China-UK Business Research Association
Open to any UK-based businesses and organisations. The China-UK Business Research Association aims to utilise cutting-edge business research and intellectual achievements into serving and promoting trade, culture and language exchanges between the UK and China.
Annual Membership provides:
- 1-1 or 1-2 private Chinese language tuition, for 7h;
- 2500 English words translation into Chinese;
- Discounted services charges for seminars and conferences;
- Priority to receive business services, such as accessing to our database, linking with businesses and scholars, and conducting research experiments.
Membership fees: £300 including VAT. Click to register, becoming a member.
Who We Are
The China-UK Business Research Association is affiliated with the Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield. Bringing together renowned business researchers and experts from the Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland Chapter), & the British Academy of Management, & top British and Chinese universities, the Association aims to utilise cutting-edge business research and intellectual achievements into serving and promoting trade, culture and language exchanges between the two countries.
Invitation for business researchers and experts from top British and Chinese universities, business Academy and research institutes to join in.
What We Do
- We investigate business environments in China and UK and their business implications;
- We explore Chinese firms’ strategies and behaviours within their internationalisation (including Green Field investments and Merge & Acquisitions)
- We offer intellectual supports, typically including consultancy, legal advice and research reports, to business communication and investment collaboration between Chinese and British firms.
- We provide language and cultural training courses to business and cultural exchanges between Chinese and British Enterprises
The China-UK Business Research Association consists of the Management Board of and the Expert Board.
The Management Board is responsible for strategic decision-making and the operations of the Centre, which include the Chair, Deputy Chair, Director & Co-Director, Association Secretary General & Co-Secretary General, and Director of the Expert Board. The Board could invite additional candidates to join when appropriate.
The Expert Board is to provide research support. The researchers & experts at this Association will be identified and invited by the Director of the Expert Board.
Chair：Sir Keith Burnett
Deputy Chair：Dr Malcolm Butler
Director：Dr. Lucy Zhao
Co-Director：Dr. Feng JU
Secretary General：Dr. Junzhe JI
Co-Secretary General：Dr. Lei CHEN
Director of the Board of Experts：Prof. Pavlos Dimitratos
Pavlos Dimitratos is Professor of International Business at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School and the Lead of the International Business and Entrepreneurship (IBE) Research Cluster. Prior to that he was the Co-Director of the Community of Internationalisation and Enterprise Research (CIER). He is the REF 2021 Champion (Alternate) in the Business and Management Unit of Assessment of the Adam Smith Business School. He had long served as the Ethics Convener at the Adam Smith Business School. Pavlos holds four degrees from three different countries and has served at Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) and the University of Strathclyde (UK). His research interests are in international entrepreneurship, international management and international strategy.
Pavlos is ranked as one of the top authors worldwide in the international entrepreneurship field by the Web of Science (ranked by the number of record/publication count) and cited as one of the leading researchers in this same area in the article 'Transnationalizing Entrepreneurship: A Critical Agenda for Economic Geography', author Yeung H.W.-C., Progress in Human Geography, 33(2), 2009, 210-235. He received the Best Paper Award in International Business and International Management for ‘International SME Co-Creation, Knowledge Enhancement and New Product Development: How Do They Matter for Performance?’ (co-authored with M.-C. Stoian and E. Plakoyiannaki) in the 32nd British Academy of Management Conference, September 2018, Bristol, UK. Further, his paper 'Does Confucian Dynamism Complement the OLI Framework? A Study of Chinese Private Firms', co-authored with J Ji, was awarded the Best Paper Award on Emerging Markets in the 36th European International Business Academy Conference, December 2010, Porto, Portugal. He has also won the Best Paper Award for the article entitled ‘Micromultinational or Not? The Effects of International Entrepreneurship, Networking and Learning’, co-authored with J E. Amoros, M S. Etchebarne and C. Felzensztein, in the 27th Conference on Business Administration and Economics (ENEFA), November 2011, Pucon, Chile.
Pavlos is the elected Chair of the Executive Board of the Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland Chapter). Previously he served as the Track Chair on ‘International Business’ in the British Academy of Management conference and on the Executive Board of the European International Business Academy (EIBA), Representative of Greece. He has been a Track Chair in AIB and EIBA conferences. He has also been coordinator and investigator in several international business research projects collaborating with colleagues across the world; while served as a consultant to organisations such as the European Union, Scottish Enterprise and UNCTAD.
Junzhe joined Sheffield University Management School as a lecturer in international business in 2017. He had worked for years at Tongji University in Shanghai, China after receiving his PhD in management studies from Glasgow University Business School. He currently works as IB/IM (international business/international management) track co-chair, British Academy of Management. His paper "Does Confucian Dynamism Complement the OLI Framework? A Study of Chinese Private Firms", coauthored with Prof. Pavlos Dimitratos, won EIBA (European International Business Academy) Award on Best Paper on Emerging Markets in the 36th European International Business Academy Annual Conference, 2010, Porto.
Lei gained a Masters in Finance (MFin) in International Finance, an MRes in Accounting and Finance and a PhD in Accountancy from the University of Glasgow. She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Prior to her appointment at University of Sheffield in 2014, she worked at Keele University as a lecturer in accounting and University of Exeter as an associated lecturer. Before moving into academia, she worked in the banking sector in China for several years.
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