Research Profile

Constantin Holzer

Biography

Constantin Holzer graduated with a PhD in Economics from Renmin University of China before starting his career in UCC as Lecturer in Chinese Business. His research focuses on Chinese entrepreneurship and innovation cooperation between China and the EU as well as the dynamics of state-society relations in China under its economic reform process. Before his appointment at UCC he worked as a trainee in the section ‘Science, Technology and Environment’ at the European Union Delegation in Beijing and was awarded the Marietta-Blau Research Fellowship from the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy for his research on Chinese entrepreneurship and business ethics.
Constantin has also coordinated 2 Horizon 2020 proposal submissions under the EU-China Flagship Cooperation in the areas of Sustainable Urbanisation and Food Safety. The application for both projects, ECHIS (Ecological Citizen Heritage through Innovative Solutions) and CISFOS (Consumer-Focused Solutions For Implementing Transnational Food Safety Controls In China and the EU), has been funded with coordinator grants by Enterprise Ireland and UCC CACSSS.

Research Interests

My research identity revolves around two topical strands of academic engagement, one more theoretical, the other more applied. These are China’s Political Economy and State-Business relations in the People’s Republic of China from the beginning of economic reform in 1978 till today, as well as China-EU relations in the area of economic development and innovation. In this context I am interested in the evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and business ethics, as well as China's digital economy and the impact of social credit ratings on businesses. I also enjoy looking into explaining variations between China and European countries using a comparative institutional approach, and to highlight potential synergies and opportunities for cooperation between China and Europe where possible. 




Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
"Asian Studies Lecture Series" - Enhancing cross-disciplinary research cooperation in Asian Studies (co-funded by CASiLaC)School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures15-OCT-2123-NOV-21€500.00
Erasmus Plus Teaching Staff MobilityERASMUS08-MAR-2014-MAR-20€1,512.00
Citizen Science for Food Safety in China & EuropeEnterprise Irl08-NOV-1807-AUG-19€11,979.00
Ecological Citizen Heritage for Innovative SolutionsEnterprise Irl05-JUN-1804-MAR-19€12,019.00
CACSSS Major Grant Application SupportCollege of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences05-JUL-1830-SEP-18€2,000.00
Consortium Meeting & Workshop, Vienna, AustriaEnterprise Irl15-JAN-1814-JUL-18€569.00
Marietta Blau Grant for fieldwork abroadAustrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research01-MAR-1428-MAR-15€14,400.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2021)'Narrating Models of Development - China and the EU between ’Strategic Modernizer’ and ‘Rules-based Transformer’'
Matthias Hackler and Constantin Holzer (2021) 'Narrating Models of Development - China and the EU between ’Strategic Modernizer’ and ‘Rules-based Transformer’' In: Young-Chan Kim (eds). China and the Belt and Road Initiative: Trade Relationships, Business Opportunities and Political Impacts (part of the 'Understanding China' series). Basel: Springer.   [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'Identity Narratives in China and the EU’s Economic Diplomacy: Comparing the BRI and the EU Connectivity Strategy for Asia'
Constantin Holzer (2020) 'Identity Narratives in China and the EU’s Economic Diplomacy: Comparing the BRI and the EU Connectivity Strategy for Asia' In: Lu Zhouxiang (eds). Chinese National Identity in the Age of Globalisation. Singapore: Palgave Macmillan.   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Chinese companies as “takers” and “makers” of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility in China'
Holzer, Constantin (2015) 'Chinese companies as “takers” and “makers” of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility in China' In: Vajpeyi, Dhirendra K.; Oberoi, Roopinder (eds). Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies. London: Lexington Books.   [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'奥地利:“自产自销”的绿色成长之路 (Self-Producing and Self-Marketing: The Austrian Path of Sustainable Development)'
Constantin Holzer (2011) '奥地利:“自产自销”的绿色成长之路 (Self-Producing and Self-Marketing: The Austrian Path of Sustainable Development)' In: Prof. Yang Zhi, Prof. Zhao Yanyun (eds). 中国低碳经济报告(Annual Report on the Development of China’s Low-Carbon Economy). Beijing: 石油工业出版社 (China Petropub). [Details]
(2008)'Contributions to the China-related employee-handbook Work’n’China. Handbuch für ArbeitnehmererInnen'
Constantin Holzer (2008) 'Contributions to the China-related employee-handbook Work’n’China. Handbuch für ArbeitnehmererInnen' In: Eckhart H, Steinmaßl L, Wall-Strasser S, Hrsg., Work’n’China. Handbuch für ArbeitnehmerInnen. Wien: Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund (ÖGB). 2008, pp 44- 48, 64-65, 67-68, 111-112. Wien: ÖGB. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2021)'An Inquiry into Synergies and Tensions between the EU Connectivity Strategy for Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Journal of Global Business and Trade'
Constantin Holzer and Eunhye Lee (2021) 'An Inquiry into Synergies and Tensions between the EU Connectivity Strategy for Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Journal of Global Business and Trade'. East Asian Trade Association(EATA), 3 (2):15-25   [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'“Social Responsibility” and “Social Credit” – Reflections on Chinese Companies and their Role in the Governance of China'
Constantin Holzer (2020) '“Social Responsibility” and “Social Credit” – Reflections on Chinese Companies and their Role in the Governance of China'. Irish Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 5, 2019 :59-74   [Details]
(2014)'Chongtan aodili xuepai de lilun he fangfa - shixi jieshixue zhuanxiang gei aodili xuepai dailai le shen me 重谈奥地利学派的理论和方法 –试析解释学转向给奥地利学派带来了什么? Revisiting the Theory and Method of the Austrian School of Economics - The Impact of the Hermeneutical Turn'
Constantin Holzer (as 周游) (2014) 'Chongtan aodili xuepai de lilun he fangfa - shixi jieshixue zhuanxiang gei aodili xuepai dailai le shen me 重谈奥地利学派的理论和方法 –试析解释学转向给奥地利学派带来了什么? Revisiting the Theory and Method of the Austrian School of Economics - The Impact of the Hermeneutical Turn'. China Review of Political Economy, 5 (2):141-159   [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Yingxiang eluosi yingdui qihou bianhua zhengce de yinsu fenxi 影响俄罗斯应对气候变化政策的因素分析 (Analyzing the Factors determining Russia’s Policy on Climate Change)'
Constantin Holzer (as 周游) (2010) 'Yingxiang eluosi yingdui qihou bianhua zhengce de yinsu fenxi 影响俄罗斯应对气候变化政策的因素分析 (Analyzing the Factors determining Russia’s Policy on Climate Change)'. shehui kexue jikan, (2):95-98   [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Understanding the Potentials and Limits of China-EU Cooperation on Climate Change and Energy Security'
Constantin Holzer and Haibin Zhang (2008) 'Understanding the Potentials and Limits of China-EU Cooperation on Climate Change and Energy Security'. Asia Europe Journal, 6 (2):217-227   [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2020)AESCON - Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference Strengthening Asia-Europe links through data and research
Constantin Holzer, Matthias Hackler (2020) An inquiry into synergies and tensions between the EU Connectivity Strategy for Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative AESCON - Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference Strengthening Asia-Europe links through data and research , 22-SEP-20 - 25-SEP-20   [Details]
(2020)The 24th IAGBT-KITRI Biannual Research Conference on “Embracing Breakthrough Innovation and Reinvention in Global Business and Trade”
Constantin Holzer (2020) China-EU Relations: China’s Dual Circulation Theory and its Impact on the EU’s Economic Security The 24th IAGBT-KITRI Biannual Research Conference on “Embracing Breakthrough Innovation and Reinvention in Global Business and Trade” , 14-AUG-20 - 15-AUG-20 [Details]
(2019)22nd IAGBT-KITRI Biannual Conference and Research Symposium, Busan, South Korea , 12-AUG-19 - 14-AUG-19
Constantin Holzer (2019) 'EU-China trade potential in agri-food products through the implementation of smart traceability systems'. [Peer Reviewed Abstract] 22nd IAGBT-KITRI Biannual Conference and Research Symposium, Busan, South Korea , 12-AUG-19 - 14-AUG-19 [Details]
(2015)Annual Conference of the Japan Forum of Business and Society, Waseda University, 9 - 11 September 2015, Tokio, Japan
Constantin Holzer (2015) Chinese entrepreneurs as actors of ecological conservation - the case of the Alashan SEE Foundation Annual Conference of the Japan Forum of Business and Society, Waseda University, 9 - 11 September 2015, Tokio, Japan [Details]
(2014)EGOS Conference – European Group of Organizational Studies, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands, 3 - 5 July 2014
Constantin Holzer (2014) Merging the Austrian School of Economics with Organizational Ethnography – towards an interpretivist social science paradigm EGOS Conference – European Group of Organizational Studies, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands, 3 - 5 July 2014 [Details]
(2013)7th Annual conference of the Northern Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) “The Power of Knowledge: Asia and the West”, 4-8 November 2013, University of Southern Denmark, Soenderberg, Denmark
Constantin Holzer (2013) Reexamining China’s soft power - The new appeal of China's political system in the wake of a global environmental crisis 7th Annual conference of the Northern Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) “The Power of Knowledge: Asia and the West”, 4-8 November 2013, University of Southern Denmark, Soenderberg, Denmark University of Southern Denmark, Sonderboerg, Denmark, , 04-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13 [Details]
(2012)Dies Doctoralis - PhD topic presentation at the University of Vienna
Constantin Holzer (2012) An actor-centered perspective of the root causes of weak CSR in China: the role of Ideological patterns and systemic restraints in shaping Chinese entrepreneurs’ behavior Dies Doctoralis - PhD topic presentation at the University of Vienna , 19-DEC-12 - 19-DEC-12 [Details]

Articles

 YearPublication
(2018)A new path for urbanisation in China – about the necessity of shrinking cities as counterpart to China’s megacities (Ein neuer Weg für Chinas Urbanisierung -Von der Notwendigkeit schrumpfender Städte als Pendant zu Chinas Megacities, In: Annual Review of the Austrian Chinese Business Association (Jahresbericht 2018 Austrian Chinese Business Association), May 2018.
Constantin Holzer (2018) A new path for urbanisation in China – about the necessity of shrinking cities as counterpart to China’s megacities (Ein neuer Weg für Chinas Urbanisierung -Von der Notwendigkeit schrumpfender Städte als Pendant zu Chinas Megacities, In: Annual Review of the Austrian Chinese Business Association (Jahresbericht 2018 Austrian Chinese Business Association), May 2018. Articles [Details]
(2015)Chinesische Stiftungen als Akteure in Chinas Umweltpolitik (Chinese foundations as actors in China's environmental governance), published in Econet Monitor August 2015 (German Industry and Commerce in China), page 16-18.
Constantin Holzer (2015) Chinesische Stiftungen als Akteure in Chinas Umweltpolitik (Chinese foundations as actors in China's environmental governance), published in Econet Monitor August 2015 (German Industry and Commerce in China), page 16-18. Articles   [Details]
(2010)Eluosi zai quanqiu qihou bianhua shang de lichang 俄罗斯在全球气候变化上的立场 (Russia's position on global climate change) . In: dongbeiya xuekan东北亚学刊 (Northeast Asia Studies), vol 42, page, page 15 - 23.
Constantin Holzer (2010) Eluosi zai quanqiu qihou bianhua shang de lichang 俄罗斯在全球气候变化上的立场 (Russia's position on global climate change) . In: dongbeiya xuekan东北亚学刊 (Northeast Asia Studies), vol 42, page, page 15 - 23. Shenyang, China: Articles [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2021)Thomas Heberer and Gunter Schubert. Weapons Of The Rich. Strategic Action Of Private Entrepreneurs In Contemporary China. Singapore: World Scientific, 2020; xxi + 254 pp. with notes, bibliography, and index, £75. China Information, volume 35, no. 2 ( July 2021), Sage Journals.
Constantin Holzer (2021) Thomas Heberer and Gunter Schubert. Weapons Of The Rich. Strategic Action Of Private Entrepreneurs In Contemporary China. Singapore: World Scientific, 2020; xxi + 254 pp. with notes, bibliography, and index, £75. China Information, volume 35, no. 2 ( July 2021), Sage Journals. Book Reviews [Details]
(2017)Herrmann-Pillath, Carsten. China’s Economic Culture: The Ritual Order of State and Markets. London and New York: Routledge, 2017; xv + 607 pp. ISBN 9780415711272. China Information 31.2/3 (2017), Sage Journals.
Constantin Holzer (2017) Herrmann-Pillath, Carsten. China’s Economic Culture: The Ritual Order of State and Markets. London and New York: Routledge, 2017; xv + 607 pp. ISBN 9780415711272. China Information 31.2/3 (2017), Sage Journals. Book Reviews [Details]
(2016)Rothlin, Stephan and Dennis McCann , International Business Ethics - Focus on China. Heidelberg: Springer, 2016. 528 pp. ISBN 9783662474334. Review published in the Irish Journal of Asian Studies 2 (2016), 79-81.
Constantin Holzer (2016) Rothlin, Stephan and Dennis McCann , International Business Ethics - Focus on China. Heidelberg: Springer, 2016. 528 pp. ISBN 9783662474334. Review published in the Irish Journal of Asian Studies 2 (2016), 79-81. Book Reviews [Details]
(2008)Die Außenpolitik der Volksrepublik China 1949–2004 (The foreign policy of the PRC 1949–2004.
Kay MÖLLER (2008) Die Außenpolitik der Volksrepublik China 1949–2004 (The foreign policy of the PRC 1949–2004. Book Reviews [Details]
(2008)Einführung in die politischen Systeme Ostasiens: VR China, Hongkong, Japan, Nordkorea, Südkorea, Taiwan (Introduction to the political systems of East Asia: People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan).
of Claudia DERICHS and Thomas HEBERER (2008) Einführung in die politischen Systeme Ostasiens: VR China, Hongkong, Japan, Nordkorea, Südkorea, Taiwan (Introduction to the political systems of East Asia: People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan). Book Reviews [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2019)CISFOS: Consumer-focused Solutions for implementing Transnational Food Safety Controls in China and the EU. Proposal submitted to Horizon 2020 EU-China flagship call SFS-37-2019: Integrated solutions to food safety controls across the food chain.
Holzer Constantin and Dunphy Niall (2019) CISFOS: Consumer-focused Solutions for implementing Transnational Food Safety Controls in China and the EU. Proposal submitted to Horizon 2020 EU-China flagship call SFS-37-2019: Integrated solutions to food safety controls across the food chain. Unpublished Reports   [Details]
(2018)ECHIS - Ecological Community Heritage through Innovative Solutions, proposal submitted to Horizon 2020 call SC5-13-2018-2019 Strengthening EU-China Cooperation on Sustainable Urbanisation: Nature-based solutions for the Rehabilitation and Restoration of Urban Ecosystems.
Anranter Michael, Ivanceanu Ina, Dumreicher Heidi, Levine Richard, Holzer Constantin (2018) ECHIS - Ecological Community Heritage through Innovative Solutions, proposal submitted to Horizon 2020 call SC5-13-2018-2019 Strengthening EU-China Cooperation on Sustainable Urbanisation: Nature-based solutions for the Rehabilitation and Restoration of Urban Ecosystems. Unpublished Reports   [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
KITRI - The Korea International Trade Research Institute Collaborator/
NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Participant/
IAAS - Irish Association for Asian Studies Member/
EACS - European Association of Chinese Studies Member/
WINIR - World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research Member/
Club DA - Diplomatic Academy Vienna Alumni Club Member/

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2018Digital Badge for Postgraduate Research Supervision National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2018Epigeum Online Course on Research Integrity (Concise core course) Oxford University Press
2015CSC Chinese Government PhD Scholarship China Scholarship Council
2011Best Teaching Award of Renmin University International Campus Renmin University of China Suzhou Research Institute
2008Joint Study Scholarship for one-semester academic study at RGGU, the Russian State University for the Humanities University of Vienna
2007CSC Chinese Government Masters' Scholarship China Scholarship Council
2006Joint Study Scholarship for one-year academic study at the School of International Relations, Peking University China University of Vienna

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2021)中欧世界城市理论与实践比较研究会 (Sino-Europe Comparative Research Seminar on the Theory and Practice of World Cities), Workshop on Socialist Eco-Civilization via Smart Cities,
Constantin Holzer (2021) 音乐之城维也纳的前世今生 Past and Present in Vienna‘s Sustainable City Development. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 中欧世界城市理论与实践比较研究会 (Sino-Europe Comparative Research Seminar on the Theory and Practice of World Cities), Workshop on Socialist Eco-Civilization via Smart Cities, Online Seminar convened by Haerbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen Campus, China , 02-DEC-21 - 02-DEC-21. [Details]
(2021)University of Bergen Current Affairs in China Lecture Series,
Constantin Holzer (2021) Accountability of Corporate Actors: The Chinese Firm - From Social Responsibility to Social Credit, https://www.uib.no/en/fremmedsprak/142403/accountability-corporate-actors. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of Bergen Current Affairs in China Lecture Series, Bergen, Norway , 24-MAR-21 - 24-MAR-21. [Details]
(2020)Invited Lecture at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO),
Constantin Holzer (2020) Synergies and Tensions in China-EU Economic Connectivity. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Invited Lecture at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Online (Moscow, Russia) , 10-DEC-20 - 10-DEC-20. [Details]
(2020)7th ESPERA International Conference on Economic Scientific Research – Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approaches,
Constantin Holzer (2020) Innovations in Corporate Social Responsibility and E-Governance: China's Corporate Social Credit System. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 7th ESPERA International Conference on Economic Scientific Research – Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approaches, Romania, Bucharest (online) , 26-NOV-20 - 27-NOV-20. [Details]
(2020)Online Seminar KU Leuven - Sinology,
Constantin Holzer (2020) The End of Economic Reform and Opening? China’s Dual Circulation Economy and its Impact on Chinese Companies. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Online Seminar KU Leuven - Sinology, Online , 22-OCT-20 - 22-OCT-20. [Details]
(2020)Symposium on COVID -19 and Chinese Philosophy,
Constantin Holzer (2020) New isolationism and economic autarchy in a post-Covid China?. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], Symposium on COVID -19 and Chinese Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts , 16-OCT-20 - 17-OCT-20. [Details]
(2020)AESCON - Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference Strengthening Asia-Europe links through data and research,
Constantin Holzer (2020) An inquiry into synergies and tensions between the EU Connectivity Strategy for Asia and China’s Belt and Road Initiative, https://knowledge4policy.ec.europa.eu/sites/default/files/Constantin-Holzer.pdf. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], AESCON - Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference Strengthening Asia-Europe links through data and research, Online , 22-SEP-20 - 25-SEP-20. [Details]
(2020)Dissertation Colloqium Sinology - University of Vienna,
Constantin Holzer (2020) The Political Economy of the Chinese Firm: From Social Responsibility to Social Credit. [Oral Presentation], Dissertation Colloqium Sinology - University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria , 29-JUN-20 - 29-JUN-20. [Details]
(2020)In­ter­na­tional work­shop on “The People's Re­pub­lic of Chin­a’s Seven Dec­ades of For­eign Eco­nomic Re­la­tions”,
Constantin Holzer (2020) A comparative inquiry into China’s BRI and the EU Connectivity Strategy for Asia. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], In­ter­na­tional work­shop on “The People's Re­pub­lic of Chin­a’s Seven Dec­ades of For­eign Eco­nomic Re­la­tions”, University of Helsinki, Finland , 05-MAR-20 - 06-MAR-20. [Details]
(2019)Conference on Chinese National Identity in the Age of Globalization,
Constantin Holzer (2019) ‘Rule-based Transformer’ vs. ‘Strategic Modernizer’: The Role of Identity Narratives in China and the EU’s Economic Diplomacy. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference on Chinese National Identity in the Age of Globalization, Maynooth University, Ireland, Department of Chinese Studies , 11-OCT-19 - 12-OCT-19. [Details]
(2019)14th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for China Studies,
Constantin Holzer and Matthias Hackler (2019) Conference presentation on ‘Rule-based Transformer’ vs. ‘Strategic Modernizer’: The Role of Identity Narratives in China and the EU’s Economic Diplomacy’. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], 14th Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for China Studies, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway , 13-JUN-19 - 14-JUN-19. [Details]
(2018)‘CISFOS - Horizon 2020 proposal writing workshop’,
Constantin Holzer (2018) Chaired the consortium group meeting and Horizon 2020 proposal workshop in collaboration with the University of Eastern Finland Law School. Joensuu, Finland, from 10 to 13 December 2018. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ‘CISFOS - Horizon 2020 proposal writing workshop’, Joensuu, Finnland , 10-DEC-18 - 13-DEC-18. [Details]
(2018)ECHIS - Horizon 2020 proposal writing seminar,
Constantin Holzer (2018) Organisation and chairing of a 2-day Horizon 2020 proposal workshop with 9 Chinese consortium partners in Beijing at the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, 23-24 July 2018, related to call SC5-13-2018-2019 Strengthening China-EU cooperation on sustainable urbanisation: nature-based solutions for restoration and rehabilitation of urban ecosystems. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ECHIS - Horizon 2020 proposal writing seminar, Beijing, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design , 23-JUL-18 - 24-JUL-18. [Details]
(2018)ECHIS - Horizon 2020 networking seminar in Finland, Helsinki,
Constantin Holzer (2018) Organisation of a partner symposium in Helsinki Finland with the Ministry of Environment, the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, SITOWISE and DEMOS on 25-26 June 2018 related to synergies and cooperation in H2020 call SC5-13-2018-2019 - Strengthening China-EU cooperation on sustainable urbanisation: nature-based solutions for restoration and rehabilitation of urban ecosystems. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], ECHIS - Horizon 2020 networking seminar in Finland, Helsinki, Finnish Ministry of the Environment, Helsinki, Finland , 25-JUN-18 - 26-JUN-18. [Details]
