重要信息

学位

课程类型

Full time / Part time

学制

三至四年

入学时间

每年二月或者九月

专业简介

诺丁汉大学商学院(中国)博士课程旨在培养下一代商学院精英博士课程旨在培养下一代商业教育精英学者。我们在商科的大多数领域提供博士研究项目。我们将为这些项目提供广阔的商业领域研究,配备一流的师资力量,同时配套最先进的校园设备。2008年英国高校科研评估(RAE 2008)认为本校是一个具有世界领先科研能力的卓越院校。

我们博士课程的特点:

  • 严谨的训练:诺丁汉大学商学院(中国)博士课程通过严谨的培训过程保证学生获得专业知识,研究和教学经验。
  • 国际化的学术经验:我们拥有10%的国际学生,同时拥有来自超过20个国家处于领先研究地位的导师和先进的研究中心。
  • 完善的培训计划:顺应人才市场的需求,本项目需要全职学生投入大量的时间,精力和持之以恒的学习。

研究方向

学院目前的研究方向,如果申请者对其他方向感兴趣,欢迎和博士课程的负责人联系并讨论。

  • 中国上市公司的所有权结构,以及其对公司绩效和资本结构决策的影响。中国银行业的发展和成就,中国股票市场的自由化和海外上市。
  • 电子商务策略研究
  • 社会媒体对商业的影响
  • 投资决策和养老金金融
  • 兼并和跨国收购
  • 中国和世界贸易组织
  • 东亚区域性贸易协议
  • 环境法规,食品安全和贸易
  • 全球企业战略决策,外商对中国的直接投资和中国企业海外决策与管理,新兴市场的商务,中国中小企业的融资
  • 产业研发和创新
  • 博弈论,行为和实验经济学,文化和经济学。
  • 税收竞争和国际税务,逃税、避税和依法纳税,公司税收、转让定价和公司治理,个人和企业的行为决策,行为金融学,守法行为(法律和法规)。
  • 营销伦理—对顾客的社会责任,消费者隐私—营销活动对消费者隐私的影响,关系营销—对于关系的市场运用和忠诚度营销(特别在中国市场),消费者行为—消费者决策、忠诚度和购物习惯。
  • 宏观经济学,包括全球化和中国问题。
  • 碳排放指标和可替代能源。
  • 最优投资问题,数学金融,养老金数学,风险管理。
  • 不确定型决策理论和中国经济。
  • 创业学—学术和非学术创业者;机会识别;人力和社会资本;社会创业学。
  • 知识管理,绿化组织,后现代主义/后结构主义和经济伦理(企业社会责任)。
  • 制造业自动化,制造业灵活性,自动化行业的重组和策略管理,技术和组织—互联网技术在组织运营和管理上的应用和影响。
  • 奖励机制、组织支持以及在中国他们和组织承诺、人员离职的关系。中小企业的人力资源管理。

SupervisorList

Accounting

 Alvin Cheng, Assistant Professor in Accounting 
Alvin Cheng

Research interests

Alvin is interested in exploring the internal and external factors that influence corporate social responsibility disclosure practice; measuring and explaining the relationship between earnings management and the readability of financial statements. In taxation, his focus is on investigating the features and effectiveness of the tax legislation, in particular, the taxation of capital gains, the tax experts’ perceptions of equity, efficiency and simplicity; as well as value added tax, compliance cost and the general anti-tax avoidance regime.

  Potential research areas

  • Effective tax rate and Corporate social responsibility reporting
  • Earnings management and readability of financial statements
  • Capital gains tax and compliance
  • General anti-tax avoidance regime
 Belaynesh Teklay, Assistant Professor in Accounting
Belay

 Research interests

  • Management accounting change
  • Corporate performance measures
  • The effect of management accounting change on firm performance

 Potential research areas

  • Management accounting with a particular interest in corporate performance measures
  • Managements accounting change and the effect of management accounting change on firm performance
 
   
Kevin Dow, Associate Professor in Accounting
Kevin Dow

Research interests

Dr. Dow's research lies at the intersection of accounting and information systems and focuses on the design and use of accounting information for managing costs, evaluating business risk and business value.  Dr. Dow has supervised numerous doctoral students in the broad areas below.

Potential research areas

  • Strategic Impact of Big Data and Accounting Data Analytics
  • Strategic Management Accounting Systems
  • Value of Accounting Information Technology
  • Data Analytics Design and Implementation
 Shuai Yuan, Assistant Professor in Finance and Accounting
Shuai Yuan

Research interests 

  • Foreign Language Effect in decision making
  • Uncertainty expressions
  • Behavior accountingUncertainty estimation

Potential research areas

  • The psycholinguistic issues in accounting judgement and decision-making
 Yingfa Lu, Assistant Professor in Accounting
Yingfa Lu

Research interests 

Yingfa Lu's research focuses on auditing, accounting and corporate governance, particularly audit quality, regulation, accounting profession, legal liability of business professionals, and accounting history. Yingfa uses both qualitative and quantitative methods, and is also interested in trying new methodology, such conducting experiment and making use of biometers.

