• Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at Surrey University, UK

  • Affiliated Fellow of Centre for International Business and Development, Sussex University Business School

  • Co-Founder of Academy of International Business Sustainability & IB Shared Interest Group (S&IB-SIG)

  • Organizing committee member of CYGNA Global Network

My current research focuses on innovation and knowledge management of MNEs in and from emerging economies, as well as sustainable development implications.


I am particularly interested in the following topics:

- knowledge creation in emerging economies

- impact on peripheral subnational regions

- knowledge linkages with local firm, government, and institutions

R&D internationalization to the south: A historical case study of a pharmaceutical corporation in China 
published, 2019, online, 
Asia Pacific Journal of Management
R&D internationalization to the developing Asia
published, 2020, online,
Asia Pacific Journal of Management


R&D internationalization in small peripheral emerging economies
under review 



Journal of Critical Perspectives on International Business


Special Issue:

Do MNEs contribute to, or reduce inequality? 

forthcoming, 2020

Guest editor-in-chief

Asian Business & Management


Journal of Cross-Cultural and Strategic Management


International Journal of Emerging Markets

Editorial board member

European Journal of International Management 

Senior editor

Surrey, United Kingdom

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