(2018)ECHIS Consortium Workshop in Vienna,
Constantin Holzer (2018) Organization and chairing of the Horizon 2020 ECHIS proposal workshop in Vienna, Austria 20-21 June 2018 for the preparation of call SC5-13-2018-2019 Strengthening China-EU cooperation on sustainable urbanisation: nature-based solutions for restoration and rehabilitation of urban ecosystems. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ECHIS Consortium Workshop in Vienna, Oikodrom offices, Vienna, Austria , 20-JUN-18 - 21-MAR-18. [Details]
(2018)1st Preparatory Workshop for Horizon 2020 project proposal CISFOS,
Constantin Holzer (2018) Organisation and chairing of the 1st Preparatory Workshop for H2020 call SFS-37-2019 Integrated Approaches to Food Safety Controls across the Agri-Food Chain on 18 June 2018 between UCC Department of Asian Studies & UCC School of Engineering together with partners from the University of Eastern Finland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 1st Preparatory Workshop for Horizon 2020 project proposal CISFOS, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland , 18-JUN-18. [Details]
(2018)Conference on the Chinese Model of Governance,
Constantin Holzer (2018) Presentation on 'From Challenging the State to Solving Societal Challenges - The Principal-Agent Dichotomy of Public Goods Provision in China and The Role of Entrepreneurship'. Organized by CI Helsinki and the Unviersity of Helsinki. Available at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/chinese-model-of-governance. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference on the Chinese Model of Governance, Confucius Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland , 20-MAR-18 - 20-MAR-18. [Details]
(2017)Chinese Entrepreneurs as Actors in Environmental Governance in China,
Constantin Holzer (2017) Invited talk at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (Merics) in Berlin on 1 November 2017. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Chinese Entrepreneurs as Actors in Environmental Governance in China, Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin, Germany , 01-NOV-17. [Details]
(2017)Corporate environmental philanthropy and state-society relations in China,
Constantin Holzer (2017) Invited seminar at Copenhagen Business School, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 12:30 to 14:00: The role of Chinese entrepreneurs in state-society relations has become a popular topic in research on China. Aided by China’s new Charity Law, corporate environmental philanthropy has become an important catalyst to foment social change. The last years saw Chinese entrepreneurs emerge as a distinct group of potential mediators between the state and civil society, the logic of which defies conventional theories of both top-down corporatism as well as bottom-up civil society transformation. Available at: https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-international-economics-and-management/asia-research-centre/events/corporate-environmental-philanthropy-and-state-society-relations-in-china. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Corporate environmental philanthropy and state-society relations in China, CBS, Copenhagen, Denmark , 31-OCT-17. [Details]
(2016)Leadership Development Program - Higher School of Economics KAZGUU University,
Constantin Holzer (2016) Invited Lecture on the Theoretical Sources of Business Ethics in China. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Leadership Development Program - Higher School of Economics KAZGUU University, KAZGUU University, Astana, Kazakhstan (online webinar) , 07-DEC-16 - 07-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016)Seminar on the Role of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Environmental Governance of China,
Constantin Holzer (2016) Seminar organized at the European Union Delegation to China and Mongolia on 1 September 2016. The event discussed the role of Chinese entrepreneurs as actors in environmental governance in China. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Seminar on the Role of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Environmental Governance of China, European Union Delegation to China and Mongolia Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Sanlitun, Beijing, 100600 , 01-SEP-16. [Details]
(2015)Building Bridge for Science Conference,
Constantin Holzer (2015) Phd education in Austria and China, Austrian Center, Fudan University, Shanghai, 19-20 October 2015. [Keynote Speaker], Building Bridge for Science Conference, Austrian Center, Fudan University, Shanghai . [Details]
(2015)Vienna Conference for Pluralism in Economics,
Constantin Holzer (2015) Self-determined actors vs. predetermined agents: how the Austrian School of Economics can enhance our understanding of the individual in Economics – a case study about Chinese entrepreneurs' environmental responsibility. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Vienna Conference for Pluralism in Economics, WU Vienna, Austria . [Details]
(2015)CHESS Young Scholars Conference: Responding to China's Environmental Crisis,
Constantin Holzer (2015) The formation of environmental NGO networks in China. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], CHESS Young Scholars Conference: Responding to China's Environmental Crisis, University of Vienna, Austria , 27-FEB-15 - 28-FEB-15. [Details]
(2013)PhD Colloqium at the Northern Institute of Asian Studies,
Constantin Holzer (2013) An actor-centered perspective of the root causes of weak CSR and unsustainable development in China: The role of ideological patterns and systemic restraints in shaping Chinese entrepreneurs' behaviour. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], PhD Colloqium at the Northern Institute of Asian Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sonderberg . [Details]
(2012)Singa Peace Forum (新和论坛),
Constantin Holzer (2012) 中国转型何从何去? - 开辟对社会范式的争论(Whither China's reform? Starting a debate on the paradigm). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Singa Peace Forum (新和论坛), Nanyang University Singapore . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
China Regional Working Group Member2017 /
BComm International Board Coordinator BComm International with Chinese Studies2017 /
Student Experience Committee Member2018 /
SLLC Working Group on Dyslexia and Language Learning Member2018 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer in Chinese Business19-OCT-16 /
Trinity College Dublin Guest Lecturer in Chinese Business01-FEB-17 / 01-JUL-17
Delegation of the European Union to China and Mongolia Trainee in the "Science, Technology and Environment" Section01-MAR-16 / 01-SEP-16
Renmin University of China Suzhou Research Campus Lecturer in European culture01-SEP-10 / 31-AUG-11
Qiqihaer University Lecturer in English language01-APR-04 / 01-JUN-05

