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Biography

Dean Xu (许德音) is Professor of Management at Monash Business School, Monash University. He received his PhD from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Canada. Previously, he has taught at Peking University, the University of Hong Kong, China Europe International Business School, and the University of Melbourne. Dean's research interests include multinational firm strategy, Chinese firm strategy, emerging economies, and organizational theory. His research has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and other journals. 

 

Education

PhD, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, 1997-2001

Major Area: Strategic Management; Minor Area: Organization Theory

MBA, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University, Texas, 1994-1995

MA, Political Science, East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, 1991-1993

LLM, International Politics, Fudan University, Shanghai, 1988-1991

LLB, International Politics, Fudan University, Shanghai, 1984-1988

Employment

Professor (tenured), Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, 2016-present

Professor (tenured), Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne, 2013-2016

Head, International Business Area, Department of Management and Marketing, 2014-2015

Associate Professor, China Europe International Business School, 2010-2013

Associate Professor, School of Business, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2007-2010

Associate Professor, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing, 2004-2007

Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Business, University of Hong Kong, July-August 2002

Assistant Professor, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing, 2001-2004

Sessional Instructor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, 1998-1999

Assistant Researcher, Shanghai Institute for International Studies, January-June, 1991

Journal Publications

Xu, Dean, Kevin Zheng Zhou, and Fei Du. 2019. Deviant versus aspirational risk taking: The effects of performance feedback on bribery expenditure and R&D intensity. Academy of Management Journal, 62(4): 1226-1251.

Xu, Dean, Chuang Chen, and Xiaohui Wu. 2019. Ownership structure and the use of nonfamily executives in family-dominated Chinese listed firms: An institutional logics perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 36(3): 797-820 (all authors contributed equally). 

Xu, Dean, Jane W. Lu, and Qian Gu. 2014. Organizational forms and multi-population dynamics: Economic transition in China. Administrative Science Quarterly, 59(3): 517-547.

Xu, Dean, and Klaus E. Meyer. 2013. Linking theory and context: “Strategy research in emerging economies” after Wright et al. (2005) (invited paper). Journal of Management Studies, 50(7): 1322-1346.

Zhou, Kevin, and Dean Xu. 2012. How foreign firms curtail local supplier opportunism in China? Detailed contracts, centralized control, and relational governance. Journal of International Business Studies, 43(7): 677-692 (both authors contributed equally).

Wu, Jianfeng, Dean Xu, and Phillip H. Phan. 2011. The effects of ownership concentration and corporate debt on corporate divestitures in Chinese listed firms. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 28(1): 95-114 (all authors contributed equally).

Kim, Tai-Young, Andrew Delios, and Dean Xu. 2010. Organizational geography, experiential learning, and subsidiary exit: Japanese foreign expansions in China, 1979-2001. Journal of Economic Geography, 10(4): 579-597.

Xu, Dean, Changhui Zhou, and Phillip H. Phan. 2010. A real options perspective on sequential acquisitions in China. Journal of International Business Studies, 41(1): 166-174 (the first two authors contributed equally).

Xu, Dean. 2009. Opportunities and challenges for academic returnees in China (invited paper). Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 26(1): 27-35.

Chang, Sea-Jin, and Dean Xu. 2008. Spillovers and competition among foreign and local firms in China. Strategic Management Journal, 29(5): 495-518 (both authors contributed equally).

Delios, Andrew, Dean Xu, and Paul W. Beamish. 2008. Within-country product diversification and foreign subsidiary performance. Journal of International Business Studies, 39(4): 706-724.

Su, Yiyi, Dean Xu, and Phillip H. Phan. 2008. Principal-principal conflict in the governance of the Chinese public corporation. Management and Organization Review, 4(1): 17-38 (all authors contributed equally).

Xu, Dean, and Jane W. Lu. 2007. Technological knowledge, product relatedness, and parent control: The effect on IJV survival. Journal of Business Research, 60(11): 1166-1176.

Xu, Dean, Yigang Pan, Changqi Wu, and Bennett Yim. 2006. Operational performance of domestic and foreign-invested enterprises in China. Journal of World Business, 41(3): 261-274.

