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Professor Lin Cui

Professor Lin Cui

Research School of Management

Professor & Deputy Director (Research)
Email: lin.cui@anu.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 612 56190
Office: Room 1098, Copland Bld (24)

Research areas

International business; Strategic management; Entrepreneurship.


Lin Cui is a Professor of International Business and the Deputy Director (Research) for the Research School of Management. Lin’s research focuses on international business strategies of emerging economy firms and business innovation/entrepreneurship, especially of emerging economy firms. He investigates the impacts of institutional environment (macro-level), business network and corporate group (meso-level), and resources and strategic leadership in firms (micro-level) on the international strategies and performance of emerging multinational enterprises. Lin’s work has been funded through major competitive research schemes including the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award. His research has been published in renowned academic journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business and Organization Studies. Lin also serves on the editorial board of Journal of International Business Studies and is a senior editor of Journal of International Management, Management and Organization Review, and Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

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Research publications

Selected publications:

Wang, D., Cui, L., Vu, T., & Feng, T. 2020. Political capital and MNE responses to institutional voids: The case of Chinese state-owned enterprises in Africa. Organization Studies, https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840620954011  

Cui, L. & Xu, Y. 2019. Outward FDI and profitability of emerging economy firms: Diversifying from home resource dependence in early stage internationalization. Journal of World Business, 54(4): 372-386.

Hu, H.W., Cui, L., & Aulakh, P. 2019. State capitalism and performance persistence of business group affiliated firms: A comparative study of China and India. Journal of International Business Studies, 50(2): 193-222.

Cui, L., Fan, D., Liu, X., & Li, Y. 2017. Where to seek strategic assets for competitive catch-up? A configurational study of emerging multinational enterprises expanding into foreign strategic factor markets. Organization Studies, 38(8): 1059-1083.

Li, M., Cui, L., & Lu, J. 2014. Varieties in state capitalism: Outward FDI strategies of central and local state-owned enterprises from emerging economy countries. Journal of International Business Studies, 45(8): 980-1004.

Cui, L., Meyer, K. E., & Hu, H. W. 2014. What drives firms’ intent to seek strategic assets by foreign direct investment? A study of emerging economy firms. Journal of World Business, 49(4):488-501.

Cui, L., & Jiang, F. 2012. State ownership effect on firms’ FDI ownership decisions under institutional pressure: A study of Chinese outward investing firms. Journal of International Business Studies, 43(3): 264-284.

Cui, L., & Jiang, F. 2009. FDI entry mode choice of Chinese firms: A strategic behavior perspective. Journal of World Business, 44(4): 434-444.


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Research grants and awards

ARC DECRA Award (DE130100860), 2013-2015.

National Natural Science Foundation of China (71472038), 2015-2018.

National Natural Science Foundation of China (71872043), 2019-2022.

National Social Science Foundation of China (12FJL009), 2013-2014.


Research engagement and outreach

Editor of Journal of International Management (2020-)

Senior editor of Management and Organization Review (2016-)

Senior editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2019-) 

Editorial board member of Journal of International Business Studies



Current Teaching:

BUSI7033 International Business Strategies

MMIB8001 Applied Topics in Business Studies 1

Previous Teaching:

CBEA3066 Global Business Immersion

BUSI7019 The Global Business Environment

BUSI7001 Managing the Global Supply Chain

BUSI3030 International Supply Chain Management

BUSI3028 Business in China

Research supervision:

My former PhD students currently hold academic appointments in institutions such as Sydney University (Australia), Thammasat University (Thailand), Xiamen University (China), University of Northern British Columbia (Canada), and Tianjin University (China).


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