Gongming Qian

Dr. Gongming Qian is the Tenured Full Professor of the Southern University of Science and Technology and the former head of the Department of Management of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He obtained his Ph.D degree  in economic management from the School of Management of Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. He serves for many international and domestic academic organizations, including the editorial board of the highest international academic journals and academic advisors for domestic academic journals; co-chairman of the highest international academic conferences; and academic review experts from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Europe and the United States. He was invited to give conference reports and keynote speeches in more than 30 countries and regions. His research field is broad and deep, and his research achievements are outstanding. He has published nearly 50 academic worksincluding on "Journal of International Business Studies" (Journal of International Business Studies), "Strategic Management Journal" (Strategic Management Journal), "Journal of Business Innovation" (Journal of Business Venturing) , "Journal of Management Studies" (Journal of Management Studies) and "Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice" (Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice) and more than 20 kinds of international mainstream (core) academic journals , and received very high citation rate. He is widely known and influential in the international academic community.

In the past two years, Professor Gongming Qian  has achieved excellent results in the research on the “Belt and Road” of China's national development strategy. The paper "The Belt and Road Initiative, Cultural Friction and Ethnicity : Their Effects on the Export Performance of SMEs in China" published in the authoritative international journal "Journal of World Business" is the first article in mainstream international journals. At the same time, the special issue of the international authoritative academic journals co-edited by it, such as the special issue of the sister journal "Journal of International Business Policy" of the International Business Research Journal, has the theme of "Belt and Road Initiative: How Policy Changes Affect Global Competition and Cooperation for Multinational Enterprises in the New International Business Environment" is also the first special issue in the mainstream international journals .

Professor  Gongming Qian taught undergraduates, masters and doctoral students the introduction of international business, multinational company management, strategic management and business policy, international financial management, multinational banking and management, research methodology and other related main courses. At the same time, he also teaches related courses to MBA and EMBA classes in Taiwan and the Mainland, and is generally well received.

Research Interests

International business, international strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation

Education Background

PhD in Economics and Management, Lancaster University School of Management

Master of International Trade, Xiamen University

Bachelor of Foreign Languages, Xiamen University

Journal Publications

  1. Ahlstrom, D., Arregle, J-L., Hitt, M.A., Qian, G., Ma, X., & Faems, D. 2020. Managing technological, sociopolitical, and institutional change in the New Normal. Journal of Management Studies,57(3):411-437.

  2. Li, J.T., Liu, B., & Qian, G. 2019. The Belt and Road Initiative, cultural friction and ethnicity: Their effects on the export performance of SMEs in China. Journal of World Business 54(4): 350-359.

  3. Mudambi, R., Li, L., Ma, X., Makino, S., Qian, G., & Boschma, R. 2018. Zoom in, zoom out: Geographic scale and multinational activity. Journal of International Business Studies, 49(8): 929-941.

  4. Qian, G., Li, L., & Qian, Z. 2018. Interactions among factors driving and inhibiting the early internationalization of small, young technology enterprises. Management International Review, 58(2): 251-280.

  5. Boehe, D.M., Qian, G., & Peng, M.W. 2016. Export intensity, scope, and destinations: Evidence from Brazil. Industrial Marketing Management, 57: 127-138.

  6. Li, L., Qian, G., & Qian, Z. 2015. Why do small ‘born globals’ internationalize faster than small non-‘born globals’? Global Strategic Journal, 5(4): 303-320.

  7. Li, L., Qian, G., & Qian, Z. 2015. Should small, young technology-based firms internalize transactions in their internationalization. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 39(4): 839-862.

  8. Li, L., Qian, G., & Qian, Z. 2014. Inconsistencies international product strategies and their performance. Journal of International Marketing, 22(3): 94-113.

  9. Qian, G., Li, L., & Rugman, A. 2013. Liability of country foreignness and liability of regional foreignness on geographical diversification and firm performance. Journal of International Business Studies, 44(6): 635-647.

  10. Qian, G., Khoury, T., Peng, M., & Qian, Z. 2010. The performance implications of intra- and inter-regional geographic diversification. Strategic Management Journal, 31(9): 1018-1030.

  11. Qian, G., Li, L., Li. J., & Qian, Z. 2008. Regional diversification and firm performance. Journal of International Business Studies, 39(2): 197-214.

  12. Li, J., Lam, K., Qian, G. & Fang, Y. 2006. The effects of Institutional ownership on corporate governance and performance: An empirical assessment in Hong Kong. Management International Review, 46(3): 259-276.

  13. Lee, K.H., Qian, G., Yu, J. & Ho, Y. 2005. Trading favors for marketing advantage: Evidence from Hong Kong, China and the United States. Journal of International Marketing, 13(1): 1-35.

  14. Qian, G., & Li, L. 2003. Profitability of small- and medium-sized enterprises in high-tech industries: The case of the biotechnology industry. Strategic Management Journal, 24(9): 881-887.

  15. Qian, G. 2002. Multinationality, product diversification and profitability of emerging U.S. small and medium sized enterprises. Journal of Business Venturing, 17: 611-633.

  16. 16. Li, J., Lam, K., & Qian. G. 2001. Does culture affect behavior and performance of firms: The case of joint venture in China. Journal of International Business Studies, 32(1): 115-131.

  17. Li, J., Qian, G., Lam, K. & Wang, D. 2000. Breaking into China: Strategic considerations for multinational corporations. Long Range Planning, 33(5): 675-689.

  18. Qian, G., & Li, J. 1998. Multinationlity, global market diversification, and risk performance for the largest U.S. firms. Journal of International Management, 4(2): 149-170.

  19. Qian, G. 1997. Assessing product-market diversification of U.S. firms. Management International Review, 37(2): 127-149.

  20. Qian, G. 1996. The effect of multinationlity measures upon the risk-return performance of US firms. International Business Review, 5(3): 247-265.