Explore our recent research awards, journal articles, conference papers, books and book chapters.

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    Book and book chapters

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    Research awards

    • Best Paper Award: Khan, W., Freeman, S., Cavusgil, T.S. & Ghauri, P. (2019) "Sense-making perspectives in entrepreneurial opportunity recognition: Review and agenda for future research", Academy of International Business Southeast Chapter (AIB-SE) annual Conference 17-19 October 2019 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The William J. Ziegler Best Ph.D. Student Award Sponsored by Drake University, USA.

    Journal articles (refereed)

    • Tucker, B., Waye, V., & Freeman, S. “The use and usefulness of academic research: An EMBA perspective”, The International Journal of Management Education (In Press) *ERA C; ABDC C (Accepted August 12 2019).
    • Vissak, T., Francioni, B., & Freeman, S. “Foreign market entries, exits and re-entries: the role of knowledge, network relationships and decision-making logic”, International Business Review (In Press) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.101592 *ERA A; ABDC A .
    • Liu, M., Freeman, S., & Murad, W. “A model of corporate culture, strategic change and corporate performance: an empirical study of the Chinese construction industry”, J. Chinese Culture and Management, Vol. X, No. Y, xxxx (In Press). (Accepted: 21 April 2019).
    • Muhammad, A., Lei, S., Freeman, S., & Khan, M. M. (2019) “Implemented and perceived high-performance work system and its effect on branch performance: A 2-1-2 mediational multilevel approach", Employee Relations *ERA B; ABDC B (In Press) (Accepted: 5 November 2018). DOI (10.1108/ER-08-2017-0186)
    • Alamgir, F. & Banerjee, S.B. (2019).  Contested compliance regimes in global production networks: Insights from the Bangladesh garment industry. Human Relations, 72 (2): 272-297
    • Zhu, Y and Sardana, D. (2019) ‘Multinational enterprises’ risk mitigation strategies in emerging markets: A political coalition perspective’, Journal of    World   Business, 55: 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2019.101044
    • Zhu, Y and Hennings, M (2019) ‘Emerging mid-career transformation in Japan’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2019.1651375, 1-36.
    • Sardana, D, Bamiatzi, V and Zhu, Y (2019) ‘Decoding the process of social value creation by Chinese and Indian social entrepreneurs: Contributory factors and contextual embeddedness’, Management and Organization Review, 15(2): 269–306. 
    • Liu, J, Zhu, Y, Serapio, M and Cavusgil, S T (2019) 'The new generation of millennial entrepreneurs: A review and call for research', International Business Review, 28(5): 1-10, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.05.001.
    • Zhu, Y, Cavusgil, S T, Xu, Z X and Liu, J (2019) Entrepreneurial motivation, environmental influences and short-term orientation among Chinese digital start-ups, Rutgers Business Review, 4(2): 113-123.
    • Min, M, Zhu, Y and Bambacas, M (2019) ‘The mediating effect of trust on the relationship between high performance work systems and employee outcomes among Chinese indigenous firms’, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12221.
    • Tucker, B., Waye, V., & Freeman, S. “The use and usefulness of academic research: An EMBA perspective”, The International Journal of Management Education (In Press) *ERA C; ABDC C (Accepted August 12 2019).
    • Vissak, T., Francioni, B., & Freeman, S. “Foreign market entries, exits and re-entries: the role of knowledge, network relationships and decision-making logic”, International Business Review (In Press) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.101592 *ERA A; ABDC A .
    • Liu, M., Freeman, S., & Murad, W. “A model of corporate culture, strategic change and corporate performance: an empirical study of the Chinese construction industry”, Int. J. Chinese Culture and Management, Vol. X, No. Y, xxxx (In Press). (Accepted: 21 April 2019).
    • Muhammad, A., Lei, S., Freeman, S., & Khan, M. M. (2019) “Implemented and perceived high-performance work system and its effect on branch performance: A 2-1-2 mediational multilevel approach", Employee Relations *ERA B; ABDC B (In Press) (Accepted: 5 November 2018). DOI (10.1108/ER-08-2017-0186)
    • Tang, R.W. 2019. FDI expansion speed of state-owned enterprises and the moderating role of market capitalism: Evidence from China. International Business Review, 28(6): 1-14.
    • Laosirihongthong, T; Samaranayake, P & Nagalingam, S 2019, A holistic approach to supplier evaluation and order allocation towards sustainable procurement, Benchmarking: an international journal. DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-11-2018-0360

