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Last updated 18th April 2024


I am a Senior Lecturer specialising in Strategic Management and Comparative and International Business. I joined Huddersfield Business School in 2018 from Alliance Manchester Business School.

Research funds: Alongside obtaining my PhD from the University of Sheffield, I also worked on an ESRC-funded research project on Corporate Governance and Technological Innovation in China. Between 2017 and 2018, I was the principal investigator of an ESRC IAA project on direct investment and knowledge transfer from China to the UK (£26,000). I am currently a co-investigator of two National Social Science Foundation projects (£28,000 and £500,000).

My research focuses on, and contributes to theoretical and empirical understanding of the following areas:

1) Innovation and Technology Strategy;

2) Strategy in emerging and new Industries;

3) International business using comparative institutional approach;

4) Advanced qualitative methods/mixed methods.

I am referee for Research Policy, European Journal of Management, International Business Review, Industry and Innovation, and a regular presenter /discussant at several international research conferences, such as BAM, SASE, CEA and GLOBLICS.

My teaching has covered a wide range of subjects across all levels of higher education. Currently I focus on Strategic Management, International Business, and Comparative Human Resource Management. I am passionate about research-led teaching and inqury-based learning, and have published 3 teaching cases.

Consultancy: I have over 10 year's expereience in busienss and organistaional consultancy. I have worked with Fortune 500 firms in China, USA and the UK, such as Huawei (largest telecommunication company in the world), MG Rover (leading high-end Automotive firm), and Industrial Scientific (Device supplier to NASA's space projects). I also worked as a research consultant on the EU-funded 'Innovation Future' programme between 2009 and 2010, coaching innovation management for SMEs in the north of England. During my time at the University of Manchester, I mentored several start-ups, ranging from medical equipment to digital games, to online education. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Innovation in Organisations
  • International Business
  • Comparative Business
  • Institutional Theory
  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced methods
  • Innovation and Technology Strategy
  • Strategy in emerging and new Industries
  • International business using comparative institutional approach
  • Advanced qualitative methods/mixed methods
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research-led teaching


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