Potential research areas

  • Audit quality
  • Auditor internationalization
  • Reading behavior of financial information (using eye-tracking)
  • Legal liability of auditor and auditing regulation
  • Development of accounting methods and accounting profession in China
 Yuqian Zhang, Assistant Professor in Accounting 
Michael Yuqian Zhang

Research interests 

  • Foreign Language Effect in decision making
  • Uncertainty expressions
  • Behavior accountingUncertainty estimation

Potential research areas

  • The psycholinguistic issues in accounting judgement and decision-making
 Yuzhu Lu, Assistant Professor in Accounting 
Yuzhu Lu

Research interests 

  • Corporate tax avoidance
  • Time trend in tax payment
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate governance

Potential research areas

  • Issues of determinants of corporate tax avoidance behavior
  • Time trend in tax payment
  • Determinants and effects of corporate social responsibility activities

Business Law

 Casey Watters, Assistant Professor in Business Law and Corporate Governance
Casey

Research interests 

Dr Watters’ research is focused on commercial law, corporate insolvency, bankruptcy, cross-border insolvency, mergers & acquisitions and piercing the corporate veil. His expertise is suited for PhD candidates with research involving legal aspects of corporate governance or restructuring of insolvent enterprises. As the “one belt one road” program builds infrastructure and fosters cross-border trade with neighboring countries, the importance of regional approaches to cross-border insolvency and restructuring will become increasingly important.

Potential research areas

  • Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Cross-Border Insolvency
  • Comparative Corporate Governance

Economics

 Ada Hoi Yan Ma, Assistant Professor in Economics
Ada Ma  

Research interests 

Ada does research on labour economics and health economics, with special interests on the remuneration systems for hospitals and health professionals, such as doctors and nurses. The research method she applies are primarily quantitative in nature and she has experience working with administrative records of hospitals and general practitioners, as well as personal records of a private sector bank.

Potential Research Area

  • Assessing unmet needs for health services in China
  • Assessing the challenges and competitive advantages of applying Health Technology Assessment in China
  • Examining the supply of healthcare personnel in China
  • Examine the effects of the latest healthcare reforms implemented in China
 Bruno Deschamps, Associate Professor in Economics
Bruno Deschamps  

Research interests 

Dr. Deschamps's main research is in the areas of forecasting, macroeconomics, and financial markets. In particular, he is interested in the evaluation of macroeconomic forecasts, and on the linkages between the macroeconomic environment and financial markets.

Potential research areas

  • Macroeconomic forecasting
  • Macroeconomics and financial markets
  • Forecast evaluation
 Jiarui Zhang, Assistant Professor in Economics
Jiarui Zhang  

Research interests 

Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, Business Cycles, Heterogeneous firms, Austrian School, China Economic Reform

Potential research areas

  • Firm innovation and dynamics, Business cycles and growth.
  • Financial market and crisis, Monetary Policy and Macro-prudential policies.
  • China economic reform, middle-income trap, State-owned enterprises.
  • International trade and Foreign direct investment under heterogeneous agents framework and new trade theory.
  • Leverage cycles, general equilibrium models of macroeconomics
 Jose M. Grisolia , Associate Professor in Economics
Jose G.

 

Research interests and Potential research areas

Discrete Choice Modelling and Stated Preferences applied to Health, culture, transport and environmental economics and, in general, to any area with impact. Dr. Grisolia is also interested in in-field experiments which consists in observing individuals in their real context and analysing how they would change their behaviour.

Potential research areas

  • Health lifestyles and financial incentives
  • Does face matter? Trustworthy and job recruitment / investment selection
  • Recycling behaviour in China
  • Air pollution in China: a social valuation
  • Mate selection using discrete choice modelling
  • Estimating demand for scenic arts in China
  • Public preferences in urban development with stated preferences and DCM
 José R. Sánchez-Fung, Assistant Professor in Economics
Joes R Sanchez Fung  

Research interests

Dr José R. Sánchez-Fung’s research focuses on empirical and policy-relevant issues with particular emphasis on open-economy macroeconomics and monetary policy, and development economics and policy.

Potential research areas

  • Central bank behavior
  • Empirical exchange rate determination
  • Emerging and developing economies.
 Lina Song, Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Economics
SongLina  

Research interests and Potential research areas

Areas of expertise include the design and conduct of fieldwork, and the use of advanced statistical method (mainly econometrics) to analyse data. Professor Song's approach to research and teaching is multi-disciplinary, combining economics and sociology with strong application to issues of social and public policy.

Professor Song is committed to original data collection, and have led or participated in over 10 field-surveys in China and one in Sierra Leone. These all involve questionnaire design, scientific sampling and quantitative analysis.

 Marina Glushenkova, Assistant Professor in Economics
Marina G.  

