Dr Linda Hsieh

Dr Linda Hsieh

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Honorary Research Fellow

Contact details

0121 414 6697
0121 414 2982
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Linda is an honorary research fellow at the Department of Strategy and International Business and a senior lecturer at SOAS. She is a member of the Global Value Chains (GVC) Research Cluster. Her main research interests include decision-making, internationalization of firms and management of international strategic alliances and reshoring. She has published in Journal of World Business, Journal of International Management, Management International Review, R&D Management, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change.


B.A. (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management and Business Studies (University of Sheffield)

MSc (Distinction) International Business and Finance (University of Reading)

PhD in Commerce (University of Birmingham)


Linda has three main areas of research interest:

Reshoring: Linda is currently a co-investigator with Dr Pamela Robinson (PI) on a British Academy/Leverhulme funded project entitled “Sustainable Reshoring in High-end Fashion Clothing”.

Internationalization of SMEs: From 2010 to 2012, Linda led a British Academy funded research project, focusing on the ties that UK and Taiwanese SMEs have with external networks and the contribution these make to opening new international markets. She has been involved in a seven-nation project (SINET), coordinated by Professor John Child. The project investigates the internationalization of SMEs, with particular reference to decision-making modes, sources of information and other support, and use of networks.

International strategic alliances: Post-formation dynamics in international strategic alliances, with particular reference to renegotiation, adaptation and change of governance/control in the post-formation period.


Mabey, C., Wong, A. & Hsieh, L.H.Y. 2015. Knowledge exchange in networked organizations: Does place matter? R&D Management, 45(5): 487-500.

Hsieh, L.H.Y. & Rodrigues, S.B. 2014. Revisiting the trustworthiness-performance-governance nexus in international joint ventures. Management International Review, 54(5): 675-705.

Child, J. & Hsieh, L.H.Y. 2014. Decision mode, information and network attachment in the internationalization of SMEs: A configurational and contingency analysis. Journal of World Business, 49(4): 598-610.

Hsieh, L.H.Y., Rodrigues, S.B., & Child, J., 2010. Risk Perception and Post-formation Governance in International Joint Ventures in Taiwan: The Perspective of the Foreign Partner, Journal of International Management, 16(3): 288-303.

Tsai, F-S, Hsieh, L.H.Y., Fang, S-C & Julia L. Lin, 2009. The Co-evolution of Business Incubation and National Innovation Systems in Taiwan, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 76(5): 629-643.