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Nan joined the Huddersfield Business School in August 2014 as a lecturer in International Business. Prior to this, Nan completed her BA in Business Finance from Durham University, and MSc in Finance and then PhD in International Business and Strategy from the University of York, UK. Her PhD thesis adopts an integrated framework in conceptual development and addresses three empirical questions surrounding the internationalisation of Chinese firms. Nan’s research interests focus on investigating the determinants, impacts and performance of Chinese outward foreign direct investment (FDI).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Determinants of outward FDI and its impacts on firm performance
  • Entry Mode
  • Cross-border merger and acquisitions (CBMAs)
  • Acquisition strategies
  • Knowledge transfer

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National innovation system Business & Economics

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Research Output 2014 2017

Linking R&D strategy, national innovation system and FDI to firm performance

Qu, Y., Wei, Y., Jiang, T. & Zheng, N. 2017 In : Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. 15, p. 41-58 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Firm performance
National innovation system
Foreign direct investment
Spillover effects
13 Citations
Open Access
Multinational enterprises
Cross-border mergers and acquisitions
Strategic assets
Chinese multinationals

What explains the performance of Chinese exporting firms?

Zheng, N. & Qu, Y. 2 Jan 2015 In : Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. 13, 1, p. 51-70 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Outward foreign direct investment
Firm performance
Host country
19 Citations
Open Access
Mode of entry
Outward foreign direct investment
Investment decision
Internationalization strategy