Research interests

Marina’s primary research interests are in the areas of international macroeconomics, market integration, e-commerce and applied econometrics. In her research Marina uses nonlinear models, clustering tools, panel data analysis, and dynamic-factor models. Her recent research investigates the existence of convergence clubs in the cross-country price mechanism, using a nonlinear factor model and threshold regression tools.

Potential research areas

  • China’s Belt & Road initiative and international market integration
  • Effect of Digitalization on Chinese Economy
  • Online Pricing Strategies and Consumer behaviour in the Internet environment
  • Prediction and modelling of banking crises
Effect of financial crises on productivity
 Paolo Bianchi, Assistant Professor in Economics
Paolo Bianchi

Research interests 

  • Past: Political Economics of Local Governments, Democratic Peace and Political Business Cycle
  • Present: Growth of Chinese Firms, Bias of Professional Forecasters, Political Economy limites to Trade

Potential research areas

  • (with K. Kiani) The growth of Chinese Firms, 2011
  • (with B. Deschamps) Evaluation of Professional Forecasters, 2011
 Qingfeng Wang, Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods
Qingfeng Wang

Research interests

Dr. Wang's research interests span the areas of population economics, technological forecasting, corporate governance, and in applying financial econometrics and financial mathematics in pricing financial derivatives, in forecasting energy price.

Potential research areas

  • Political freedom, economic development and entrepreneurial eco system and entrepreneur behaviour and attitude on a country’ innovation
  • Political distance induced CEO turnover
  • Investigate the demographical and social factors which contribute to people’ very different responses to the second child policy across different regions in China
 Saileshsingh Gunessee, Associate Professor in Economics, Director of Research Development
Saileshsingh Gunessee

Research interests

Sailesh has four broad areas of interests: ‘Spatial Economics’, ‘Economics of International Business’, ‘Experimental & Behavioural Economics’ and ‘China-related Economics’.

Potential research areas

  • Chinese and Indian Firms’ Internationalisation
  • Chinese Foreign Economic Engagement in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: A Cross-Country Perspective
  • Spatial Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Natural Disasters, Global Value Chains and FDI
 Shujie Yao, Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Economics
shujieyao

Research interests

Dr. Yao is currently working in the following research areas: (1) the Chinese financial markets, (2) Chinese economic development, (3) trade and foreign direct investments, both inflows and outflows, with a special focus on China, (4) energy and energy security of China, (5) China as a rising power and its impact on world economy and politics. 

Potential research areas

Dr. Yao is interested in supervising PhD students or Master by Research (MRes) students in the following areas: Economic Development in China, Foreign Direct Investments (in and out), Banking Sector (financial sector) Efficiency, International Trade, Rural Development, Income Inequality and Poverty.

 Stephen L. Morgan, Professor in Chinese Economic History
Stephen Morgan  

Research interests

Professor Morgan is currently working in the following research areas: (1)Economic and business history China (2)International business and strategic management

Potential research areas

  • Studies of foreign direct investment in China
  • Corporate strategies of Chinese firms
  • The role of social networks in the organisation and management of Chinese firms
 Tiantian Zhang, Assistant Professor in Economics and Quantitative Methods, Director of External Engagemen
Tiantian Zhang

Research interests and Potential research areas

  • Productivity and Frontier Efficiency Analysis
  • Banking efficiency, competitiveness and risk management
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Financial consumer protection
  • Other Microeconomics and Econometrics related areas

 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 Cong Cao, Professor in Innovation Studies
cao cong

Research interests 

Professor Cao's research has been focused on science, technology, and innovation in China.  In particular, he has studied scientific elite, human resources in science and technology, and cross-border mobility of talent; research, innovation, and entrepreneurship in nanotechnology and biotechnology; and governance in science, technology, and innovation.

Potential research areas

  • The role of state in innovation
  • High-tech entrepreneurship in biotechnology/life sciences/healthcare/pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, and other emerging technologies
  • Brain drain, gain and circulation
  • IPR protection
  • Governance of emerging technologies and responsible innovation
 Fei Zhu, Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship
Haibo Zhou  

Research interests

Dr. Zhu is interested in two areas of research: individual-level entrepreneurship and next-generations of family businesses. Regarding individual-level entrepreneurship research, she is interested in how entrepreneurs’ traits, emotion, and family situations influence their decision making, behaviors, and well-being. Regarding family business research, Dr.zhu is interested in next-generation family members’ succession intention and entrepreneurial behavior. My research uses quantitative methods.

