Jiajia Liu

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Position: Lecturer in Asian Business / Organisation Studies
Academic unit: People, Management and Organisations


Jiajia Liu joined Alliance Manchester Business School in 2010. While obtaining her PhD from the University of Sheffield, she also worked as a research assistant on an ESRC-funded research project on Corporate Governance and Technological Innovation in China. She worked as a research consultant on the EU-funded 'Innovation Future' programme between 2009 and 2010.

Jiajia Liu supervises 3 PhD and 3 DBA students in the fields of institutional analysis and innovation management. She is currently principal investigator of an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account project to develop an investment platfor to channel Chinese investment and talent to the Northern Powerhouse Areas.

Research Interests

Jiajia's research covers Innovation and Internationalisation Strategies using Comparative Institutional Approach; Emerging Market Multinational Corporations; Corporate Governance, Financial Systems and Technological Innovation; Business Systems in Developing Countries; Venture Capitalism, Entrepreneurship and the High-Tech/New Industries; and Advanced Qualitative Methods/Mixed Methods.

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  • Allen, M., Liu, J., Allen, M. L., & Saqib, S. I. (2016). Establishments' Use of Temporary Agency Workers: The Influence of Institutions and Establishments' Employment Strategies. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1172655. Publication link: 93bc280e-16b3-41d3-8672-f3a0222796de
  • Liu, J., & Tylecote, A. (2016). How Variations in Business Systems Affect the Innovativeness of Chinese Firms: Historical Background, Framework, and Case Studies. In Changing Asian Business Systems: Globalisation, Socio-Political Change, and Economic Organisation. (1 ed., Vol. 1). Oxford University Press: London. . Publication link: e136221e-73b9-4e71-825d-b1a99b0bebf2



  • Tylecote, A., Cai, . U., Liu, J., & Jiajia, . U. (2010). Why do mainland Chinese firms succeed in some sectors and fail in others? A critical view of the Chinese system of innovation. International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 7(2), 123-144. DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2010.030794. Publication link: 1520c75e-5a64-47e7-a207-63fc18b25abe