Dr Yipeng Liu
Reader in International Management and Organisation Studies
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Dr. Liu is Reader in International Management and Organisation Studies at Newcastle University Business School, UK. Previously, he worked as Associate Professor and Director of Research at Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Economy, Birmingham University Business School, UK. Dr. Liu obtained a doctorate (magna cum laude) in management from Mannheim University, Germany. His research has been sponsored by British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, Sino-British Fellowship Trust, DAAD in Germany, among others.
His research interests centre on the emerging market multinationals and international entrepreneurship from a cross-cultural and comparative perspective by embracing the notion of “West-Meets-East”. Dr. Liu actively contributes to the academic community by serving as keynote speakers and track/session chairs in international academic conferences, such as Academy of Management, European Academy of Management, and British Academy of Management. He has served as Guest Editor for Special Issues at leading management and organization journals, including Journal of Organizational Behavior. He is an Associate Editor of Asian Business & Management, and currently serves on the editorial review board of five international journals, including Journal of Management Studies.
Dr. Liu has gathered broad professional experience in the business world such as management consulting, venture capital, business development and engineering in Asia, North America and Europe before moving to the academic world. He worked for clients, such as Bosch, Heidelberg Druckmaschinen, Fresenius, Siemens, Allianz, and Deutsche Telekom.
Roles & Positions
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for China & Globalization (CCG), a high-profile influential think-tank, Beijing
Advisory Board member, Centre for Global Business Research, University of Phoenix, USA
Faculty member at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM)
China Country Director for EuroMed Research Business Institute
Doctorate (magna cum laude) in Management, University of Mannheim, Germany
Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK
Educating Entrepreneurship Educators Coneeect Training, Munich, Germany
European Entrepreneurship Colloquium IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Kent, UK
Awards & Honors
2017 Best Paper Award, International Business Review 2016 Best Paper Award
2017 Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business (AIB) China Chapter Conference
2016 Inaugural Hermann and Marianne Straniak Stiftung- Management and Organization Review Best Paper Award
Xing, Y., & Liu, Y. (2015). Poetry and Leadership in Light of Ambiguity and Logic of Appropriateness. Management and Organization Review, 11(4): 763-793.
2014 Best Paper Award Nominee (Macro-track) (6th Biennial IACMR International Association for Chinese Management Research conference, Beijing)
2012 Best Paper Award (5th Biennial IACMR International Association for Chinese Management Research conference, Hong Kong)
2012 Carolyn Dexter Award Nominee for Best International Paper (Academy of Management)
2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award (Emerald Literati Network)
2011 Best Doctoral Student Paper Award Nominee, 25th RENT Research in Entrepreneurship & Small Business
2011 Bentley Global Business Ethics Symposium, Faculty Development Workshop, Next Generation Scholar in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)
My research interests center on the emerging market multinationals and international entrepreneurship from a cross-cultural and comparative perspective by embracing the notion of “West-Meets-East”. I believe that exploring the social mechanisms and illuminating the multi-faceted human side factors of micro-foundations in an international context can advance international management and organization studies in important ways. A nuanced and micro-level understanding of individuals, their behaviors and social interactions in international organizations is instrumental for explaining processes and macro-level outcomes and thereby important for scholars, managers and policymakers to tackle societal and economic grand challenges facing the global economy today. My engaged scholarship research projects cover the areas of emerging market multinationals’ global strategy, international entrepreneurship and global talent mobility, risk and resilience, behavioral micro-foundations of sustainability, and healthcare management in China from a cross-cultural comparative perspective.
My three research streams include:
international management and emerging market multinationals, especially Chinese overseas acquisitions, China's globalizing endeavours (individuals and organizations) and Chinese indigenous leadership;
international entrepreneurship, including returnee entrepreneurship, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, global talent mobility, regional entrepreneurship and institutional change;
micro-foundations of management and organization studies, e.g. collaborative partnerships, ambidexterity, risk, resilience, sustainability, and strategic agility.
Contribution to doctoral research and education
External examiner for doctoral dissertation at King’s College, London
Co-organizer, course designer and instructor of a 5-day EDEN Doctoral Seminar on International Mergers and Acquisitions for PhD students and early career researchers at EIASM, Brussels, Belgium
External validator for MSc program Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Development at Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, London
10/2017-09/2019, Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, “Cultivating entrepreneurial ecosystems: The meanings of risk for migrant entrepreneurs” Principal Investigator (PI)
09/2016-08/2017, British Academy International Partnership and Mobility Scheme, “International migration, talent mobility and entrepreneurship ecosystems: Evidence from China” Principal Investigator (PI)
09/2014-06/2016, British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant, “Emotional responses and knowledge transfer in Chinese overseas mergers and acquisitions” Principal Investigator (PI)
2014-2016, Beijing City Development and Reform Committee, “Policy consultation on healthcare reform in Beijing”, Co- Investigator (Co-I)
BUS1012 International Business and Management
BUS3078 Advanced Global Strategy
NBS8060 International Business Strategy
NBS8329 Strategic Business Analysis and Decision-Making
NBS8384 Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management
NBS8495 Emerging Economies: Challenges and Opportunities (MBA)
- Liu Y, Sarala RM, Cooper C, Xing Y. Human side of collaborative partnerships: A micro-foundational perspective. Group & Organization Management 2017, 42(2), 151-162.
