Professor Chris Rowley

Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College


Professor Rowley is a leading figure in the study of employment and human resource management and business and management in Asia. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Research on Asian Management at Cass Business School, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Management. At Cass he won several international grants and awards for his research on management in Asia. He has held a number of external and visiting appointments at universities around the world and is currently Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies at Nottingham University; Adjunct Professor at the Asia Institute and Asian Studies Department, Griffith University, Australia; and Professorial Fellow, Institute of Hallyu Convergence Research, Korea University in Seoul. 

He is Editor of the leading academic cross-disciplinary journal on Asia, Asia Pacific Business Review and of the Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management  and serves on many other journal editorial boards. He is Book Series Editor of Working in Asia (Routledge), Asian Studies (Elsevier) and Asian Business and Management Studies (World Scientific Press). He collaborates with a network of international colleagues and thought leaders, such as Dave Ulrich from the US, and has published widely, with over 600 journal articles, books and chapters and other contributions in practitioner journals, magazines and newsletters.


  • Human resource management
  • Brexit
  • Business and management
  • Industrial relations, employment and pay
  • Asian business and management
  • Asian culture
  • Diversity
  • Women managers

Media experience

Professor Rowley has extensive experience of working with a range of sector, national and international media outlets across print, broadcast and online, including the Financial Times, FT Adviser, CBNC, Bloomberg, Financial News, The Guardian, The Times, Sunday Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, Evening Standard, Daily Mirror, The Scotsman, Corriere della Sera, Japan Times, Shanghai Daily, China Daily, China Business News, Gulf Times, the BBC, Channel 4/ITV, Arirang TV, China Radio International, American Public Media Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live, and Share Radio.