Outreach Activities

 Description

Fall 2021 to Spring 2022: Organization of the Asian-Studies Lecture Series at UCC in the academic year 2021-2022 consisting of 5 open lectures. Invited speakers included Prof. Naonori Kodate, Prof. Zhouxiang Lu, Prof Chiyoko King-O'Riain, Prof. Nathan Hill and Prof. Geir Sigurdsson, for more information see http://casilac.ie/portfolio-item/asian-studies-lecture-series-enhancing-perspectives-on-cross-disciplinary-research-in-asian-studies/

July 2021: Media engagement - Contributions to newspaper article "Van hyperkapitalisme naar supercommunisme? Hoe Peking iedereen deed schrikken", appeared in De Standaard, the leading Dutch-language newspaper in Belgium, on 31 July 2021, available at https://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20210730_97692703

25 September 2020: Public online talk at the AESCON Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Conference on China's BRI and the EU Connectivity Strategy, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PolZz9CefYc&t=2021s

Erasmus Plus Open Lecture at the University of Iceland on "Chinese business ethics in the era of the Social Credit System", held on 12 March 2020, Reykjavik, available at https://english.hi.is/events/chinese_business_ethics_in_the_era_of_the_social_credit_system

Erasmus Plus Open Lecture at the University of Iceland on "China-EU Economic Relations – The Impact of the BRI and the EU Connectivity Strategy", held on 11 March 2020, Reykjavik, available at https://english.hi.is/events/china_eu_economic_relations_the_impact_of_the_bri_and_the_eu_connectivity_strategy

Organization of public expert talk on "Chinese Overseas Direct Investments and Bilateral Trade with Latin America - Focus on Argentina" with speaker Dr. Verónica Sandoval, on 19 February 2020, UCC CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB_G27

Invited lecture and workshop with the UCC Chinese Society on "Sharing experiences living abroad in China", 14 Oct. 2020 and 20 Nov. 2019

7 June 2019: Organization of the one-day Open Symposium "The Future of EU-China Business Relations" in UCC. The event hosted international experts from the European Commission, international business and research respectively, who took the audience on a journey discussing opportunities and challenges relevant for the future business cooperation between the EU and China, available at http://casilac.ie/portfolio-item/the-future-of-eu-china-business-relations/

Conducted 4 online workshop sessions in the role of Senior Instructor and academic tutor for 2 groups of BA students from Beijing University of Business and Economics (UIBE) in preparation of their essay contribution to the “Global Youth Cooperation Forum” in Beijing (November 2017 to March 2018).

