Quingan Huang

Dr Qingan Huang

Senior Lecturer

Strategic Management and International Business Management

Department of Business Entrepreneurship & Finance , Royal Docks School of Business and Law

A researcher in psycholinguistics, strategic leadership, internationalization of SMEs, Born Global entrepreneurship; a speechwriter & consultant for British & Chinese Top Entrepreneurs; a leaders' and entrepreneurs' image-builder for business awards competitions, e.g. the Queen's Awards, CBI Growing Business Awards and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Awards.


  • PhD in Management (City, University of London)
  • MRes in research method (Kingston)
  • MBA in business venturing (Southampton)
  • MSc in business growth (Glasgow)
  • BSc in management (education & psychology, SCNU)

Areas Of Interest

  • Strategic leadership, Entrepreneurship, Leadership succession and strategic change
  • Internationalisation of SMEs, international entrepreneurship,  
  • Cognition, emotion and intention, Psycholinguistics
  • Applied psychology, time management, Flow and timelessness, positive psychology
  • Research methodology, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
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Dr Qingan Huang is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at Royal Docks School of Business & Law, University of East London; He also served as the co-director of the Centre for Innovation Management and Enterprise (CIME) from 2020 to 2021. He founded an international business school and The Innovation Center for China-US Youth Exchange in China. His research interests include internationalization of SMEs, marketing, strategic leadership, entrepreneurship and China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). He regularly presented his projects at the AoM and SMS annual meetings. He published papers in International Marketing Review, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research and edited book chapters.


  1. Ji, J, Dimitratos P, Huang, Q & Su T (2016) Everyday-Life Business Delinquencies of Chinese SME Owners, Academy of Management (AoM) Meeting, California
  2. HUANG,Q & APPADU, N (2014) The Degree of Analysis of New CEOs' Cognitive Reasoning and Firms' Cash Holding Strategy, The 34th Strategic Management Society(SMS) Annual International Conference, Madrid ( best PhD paper candidate)
  3. HUANG, Q (2014) The power of words: CEOs' psychological factors and CEO turnover types, Academy of Management (AoM) Meeting, Pennsylvania  
  4.  HUANG, Q (2014) The impacts of new CEOs' psychological factors on post-succession strategic change, AoM Meeting, Pennsylvania  
  5.  HUANG, Q (2007) Social Networks in the "Born Global" firms: A quasi-systematic review, ISBE conference, November, Glasgow
  6.  Huang, Q and Nicolopoulou, K (2006) Who is giving entrepreneurs trouble within their social networks? A case study of de-internationalisation between China and the UK, the British Academy of Management conference, Belfast, September


  • Fouskas, Shampa, Huang and Udeogu (2020) China and the USA: Globalisation and the Decline of America's Supremacy Palgrave-Macmillan Switzerland
  • 'Problem-Solving Dissension and International Entry Mode Performance' (with Junzhe Ji and Pavlos Dimitratos), International Marketing Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2016.
  • 'Everyday-Life Business Deviance among Chinese SME Owners' (with Pavlos Dimitratos, Junzhe Ji and Taoyong Su) Journal of Business Ethics, (2019) 155: 1179
  • Materialism, social stratification, and ethics: evidence from SME owners in China, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 2019, Vol. 25 No. 3, pp. 499-517.
  • Huang Q, Osabutey E, Ji J and Meng L (2017) The Impact of Social Networks on "Born Globals": A Case of De-Internationalisation in Ojo S (Ed), Diasporas and Transnational Entrepreneurship in Global Contexts. IGI Global
  • Huang Q. and Siowak (2017) Chinese Leaders' Tonalities of Public Entrepreneurship: Governors at the Interface with Stakeholders, AoM Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Huang Q. (2014) The power of words: CEOs' psychological factors and CEO turnover types, Academy of Management (AoM) Meeting, Pennsylvania


  1.   ORS Award,  The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
  2.   CASS Business School Scholarship, City University
  3.   Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Summer School scholarship, University of Essex
  4.   ESRC research method postgraduate program funding award (full funded), Kingston University
  5.   Management School Postgraduate Bursary (full funded), University of Southampton


  • SG7250  Strategic Leadership
  • SG7240  Sustainable Strategic Management (MBA)
  • SG6001 Competitive Advantage from Innovation (BBA)
  • SG7238 Changes in the Business Context (MIBM)
  • SGM206 International Business Strategy (German MBA)
  • MK3002DL Research project (distant learning)
  • MK7227 Postgraduate Research Methods
  • SGM239 Management Report: Research