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Haico Ebbers

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  • PhD, Nyenrode Business Universiteit (1997)
  • MSc, RijksUniversiteit Groningen (RUG) (1987)

Dr. Haico Ebbers is a Professor of International Economics at Nyenrode Business Universiteit in Netherlands. Professor Ebbers studied International Economics and macro-economics at the University of Groningen. In 1991 he joined Nyenrode and completed his PhD in 1995.

He is recognised as one of the leading thinkers in the field of EU-China economic relations. He is a guest professor at various national and international universities, including some top universities in China. He was a visiting professor at China Europe International Business School in Shanghai between 1996 and 2006 and is still active as a visiting professor at Renmin University in Beijing.

Furthermore, he teaches several Immersion Programs at SP Jain School of Global Management in Dubai, Singapore and Sydney. Besides teaching in degree programs all over the world, he is a well-known presenter at company events and conferences.

The focus of his book “Unravelling Modern China” (2019) is on debunking many of the misconceptions about China by (mostly) Western managers, policymakers and media. In his latest book “New Economic powers and the changing global landscape” (2022), he analyses the development of the largest emerging markets and how they will influence globalisation.

  • Immersion Programs
  • International Economics
  • New Economic Powers
  • Macro-economics


  • 2004 - Professor International Economics, Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • 2008-2014 Founder and Chairman of Nyenrode Europe China Institute
  • 2009-2011 Co-director IMBA and EMBA Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • 2004-2008 Director Public Governance MBA, Nyenrode Business Universiteit
  • 1991 – 2020 Visiting professor CEIBS (China), Renmin University (China), Sichuan University (China), SP Jain School of Global Management (Dubai, Singapore, Sydney)
  • 1991 - 2004 Associate professor International Economics at Nyenrode Business University
  • 1989 - 1991 Director of the Postgraduate Education in Management Program, Business School Windesheim; university of applied sciences (The Netherlands)
  • 1987 - 1991 Lecturer and Head of the General Economics Department, Business School Windesheim, university of applied sciences (The Netherlands)


  • Supervisory Board Shimano Europe


  • Strategic China project, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Editorial and Reviewer Activities

Refereed Journal articles

  • Zhang, Jianhong and Haico Ebbers (2015). The Effect of Price, Differentiation and Tariff on Export Performance in an Export-Driven Economy. Journal of Northeast Asia Development, 17 (December): pp. 35-60.
  • Jong, P. de, Greeven, M and Ebbers, H (2017), Getting the numbers right: China’s actual investment in the Netherlands. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, February 2017. 46, 1, pp. 187-209
  • Zhang, Jianhong, Désirée van Gorp and Haico Ebbers. (2018). What determined trade between China and India during the recession of 2008-2012? Contemporary Economic Policy. 37 (2), 389–406 (SCI Journal).
  • Zhang, Jianhong, David Deephouse, Désirée van Gorp, Haico Ebbers.(2020)  Developing a measurement scale for legitimacy of EMNEs”. Journal of Business Ethics, in press, Available online
  • Zhou, Chaohong, Jianhong Zhang, Haico Ebbers. (2022) “Good news is good news for New Economic Powers”, International Communication Gazette, in press, Available online
  • Zhang, Jianhong, Désirée van Gorp, Haico Ebbers, Chaohong Zhou, Henk Kievit. (2022). How do country-of-origin image and media influence the legitimacy of Chinese multinational enterprises; an individual perspective, revising for International Business Review
  • Ebbers, H.A. (2016), China’s rebalancing process; an eclectic and optimistic view. World Scientific Publishing Co & Imperial College Press. Forthcoming Design Thinking Mindsets. Book in process. M. Nowacki, AF Dimian, Publisher McGraw Hill
  • Zhang, Jianhong, Haico Ebbers, Chaohong Zhou and Arjen van Witteloostuijn (2013). What does the Chinese market need? An empirical study of the determinants of Chinese imports 1996-2008. Asia Pacific Business Review, 19 (3), 402-420
  • Zhang, Jianhong, Haico Ebbers and Arjen van Witteloostuijn (2013). The Dynamics of the Global Competitiveness of Chinese Industries. Post-Communist Economies, 25(4), 492-511.
  • Tim Rogmans and Haico Ebbers (2012). The determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East North Africa region. International Journal of Emerging Markets, 8(3), 240-257
  • Zhang, Jianhong, Haico Ebbers and Rene Mulder (2012). Competitiveness of Chinese industries- a comparison with the EU. Review of European Studies, 4(1), 203-219
  • Zhang, Jianhong, Haico Ebbers and Chaohong Zhou (2011). The flows of tourists, commodities, and investment; the case of China. In A. Matias (ed), Tourism Economics, pp. 43-63. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg
  • Zhang, J., Zhou, C., & Ebbers, H.A. (2011). Completion of Chinese overseas acquisitions: Institutional perspectives and evidence. International Business Review, 20(2), 226 – 238
  • Ebbers, H.A. (2011). Globalisering en nationaal overheidsbeleid. In Edgar Karssing (ed), Management in beweging: De belangrijkste inzichten en ontwikkelingen in de publieke sector, pp. 41-56. Assen, Nederland: Van Gorcum


  • Ebbers, H.A. (2022), New Economic Powers and the Changing Global Landscape. World Scientific Publishing Co. Singapore
  • Ebbers, H.A. (2019). Unravelling Modern China. World Scientific Publishing Co. Singapore
  • Ebbers, H.A. (2016). Internationale Bedrijfskunde en Globalisering. Groningen, Nederland: Noordhoff-Publisher


  • Zhang, Jianhong, Chaohong Zhou, Haico Ebbers, Dianchun Jiang. Acceptance of Chinese firms in advanced countries. Presented in 2017 International Investment Forum in China
  • Zhang, Jianhong, Désirée van Gorp, Haico Ebbers, Chaohong Zhou, What Factors Influence Legitimacy of Chinese Multinational Enterprises? Presented in 2019 CES conference in Dalian


  • The paper: Zhang, J., Zhou, C., & Ebbers, H.A. (2011). Completion of Chinese overseas acquisitions: Institutional perspectives and evidence. International Business Review, 20(2), 226 – 238. was listed as one of 30 most influential articles about Chinese MNEs (Alon,I, Anderson, J., Munim, Z.H., and Ho,A (2018), A review of the internationalization of Chinese enterprises, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 35; p. 573-605
  • Selected 7 times as the best professor of Nyenrode’ Global MSc program in the past 10 years


  • Member Committee of Recommendation Guanxi- Netherlands
  • Member of “strategic China sessions” Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Media Appearances & Coverage

  • Numerous interviews and presence at Dutch radio and television programs