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 Economics, World Development, Management and Organization Review, and 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.