding Work on China Street,' Around the Globe. Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements. Vol. 4, No. 3 Winter 2008:37-41.

(2006) 'Deutschland in China: Qingdao, Koloniale Vergangenheit, globale Gegenwart' (Germany in China: Qingdao, Colonial past, global present), Investors Quarterly, vol. 6, no. 1;

(2006) 'The Challenges of Graduate Employment: Jiangxi, Southeast China' in: Inside China, vol. 1, no. 1, UTS: Institute for International Studies. Occasional Paper Series;

(2006) 'Graduate Employment: A Case Study from Jiujiang, Jiangxi' China Information, vol. 20, no. 2 pp. 201-235;

(2005) 'Das Vertragsverständnis der Chinesen' (The Chinese Understanding of Business Contracts) Investors Quarterly vol. 2, no. 1;

(2005) 'Im Sari, Sarong oder Kostüm. Frauen als Führungskräfte in Singapur' (Dressed in a Sari, Sarong or Business Costume. Female Business Leaders in Singapore), Investors Quarterly, vol. 2, no. 3.

Conference papers

'Moving Inside the City Walls. Chinese Entrepreneurs' Location and Orientation in Prato, Italy,' Poster presented at The Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education REE Asia 2009 , Stanford Technology Ventures' Program, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 21-23 October 2009, Hong Kong;

'Chinese Entrepreneurship in Europe. From Operating the World' Workshop to Operating Workshops around the World' A Case Study of Entrepreneurs in Prato, Italy,'? Paper presented at the China Goes Global Conference, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 9-10 October 2008, Boston;

'The Chinese Labour Market and Job Mobility in Prato,' paper presented at the Workshop Building Bridges: The Chinese in Melbourne and Prato, The Asian Business and Economics Research Unit and Centre for Community Networking Research, Monash University, 10 July 2008;

'Chinese Entrepreneurship in Europe. Early Insight from Prato, Italy,' paper presented at the 17th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), 1-3 July 2008, Melbourne;

'From Education to Employment. Observations from Young Professionals in China'; paper presented at the International Conference on Contemporary China Studies. University of Hong Kong, January 5-6, 2007;