Potential research areas

  • Entrepreneurs’ decision making
  • Entrepreneurs’ well-being
  • Entrepreneurs’ traits, emotions, identity, family situations
  • Family business research
 Haibo Zhou, Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Haibo Zhou

Research interests

  • Entrepreneurship, Start-ups, Small business, Entrepreneurial financing
  • Family business, Innovation (management), Knowledge (management)
  • Labor economics, Applied econometrics, the North-East Asian context

Potential research areas

  • Investigating the determinants and well-being of entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Innovation
  • Family business
  • Growth and survival
 Jin Chen, Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Jin Chen  

Research interests

Dr. Chen's major research interests include technology innovation and external financing in emerging markets (and/or in high-velocity environments), especially focusing on the impact of political institutions on start-ups in emerging economies, for example, how do start-ups attract governmental venture capitalists and/or government subsidies and how do these resources influence start-up’s strategy and performance. In addition, Dr. Chen is also interested in entrepreneurial platforms, such as the strategy of small firms to play with platform owners and the effects of those strategies on firm performance. Secondary data collected from multiple sources are preferred for data analysis.

Potential research areas

  • Start-ups’ technological innovation and external financing in high-velocity environments
  • VC’s investment strategy and start-ups’ strategy and performance
  • Governmental venture capitalists and high-tech start-ups’ innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Government subsidy and firm performance in transition economies
  • Entrepreneurial platforms
 Maria Luo, Assistant Professor in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Deputy Director of Undergraduate Programmes
Maria Luo  

Research interests and Potential research areas

  • Customer relationship management
  • Service recovery
  • E-WoM and customers’ aggressive behaviors in the service sector
 Vincent Kuo, Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship, Director of MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Programme
Vincent Kuo Research interests and Potential research areas
  • Entrepreneurship
  • New venture creation
  • Technology commercialization

Potential research areas

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic management of technology and innovation
 Xiaodan Yu, Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Xiaodan Yu

Research interests and Potential research areas

  • Economics of innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Firm growth
  • Industrial dynamics

Finance

 Cherry Yi Zhang, Assistant Professor in Finance
Cherry Yi Zhang

Research interests and Potential research areas

  • Capital market
  • Investment
  • Asset pricing
  • Anomalies
  • History of finance
  • Market Liquidity
 Wai Kin Leung, Associate Professor in Finance
WK Leung Research interests and Potential research areas
  • Investment
  • Derivative
  • Real Estate and Chinese Finance
 Wei Huang, Associate Professor in Finance
Wei Huang

Research interests and Potential research areas

  • Corporate finance
  • Market based accounting research
  • SME finance and innovation
 Weimin Liu, Professor in Finance
Weimin Liu

Research interests and Potential research areas

  • Asset pricing
  • Efficient market hypothesis tests
  • Corporate finance
  • Mutual fund industry
 Xiaogang Bi, Associate Professor in Finance, Director of MSc Finance and Investment Programme
Xiaogang Bi Research interests

Dr. Bi’s research focuses on the area of corporate finance, such as mergers and acquisitions (M&As), institutional investors and managerial teams. Dr. Bi also has rich industry experience, and works closely with securities companies and asset management companies in China on various consulting projects, especially on Chinese SME’s private placement bond issuing, asset backed security (ABS), IPO and mergers & acquisitions. Dr. Bi and his team also focus on quantitative trading strategies, as well as big data/ AI and its applications in corporate finance.

Potential research areas

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Advisors
  • Institutional Investors
  • Managerial Teams
  • Machine Learning/ AI and its application in Corporate Finance
 Xiaolan Zheng, Associate Professor in Finance
Xiaolan Zheng

Research interests

Dr. Zheng's research focuses on capital structure, corporate governance, cost of capital, international finance, and the influence of formal/informal institutions on corporate financial decisions. She has published in top journals of finance and international business, such as Review of Finance and Journal of International Business Studies.

Potential research areas

  • Capital structure, debt maturity, cost of capital, corporate governance, banking International finance, corruption, and the influence of culture on financial decisions
 Xiaoquan Liu, Professor in Finance; Finance, Accounting and Economics Department Head
Xiaoquan Liu

Research interests

Professor Liu's research is mainly in the areas of asset pricing, derivatives, and applied financial econometrics. She has supervised a number of PhD students to completion in the broad areas of option pricing, financial engineering, and credit risk modeling.

Potential research areas

  • Asset pricing
  • Derivatives
  • Applied financial econometrics
 Xiuping Hua, Associate Professor in Finance, Secretary-General, Centre for Inclusive Finance, Executive Deputy Director, Ningbo Centre for New Structural Economics
Xiuping Hua

Research interests and Potential research areas

  • Asset pricing
  • Derivatives
  • Financial technology
  • Innovation finance
  • Inclusive finance
 Ying Jiang, Associate Professor in Finance
Ying Jiang

Research interests

Dr. Jiang's research interests lie in the fields of applied time series econometrics and asset pricing. She is specialized in application of high frequency data. She has focused on various fields in finance such as volatility modelling and forecasting, central bank interventions, momentum profitability, stock market pricing and financial econometrics. Currently, Dr. Jiang's research area falls in commodity futures market and its link with macroeconomics.

