Dr Qilin Hu


Pronouns: He/him
  • Lecturer in International Business, Strategy and Innovation

Qilin is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Business, Strategy and Innovation at Loughborough Business School.

Prior to his appointment, he was a lecturer in Business and Management at De Montfort University, where he led a family firm research group targeting research relating to family SMEs in local Leicester and won HEIF fund 2020.

His expertise is related to family firms SEW, family resources, and family innovation. His work has been published in Asia Pacific Journal of Management and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research. He is also recognized as a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.


Qilin’s interests lie in the family firm innovation, family firm resources, and family firm Socioemotional Wealth and internationalization.

External activities and recognition

Qilin regularly attends and presents at International Conferences (eg IFERA) and workshops.