Dr Liza Jabbour

Dr Liza Jabbour

Department of Management
Senior Lecturer in Business Economics

Contact details

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

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


Jabbour, L., Tao, Z., Vanino, E., Zhang, Y. (In press). The Good, the bad and the ugly: Chinese imports, European Union anti-dumping measures and firm performance. Journal of International Economics, forthcoming

Jabbour, L., Bamiatzi, V., Efthyvoulou, G. (2017). Foreign vs domestic ownership on debt reduction: An investigation of acquisition targets in Italy and Spain. International Business Review, 24(4).

Jabbour, L., Görg, H. (2016). Availability of business services and outward investment. Review of International Economics, 24(4), 28.

Jabbour, L., Elliott, R., Zhang, L. (2016). Firm productivity and importing: Evidence from Chinese manufacturing firms. Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue Canadienne d`Economique, 49(3).

Jabbour, L., Zuniga, P. (2016). The Outsourcing of Research and Development in Global Markets: Evidence from France. World Economy, 39(3).

Bamiatzi, V., Cavusgil, S. T., Jabbour, L., Sinkovics, R. R. (2014). Does business group affiliation help firms achieve superior performance during industrial downturns? An empirical examination. International Business Review, 23(1).

Jabbour, L. (2013). Market Thickness, Sunk Costs, Productivity and the Outsourcing Decision: An Empirical Analysis of Manufacturing Firms in France. Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue Canadienne d`Economique, 46(1).

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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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