Lu, Jane W., and Dean Xu. 2006. Growth and survival of international joint ventures: An external-internal legitimacy perspective. Journal of Management, 32(3): 427-448.

Xu, Dean, Yigang Pan, and Paul W. Beamish. 2004. The effect of regulative and normative distances on MNE ownership and expatriate strategies. Management International Review, 44(3): 285-307.

Xu, Dean, and Oded Shenkar. 2002. Institutional distance and the multinational enterprise. Academy of Management Review, 27(4): 608-618.

Publications in Chinese Journals

Dean Xu(许德音),“普适理论、中国情景与管理实践”,《管理学季刊》,2017年第3期,第164-169页(应邀撰写)。

许德音、吕文珍、Qian Gu(井润田改写),“中国民企逆袭路的‘神队友’”,《管理视野》,第4期,201512月,第20-24页。

武亚军、冯晓岚、许德音,“战略理论的隐喻、范式及整合意义”,《浙江大学学报》(人文社会科学版),第40卷第2期,20103月,第98-109页。

张翼、李习、许德音,“代理问题、股权结构与公司多元化”,《经济科学》,2005年第3期,第90-99页。

许德音、周长辉,“中国战略管理学研究现状评估”,《管理世界》,20045月,第76-87页。

潘意刚、许德音,“竞争力:谁说本土不如外资”,《哈佛商业评论》(中文版),20042月,第14-17页。

Conference Proceedings

Liang, Feng and Dean Xu. 2011. Knowledge network and innovation activities by MNC subsidiaries: The effects of internal and external knowledge resources. Technology Management Conference (ITMC), 2011 IEEE International, 388-393. DOI: 10.1109/ITMC.2011.5995971.

Articles and Commentaries in Non-Academic Outlets

(Chinese articles can be found at http://blog.sina.com.cn/deanxuspeaks)

 “Emerging dragons: The rise of the Chinese multinational.” Insights, Volume 15, April 2014, pp. 47-53. This is a condensed version of an inaugural lecture given at the University of Melbourne on November 12, 2013.

Cases

Acquisition of Hummer: M&A Challenges Faced by Chinese Firms Overseas (with Penelope Chan).

Ready to Take Off (A): The Global Large Civil Aircraft Industry (with Isabella Chan).

Ready to Take Off (B): China's Re-Entry into Global Aerospace (with Isabella Chan).

Honors and Awards

Research Grants

Principal investigator, “Competition and mutualism: Foreign entrants and local firms in China”. Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), #71272222, 2013-2016, RMB600,000. 

 “Economic transition in China: An organizational ecology perspective”, CEIBS Faculty Research Grant, 2012-2014, RMB120,000.

 “Mutualism and competition between foreign entrants and local firms in China”, CEIBS Faculty Research Grant, 2010-2012, RMB360,000.

Principal investigator, “Corporate diversification, group diversification, and the performance of Chinese listed firms”, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong SAR Government, #753608, 2008-2010, HKD464,000, with an additional HKD50,000 matching fund from HKU.

Principal investigator, “The interaction effect of firm-level diversification and group-level diversification on corporate performance”, Seed Funding Program for Basic Research, The University of Hong Kong Research Committee, #200801159004, 2008-2009, HKD120,000, with an additional HKD80,000 matching fund from the Faculty.

Co-investigator, “Internationalization of Chinese firms”, Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Major Grant, #70532005, 2006-2009, RMB900,000.

Co-investigator, “Location and modal choices of Chinese FDI”, Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), #70472023, 2005-2007, RMB150,000.

Principal investigator, “Strategic responses to institutional pressures – strategy and performance of non-state-owned Chinese enterprises”, Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), #70272004, 2003-2005, RMB130,000.

 “Diversification strategy of Chinese firms”, Chinese Ministry of Education Start-Up Fund, 2002, RMB20,000.

