Yinjie (Jessy) Zhou

PhD Student

Research interests

  • Business ecosystem of rare earths industry
  • Corporate strategies in global sustainable manufacturing
  • Industrial dynamics of low-carbon economic transformation
  • Links between industry and government

Yinjie (Jessy) Zhou is a PhD student at the Centre for International Manufacturing, supervised by Dr Yongjiang Shi.



Yinjie obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences from Tsinghua University in 2008, with a Tsinghua Top Award. Then she studied International Political Economy, focusing on US-China cooperative mechanisms of clean energy and environmental issues. She graduated with a Master’s degree from the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University in 2011.


Selected publications

  • YJ Zhou and YJ Shi (2015), Rare Earths Supply Chains in China: Exploring Resource-Based Value Networks, The 22nd EurOMA Annual Conference, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
  • YJ Zhou, YJ Shi, & A. Torrisi (2014), China's Action to Reform the Rare Earths Market, Industrial Minerals, No.8, 35-38.
  • YJ Zhou (2011), US-China Energy and Environmental Cooperation: the Interaction and Challenge of the Green Economy, in Z Sun (ed.), Strategic Re-Adjustment of US-China Relations in the Post-Crisis World, Current Affairs Press, pp. 231-254
  • YJ Zhou (2011), Rare Earths Industry: Export Restriction is Not the Sole Solution”, Global Times, Issue 22 January
  • YJ Zhou and MC He (2010), Sino-US Economic and Trade Cooperation and Competition, China Business Update, No. 12, pp. 32-33
  • W Li and YJ Zhou (2009), Ferguson: Greed is Not the Root of the Crisis, Interviewed Dr Niall Ferguson from Harvard University, 21st Century Business Herald, Issue 25 May, 37, pp. 1-5
  • YJ Zhou (2009), Japan's Environmental Diplomacy and Sino-Japanese Cooperation”, in JY Liu (ed.), Contemporary Japanese foreign relations, World Knowledge Press, pp. 102-209
  • YJ Zhou (2007), Problems and Suggestions: China’s Rare Earths Industry, China “985 Projects” Research Reports in Social Sciences, Vol. 5; Submitted to Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference as a proposal


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