Potential research areas

  • Forecasting exchange rate volatility with application to high frequency data by using alternative volatility models
  • Examining the effects of central bank interventions on exchange rate volatility and the spillover effect
  • Re-testing purchasing power parity
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Market efficiency
  • Predictability of stock returns
  • Autocorrelation testing

Information Systems

 Alain Chong, Professor in Information Systems, Dean of Graduate School
Alain Chong

Research interests 

Professor Chong's general research interests are in e-business, big data analytics, Fintech and healthcare information systems. He is interested in understanding the diffusion of technologies in both organizations and society, ranging from consumer technologies such as mobile applications and consumer healthcare technologies to organizational technologies such as e-business standards, e-SCM and blockchain. Professor Chong's current projects includes examining China’s online live streaming industry, the platform competitions between Chinese Internet companies, and how online rumors are transmitted in the social media environment.

Potential research areas

  • Big data analytics including visual analytics, mobile analytics, real-time analytics, social media analytics, and analytics in healthcare
  • Adoptions and implementations of electronic medical records in healthcare industry.
  • Blockchain and its impact on organizational strategy;
  • Social media emerging issues such as online rumors, live video streaming business models, and the applications;
  • Addressing societal challenges through the applications of ICT
 Jie Yu (Joseph), Assistant Professor in Information Systems, Director of MSc Busoiness Analytics Programme
Jie Yu_20180316  

Research interests 

Dr. Yu's research mainly focus on the emerging phenomenons over the Internet, especially in China. These include the interface design features of e-commerce platforms, the evaluation of the 3rd party logistic service providers on the e-commerce platforms, social connections in online social networks and Internet celebrity phenomenon in live streaming.

Potential research areas

  • E-healthcare
  • Advertising in Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality
  • Data Analytics in Fintech
  • Internet celebrity business model
 Patrick Chau, Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Information Systems and Operations Management, Vice Provost for Research
Patrick Chau_20180328

Research interests and Potential research areas

  • IS/IT adoption and implementation
  • Information presentation and model visualization
  • Electronic commerce
 Ya Zhou, Assistant Professor in Information Systems
Ya Zhou  

Research interests

  • Mobile/Electronic Health
  • Online Health Communities
  • Social Media Marketing

Potential research areas

  • Online health communities and healthcare information systems, particularly for users’ cognition and behavior in these contexts
 Zhao Cai, Assistant Professor in Information Systems
Cai Zhao  

Research interests and Potential research areas

  • Blockchain business applications
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Digital supply chain management
  • Enterprise Social Media
  • Platform Competition

International Business and Strategy

 Abby Jingzi Zhou, Assistant Professor in International Business and Strategy
Abby Jingzi Zhou

Research interests

Dr. Zhou’s research interests are knowledge transfer and HRM in the areas of international business. She is particularly interested in emerging economy MNCs. 

Potential research areas

  • Knowledge transfer
  • Knowledge creation & innovation
  • International M&As 
  • International HRM
 Frithjof Arp, Associate Professor in International Business
Frithjof-Arp  

Research interests

International Business Strategy; International Human Resource Management; Microfinance for Poverty Alleviation.

Potential research areas

  • Transnational strategic ability of emerging market multinational enterprises
  • Integration of, and internationalization with, foreign employees in local organizations
  • Microfinance for Poverty Alleviation (Informal Intermediation; Human Resource Management)
 Lei Li, Associate Professor in International Business 
Lei Li  

Research interests

  • Past: The relationship between multinationality and firm performance Internationalisation processes and regional/global strategies
  • Present & Future: Case studies and theory building focusing on Chinese multinational enterprises Internationalisation and performance implications of MNEs in specific industrial sectors Case studies on and empirical investigation of social innovation and social enterprise in the global context

Potential research areas

  • Internationalization strategies and processes of multinational enterprises (MNEs) based in the US and China Social innovation and social enterprise in the global context
 Lucas Wang, Assistant Professor in International Business and Strategy
Lucas Wang  

Research interests

The main focus of Lucas Wang’s research is on global strategy of multinational enterprises, particularly interfirm cooperation across national borders and foreign direct investments. Besides that, Dr. Wang also studies phenomena that are related to business sustainability and carry strategic implications on firms and governments. While he draws theories from a wide range of disciplines, organizational economics serve as the major conceptual foundation of my research. When coming to empirical studies, Dr. Wang is a quantitative methodologist, specializing in statistical modeling and testing. 

Potential research areas

  • Global strategy
  • Strategic alliances
  • Business sustainability
 Martin Lockett, Professor of Strategic Management, Dean of NUBS China
Martin Lockett  

Research interests

Martin’s underlying research interest is how to implement strategic change in different contexts. A particular focus is innovation in business and other organisations, especially innovation enabled by information technology. He has a long term interest in Chinese business, management, trade and investment as well broader cross-cultural management. A current research interest is the globalisation of higher education, including project portfolio management, organisational and business implications of aging populations, comparison of UK/US higher education and quality assurance of global universities.

