Xiong Hang
               PhD Research Fellow

University Address

Dynamics Lab

UCD Geary Institute

University College Dublin
Belfield
Dublin 4
Email hang.xiong@ucdconnect.ie
 

1. PROJECT TITLE

Formation of Agricultural Cooperatives among Smallholders in China: A Complexity Perspective

 

2. PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Agricultural cooperatives in China since 1980s are formed based on smallholder farming. This project studies how the cooperative order emerges among smallholders spontaneously by identifying the behavioural rules of different types of households at different stages. It also investigates the impact of social capital and entrepreneurship of household on the formation of agricultural cooperatives.

 

3. FUNDING SOURCE:

China Scholarship Council (CSC)
(CSC is affiliated directly with Ministry of Education of People's Republic of China. It is a government-funded non-profit organization which is responsible for managing authorized scholarship by laws.)

 

4. SUPERVISORS

Dr. Diane Payne
Dr. Stephen Kinsella
Professor Peter Clinch

 

5. WEBSITE

1.      School of Economics and Management, Central China Agricultural University http://emc.hzau.edu.cn/

2.      Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy http://www.ccap.org.cn/

3.      Rural Studies of China http://www.ccrs.org.cn/

 

6. PRESENTATIONS

1.      07/2012, Third Summer School of the European Social Simulation Association, Toulouse, France

2.      08/2012, Ninth Irish Society of New Economist Conference, Cork, Ireland

3.      03/2013, PRACE Winter School on Scientific Visualisation, Dublin, Ireland

4.       Exit Costs, Exit Rights, and Self-enforcing Agreements in Cooperative Teams, present at First International Forum on Studies of Rural Areas and Peasants, Wuhan, China

5.      04/2014, Tenth Chinese Forum on Network Science, Beijing, China

 

7. AWARDS

      1.      04/2012, Graduate Research and Innovations Fund, UCD College of Human Sciences Graduate School