Dr Jinhua Zhang
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Dr Jinhua Zhang

Lecturer in Tourism Management

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Biography

Biography

Jinhua is a lecturer in Tourism Management at Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth. Before joining Plymouth Business School, He was employed as a lecturer in School of Business Administration, Chongqing Technology and Business University (China). 

Qualifications

  • PhD from University of Plymouth, project title: An investigation of the structural relationships among employee autonomous motivation, job performance and satisfaction at international hotel chains in China (2016-2020)
  • MA in Human Resource Management from University of Leeds (2013-2014)
  • BA in Business English from Sichuan International Studies University (2009-2013)

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Undergraduate level:

  • Leadership practice
  • Tourism impact and society

Postgraduate level:

  • Leading, managing, and developing people
  • Dissertation supervision

Research

Research

Research interests

Human resource management in the tourism and hospitality industry, inbound and outbound travel, and organisational behaviour. 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Dr. Jinhua Zhang is available for PhD supervisions and encourages applications from those interested in human resource management in the tourism and hospitality industry, inbound and outbound travel, and organisational behaviour. 

Grants & contracts

A project entitled 'A study on course reform of career planning and employment guidance for students in higher education: from the perspective of lifelong career', funded by Chongqing Education Committee of China (PI: Dr. Jingling Ran, other members: Jing Wang, Shengang You, Xueyuan Xiong, Xi Chen, Jinhua Zhang, Xuan Yu, Zuoqin Luo, Shui Zhuo), Sep. 2021 to Sep. 2023, RMB10,000, Funding no.: 213196.

Publications

Publications

Journals

Zhang, J., Huang, R., Chen, Q., & Zhao, G. (2022). Post-pandemic outbound travel intentions and preparations of Chinese residents: The effects of media coverage and risk perception. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 51, 156-164, DOI. (JCR 2020: Q2; IF: 5.959)

Zhang, J., Huang, R., Chen, Q., & Zhao, G. (First revision). The relationships between supervisor-subordinate guanxi, perceived supervisor autonomy support, autonomous motivation, and employee job satisfaction: Evidence of international hotel chains in China. International Journal of Hospitality Management. (JCR 2020: Q1 Top; IF: 9.237)

Zhao, G., Liu, S., Wang, Y., Lopez, C., Zubairu, N., Chen, X., Xie, X., Zhang, J. (Accepted). Modeling enablers for building agri-food supply chain resilience: Insights from a comparative analysis between Argentina and France. Production Planning & Control. (JCR 2020: Q1; IF: 7.044) 

Zhao, G., Olan, F., Liu, S., Hormazabal, J.E., Zubairu, Z., Lopez, C., Zhang, J., Chen, X. (Under review). Links between risk source identification and resilience capability building in agri-food supply chains: a comprehensive analysis. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. (JCR 2020: Q1; IF: 6.642)

Zhang, J., & Huang, R. (2019). Employees’ pro-environmental behaviours (PEBs) at international hotel chains (IHCs) in China: The mediating role of environmental concerns (ECs). Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 39, 129-136, DOI. (JCR 2019: Q2; IF: 3.415)


Conference Papers

Zhang, J.H. (2019). Depth insights of employee motivation, job performance and satisfaction at international hotel chains in China. Paper presented at 14th Doctoral Conference, Faculty of Business, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK, 10 June 2019.

Zhang, J.H. (2018). Employee job performance and satisfaction of international hotel chains in the Chinese western region. Paper presented at International Student Conference in Tourism Research, Krems, Austria, 15 May 2018.

Zhang, J.H. (2017). Past, present, and future of international hotel chains in China. Paper presented at ATLAS Annual Conference 2017, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, 14 September 2017.

Zhang, J.H. (2017). Enhancing employees’ pro-environmental behaviour within international hotel chains in China. Paper presented at Sustainable Earth Conference 2017, Plymouth, UK, 29 June 2017.