Dr Liza Jabbour

Dr Liza Jabbour

Department of Management
Lecturer in Business Economics

Contact details

+44 (0) 121 414 8302
+44 (0) 121 414 3217
Birmingham Business School
University House
B15 2TT

Liza joined the Business School in 2010. Previously she worked as a lecturer at the Manchester Business School and as a research fellow at the University of Nottingham. She is an external research fellow of the GEP centre and of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Liza gained her PhD at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne. Her main research interest is applied international economics with a special focus on firms’ internationalisation decisions and the interactions between firms’ productivity and international strategies.



  • PhD (Economics, University of Paris I, France)


  • MSc (International Economics, University of Paris I, France)


  • BSc (Economics, Lebanese University, Lebanon)


Economics for Business (with Fiona Carmichael); Advanced Business Economics (with Fiona Carmichael); Industrial and International Economics.


Business School Group

Managerial Economics

Other activities

Year Abroad Programme Director

Exchange Co-ordinator


Recent  publications

Refereed Journals

Does Business Group Affiliation Help Firms Achieve Superior Performance during Industrial Downturns? An Empirical Examination. International Business Review 23 (1). With Vassiliki Bamiatzi, Salih Tamer Cavusgil, and Rudolf R. Sinkovics

“Market Thickness, Sunk Entry Costs, Firms Heterogeneityand the Outsourcing Decision: Empirical Analysis of Manufacturing Firmsin France”, Canadian Journal of Economics, 46 (1) 2013.

Slicing the Value Chain Internationally: Empirical Evidence on the Offshoring Strategy by French Firms”, The World Economy, 35 (11) 2013. 

“Offshoring and Firm’s Performance: Evidence from the French Manufacturing Industry”. The World Economy 33(3) 2010.

 “Understanding Cross-Country Differences in ExporterPremia: Comparable Evidence for 14 Countries”. With the InternationalStudy Group on Export and Productivity, Review of World Economics 144 (4) 2008.

“Multinational Entreprises and FDI”. With Holger Görg. Introduction to the special issue of the World Economy 32 (1) 2009 edited by Liza Jabbour and Holger Görg.



Working papers


"Foreign Acquisitions and Firm-Level Financial Risk". With Georgios Efthyvoulou.


"The Drivers of the Offshore Outsourcing of R&D: Empirical Evidence from French Manufacturers". With Maria Pluvia Zuniga, GEP Research Paper 2009/04.


The activity of multinational firms with a special interest in international outsourcing and international vertical integration; the impact that international strategies have on the performance of firms

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