Dr Linda Hsieh

Dr Linda Hsieh

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Reader in International Business

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Linda is a Reader in International Business at Birmingham Business School in the University of Birmingham. Her main research interests include decision-making, internationalization of firms, management of international strategic alliances and reshoring. Her research has been funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust. She has published in Journal of World Business, international Business Review, Journal of International Management, Management International Review, R&D Management, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Linda is an editorial board member of Journal of International Management. She also serves as a reviewer to leading management journals (ABS 3* and 4*) and the British Academy’s 2019 Programme on Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling the UK’s International Challenges.


  • University of Birmingham - PhD in Commerce
  • University of Reading - MSc in International Business and Finance (with Distinction)
  • University of Sheffield - B.A. (Hons) in Accounting & Financial Management and Business Studies 


  • International Cooperative Strategy (MSc International Business)
  • Cross-Cultural Management (MSc International Business Dubai)
  • Directing Strategy (MBA Singapore)

Postgraduate supervision

Linda would be interested in supervising PhDs in the areas of internationalization of firms and strategic alliances.


Recent publications


Child, J, Faulkner, D, Tallman, S & Hsieh, L 2019, Cooperative Strategy:Managing Alliances and Networks. Oxford University Press.


Elbanna, SM, Hsieh, L & Child, J 2020, 'Contextualizing internationalization decision-making research in SMEs: towards an integration of existing studies', European Management Review. https://doi.org/10.1111/emre.12395

Hsieh, L, Child, J, Narooz, R, Elbanna, SM, Karmowska, J, Marinova, S, Puthusserry, P, Tsai, T & Zhang, Y 2019, 'A multidimensional perspective of SME internationalization speed: the influence of entrepreneurial characteristics', International Business Review, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 268-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2018.09.004

Child, J, Hsieh, L, Elbanna, S, Karmowska, J, Marinova, S, Puthusserry, P, Tsai, T, Narooz, R & Zhang, Y 2017, 'SME international business models: the role of context and experience', Journal of World Business, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 664-679. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2017.05.004

Robinson, PK & Hsieh, L 2016, 'Reshoring: a strategic renewal of luxury clothing supply chains', Operations Management Research, vol. 9, no. 3-4, pp. 89–101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12063-016-0116-x

Mabey, C, Wong, ALY & Hsieh, H-Y 2015, 'Knowledge exchange in networked organizations: does place matter?', R&D Management, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 487-500. https://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12099

Child, J & Hsieh, H-Y 2014, 'Decision mode, information and network attachment in the internationalization of SMEs: A configurational and contingency analysis', Journal of World Business, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 598-610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2013.12.012

Rodrigues, SB & Hsieh, H-Y 2014, 'Revisiting the Trustworthiness–Performance–Governance Nexus in International Joint Ventures', Management International Review, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 675-705. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-014-0217-4

Hsieh, H-Y, Child, J & Rodrigues, S 2010, 'Risk Perception and Post-formation Governance in International Joint Ventures in Taiwan: The Perspective of the Foreign Partner', Journal of International Management, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 288-303.

Tsai, F-S, Hsieh, H-Y, Fang, S-C & Lin, J-L 2009, 'The Co-Evolution of Business Incubation and National Innovation Systems in Taiwan', Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 76, no. 6, pp. 629-643. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2008.08.009

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