I'm a Senior Lecturer (Associated Professor) in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Brunel Business School. I previously worked as a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and International Business at the Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. I gained my PhD in Management from Royal Holloway University of London, and MBA in International Business from University of Birmingham.
I have been recognised as one of the Brunel Business School's top lecturers in 2021, with feedback from students outlining my outstanding quality of delivery!
My research and teaching interests are in the areas of strategy, international business, and entrepreneurship. My publications have appeared at peer reviewed journals such as International Business Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Studies in Higher Education and so on.
Program leader: BSc Business and Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
Newest selected publications
Li, X., Sarpong, D. and Wang, CL. (2021) 'Collaborative Strategic Foresight and New Product Development in Chinese Pharmaceutical Firms'. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, in press. pp. 1 - 38. ISSN: 0018-9391 Open Access Link
Harraf, A., Ghura, H., Hamdan, A. and Li, X. (2020) 'Formal institutions and the development of entrepreneurial activity – the contingent role of corruption in emerging economies'. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 10 (1). pp. 15 - 37. ISSN: 2045-2101 Open Access Link
Ghura, H., Harraf, A., Li, X. and Hamdan, A. (2019) 'The moderating effect of corruption on the relationship between formal institutions and entrepreneurial activity: evidence from post-communist countries'. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 12 (1). pp. 58 - 78. ISSN: 2053-4604 Open Access Link
Li, X., Quan, R., Stoian, M-C. and Azar, G. (2018) 'Do MNEs from developed and emerging economies differ in their location choice of FDI? A 36-year review'. International Business Review, 27 (5). pp. 1089 - 1103. ISSN: 0969-5931 Open Access Link
Ghura, H., Li,, X. and Harraf,, A. (2017) 'Moderating relationship of institutions for opportunity entrepreneurship and economic development: Literature review and proposed conceptual framework'. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 13 (4). pp. 350 - 374. ISSN: 2042-5961