Professor Xiaohui Liu

Professor Xiaohui Liu

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Professor of International Business

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Business School
University House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TY
United Kingdom

Xiaohui Liu is Professor of International Business. Her main research interests include knowledge spillovers, human mobility, innovation and the internationalization strategies of firms from emerging economies.

Qualifications

PhD in International Economics, University of Birmingham

MPhil in Economics, Beijing Normal University

BSc in Economics, Beijing Normal University

Biography

Dr Xiaohui Liu is Professor of International Business at Birmingham Business School, the University of Birmingham. Previously, she held the same title at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University. Her main research interests include knowledge spillovers, human mobility, innovation and the internationalisation strategies of firms from emerging economies. She has published widely in various journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Organization Studies, Journal of World Business, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and International Business Review.

Xiaohui’s research has been funded by the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. She has won Best Competitive Paper awards from the Academy of International Business (UK) and International Association for Chinese Management Research. She is advisory editor of Research Policy and serves on the editorial board of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, International Business Review, Asian Business & Management and the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. She is general secretary of the Chinese Economic Association (UK) and a member of ESRC Peer Review College.

Xiaohui has extensive teaching experience and has taught research-led courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels on International Management and Strategic Management.

Teaching

  • International Business
  • International Business Strategy
  • Implementing Strategy and Managing Change

Postgraduate supervision

Currently supervising PhD research in the following areas:

  • Cross-border merger and acquisitions by emerging market firms
  • Political risk and Subsidiary performance
  • Open innovation and firm performance

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • Innovation in the context of transition economies
  • The internationalization strategy of emerging market firms
  • International knowledge transfer/spillovers, outward foreign direct investment and human mobility

Research

Research and Academic interests

  • Subsidiary performance, interstate relations and political risk  
  • International knowledge transfer/spillovers, outward foreign direct investment and human mobility
  • Innovation in the context of transition economies

Other activities

  • Advisory editor of Research Policy
  • Editorial board member: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, International Business Review, Asian Business & Management and the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies.
  • General secretary of the Chinese Economic Association (UK)
  • A member of ESRC Peer Review College

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Lioliou, E, Willcocks, L & Liu, X 2019, 'Researching IT multi-sourcing and opportunistic behavior in conditions of uncertainty: a case approach', Journal of Business Research.

Lin, D, Zheng, W, Lu, J, Liu, X & Wright, M 2019, 'Forgotten or Not? Home Country Embeddedness and Returnee Entrepreneurship', Journal of World Business, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2018.08.003

Liu, X, Xia, T, Lu, J & Lin, D 2018, 'Under what institutional conditions does overseas business knowledge contribute to firm performance?', International Business Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2018.12.004

Han, X, Liu, X, Gao, L & Ghauri, P 2018, 'Chinese Multinational Enterprises in Europe and Africa: How do They Perceive Political Risk?', Management International Review, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 121-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-017-0331-1

Nam, J, Liu, X, Lioliou, E & Jeong, M 2018, 'Do Board Directors Affect the Export Orientation and Export Performance of Korean Firms? A Resource Dependence Perspective', International Business Review, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 269-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2017.08.001

Fu, X, Hou, J & Liu, X 2018, 'Unpacking the Relationship between Outward Direct Investment and Innovation Performance: Evidence from Chinese Firms', World Development, vol. 102, pp. 111-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.09.021

Xia, T & Liu, X 2017, 'Foreign competition, domestic competition and innovation in Chinese private high-tech new ventures', Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 716-739. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-017-0083-y

Cui, L, Fan, D, Liu, X & Li, Y 2017, 'Where to Seek Strategic Assets for Competitive Catch-up? A Configurational Study of Emerging Multinational Enterprises Expanding into Foreign Strategic-factor Markets', Organization Studies, vol. 38, pp. 1059-1083. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840616670441

Xia, T & Liu, X 2017, 'Foreign Competition and Innovation: The Mediating Role of Imitation', British Journal of Management, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 464-482. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12236

Tao, F, Liu, X, Gao, L & Xia, E 2017, 'Expatriates, Subsidiary Autonomy and the Overseas Subsidiary Performance of MNEs from an Emerging Economy', International Journal of Human Resource Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1284883

Tao, F, Liu, X, Gao, L & Xia, E 2017, 'Do cross-border mergers and acquisitions increase short-term market performance? The case of Chinese firms', International Business Review, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 189-202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.06.006

Wei, Y, Liu, X, Lu, J & Yang, J 2017, 'Chinese Migrants and their Impact on Homeland Development', World Economy, vol. 40, pp. 2354-2377. https://doi.org/10.1111/twec.12475

Zou, H, Chen, X, Lam, LWR & Liu, X 2016, 'Psychological capital and conflict management in the entrepreneur–venture capitalist relationship in China: The entrepreneur perspective', International Small Business Journal, vol. 34, pp. 446-467. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242614563418

Liu, X, Gao, L, Lu, J & Lioliou, E 2016, 'Environmental risks, localization and the overseas subsidiary performance of MNEs from an emerging economy', Journal of World Business, vol. 51, pp. 356-368. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2015.05.002

Abstract

Han, X, Liu, X, Xia, T & Gao, L 2018, 'Home-country Government Support, Interstate Relations and the Subsidiary Performance of Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises', Journal of Business Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.04.021

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