• Huddersfield Business School University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

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20092017
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Biography

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. 

Keywords

  • Innovation in Organisations
  • International Business
  • Comparative Business
  • Institutional Theory
  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced methods

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Corporate governance Business & Economics
Chinese firms Business & Economics
High technology Business & Economics
State-owned enterprises Business & Economics
Technological capability Business & Economics
Catch-up Business & Economics
Auto industry Business & Economics
Employment strategy Business & Economics

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Research Output 2009 2017

2 Citations (Scopus)

Establishments' use of temporary agency workers: The influence of institutions and establishments' employment strategies

Allen, M., Liu, J., Allen, M. & Saqib, S. I., 2017, In : International Journal of Human Resource Management. 28, 18, p. 2570-2593 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Economics
Cluster analysis
Principal component analysis
Logistics
Industry

How Variations in Business Systems Affect the Innovativeness of Chinese Firms: Historical Background, Framework, and Case Studies

Liu, J. & Tylecote, A., 25 Feb 2016, Changing Asian Business Systems: Globalisation, Socio-Political Change, and Economic Organisation. Whitley, R. & Zhang, X. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Oxford University Press, Vol. 1. p. 333-358 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Chinese firms
Innovativeness
Governance
Technology strategy
High-tech
30 Citations (Scopus)

Why not greater catch-up by Chinese firms? the impact of IPR, corporate governance and technology intensity on late-comer strategies

Xiao, Y., Tylecote, A. & Liu, J., 1 Apr 2013, In : Research Policy. 42, 3, p. 749-764 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corporate governance
Catch-up
Chinese firms
High technology
Technology strategy
6 Citations (Scopus)
Monitoring
Chinese firms
State-owned enterprises
Corporate governance
Inclusion
16 Citations (Scopus)

Corporate governance and technological capability development: Three case studies in the Chinese auto industry

Liu, J. & Tylecote, A., 1 Oct 2009, In : Industry and Innovation. 16, 4-5, p. 525-544 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Industry
Tires
Technological capability
Auto industry
Corporate governance