- Collinson S, Liu Y. Recombination for innovation: performance outcomes from international partnerships in China. R&D Management 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Xing Y, Liu Y, Tarba Y, Cooper C. Servitization in mergers and acquisitions: Manufacturing firms venturing from emerging markets into advanced economies. International Journal of Production Economics 2017, 192, 9-18.
- Liu Y. Born global firms’ growth and collaborative entry mode: the role of transnational entrepreneurs. International Marketing Review 2017, 34(1), 46-67.
- Liu Y, Öberg C, Tarba SY, Xing Y. Brand management in Mergers and Acquisitions: Emerging market multinationals venturing into advanced economies. International Marketing Review 2017.
- Liu Y, Vrontis D. Emerging-Market Firms Venturing into Advanced Economies: The Role of Context. Thunderbird International Business Review 2017, 59(3), 255-261.
- Ahammad MF, Tarba SY, Liu Y, Glaister K, Cooper C. Exploring the factors influencing the negotiation process in cross-border M&A. International Business Review 2016, 25(2), 445–457.
- Liu Y, Almor T. How culture influences the way entrepreneurs deal with uncertainty in inter-organizational relationships: Returnee vs. local entrepreneurs in China. International Business Review 2016, 25(1 Part A), 4-14.
- Xing Y, Liu Y, Tarba SY, Cooper CL. Intercultural Influences on Managing African Employees of Chinese Firms in Africa: Chinese Managers' HRM Practices. International Business Review 2016, 25(1), 28-41.
- Ahammad MF, Tarba SY, Liu Y, Glaister K. Knowledge transfer and cross-border acquisition performance: Impact of cultural distance and employee retention. International Business Review 2016, 25(1), 66-75.
- Xing Y, Liu Y. Linking leaders' identity work and human resource management involvement: the case of sociocultural integration in Chinese mergers and acquisitions. International Journal of Human Resource Management 2016, 27(20), 2550-2577.
- Stokes P, Liu Y, Smith S, Leidner S, Moore N, Rowland C. Managing talent across advanced and emerging economies: HR issues and challenges in a Sino-German strategic collaboration. International Journal of Human Resource Management 2016, 27(20), 2310-2338.
- Cooper CL, Stokes P, Liu Y, Tarba SY. Sustainability and organizational behavior: A microfoundational perspective. Journal of Organizational Behavior 2017, 38(9), 1297-1301.
- Wang H, Liu Y, ed. Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from A Global Perspective: Global Returnees. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016.
- Xing Y, Liu Y, Tarba SY, Wood G. A cultural inquiry into ambidexterity in supervisor - subordinate relationship. The International Journal of Human Resource Management 2016, (ePub ahead of print).
- Junni P, Sarala RM, Tarba SY, Liu Y, Cooper C. Guest Editors’ Introduction: The Role of Human Resources and Organizational Factors in Ambidexterity. Human Resource Management 2015, 54(S1), s1-s28.
- Xing Y, Liu Y. Poetry and Leadership in Light of Ambiguity and Logic of Appropriateness. Management and Organization Review 2015, 11(4), 763-793.
- Stokes P, Moore N, Moss D, Mathews M, Smith S, Liu Y. The Micro-Dynamics of Intraorganizational and Individual Behavior and Their Role in Organizational Ambidexterity Boundaries. Human Resource Management 2015, 54(Suppl. 1), s63–s86.
- Glaister A, Liu Y, Sahadev S, Gomes E. Externalizing, Internalizing and Fostering Commitment: The Case of Born-global Firms in Emerging Economies. Management International Review 2014, 54(4), 473-496.
- Liu Y, Woywode M. Light-touch Integration of Chinese Cross-Border M&A: The Influences of Culture and Absorptive Capacity. Thunderbird International Business Review 2013, 55(4), 469–483.
- Liu Y, Woywode M, Xing Y. High technology start-up innovation and the role of guanxi: an explorative study in China from an institutional perspective. Prometheus 2012, 30(2), 211-229.
- Liu Y. High-tech ventures' innovation and influences of institutional voids: A comparative study of two high-tech parks in China. Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship 2011, 3(2), 112-133.
- Xing Y, Liu Y, Cooper CL. Local Government as Institutional Entrepreneur: Public–Private Collaborative Partnerships in Fostering Regional Entrepreneurship. British Journal of Management 2018, epub ahead of print.