2017 to today: Representing Chinese studies and the Department of Asian Studies at UCC Open Days, holding "taster lectures" for prospective students

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2018University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate for Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationEducation
2016Renmin University of China PHDPolitical Economy
2010Diplomatic Academy Vienna DIPLOMAInternational Relations, European Law, Economics
2009Peking University M.A.International Relations/International Political Economy
2008Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) Moscow CertificateInternational Relations, Russian Language and Culture
2007Peking University School of International Studies Senior Research Student DiplomaComparative Politics, China's History of Diplomacy, Methodology, African and Asian Studies
2006University of Vienna Bacc. philDevelopment Studies
2006University of Vienna B.A.Sinology (Chinese Studies)

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Consulting international clients on business operations in the Greater China area
Areas of expertise and interest: international trade, printing, medical appliances, Mergers and Acquisitions. Availability upon request
Asia Dynamics AG Zürich
Business strategy consultant for international clients in the Greater China area, Feb - Sept 2017

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Research In Globalization Referee01-APR-21 - 30-APR-21
Journal Of Global Business And Trade Member of Editorial Board20-NOV-19 -
Journal Of Development Studies (Journal Für Entwicklungspolitik) Referee01-SEP-19 - 30-SEP-19
Irish Journal Of Asian Studies Referee01-SEP-20 - 30-SEP-20
Journal Of International Trade & Commerce Member of Editorial Board01-MAR-17 -

Other Activities

 Description

Reviewer for book proposals for Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) 

PhD thesis examiner (internal) at UCC

Cost Action CHERN – China in Europe Research Network, Period: November 2019 – November 2023; Function: Substitute for member of the Management Committee (Dr. Niall Duggan), available at https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA18215/

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests


CH1100 Chinese Culture and Society
CH2000 An Introduction to Business in China
CH2020 State-Society Relations and Economic Reform in China
CH3101 Dissertation
CH3107 The Sinosphere: Culture and Modernisation in Greater China
CH6105/AS5308 Intercultural Management: Entering the Asian Market/East and Southeast Asia - Business Development
CH6314 Changing Chinese Society in the Post-Mao Era CH3105 Current Issues in Business Management in China
AS1001 Introduction to Modern Asia
AS5102 Chinese Language – Business Documentation and Logistics

Received the Digital Badge in Postgraduate Research Supervision by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

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Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2021E. Wall UCCM.A.Shengnü: Why “leftover women” face discrimination within Chinese society
2019Shen Liang UCCPHDTransformation of the State Sports Policy and System in China (1949–1989)
2019S. O' Malley-Sutton University College CorkPHD“Writers and Fighters: a Comparative Study of the Irish Literary Revival (1900 - 1922) with the revolutionary Chinese May Fourth Literary era (1915 - 1927.)”
2019S. Cumberton University College CorkM.A.Understanding the Growth of Irish Dairy and Exploring the Future of Irish Functional Dairy Foods in the Chinese Market
2019R. Smith University College CorkM.A.Tajikistan in the Context of China’s Expansion into Central Asia
2019D. Mahon University College CorkM.A.China’s Belt and Road Initiative: The Challenges and Opportunities for the European Union and Ireland
2018A. Russano University College CorkM.A.European Union FDI flows to the People’s Republic of China: an inquiry into the political and economic factors shaping fluctuations
2018M. Hughes University College CorkM.A.Inner-Mongolian and White Russian Collaboration with the State of Manchukuo, 1932 – 1945
2017E. Divetta University College CorkM.A.Entering the Chinese Market, strategies to succeed in an emerging International environment and the case study of Wal-Mart
2017M. Devane University College CorkM.A.‘Chinese students and rural Ireland as an imagined tourist destination’

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