Potential research areas

  • Innovation (China/international)
  • Chinese management
  • Globalisation of Chinese business
  • Strategic use of information technology
  • Globalisation of higher education
 Michal Lemanski, Assistant Professor in International Business, Head of International Business and Management Department
Michal-Lemanski  

Research interests and Potential research areas

  • The diffusion of organizational practices within multinational corporations
  • The social responsibility of international business in emerging markets
 Oliver Laasch, Assistant Professor in Strategy
Oliver L.  

Research interests

Oliver’s research combines two related areas. The first area is centred on business model change for sustainability, responsibility and ethics, including the related organizational change. The second area is responsible management education, studying educational measures that enable students’ learning to become a more ‘responsible’ manager, but also the study of managerial practices and learning on the job. Oliver studies these topics in a comparative, ‘glocal’ perspective between China and the rest of the world.

Potential research areas

  • Alternative business models and their organizational value logics (e.g. in healthcare, social entrepreneurship, sustainable business, CSR, private-public partnerships)
  • Organizational learning and innovation for sustainability and responsibility (e.g. management innovation, job crafting, intrapreneurship, institutional work CSR programmes)
  • Responsible management styles (e.g. humanistic management, sustainability management, management ethics, biomimicry, Daoist/Confucian management
  • Responsible management learning and education (e.g. Principles for Responsible Management Education, competences for responsible management, corporate training and development)
  • Communication in corporate responsibility and sustainability (especially communicative constitution, performative communication)
 Peter Hofman, Professor in Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Resposibility, Associate Dean for Academic Development
Peter Hofman  

Research interests

Professor Hofman is interested in business-government-society relations; corporate social responsibility from a comparative and firm perspective, sustainability policy and strategy; innovation systems and innovation at the firm level, including how M&As can benefit innovation. Further research is on CSR and innovation from a more behaviour perspective such as the influence of CSR on employees, and human resource practices that can enhance employee creativity and innovation. Professor Hofman is also interested in the way corporate governance affects business practice, for example innovative behaviour.

Potential research areas

  • Antecedents and effects of sustainability orientations of Chinese firms
  • Does corporate social responsibility enhance creativity and innovation in firms?
  • Understanding innovation and knowledge acquisition/transfer in (family) firms
  • Antecedents of consolidation in Chinese industries
  • Processes of upgrading of Chinese supplier firms
 Peter Ping Li, Li Dak Sum Chair Professor of International Business 
Peter Ping Li

Research interests

  • Past: The traditional issues related to international business
  • Present and Future: The emerging issues of entrepreneurship and innovation in the special context of international business

Potential research areas

  • Strategic management
  • International business
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
 Steven Zhou, Assistant Professor in International Business
Steven Zhou  

Research interests

  • Innovation and Organization Change
  • Knowledge Creation and Management
  • Project-based Organization
  • Sustainable Innovation

Potential research areas

  • Chinese firm’s globalization
  • Promoting sustainable innovations / systems and smart city
 Yi Ruan (Annie), Assistant Professor in Strategy
Annie Yi Ruan  

Research interests

Dr. Ruan's research topics cover the technology transfer between public and private sectors, technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship. Dr. Ruan is interested in studying scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to see how they transfer knowledge and transform innovation into commercialisable products or services, individually, collectively, or within an organization; also how the ecosystem (industrial and institutional context) influence the technology transfer and
commercialisation process.

Potential research areas

  • Technology transfer between public and private sectors
  • Academic entrepreneurship
  • Commercialisation of innovations in the healthcare sector
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem
 Youngun Kim, Assistant Professor in Strategy and Corporate Governance
Youngun Kim  

Research interests

Dr. Kim's research centers around two interrelated domains of inquiry: corporate governance and strategic management. Within the corporate governance domain, she is especially interested in the topic of how corporate boards act as wealth-creators to affect firm performance through strategic coaching. Dr. Kim's theoretical approach is to incorporate dynamic, cognitive, and political perspectives to the more commonly used agency and monitoring perspective. Within the strategic management domain, she examines how top managers respond to various types of feedback where feedback information impacts TMT actions and the speed of action.

Potential research areas

  • Examining board of directors structure and action in the China context
  • Examining TMT persistence and response to various types of feedback
  • Examining how board of directors acts as wealth-creators and their impact of business strategy
  • Examining persistence in entrepreneurs 
  • Examining how board of directors impact corporate social responsibility
 Zhijing Zhu, Assistant Professor in International Business and Strategy
Zhijing Zhu  

Research interests

  • Past: New-to-the-world innovations in China
  • Present and Future: Innovations in emerging economies;Open innovation and ecosystems;Firm and industry evolution;International strategy

Potential research areas

  • Innovation, firm and industry evolution, and international strategy, particularly in the context of emerging economies

Marketing

 Chee Wei Phang, Professor of Marketing and Information Systems
Chee Wei Phang  

Research interests and Potential research areas

Mobile commerce, social media, and societal impact of IT

 Dirk C. Moosmayer, Associate Professor in Marketing
Drik M.  

