Eva Huang, PhD, MBA, MA


As a global minded researcher and educator, Dr. Huang undertook her undergraduate education in China, got MBA and MA degrees in England, and obtained a PhD in Australia. She has extensive education and work experience globally, so far, China, England, Australia and Canada, with positions including HR managers, assistant health and safety manager, research associate, and HR consultant. She has passion in teaching and research. She enjoys experiencing the differences and has insights in multiculturalism.

Academic Credentials

PhD in HRM, the University of South Australia, 2014MBA in general management, the University of Sheffield, 2006MA in Education, the University of Sheffield, 2005

Areas Of Specialization

Human Resources Management.

Areas Of Expertise

Human resources management, Public sector/non-profit organization management, Research methods, Multiculturalism and diversity management.

Career Highlights

Dr. Huang has extensive international education and work experience. She has been teaching at various post-secondary institutions both in Australia and Canada. She works as a research associate with the University of South Australia (Australia), where she was also a research assistant and teaching assistant. She was an Assistant Manager of Health and Wellbeing at the Sheffield Chinese Community Centre, England. She was an HR Manager at a district school board prior to pursuing her PhD in Australia.

Other Activities

Dr. Huang is the ad hoc reviewer for Asian Pacific Journal of Management, Chinese Management Studies, and Academy of Management annual conference. She is also an HR consultant for two district school boards on a voluntary basis.


PhD Conference Scholarships, University of South Australia, 2014President’s PhD Scholarship, University of South Australia, 2010-2014 Management School Scholarship, University of South Australia, 2010-2014Completion Scholarship, University of South Australia, 2013International Travel Grant, University of South Australia, 2011


Huang, E, Benson, J., Zhu, Y., & Sardeshmukh, S. (2017), ‘Unlocking the secret of creativity: antecedents and outcomes’. Manuscript accepted by Workshop of ‘Publishing in Top-tier US Journals for Non-US Scholars’ at AOM 2017 annual conference.

Huang, E., Benson, J., & Zhu, Y. (2016),  Teacher Management in China: The transformation of educational systems: New York & London: Routledge.

Shen, J., Benson, J. and Huang, E. (2014) ‘High performance work Systems and teachers’ work performance: The mediating role of quality of working life’,Human Resource Management, 53 (5): pp. 817-833.

Huang, E., Benson, J., & Zhu, Y. (March 15, 2014), ‘Education-China’s most important economic weapon’, East Asia Forum. (Note: The East Asia Forum publications, produced by the Australian National University, are consistently read by high-level policymakers, the policy community and academics across the region).

Huang, E., Benson, J., Zhu, Y., & Sardeshmukh, S. (2014), ‘High performance work systems, teachers’ job performance, and students’ quality of school life’. Full paper accepted for presentation in a Divisional Paper session at the 74th Academy of Management Meeting taking place August 1-5, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.

Huang, E. & Shen, J. (2011) ‘Performance-related pay and employees’ responses in the Chinese education system’, The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 27(1): 95-107.

Huang, E. &Shen, J. (2010) ‘Performance-related pay in the Chinese education system’. Full paper accepted and presented at the 24th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, taking place December 7-10, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.