Professor Xiaohui Liu

Professor Xiaohui Liu

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Professor of International Business

Contact details

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

Xiaohui Liu is Professor of International Business. Her main research interests include knowledge spillovers, human mobility, innovation and the internationalization strategies of firms from emerging economies.

Qualifications

PhD in International Economics, University of Birmingham

MPhil in Economics, Beijing Normal University

BSc in Economics, Beijing Normal University

Biography

Xiaohui Liu is Professor of International Business at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Previously, she was a professor at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University. Her main research interests are international knowledge spillovers, labour mobility, innovation and the internationalisation strategies of emerging-market firms. She has published widely in journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Organization Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of World Business and International Business Review. 

Professor Liu is a silver medalist of the Academy of International Business as one of the most prolific authors in the Journal of International Business Studies. She has won Best Competitive Paper awards from the Academy of International Business (UK) and International Association for Chinese Management Research. Her research has been funded by the ESRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. She is advisory editor of Research Policy and associate editor of International Business Review. She also serves on the editorial boards for various journals, including of Journal of World Business and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. She is treasurer of AIB UK & Ireland and a member of ESRC Peer Review College.  

 Xiaohui has extensive teaching experience and has taught research-led courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels on international business and strategic management.

Teaching

  • International Business
  • International Business Strategy
  • Implementing Strategy and Managing Change

Postgraduate supervision

Currently supervising PhD research in the following areas:

  • Cross-border merger and acquisitions by emerging market firms
  • Political risk and Subsidiary performance
  • Open innovation and firm performance

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • Innovation in the context of transition economies
  • The internationalization strategy of emerging market firms
  • International knowledge transfer/spillovers, outward foreign direct investment and human mobility

Research

Research and Academic interests

  • Subsidiary performance, interstate relations and political risk  
  • International knowledge transfer/spillovers, outward foreign direct investment and human mobility
  • Innovation in the context of transition economies

Other activities

  • Advisory editor of Research Policy
  • Editorial board member: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, International Business Review, Asian Business & Management and the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies.
  • General secretary of the Chinese Economic Association (UK)
  • A member of ESRC Peer Review College

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Lin, D, Zheng, W, Lu, J, Liu, X & Wright, M 2019, 'Forgotten or Not? Home Country Embeddedness and Returnee Entrepreneurship', Journal of World Business, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2018.08.003

Luo, H, Liu, X, Wu, A & Zhong, X 2019, 'Is it possible to escape? Local protectionism and outward foreign direct investment by Chinese privately-owned enterprises', Asia Pacific Journal of Management. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-019-09697-7

Lioliou, E, Willcocks, L & Liu, X 2019, 'Researching IT multi-sourcing and opportunistic behavior in conditions of uncertainty: a case approach', Journal of Business Research.

Han, X, Liu, X, Gao, L & Ghauri, P 2018, 'Chinese Multinational Enterprises in Europe and Africa: How do They Perceive Political Risk?', Management International Review, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 121-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-017-0331-1

Nam, J, Liu, X, Lioliou, E & Jeong, M 2018, 'Do Board Directors Affect the Export Orientation and Export Performance of Korean Firms? A Resource Dependence Perspective', International Business Review, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 269-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2017.08.001

Liu, X, Xia, T, Lu, J & Lin, D 2018, 'Under what institutional conditions does overseas business knowledge contribute to firm performance?', International Business Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2018.12.004

Fu, X, Hou, J & Liu, X 2018, 'Unpacking the Relationship between Outward Direct Investment and Innovation Performance: Evidence from Chinese Firms', World Development, vol. 102, pp. 111-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.09.021

Wei, Y, Liu, X, Lu, J & Yang, J 2017, 'Chinese Migrants and their Impact on Homeland Development', World Economy, vol. 40, pp. 2354-2377. https://doi.org/10.1111/twec.12475

Tao, F, Liu, X, Gao, L & Xia, E 2017, 'Do cross-border mergers and acquisitions increase short-term market performance? The case of Chinese firms', International Business Review, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 189-202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.06.006

Tao, F, Liu, X, Gao, L & Xia, E 2017, 'Expatriates, Subsidiary Autonomy and the Overseas Subsidiary Performance of MNEs from an Emerging Economy', International Journal of Human Resource Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1284883

Xia, T & Liu, X 2017, 'Foreign Competition and Innovation: The Mediating Role of Imitation', British Journal of Management, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 464-482. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12236

Xia, T & Liu, X 2017, 'Foreign competition, domestic competition and innovation in Chinese private high-tech new ventures', Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 716-739. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-017-0083-y

Cui, L, Fan, D, Liu, X & Li, Y 2017, 'Where to Seek Strategic Assets for Competitive Catch-up? A Configurational Study of Emerging Multinational Enterprises Expanding into Foreign Strategic-factor Markets', Organization Studies, vol. 38, pp. 1059-1083. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840616670441

Liu, X, Gao, L, Lu, J & Lioliou, E 2016, 'Does learning at home and from abroad boost the foreign subsidiary performance of emerging economy multinational enterprises?', International Business Review, vol. 25, pp. 141-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2014.10.012

Abstract

Han, X, Liu, X, Xia, T & Gao, L 2018, 'Home-country Government Support, Interstate Relations and the Subsidiary Performance of Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises', Journal of Business Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.04.021

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