Dr Yipeng Liu

Dr Yipeng Liu

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr. Liu is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Entrepreneurship at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. His research areas include entrepreneurship and innovation, mergers and acquisitions, talent mobility and entrepreneurial ecosystem, and business sustainability. He serves on the editorial review board for Management and Organization Review, and Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies.

Qualifications

  • Doctorate (magna cum laude) in Management, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK
  • Educating Entrepreneurship Educators Coneeect Training, Munich, Germany
  • European Entrepreneurship Colloquium IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Kent, UK

Biography

Dr. Liu is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Entrepreneurship at Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Economy of Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. Dr. Liu obtained a doctorate (magna cum laude) in management from Mannheim University, Germany. Dr. Liu is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK, Research Fellow at Centre for China and Globalization (global think-tank based in Beijing), and Research Fellow at Mannheim University and Tsinghua University. His research has been sponsored by British Academy, Sino-British Fellowship Trust, DAAD in Germany, among others.

His research areas include entrepreneurship and innovation, mergers and acquisitions, talent mobility and entrepreneurial ecosystem, and business sustainability. He has been visiting scholar at Columbia University and China Europe International Business School. Dr. Liu actively contributes to the academic community by serving as track/session chair in international academic conferences, including Academy of Management, European Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, and others. He serves or has served as a guest editor for Special Issues at leading management and organization journals, including Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Dr. Liu has gathered broad professional experience in the business world such as management consulting, venture capital, business development and engineering in Asia, America and Europe before moving to the academic world. He worked for clients, such as Bosch, Heidelberg Druckmaschinen, Fresenius, Siemens, Allianz, and Deutsche Telekom.

Teaching

Module designer and leader: International Entrepreneurship (UG 2nd year)

Instructor: Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship (MSc management)

Research

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Talent mobility and entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business sustainability

Other activities

Editorial review board of Management and Organization Review, and Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies.

 

Member of Academy of Management
Member of Strategic Management Society
Member of European Forum for Entrepreneurship Research
Member of Network for Business Sustainability

2014 Best Paper Finalist (Macro track), 6th Biennial IACMR conference, Beijing
2012 Carolyn Dexter Award Nominee for Best International Paper, Academy of Management
2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Emerald Literati Network
2012 Best Paper Award, 5th Biennial IACMR conference, Hong Kong
2011 Best Doctor Student Paper Award Nominee, 25th RENT Research in Entrepreneurship & Small Business
2011 Bentley Global Business Ethics Symposium, Faculty Development Workshop, Next Generation Scholar in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)

 

Publications

Books:

Wang, H. & Liu, Y. (2015) Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective: Global Returnees. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (Forthcoming).

Journal articles:

Stokes, P., Liu, Y., Smith, S., Leidner, S., Moore, N., & Rowland, C. (2015) Managing talent across advanced and emerging economies: HR issues and challenges in a Sino-German strategic collaboration. The International Journal of Human Resource Management (Forthcoming)

Xing, Y., & Liu, Y. (2015) Poetry and Leadership in Light of Ambiguity and Logic of Appropriateness. Management and Organization Review, DOI: 10.1017/mor.2015.18

Xing, Y., & Liu, Y. (2015) Linking leader’s identity work and the involvement of HRM: The case of sociocultural integration in Chinese Mergers & Acquisitions. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, DOI:10.1080/09585192.2015.1031156.

Liu, Y., & Almor, T. (2014) How culture influences the way entrepreneurs deal with uncertainty in inter-organizational relationships: The case of returnee versus local entrepreneurs in China. International Business Review, DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2014.11.002.

Xing, Y., Liu, Y., Tarba, S.Y., & Cooper, C.L. (2014) Intercultural Influences on Managing African Employees of Chinese Firms in Africa: Chinese Managers' HRM Practices. International Business Review, DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2014.05.003.

Glaister, A., Liu, Y., Sahadev, S., & Gomes, E. (2014) Externalizing, Internalizing and Fostering Commitment: The Case of Born-global Firms in Emerging Economies. Management International Review, Vol. 54 No. 4, pp. 473-496.

Ahammad, M.F., Tarba, S.Y., Liu, Y., Glaister, K. (2014) Knowledge transfer and cross-border acquisition performance: Impact of cultural distance and employee retention. International Business Review, DOI:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2014.06.015

Cao, X., Liu, Y., & Cao, C. (2014) Institutional Entrepreneurs on Opportunity Formation and Exploitation in Strategic New Industry, International Journal of Emerging Markets Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 439–458.

Liu, Y. & Woywode, M. (2013) Light-touch Integration of Chinese Cross-Border M&A: The Influences of Culture and Absorptive Capacity, Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol. 55 No. 4, pp. 469–483.

Liu, Y., Woywode, M. & Xing, Y. (2012) High-Tech Start-up Innovation and the Role of Guanxi: An Explorative Study in China from An Institutional Perspective, Prometheus, Vol. 30 No. 2, pp. 211-229.

Liu, Y. (2011) High-Tech Ventures’ Innovation and Influences of Institutional Voids: A Comparative Study of Two High-Tech Parks in China, Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp.112 - 133.