Scholarships, Awards, and Recognitions

Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2016

Elsevier Most Cited Scholars in China, 2014, 2015, and 2016

Best Reviewer Award, Management and Organization Review, 2010-2012

Academy of International Business Best Paper Finalist, 2003

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowship, 2000 ($17,700)

Seymour Schulich Scholarship of Merit, York University, 1997 and 1998 ($20,000 per year)

Financial Management Association (FMA) National Honor Society, Baylor Chapter, 1995

Tuition Fellowship (100%), Baylor University, 1994-1995

Professional Activities

School and Public Services

Research Committee, IACMR, 2010-2013

Strategy faculty search committee, CEIBS, 2010-2011

Strategy and IB faculty search committee, School of Business, the University of Hong Kong, 2007-2008

PhD Coordinator, Department of Strategic Management, Guanghua School of Management, 2004-2006

Faculty Search Committee, Department of Strategy and Public Policy, Guanghua School of Management, 2002-2004

Selection Committee, Scholarship and Grant Programs, the Canadian Embassy in Beijing

Editorial Board

Management and Organization Review, 2010-present

Multinational Business Review, 2005-2008

Quarterly Journal of Management (Chinese), 2016-present

Nankai Management Review (Chinese), 2007-present

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Academy of Management Journal

Academy of Management Review

Administrative Science Quarterly

Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Journal of Business Research

Journal of Business Venturing

Journal of International Business Studies

Journal of Management Studies

Journal of World Business

Management and Organization Review

Research Policy

Strategic Management Journal

Academy of Management (AoM) annual meetings

Academy of International Business (AIB) annual meetings

International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) meetings

Strategic Management Society (SMS) annual meetings

Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Conference Session Chair

Academy of International Business, 2014, 2008, 2006, 2003

Conference/Workshop Panels

Coordinator, PhD Dissertation Proposal Development Workshop, IACMR, June 2012.

Faculty mentor, Management and Organization Review Paper Development Workshop, IACMR, June 2012.

Co-chair and faculty mentor, Management and Organization Review Paper Development Workshop, IACMR, June 2010.

Faculty mentor, Doctoral Student Consortium, Academy of International Business, San Diego, June 27, 2009

Panelist, “FDI in China: Barbarians at Bay?” Academy of International Business Special Session, Beijing, June 24, 2006

Professional Membership

Academy of Management

Academy of International Business

International Association for Chinese Management Research (Founding Member)

Professional Development

Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning, Harvard Business School, July/August 2009 and February 2010

IM Division Junior Faculty Consortium, Academy of Management, August 2001

Academy of Management Review Theory Development Workshop, August 2000

BPS Division Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management, August 2000

Doctoral Consortium, Academy of International Business, November 1999

Teaching with Cases Workshop, York University, March 1999

New Faculty Workshop, York University, October 1998 and October 1999

Research Practicum Workshop, York University, Spring 1998 and Spring 1999

Facilitator, MBA-level Management Skills Course, York University, 1999 – 2001

Personal Information

Born in Shanghai; Canadian citizen; Australian Permanent Resident

Married with two children, Peter and Charlene

 

Research area keywords

  • Multinational firm strategy
  • Chinese firm strategy
  • emerging economies
  • organizational theory

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2002 2019

5 Citations (Scopus)

Deviant versus aspirational risk taking: the effects of performance feedback on bribery expenditure and R&D intensity

Xu, D., Zhou, K. Z. & Du, F., Aug 2019, In : Academy of Management Journal. 62, 4, p. 1226-1251 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Ownership structure and the use of non-family executives in family-dominated Chinese listed firms: an institutional logics perspective

Xu, D., Chen, C. & Wu, X., Sep 2019, In : Asia Pacific Journal of Management. 36, 3, p. 797-820 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

41 Citations (Scopus)

Organizational forms and multi-population dynamics: economic transition in China

Xu, D., Lu, J. W. & Gu, Q., Sep 2014, In : Administrative Science Quarterly. 59, 3, p. 517-547 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

168 Citations (Scopus)

Linking Theory and Context: 'Strategy Research in Emerging Economies' after Wright etal. (2005)

Xu, D. & Meyer, K. E., Nov 2013, In : Journal of Management Studies. 50, 7, p. 1322-1346 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

101 Citations (Scopus)

How foreign firms curtail local supplier opportunism in China: Detailed contracts, centralized control, and relational governance

Zhou, K. Z. & Xu, D., Sep 2012, In : Journal of International Business Studies. 43, 7, p. 677-692 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review