Dr Wubiao Zhou

Dr Wubiao Zhou

Department of Management
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)

Contact details

Address
Department of Management
G61, The Lodge
Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
B15 2TT

Wubiao Zhou (Joseph) is a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to an Associate Professor in the U.S. system) 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), Social Networks and Social Capital, and International Business (particularly, International Entrepreneurship), with a focus on emerging and transition economies.

Qualifications

Ph.D. Cornell University (Sociology)

M.A.  Peking University, China (Sociology)

B. A.  Peking University, China (Sociology)

Biography

Wubiao Zhou (Joseph) is a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to an Associate Professor in the U.S. system) in the Department of Management, Birmingham Business School at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. 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), Social Networks and Social Capital, and International Business (particularly, International Entrepreneurship), with a focus on emerging and transition economies.

He has published widely in entrepreneurship and development studies journals such as Journal of Business Venturing (2013, 2017), Small Business EconomicsWorld Development, Management and Organization Reviewand Entrepreneurship and Regional 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

  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • International Entrepreneurship

Postgraduate supervision

Wubiao Zhou (Joseph) has supervised both doctoral and research master's (MPhil) students, as well as numerous taught programs master's students, in previous universities (Newcastle University and Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Research

Research interests

Entrepreneurship (in particular, entrepreneurial strategy, entrepreneurial finance, and entrepreneurial ecosystems); Economic and Organizational Sociology; SME Development; Social Networks and Social Capital; International Business (focusing on international entrepreneurship); with a focus on emerging and transitional economies (particularly, China)

Publications

Wubiao Zhou. 2018. “Property Rights, Deregulation and Entrepreneurial Development in a Transition Economy,” Management and Organization Review, 14 (1): 73-103  
(5-year impact factor=3.657; ABS ranking: 3)

Wubiao Zhou. 2017 (March). “Institutional Environment, Public-Private Hybrid Forms, and Entrepreneurial Reinvestment in a Transition Economy.” Journal of Business Venturing, 32 (2): 197-214.
(2-year impact factor=5.774; ABS ranking: 4)

Wubiao Zhou. 2014 (June). “Regional Institutional Development, Political Connections, and Entrepreneurial Performance in China’s Transition Economy.” Small Business Economics 43(1): 161-181.
(5-year impact factor=2.401; ABS ranking: 3)

Wubiao Zhou. 2013. “Political Connections and Entrepreneurial Investment: Evidence from China’s Transition Economy,” Journal of Business Venturing, 28 (2):299-315.
(5-year impact factor=6.097; ABS ranking: 4)

Wubiao Zhou. 2012 “Regulatory Models and Entrepreneurial Growth: Evidence from China’s Transition Economy,” Strategic Change 21(3-4): 119-142. 

Wubiao Zhou. 2012. “Determinants and Effects of Research Partnerships in China’s Emerging Market,” Contemporary Economic Policy 30(1): 129-147.
(Winner of the 2015 Emerald Citations of Excellence Award; 5-year impact factor =0.624)

Wubiao Zhou. 2011. “Regional Deregulation and Entrepreneurial Growth in China’s Transition Economy,” Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 23(9-10): 853-876. 
(5-year impact factor=2.373, ABS ranking: 3)

Wubiao Zhou. 2009. “Bank Financing in China’s Private Sector: The Payoffs of Political Capital,” World Development 37(4): 787-799.
(Winner of the Global Development Award, Finalist in 2007. 5-year impact factor=3.102, ABS ranking: 3)

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