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Qingan Huang

Senior lecturer in Strategic Management; Associate director of MSc international Business Management

Business & Management Subject Group

A researcher in psycholinguistics, strategic leadership, internationalization of SMEs, Born Global entrepreneurship

    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

    1)    PhD (Pass with no corrections),Cass Business School, City University London
    2)    MRes in Business & Management Research, The ESRC research methodology postgraduate programme, Kingston University;
    3)    MBA (equivalent-specialist in business venturing), Management School, University of Southampton;
    4)    MSc in Management (Enterprise and Business Growth), Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow;


    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


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    "Problem-solving dissension and international entry mode performance", International Marketing Review, Vol. 33 Iss: 2, pp.219 - 245



    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


    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



    Module leader:  SG7240 - Sustainable Strategic Management (MBA); SG6001 Competitive Advantage from Innovation (BBA)
    Module teaching: 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,