Professor Linda Hsieh

Professor Linda Hsieh

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Professor of International Business
Head of the Department of Strategy and International Business

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Linda is a Professor of International Business and Head of the Department of Strategy and 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.


Buckley, PJ, Enderwick, P, Hsieh, L & Shenkar, O 2024, 'International business theory and the criminal multinational enterprise', Journal of World Business, vol. 59, no. 5, 101553.

Elbanna, SM, Hsieh, L, Child, J, Narooz, R, Marinova, S, Puthusserry, PN, Karmowska, J, Tsai, T & Zhang, Y 2023, 'Foreign market involvement, entry-mode learning potential and SME internationalization outcomes', Management Decision.

Child, J, Narooz, R, Hsieh, L, Elbanna, S, Karmowska, J, Marinova, S, Puthusserry, P, Tsai, T & Zhang, Y 2022, 'External resource provision and the international performance of SMEs – a contextual analysis', Journal of International Management, vol. 28, no. 3, 100924.

Elbanna, SM, Hsieh, L & Child, J 2020, 'Contextualizing internationalization decision-making research in SMEs: towards an integration of existing studies', European Management Review, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 573-591.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Conference contribution

Leek, S, Hsieh, L & Kumakura, T 2018, Network Contacts, Facilitators and Inhibitors of International Opportunity Development: The Case of Japanese SMEs. in Academy of International Business (AIB) .

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