School of Business and Economics

Discipline groups

Current research students

Swapnali Baruah
Supervisors: Prof Xiaohui Liu 
Dissertation Title: ‘The role of governance mechanisms in the success of open innovation: Collaborative activity between the UK and emerging markets’

Jade Brooks
Supervisors: Prof Ilan Oshri and Prof M.N. Ravishankar
Dissertation Title: ‘A paradox theory of globally distributed work’

Kayode Ejodame
Supervisors: Prof Ilan Oshri and Prof M.N. Ravishankar
Dissertation Title: ‘Understanding backsourcing from a knowledge perspective’

Yan (Colin) Gao
Supervisors: Prof M.N. Ravishankar and Dr Alex Wilson
Dissertation Title: ‘The interplay of control and culture in global information technology offshoring’

Ilias Gerogiannis
Supervisors: Dr Angelika Zimmermann and Dr Alex Wilson
Dissertation Title: ‘Motivation in advanced services offshoring: A micro-foundations perspective’

Swapan Ghosh
Supervisors: Prof Mat Hughes, Dr Ian Hodgkinson and Prof Paul Hughes (De Montfort University)
Dissertation Title: ‘Developing dynamic transformation capability in response to industrial Internet of Things’

Hannah (Xia) Han
Supervisors: Prof Xiaohui Liu and Dr Lan Gao
Dissertation Title: ‘Home-country government support and the internationalisation performance of Chinese firms’

Jianlong Han
Supervisors: Dr Tianjiao 'Helen' Xia and Prof Xiaohui Liu
Dissertation Title: ‘Innovating in clusters: Exploring the role of ambidexterity in open innovation’

Harish Kumar
Supervisors: Dr Ian Hodgkinson, Prof Paul Downward (SSEHS) and Dr Elisavet Manoli (SSEHS)
Dissertation Title: ‘Do sport and leisure facilities influence local population's sporting behaviour and their consequent health, well-being and social capital?’

Josh Morton 
Supervisors: Dr Louise Cooke, Dr Alex Wilson and Prof Bob Galliers
Dissertation Topic: 'A case study based exploration of open strategies in organisations'

Teddy Odibo
Supervisors: Prof Ilan Oshri
Dissertation Title: ‘Relational governance in services plural sourcing’

Artemis Tonik
Supervisors: Prof Mat Hughes, Prof Anne Souchon, Prof Paul Hughes (De Montfort University) and Prof Kyriakos Kyriakopoulos (ALBA, Greece)
Dissertation Title: ‘Improvisation: A theoretical and empirical examination’

Eleni Tsougkou
Supervisors: Dr Ian Hodgkinson, Prof John Cadogan and Dr Joao Oliveira
Dissertation Title: ‘How quantity of product adaptation affects firm performance: The hidden mediation effects’

Mingxi Yin
Supervisors: Prof Xiaohui Liu and Dr Tianjiao 'Helen' Xia
Dissertation Title: ‘Managing organization legitimacy in globalization’

Hongwei Yu
Supervisors: Prof Ilan Oshri and Prof M.N. Ravishankar
Dissertation Title: ‘The impact of robotic process automation on emerging market software vendors’

PhD Graduates

Name of student: Yi-Ying Chang
Year of graduation: 2007
Current role: Associate Professor
Employer: Department of Business Administration, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Name of student: Amon Chizema
Year of graduation: 2007
Current role: Professor of Strategy and Corporate Governance
Employer: Birmingham University Business School, University of Birmingham, UK

Name of student: Ian Hodgkinson
Year of graduation: 2009
Current role: Senior Lecturer in Strategy
Employer: School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK

Name of student: Le Vinh Trien
Year of graduation: 2009
Current role: Lecturer in Finance and Banking
Employer: School of Business, International University - VNUHCM, Vietnam

Name of student: Sigrun Wagner
Year of graduation: 2009
Current role: Senior Lecturer in International Business and Sustainability
Employer: Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Name of student: David Dai
Year of graduation: 2010
Current role: Operational Researcher (GORS)
Employer: Department of Health and NHS England

Name of student: Lan Gao
Year of graduation: 2010
Current role: Lecturer in Strategy
Employer: School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK

Name of student: Darwina Arshad
Year of graduation: 2011
Current role: Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management
Employer: School of Business Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia

Name of student: Marc Fabian Bollbach
Year of graduation: 2012
Current role: Head of SFG Service fuer Gasaufbereitung GmbH, Germany
Employer: Self-employed   

Name of student: Abd Rahim Jaguli
Year of graduation: 2012
Current role: Lecturer in International Business
Employer: University of Malaya, Malaysia

Name of student: Mumin Abubakre
Year of graduation: 2013
Current role: Lecturer in Management
Employer: Nottingham Trent University, UK

Name of student: Lianghui Liu
Year of graduation: 2013
Current role: Lecturer in International Business
Employer: University of Huddersfield, UK

Name of student: Marwa Anis
Year of graduation: 2014
Current role: Lecturer in International Business
Employer: British University of Egypt, Egypt

Name of student: Daomi Lin  
Year of graduation: 2014
Current role: Assistant Professor in International Business
Employer:  Lingnan College, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Name of student: Ekaterina Nemkova
Year of graduation: 2014
Current role: Assistant Professor in Marketing
Employer: Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, UK

Name of student: Dipo Awojide
Year of graduation: 2015
Current role: Lecturer in Management
Employer: Nottingham Trent University, UK

Name of student: Aparna Gonibeed
Year of graduation: 2015
Current role: Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Employer: Liverpool Hope University, UK

Name of student: Joe Vella Bonnici
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Executive Chairman, Identity Malta
Employer: Government of Malta, Malta

Name of student: Andrei Gurca
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Assistant Professor in Strategy
Employer: NEOMA Business School, France

Name of student: Xiaoti (Raymond) Hu
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Employer: Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK

Name of student: Sandeep Mysore
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Lecturer in Information Systems
Employer: University of New South Wales, Australia

Name of student: Michelle Richey
Year of graduation: 2016
Current role: Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Employer: Loughborough University London, UK

Name of student: Gongtao Zhang
Year of graduation: 2017
Current role: Research Fellow in Cloud Manufacturing
Employer: Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, UK

Thinking of doing a PhD?

The International Business, Strategy and Innovation Group can offer qualified PhD supervision in a number of areas:

  • Globalisation; Offshoring; Outsourcing; Emerging technology; Management
    Contact: Ilan Oshri
  • The internationalisation of Chinese firms; The role of FDI; Human mobility and technology spillovers; Innovation and channels for international technology spillovers with special reference to China
    Contact: Xiaohui Liu
  •  Globalisation and India; Culture and strategy; Offshore outsourcing 
    Contact: M.N. Ravishankar
  •  Outsourcing contracts; Governance and control in IT outsourcing 
    Contact: Eleni Lioliou
  •  Strategic planning and improvisation; Ambidextrous strategies; Middle managers and strategy; Product-strategy in high-tech industries
    Contact: Ian Hodgkinson
  • International teams; Expatriate adjustment; Human resource management in China
    Contact: Angelika Zimmermann

The group welcomes applications from suitably qualified graduates, particularly those with a relevant Masters degree. For students interested in further information on potential PhD projects and supervisors, please look carefully through our webpages.