Research interests and Potential research areas

Business-to-Business Price NegotiationsValues in Management EducationConsumer Response to Corporate Social Behaviour

 Martin Liu, Professor of Marketing and Innovation, Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Executive Dean for Zhejiang Provincial Branding Academy
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Research interests

Martin’s research interest relates to how firms’ achieving their marketing goals with digital innovation mechanisms and digital channels. Specifically, he focuses on the transformative potential of digital innovation strategy that influences on consumer behaviour and marketing / branding capabilities of firms.

Potential research areas

  • Digital marketing communication strategy
  • Big data and digital platform strategy
  • Branding strategy in the digital economy era
  • Cross boarder ecommerce strategy under “Belt and Road” initiative
  • Customer service failure recovery mechanism in the air travel industry
 Sathyaprakash Balaji Makam, Associate Professor in Marketing, Head of EMM Department
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Research interests

Dr. Makam's research focus is in the areas of services marketing, consumer behavior, word-of-mouth on social media, service interactions (employee/firm and customer interaction), and value co-creation. His work is mostly quantitative analysis of above topics in hospitality, retailing and healthcare sectors.

Potential research areas

  • Services marketing, service failure and word-of-mouth on social media and electronic channels
  • Customer value co-creation and employee role in value co-creation
  • Sharing economy
  • Omnichannel retailing
  • Branding and image in hospitality industry
 Yangyang Jiang, Assistant Professor in Marketing
Yangyang Jiang  

Research interests and Potential research areas

  • Customer experience management
  • Consumer behaviour, services marketing
  • Tourism marketing
  • Knowledge management and sustainable development
 Yi Wang
Yi Wang  

Research interests

Dr. Wang's research focus on Tourism policy-making, Cultural tourism interpretation and Sustainable tourism planning.

Potential research areas

  • Tourism policy-making
  • Cultural tourism interpretation
  • Sustainable tourism planning

Organizational Behaviour

 Alim Beveridge, Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour, Director of MSc International Management Programme
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Research interests

  • Past: Poststructuralism, Business Ethics and Knowledge Management
  • Present and Future: Leadership and Anarchism

Potential research areas

  • Poststructuralism, Knowledge Management, Business Ethics, Leadership and Risk Theory.
 Bill Shih-Wei Hsu, Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour
Bill Shi-wei Hsu  

Research interests

Dr. Hsu's research interests are in knowledge management, learning theories, action learning, business ethics, leadership theories (and critical leadership studies), critical management studies, social movement organizations, and management philosophy such as Taoism, Postmodernism and Poststructuralism.

 Potential research areas

  • Business ethics
  • Leadership
  • Learning theories (e.g. action learning and learning organizations)
  • Knowledge management
  • Management philosophy
 Emilie Lapointe, Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour
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Research interests and Potential research areas

Dr. Lapointe's current research is in the areas of organizational socialization, organizational commitment, psychological contract breach, trust, leadership, and turnover.

Potential research areas

  • Organizational socialization
  • Organziational commitment
  • Psychological contract breach
  • Trust 
 Fifi Jie Wang, Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviou, Director of PhD Programme
Fifi Jie Wang

Research interests

Dr. Wang's current research is in the areas of interpersonal harmony, social exchange, and creativity, with a particular interest in Chinese indigenous management issues. She mainly uses quantitative research methods.

 Potential research areas

  • Team processes and outcomes (e.g., creativity) of multicultural teams.
  • Impacts of intercultural work experience on employee creativity.
  • The integration of Chinese indigenous research and relevant Western theories.
  • Consequences and boundary conditions of interpersonal harmony at work.
  • Proactive behaviour in China.
 Joon Hyung Park, Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour
Joon Park  

Research interests

  • Abusive supervision (bullying)
  • Callings
  • Dyadic relationships (leader-member, mentor-mentee, expatriate-local)

Potential research areas

  • Callings and Witnessing mistreatment
  • Work-family mentoring
  • Witnessing mistreatment and responses
 Luis D. Torres, Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
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Research interests

Developing research on business and sustainable development

 Potential research areas

  • Effective public policy instruments for corporate sustainability
  • Model of corporate social performance and sustainability reporting to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Business and the international human rights framework (hard/soft regulation)
 Xi Chen, Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
Xi Chen

Research interests

Defense is the obstacle to change, innovation, and cooperation. Dr. Chen's research focuses on how individuals’ defense of their self-worth influences their self-management, performance, and well-being. She also investigates how to communicate organizational change to overcome individuals’ defense of their social systems.

 Potential research areas

  • Self-worth and work meaning 
  • Psychology of Entrepreneurs
  • Self-management
  • Knowledge management
  • Change management
 Xuan Feng, Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, Director of Personal and Career Development
Xuan Feng

Research interests

  • Ethically-oriented leadership
  • Servant leadership
  • Leadership interventions
  • Positive employee experience at work
  • Motivation and Well-being
  • Meaningfulness at work
  • Women’s career advancement

Potential research areas

  • Human, organizational and corporate factors that influence effective leadership in business
  • Antecedents and mechanisms of servant leadership in various business contexts

Operation and Supply Chain Management

 Antony Paulraj, Li Dak Sum Chair Professor of Operations Management
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Research interests and Potential research areas

Professor Paulraj's research interests are within operations management, supply chain management, strategic sourcing, sustainable supply chains and supply chain innovation.

