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Xueji Liang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Strategic Management and Organization, IBSS.

Her scholarly pursuit focuses on examining how firms make choices of governance structure, international strategy and stakeholder management, in the context of firms with different ownership structures and economies at various stages of institutional development. Centering upon dynamic issues of firms, she has a number of papers published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Regional Studies, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Management and Organization Review, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal.Dr. Liang obtained her Ph.D. from NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. Before joining XJTLU, she was an Assistant Professor at the School of Business, Sun Yat-sen University. Dr. Liang was the recipient of Best Paper Finalists, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference (2015), and First Prize Teaching Award of Sun Yat-sen University (2021) for co-teaching undergraduate course “Entrepreneurship”.


Research interests

Strategic Management: Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Non-market Strategy, Gender Issues in Management

International Management: Multinational Corporation Strategy, Antecedents and Consequences of Firm Internationalization, FDI Theories

Entrepreneurship: Corporate Venture Capital, Family Business


Associate Professor, Department of SMO, IBSS, XJTLU (2022- present)

Assistant Professor, School of Business, Sun Yat-sen University (2016- 2022)


Academic Advisor to Undergraduate Students, since 2022: (IBSS, XJTLU)

Ph.D. principal supervisor (IBSS, XJTLU): Yijie Chen (completed in Dec.2023); Liyan Lu (Mar.2024~)

Undergraduate Class Advisor: Class 3 of 2019 intake, since 2019. (Sun Yat-sen University)

Supervisor: Huangpu entrepreneurial competition for undergraduate student, 2020, 2021. (Sun Yat-sen University)

Organizing Committee Member: various academic conferences, 2017-2020. (Sun Yat-sen University)

Case Competition Coach: Huang Pu undergraduate case competition, 2019. (Sun Yat-sen University)

Judge: summer camp for prospective graduate students, 2019, 2021. (Sun Yat-sen University)

Entrance Exam and Interview Committee: Ph.D., Master (by research), MBA, IMBA, PMBA students entrance interview, 2017-2020. (Sun Yat-sen University)

Thesis Defense Committee Member: Ph.D., MBA, Master by research, Undergraduate students, 2017-2020. (Sun Yat-sen University)

SMO412 Doing Business with Chinese Companies and Consumers (Spring 2023, Spring 2024, IBSS, XJTLU)

SMO105 Managing Across Borders (Fall 2022, Fall2023, IBSS, XJTLU)

BUS303 Final Year Project (IBSS, XJTLU)

INS413 IBGA MA Dissertation (XJTLU)

SMO405-2223-S1-Management Dissertation (IBSS, XJTLU)

IOM421-2223-S1-Dissertation / Capstone consultancy project (IBSS, XJTLU)

Strategic Management (Master students, 2019, 2020) (Postgraduate, Sun Yat-sen University)

Global Strategic Management (Master students, 2017) (Postgraduate, Sun Yat-sen University)

Research Methods in Management (for PhD and Master students, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) (Postgraduate, Sun Yat-sen University)

Strategic Management (for dual degree international students 2016, 2017, 2019) (Undergraduate, Sun Yat-sen University)

Global Strategic Management (2016, 2020, 2021) (Undergraduate, Sun Yat-sen University)

Entrepreneurship (2019, 2020, 2021) (Undergraduate, Sun Yat-sen University)

Principles of Management (2018, 2019, 2020) (Undergraduate, Sun Yat-sen University)

Strategic Entrepreneurship (2017, 2018) (Undergraduate, Sun Yat-sen University)

Management in the Digital Era (2018) (Undergraduate, Sun Yat-sen University)

Awards and honours

First Prize Teaching Award for co-teaching undergraduate course “Entrepreneurship”, Sun Yat-sen University Teaching Award 2021

Best Conference Paper, Nominee, 2015, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference

Best Reviewer, 2013 Academy of International Business Conference

“That’s Interesting” Award, Nominee, 2012, Academy of International Business Conference

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in Strategic Management, National University of Singapore, NUS Business School (Singapore)

M.S. in Management, University of Florida (USA)

M.A. in Sociology, State University of New York at Albany (USA)

B.A. in Sociology, Sun Yat-sen University (China)

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