Nan Zheng


  • 93 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile


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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Research Output

  • 93 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 4 Article

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

Qu, Y., Wei, Y., Jiang, T. & Zheng, N., 2 Jan 2017, In : Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. 15, 1, p. 41-58 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    In search of strategic assets through cross-border merger and acquisitions: Evidence from Chinese multinational enterprises in developed economies

    Zheng, N., Wei, Y., Zhang, Y. & Yang, J., Feb 2016, In : International Business Review. 25, 1, p. 177-186 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 43 Citations (Scopus)

    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

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 46 Citations (Scopus)