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Lin Xiong

Associate Professor

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Dr Lin Xiong is an Associate Professor at the School of Intelligent Finance and Business. She obtained her PhD degree in Economics from University of Leeds. Xiong’s research interests include women entrepreneurship, small businesses, microfinance, poverty and inclusive finance. She has published in various academic journals such as Entrepreneurship Regional Development, European Management Review, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, European Journal of Finance, and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour Research. Her research was funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Royal Society of Edinburgh and Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.

Research interests

Women entrepreneurship

Small businesses



Inclusive finance


IFB301TC Final Year Project

IFB210TC Supply Chain Finance

IFB215TC Fundamentals of Finance

Awards and honours

Highly Commended in the 2019 Emerald Literati Award

Best Paper Award - The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 41st Annual Conference

PhD scholarship, University of Leeds, UK

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D. in Economics, University of Leeds, UK - 2009

M.A. in Economics and finance, University of Leeds, UK - 2004

B.A. in International Economics, Hunan University, China - 2002

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