Articles in refereed journals on the theme of global green shift



Circular Organizing. Chapter 11 in O. Fjeldstad and C. Snow (eds), Designing Modern Organizations. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).

Greening of industrial policy. Chapter 10 in A. Oqubay, C. Cramer, H.J. Chang, and R. Kozul-Wright (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Policy. Oxford, UK: OUP (forthcoming).

The greening of industrial hubs. Chapter 24 in A. Oqubay and J.Y. Lin (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Hubs and Economic Development. Oxford, UK: OUP

Schumpeterian economic dynamics of greening: Propagation of green eco-platforms, Journal of Evolutionary Economics,

Greening trends within China’s energy system: A 2019 update, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 18 (17), article 3 (with Carol X Huang),


The rise of new green industries: A dynamic view of China's (and India's) eco-modernizing experience, Chapter 9 in Wei Shan and Lijun Yang (eds), Reform and Development in China: After 40 Years. Series on Contemporary China, Volume 44, 2019, pp. 187-214.  Singapore: World Scientific.

The green growth economy as an engine of development: The case of China, Chapter 14 in R. Fouquet (ed), Handbook on Green Growth. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.



‘New wave’ revolution in city-focused, closed environment food production, CAB Reviews, 13/006: 1-16, at:

Urban mining of e-waste is becoming more cost-effective than virgin mining, Environmental Science and Technology, 52 (8): 4835-4841 (with X. Zeng and J. Li)


Moving to a Circular Economy in China: Transforming industrial parks into eco-industrial parks, California Management Review (accepted for publication) (with Hao Tan and Mei-Chih Hu)

The Greening of China’s Energy System Outpaces its Further Blackening: A 2017 update, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 16 (9), article 2 (with Carol X Huang),


China’s Belt and Road as a Conduit for Clean Power Projects Around the World, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 16 (18), article 3 (with Carol X Huang),



China’s takeover of the port of Piraeus in Greece: Blowback for Europe, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 15 (13), article 3,


China’s Continuing Green Shift in the Electric Power Sector: Evidence from 2016 data, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 15 (10), article 4 (with Hao Tan),


China’s New Silk Road: Will it contribute to export of the black fossil-fuelled economy?, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 15 (8), article 1 (with Hao Tan),



Korea’s greening strategy: The role of smart micro-grids, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 14 (24), article 6 (with Sung-Young Kim),


Taiwan’s green shift: Prospects and challenges, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 14 (19), No. 2 (with Mei-Chih Hu),


Global trade and promotion of cleantech industry: A post-Paris agenda, Climate Policy, 17 (1): 102-110,


Competing principles driving energy futures: Fossil fuel decarbonization vs. manufacturing learning curves, Futures, (2016): 1-11


Circular Economy: Lessons from China, Nature, 531 (7595): 440-442 (24 March 2016), (with Hao Tan),


China’s continuing renewable energy revolution – latest trends in electric power generation, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, Vol 14 (17), No. 6 (with Hao Tan),


Internationalization of emerging Indian multinationals: Linkage, leverage and learning (LLL) perspective, International Business Review, 25: 435-443 (with M. Thite, A. Wilkinson, and P. Budhwar),




The revision of China’s energy and coal consumption data: A preliminary analysis, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 13 (44), No. 2 (with Hao Tan),


A ‘Great Reversal’ in China? Coal continues to decline with enforcement of environmental laws, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 13 (34), No. 1 (with Hao Tan),


Trade policy, climate change and the greening of business, Australian Journal of International Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/10357718.2015.1048782,


Are the land and other resources required for total substitution of fossil fuel power systems impossibly large? Evidence from concentrating solar power and China, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 46: 275-281 (with M.C. Hu and C.Y. Wu),


Accelerated internationalization and resource leverage strategizing: The case of Chinese wind turbine manufacturers, Journal of World Business, 50 (3) (July 2015): 417-427 (with Hao Tan),


The greening of China’s black electric power system? Insights from 2014 data, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 13 (10), No. 2 (March 16 2015) (with Hao Tan),




Emissions: Exempt green tech from trade rules, Nature, 514 (7524) (30 Oct 2014): 567,