 Chandra Ade Irawan, Assistant Professor in Operations Management
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Research interests

Dr. Irawan's expertise is in Management Science and Operational Research. Dr. Irawan's primary research interests lie in the combinatorial optimisation which can be applied in supply chain optimisation, facility location problem and renewable energy (offshore wind farm and biomass energy). Mathematical models to approach the problems are developed so the optimal solutions can be obtained. The solution methods using metaheuristic and matheuristic (Integration of heuristic and exact methods) techniques are also designed.

Potential research areas

  • Closed-loop supply chain network design under uncertaintyStochastic maintenance scheduling and routing for offshore/onshore wind farms
 Hing Kai Chan, Professor of Operations Management
Hing Kai Chan  

Research interests 

Professor Chan's current research falls into four categories: sustainable operations and supplychain, modelling and simulation, applications of soft computing techniques onintelligent (industrial) systems, and technology adoption; also emerging of technology e.g. 3D printing, Internet-of-things. General topics in relation to the Made-in-China 2025 and the Belt and Road Initiative would bewelcome.

Potential research areas
  • Production and operations management
  • Data-driven research
  • Supply chain innovation (e.g., using emerging technology such as 3D printing)
  • Supply-chain Sustainability
  • Belt and Road Initiative
 Jing Dai, Associate Professor in Operations Management, Director of Postgraduate Programmes
Jing Dai

Research interests

Dr. Dai research interests are mainly in social and environmental supply chain management and innovation. Dr. Dai research is aimed to understand how to develop socially and environmentally responsible supply chain, the role of innovation in enabling supply chain sustainability, and contribute to the economic and social well-being of both developing and developed economies.

 Potential research areas

  • Innovation driven supply chain sustainability
  • Logistics and supply chain innovation under "one belt one road"
  • Supply chain collaboration and governance 
  • Sustainable global supply chain in healthcare
 Zhen Tan, Assistant Professor in Operations Management
Zhen Tan

Research interests

Smart city and supply chains, sustainability, network optimization and algorithms

Potential research areas

  • Designing practical solutions to existent and new management and operation problems in mobility, logistics and service systems in general, with the goal of efficiency and sustainability

Year one

  • 完成课程设置所要求的课程。
  • 定义研究问题的性质,确定合适的分析框架,预期完成实证研究并完成研究论文文献综述的初稿。
  • 年度考核 (六月份)

Year two

预期完成实证研究。如果由于某些原因,比如设法获准进入企业或者因为研究本身的耗时,收集数据需要很长的时间,那么实证研究最好在第二学年一开始就进行,甚至在第一学年末就着手。于第二年六月份,会进行第二学年的年度考核

Year three

  • 论文写作。
  • 预期完成实证研究并完成研究论文的初稿。提交完成的论文。
  • 年度考核 (六月份)

Year four

  • 完成论文写作(如有必要)
  • 向学生处提交完成的博士论文
  • 答辩

入学要求

  • 申请者必须持有被认可大学的相关领域研究生学位(平均成绩和论文均高于65%,或其他同等水平)。
  • 申请者也可为相关领域荣誉学位获得者(至少为一等学位或相应水平)。某些研究领域也重视专业/工商业的资质。
  • 请连同申请表一起递交所获全部学位的成绩单。如果申请时尚未完成研究生或本科学业,则请提供截止递交申请时能提供的所有成绩单。只有最终的成绩符合要求方能被完全录取。

英语语言要求

博士专业入学者必须达到以下至少一种英语测试的要求(成绩要求在两年有效期内,以雅思成绩为宜)

  • 雅思考试均分至少6.5分,单项不低于6.0分。
  • 托福笔试至少600分,写作不低于4.5分;机考至少250分,写作不低于4.5分;网考至少100分,每项不低于19分。

如何申请

关键日期

入学时间通常为9月或10月,以便学生在秋季选修必修课程。因此建议申请者最晚在7月完成申请。

如何申请

申请者请提交完整的研究生申请表、一份研究计划书,两份推荐信(学术方面)、一份成绩单以及英语测试成绩(英语为非母语者)。

在提交正式申请前,可参考商学院博士生导师名单以及他们的研究方向,从而发现和自己研究兴趣一致的教授。

博士录取主要取决于学术能力以及是否有合适的导师两方面。在这一过程中,研究提案的质量至关重要,其将决定能否为学生找到合适的导师,从而最终决定学生能否被录取。

学生被录取到商学院后通常直接攻读博士学位,但是,每年都需要通过年度考核,从而保持其博士研究生资格,否则将可能被降级。


费用和补助

学费

每学年9万元

奖学金

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