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School of Business and Management

Professor Lutao Ning

Lutao

Professor of International Business

Email: l.ning@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8398
Room Number: 4.25e, Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus
Website: http://www.lutaoning.com/

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Professor Lutao Ning is a Professor of International Business  at Queen Mary, University of London. Previously he served as Director of International Learning at Queen Mary and was a Lecturer in International Business at Durham University.  He holds a PhD degree from the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College), together with an MBA from the University of Liverpool and an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He was a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Science and Peking University. He provides advice to the research centre of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the State Council of China. He is an expert on Innovation, Foreign Direct Investment, and State Owned Enterprises. More about Lutao can be found at www.lutaoning.com

Teaching

Undergraduate 

BUS304: International Business

Postgraduate

BUSM089: International Business Strategy

Research

Research Interests:

  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Corporate governance and financial analysis
  • International mergers and acquisitions
  • Inward and outward foreign direct investment
  • Spatial economics
  • Chinese and East Asian business and economics

Research projects

  • Foreign direct investment and local knowledge creation
  • Innovation strategy of multinational enterprises 
  • Scientist/academic directors and firm innovation performance (corporate governance theme)
  • Science & technology policy and firm performance 
  • Mobility of international talent and regional innovation
  • Green innovation and finance 

Supervision

Lutao welcomes prospective doctoral students, with strong quantitative research training (econometrics or survey analysis) or professional experience, and a strong desire to choose an academic career.

Students with excellent writing skills, or a background in economics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, engineering or geography are particularly welcome to apply.

Please send your CV and research proposal, outlining your research questions, motivations, methods, and possible data sources to: L.Ning@qmul.ac.uk

Students without postgraduate degrees or previous research training are strongly recommended to study the MRes programme in International Business first and under Prof Ning’s supervision.

Research topics

  • Foreign direct investment and local knowledge creation
  • Innovation strategy of multinational enterprises 
  • Scientist/academic directors and firm innovation performance (corporate governance theme)
  • Science & technology policy and firm performance 
  • Mobility of international talent and regional innovation
  • Green innovation and finance 

Current Doctoral Students

Rui Guo,  "FDI Knowledge Spillovers and Local Firms Technological Upgrading: The Role of Overseas Returnees at the Industry Level”,  (Full Queen Mary scholarship, Previous institution: School of Economics, Renmin University of China)

Tiancheng Hu, "The Institutional Effects on the Ownership-Performance Relationship of State-Owned Enterprises in Foreign Host Countries" (Full Queen Mary scholarship,  Previous institution: School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

Xuhong Xu, “Public Sector Outside Directors and the Performance of State-Owned Enterprises in China”

PhD Supervision Completions

Dr Bayan Al-Sedais -“Zero leverage and its impact on firm performance and operational variables, policies and structure” ( Full Saudi Arabia Scholarship)

Dr Wang Fan - "Open Innovation in China: the Role of Inward and Outward FDI" (Full scholarship, the CSC Scholarship, Previous institution: School of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science)

Dr Xin Pan-  “Chinese  Firm’s  Technological  Capacity  Enhancement  Approach”  (Full scholarship, the CSC Scholarship, Previous institution: Sichuan University (985))

Dr Jian Li - “Regional Innovation, inward FDI and Industrial Structure ” (Full scholarship, the CSC Scholarship, Previous institution: Hunan University (985), now Assistant Professor at Hunan University )

Dr Dennis De Widt-  “The intergovernmental dimension of local government financial stress: a comparative analysis of three European state systems”  (Full Scholarship) now Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, UK