China’s renewable energy revolution: What is driving it? The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 12 (44), No. 3 (Nov 3 2014) (with Hao Tan),


A ten trillion watt ‘Big Push’ to decarbonize the world’s electric power, Journal of Sustainable Energy Engineering, 2 (Sep 2014): 87-100 (with Hao Tan),


Manufacture renewables to build energy security, Nature, (11 Sep 2014), 166-168 (with Hao Tan),


Jousting with James Hansen: China building a renewables powerhouse, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, March 26 2014 (with Hao Tan),


Renewables, manufacturing and green growth: Energy strategies based on capturing increasing returns, Futures, 61: 13-22 (with Erik Reinert),


China’s continuing renewable energy revolution: Global implications, The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 12 (12) No. 3, March 24 2014 (with Hao Tan),


Energy: China leads the way with renewables, Nature, 508 (7496): 319 (with Hao Tan),


China’s energy industrial revolution, Carbon Management , 5 (1): 1-3 (with Hao Tan),




The industrial logistic surface: Displaying the impact of energy policy on uptake of new technologies, Energy, 57: 733-740 (with Paolo Baroni),


Greening of development strategies, Seoul Journal of Economics, 26 (2): 147-172,


The renewable energies technology surge: A new techno-economic paradigm in the making? Futures 46: 10-22,


The transformation of the electric power sector in China, Energy Policy, 52: 170-180 (with Hao Tan),


China’s Energy Industrial Revolution (Part II), The Asia-Pacific Journal, 11 (3) (Article no. 3) Jan 14 2013 (with Hao Tan), available at:




China's Industrial Energy Revolution (Part 1): Renewable targets just became even more demanding, The Asia-Pacific Journal, 10 (2) (Article no. 52), Dec 24 2012 (with Hao Tan), available at:


Design of industrial and supra-firm organizational architectures: Economic growth and sustainability, Journal of Organizational Design, 1 (2), 42-63,


Green growth strategies: Korean and Chinese initiatives, Carbon Management, 3 (4): 353-356,


Reforming the international patent system, Review of International Political Economy, 19 (1): 169-180,


Green growth strategy: Korean initiatives, Futures, 44: 761-769,


Financing climate-friendly energy development through bonds, Development Southern Africa, 29 (2): 337-349 (with Sean Kidney),


Knowledge flows in the solar photovoltaic industry: Insights from patenting by Taiwan, Korea and China, Research Policy, 41: 524-540 (with Ching-Yan Wu),




Fast-follower industrial dynamics: The case of Taiwan’s Solar PV industry, Industry and Innovation (with Mei-Chih Hu and Ching-Yan Wu), 18 (2): 177-202,


A conceptual lignocellulosic ‘feed+fuel’ biorefinery and its application to the linked biofuel and cattle raising industries in Brazil, Energy Policy, 39: 4932-4938 (with Hao Tan, Michael J.B. Moore and Geoff Bell),


Naturalizing capitalism: The next Great Transformation, Futures, 43: 868-879,


China’s energy industrial revolution, l’Industria, 32 (2): 309-328,


Progress towards a Circular economy in China: The drivers (and inhibitors) of eco-industrial initiative, Journal of Industrial Ecology, 15 (3): 435-457 (with Hao Tan),


China’s move to a Circular Economy as a development strategy, Asian Business & Management, 10 (4): 463-484 (with Yiming Tang and Hao Tan),




Designing energy industries for the next industrial revolution. Organizational Dynamics, 39 (2): 155-164,


Climate bonds: Mobilizing private financing for carbon management, Carbon Management (with Sean Kidney), 1 (1): 9 – 13,\


Mobilizing private funds to drive an energy industrial revolution, Energy Policy, (with S. Kidney, K. Mallon and M. Hughes), 38: 3263- 3265,


Articles in Nature

Countries should follow China’s lead and boost markets for water, wind and solar power technologies to drive down costs, say John A. Mathews and Hao Tan

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The country consumes the most resources in the world and produces the most waste — but it also has the most advanced solutions, say John A. Mathews and Hao Tan

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Manufacture renewables to build energy security
Lessons from China