    Refereed conference paper presentations

    • Freeman, S., Vissak, T., & Trudgen, R. (2019) “Maturing born globals and their performance measures”, the annual European International Business Academy (EIBA) 13-15 December. Leeds, UK
    • Taylor, M., Jack, R., & Freeman, S. (2019) “The entrepreneur as change agent: Undertaking cognitive redefinition, ensuring survival anxiety and creating physiological safety”, the annual European International Business Academy (EIBA) 13-15 December. Leeds, UK
    • Farman, N., Freeman, S., Cavusgil, S.T., & Ghauri, P., (2019) “Towards a model of managers’ ideology driven information interpretation systems for CSR enactment”, the annual European International Business Academy (EIBA) 13-15 December. Leeds, UK
    • Farman, N., Freeman, S., Cavusgil, S.T., & Ghauri, P., (2019) “Role of Managerial Ideologies in CSR Enactment”, Academy of International Business (AIB) South East annual conference, 17-19 October, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
    • Khan, A.W., Freeman, S., Cavusgil, S.T., & Ghauri, P., (2019) “Sense-making perspective in entrepreneurial opportunity recognition: A review and agenda for future research”, Academy of International Business (AIB) South East annual conference, 17-19 October, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Best Paper Award: The William J. Ziegler Best Ph.D. Student Award Sponsored by Drake University, USA.
    • Cavanagh, A., Freeman, S.; & Kalfadellis, P. (2019) “From non-disclosure to initiative selling: Managing headquarters attention in translating assumed autonomy into subsidiary evolution”, the annual European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, in Lisbon, Portugal, 26-28 June 2019.
    • Goxe, F. & Freeman, S. (2019) “Pearl or lemon? New entrant entrepreneurial perceptions and interactions pre-and-post internationalization in China”, at the 9th ATLAS-AFMI Conference - Association Francophone de Management International, hosted Université de de Fribourg, Switzerland, June 17-19.
    • Pless, N.M & Sengupta, A. 2019. Responsible leadership in emerging markets. ICBM conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Dec 13.

    Book and book chapters

    • Maak, T. & Pless, N. M. 2019. Leading for Sustainable Futures. In Kempster, T. Maak & K. Parry (Eds.) Leading with Purpose. London, New York: Routledge.
    • Maak, T. & Pless, N. M. 2019. One planet dividend. In Kempster, T. Maak & K. Parry (Eds.) Leading with Purpose. London, New York: Routledge.
    • Min, M and Zhu, Y (2019) Improving Competitiveness through Human Resource Development in China: The Role of Vocational Education, London and New York: Routledge.
    • Shen, J., Dumont, J. and Deng, X. (2019) Green Human Resource Management in Chinese Enterprises, London: Routledge.
  • 2018 minus-thick plus-thick

    Journal articles (refereed)

    • Hoang, H.T, Rao Hill, S., Lu, V. & Freeman, S. (2018) “Drivers of Service Climate: An Emerging-Market Perspective”, Journal of Services Marketing, 32(4), pp. 476-492. *ERA A; ABDC A.
    • Zhu, Y, Freeman, S and Cavusgil, ST (2018) 'Service quality delivery in a cross-national context', International Business Review, 27(5): 1022-1032.
    • Guo Y, Rammalb H G, Benson J, Zhu Y, and Dowling P J (2018) Interpersonal Relations in China: Expatriates’ Perspective on the Development and Use of Guanxi, International Business Review, 27(2): 455-464. 
    • Min, M, Zhu, Y and Bambacas, M (2018) 'Implementing HPWS among the indigenous companies in China: analysis from both managers' and employees' perspectives', Journal of General Management, 43(4): 175-187.
    • Ren, S, Xie, Y, Zhu, Y. and Warner, W. (2018) 'New generation employees' preferences towards leadership style in China', Asia Pacific Business Review, 24(4): 437-458.
    • Warner, M and Zhu, Y (2018) 'The challenges of managing 'new generation' employees in contemporary China: setting the scene', Asia Pacific Business Review, 24(4): 429-436.
    • Zhu, Y and Warner, M (2018) 'Managing 'new generation' employees in China and beyond: summing-up', Asia Pacific Business Review, 24(4): 578-584.
    • Hoang, H.T, Rao Hill, S., Lu, V. & Freeman, S. (2018) “Drivers of Service Climate: An Emerging-Market Perspective”, Journal of Services Marketing, 32(4), pp. 476-492. *ERA A; ABDC A.

    Book and book chapters

    • Lee, CJ, Lee, Y-I, Benson, J, Zhu, Y & Jang, Y-J (2018) The political economy of new regionalism in Northeast Asia: dynamics and contradictions, London: Routledge.