Dr Wubiao (Joseph) Zhou

Dr Wubiao Zhou

Department of Management
Associate Professor

Contact details

Address
Department of Management
1116 University House
Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
B15 2TT

Wubiao Zhou (Joseph) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Birmingham Business School at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University, and M.A. and B.A., both in Sociology, from Peking University, China. Adopting quantitative and analytic methods. He has been working in the research areas of Economic and Organizational Sociology, Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and Social Networks and Social Capital, with a focus on emerging and transition economies.

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Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Cornell University (Sociology)
  • M.A.  Peking University, China (Sociology)
  • B. A.  Peking University, China (Sociology and Law)

Biography

Wubiao Zhou (Joseph) is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Birmingham Business School at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He worked previously at Newcastle University Business School, Department of Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Division of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology (concentrations: economic sociology, organizations, quantitative methods, social inequality) from Cornell University, and M.A. and B.A., both in Sociology, from Peking University, China. Adopting quantitative and analytic methods, He has been working in the research areas of Economic and Organizational Sociology, Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and Social Networks and Social Capital, with a focus on emerging and transition economies.

He has published widely in entrepreneurship and development studies journals such as Journal of Business VenturingSmall Business EconomicsWorld Development. His research has been funded by external agencies such as Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and Natural Science Foundation of China, and has received various best paper awards such as the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award from the Emerald Group Publishing, Global Development Award (finalist) from the Global Development Network (GDN), and Best Doctoral Student Award from the Academy of Management. He is currently serving on the Editorial Review Board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

Teaching

Current courses:

  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MBA)

Courses taught previously:

  • International entrepreneurship
  • Quantitative Methods in International Business Management
  • Research Methods (quantitative sessions)
  • Economic Sociology
  • Complex Organizations
  • Economic Reform and Social Impacts in China
  • Understanding Social Statistics
  • Social Class and Inquality

Postgraduate supervision

Wubiao Zhou (Joseph) has supervised both doctoral and research master's (MPhil) students. Potential doctoral students with research interests in entrepreneurship or SME development or innovation and research training in quantitative methods are welcome to apply.

Research

Research interests

  • Entrepreneurship (in particular, entrepreneurial strategy, entrepreneurial finance, and entrepreneurial ecosystems)
  • Economic and Organizational Sociology
  • SME Development
  • Social Networks and Social Capital
  • with a focus on emerging and transitional economies

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Zhou, W 2018, 'Property rights, deregulation and entrepreneurial development in a transition economy', Management and Organization Review, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 73-103. https://doi.org/10.1017/mor.2016.59

Zhou, W 2017, 'Institutional environment, public-private hybrid forms, and entrepreneurial reinvestment in a transition economy', Journal of Business Venturing, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 197-214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2016.11.002

Zhou, W 2014, 'Regional institutional development, political connections, and entrepreneurial performance in China’s transition economy', Small Business Economics, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 161-181. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-013-9527-3

Zhou, W 2013, 'Political Connections and Entrepreneurial Investment: Evidence from China’s Transition Economy', Journal of Business Venturing. <https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883902612000699>

Zhou, W 2012, 'Determinants and Effects of Research Partnerships in China’s Emerging Market', Contemporary Economic Policy. <https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2010.00242.x>

Zhou, W 2011, 'Regional Deregulation and Entrepreneurial Growth in China’s Transition Economy', Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. <https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08985626.2011.577816>

Zhou, W 2009, 'Bank Financing in China’s Private Sector: The Payoffs of Political Capital', World Development. <https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X08003367>

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