Before joining Manchester Metropolitan University, Qi completed his PhD at Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Imperial College London. Working closely with Innovation Studies Centre and the EPSRC, his PhD thesis explores empirical evidence of entrepreneurial firm internationalisation antecedent and outcomes.
Qi specialise in econometrical and statistical analysis of complex (longitudinal, panel) datasets in the context of international business, entrepreneurial capabilities, and innovation strategies. Qi has undertaken wide range of empirical and theoretical researches focus on small and medium sized enterprise (SME) internationalisation (Financial Times FDI Market Panel), EU SME market exploration strategy (Bureau Van Dijk Amadeus Panel), U.S. SME entrepreneurial impacts (E. M. Kauffman Foundation International New Venture’s Panel), as well as applied econometrics in entrepreneurship and management research (with the presence of Endogeneity and Selection Bias).
Qi also hold an MSc in Management Science from the Imperial College London and a BSc (Dist) in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing.
Qi is member of the Strategic Management Society, Academy of International Business, and the Academy of Management.
Academic and professional qualifications
To contribute to the large-scale international collaborative research project on employment relations and HRM in foreign owned firms in Germany, under the overall direction of Professor Heinz Tüselmann. This includes, cross-sectional statistical analysis involving the use of state-of-the art statistical packages; construction and management of large databases; contribution to publications arising from the project. To work alongside Professor Heinz Tüselmann and a team of researchers in the Centre for International Business and Innovation (CIBI) on joint publications and funding bids. To conduct personal research to develop and extend own research area and to translate this into published outputs and research funding bids. To support quantitative research conducted in the Centre. Teaching in subjects related to area of expertise including business economics, international business, SME internationalisation, and quantitative research methods. Conference organiser - Academy of International Business UK & Ireland chapter conference 2015
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Employment relations and HRM in MNEs Econometrical assessments of business strategies of EU small and medium sized companies (SMEs) Research Area also includes SME Internationalisation, International Business, Entrepreneurial Capabilities, Innovation Strategies, Panel Data Regression, Econometrical and Statistical Analysis.
Books (authored/edited/special issues)
H. Tuselmann, S. Buzdugan, Q. Cao, D. Freund, S. Golesorkhi (2016). Impact of International Business: Challenges and Solutions for Policy and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan.