Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at Surrey University Business School, UK (from 1st August 2020)

Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, London

Visiting Research Fellow at Sussex University, UK

Research Associate 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)

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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