Business Administration

Associate Professor
Business Administration
Tel: 022-23503897
  • Biography

  • Research & Achievement

  • Projects

  • Teaching

Research Areas

Strategic Management

International Business

  • Emerging marketmultinationals

  • Productdiversification

  • Firm growth inemerging markets

  • Banking industry


University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, U.S.A.:

              Ph.D. in Management,December 2010

              M.A. in Management,May 2009


National University of Singapore, Singapore:

              M.Sc. in Management,May 2006

Tsinghua University, China:

              B.S. in Economics(concentration: finance), July 2004

Professional Experience

Nankai University, Tianjin

       Associate Professor (Jan, 2017 - present)

China-Europe International Business School, Beijing

       Affiliated Research Fellow (Apr, 2016 -Jun, 2018)

China Minsheng Banking Corp., LTD, Beijing

       Senior Research Fellow (Nov, 2013 – Jan,2017)

E&Y - SKOLKOVO Institute of Emerging Market Studies, Beijing

Research Fellow (Jan, 2011 –Oct, 2013)

Research Associate (June -September, 2010)

Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Moscow/Beijing

AssistantProfessor of Strategy (Jan, 2011- Oct, 2013)

GeorgeWashington University CIBER Summer Doctoral Institute, Washington, D.C.

Research Fellow (June -August, 2008)


  • 2017. 100 Young Academic Leader Plan. Nankai University.

  • 2013. The Best Business Book on Globalization in 2013,Strategy + Business Magazine.

  • 2011. Nominee. Haynes Prize for the Most PromisingScholar under 40, Academy of International Business.

  • 2008. Best Student Paper Award at InternationalAssociation for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) BiennialConference.

  • 2003. Excellent Student in SRT (Student ResearchTraining) at Tsinghua University.

A. SSCI JournalArticles (English)

[1] "Institutional complementarities and corporate governance: The case of hostile takeover attempts", with Mauro Guillen, conditionally accepted at Corporate Governance: An International Review.

[2] "Hybrid State-owned Enterprises and Internationalization: Evidence from Emerging Market Multinationals", 2018, Management International Review, 58(4): 605-631.

[3] “Categorizing the liability of foreignness:Ownership, location, and internalization-specific dimensions”, with Mauro Guillen, 2016, Global Strategy Journal,6(4): 309-329.

[4] “From home country to home base: A dynamic approachto the liability of foreignness”, with MauroGuillen, 2015, Strategic Management Journal, 36(4): 907-917.

[5] “MNC strategy and social adaptation in emerging markets”, withMeng Zhao and Sam Park, 2014, Journal of International Business Studies,45(7): 842-861.

[6] “Facingglobal economic crisis: Foreign sales, ownership groups, and corporate value”, with Xufei Ma and Daphne Yiu, 2014, Journalof World Business, 49(1): 87-100.

[7] “Profitable growth: Avoiding the "growth fetish" inemerging markets”, with Sam Park and Gerardo Ungson, 2013, Business Horizons, 56(4):473-481.

[8] “Diversificationand Diffusion: A Social Networks and Institutional Perspective”, with AndrewDelios, 2012, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 29(3): 773-798.
[9] “An Institutional Approach to Cross-National Distance”, with Heather Berry and Mauro F. Guillen, 2010, Journal of International Business Studies, 41(9): 1460-1480.

[10] “Ownership Structure and the Diversification and Performance ofPublicly-Listed Companies in China”, with Andrew Delios and Weiwei Xu, 2008, BusinessHorizons, 51(6): 473-483.

[11] “A NewPerspective on Ownership Identities in China’s Listed Companies”, with AndrewDelios and Zhijian Wu, 2006, Management and Organization Review,2(3): 319-343.

B. Journal Articles(Chinese)

[12] “The role ofteacher and student in business school case teaching”, with Sunny Li Sun andLiu Gang, 2011. Journal of Management Case Studies (管理案例研究与评论), 4(4): 323-329.

[13] “Legitimationin Density Dependence Model: The Moderating Role of Firm and LocationHeterogeneity”, with Zhu Yujie and Sun Hui. 2009, Management World (管理世界), 25(3): 111-120.

[14] “Theempirical analyses of the determinants of the FDI location choices in China”,with Zhu Yujie, 2005, Research on Financial and Economic Issues (财经问题研究), 27(11): 53-60.

[15] “Thedifferent factors affecting the geographical distribution of FDI in China”,with Zhu Yujie, 2003, International Economic Cooperation (国际经济合作), 15: 17-20.

C. Books
[16] Seung Ho Park, Nan Zhou and Gerardo R. Ungson. 2013. Rough Diamonds: Four Traits of Successful Breakout Firms in BRIC, Jossey-Bass/Wiley: San Francisco.
  • Selected as the Best Business Book on Globalization in 2013 by the Strategy + Business magazine
  • A summary of this book is presented at St. Petersburg Economic Forum in 2012.
  • Translated to Chinese in 2015.



Research method in social science