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    Professor Xiaowen Tian
    PhD. Australian National University

    Professor of Management

    About me

    Dr Xiaowen Tian is currently Professor of Management, Murdoch University. After obtaining his PhD from Australian National University in 1999, Xiaowen worked and taught at several universities including National University of Singapore, the University of Nottingham, and Bond University. Xiaowen is the author of four books published in Cambridge University Press, Routledge, and Nova Science Publishers, and has published articles in such journals as Journal of International Business Studies, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, International Business Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education . Xiaowen is currently working on several research projects, including managerial decision-making, firm innovation and capability development, strategic HRM, sustainable business, and emerging-market multinational enterprises.

    Teaching area

    International business

    International business negotiation

     

    Research areas

    Managerial decision-making

    Innovation, sustainability, and competitive advantage

    Transnational management

    International business and strategy

    Emerging market multinationals

    Asian and Chinese businesses

    Current projects

    Managerial decision-making under bounded rationality

    Investing in innovation to stay green and competitive

    Internationalizing to achieve communal sustainability

    Profiting from internationalization from a competitive perspective

    Learning breakdown in latecomer multinational enterprises

    The myth of “dragon multinationals”

    Publications

     

    Selected Career Best Publications (A* or A Journal Articles on ABDC/ERA lists and Academic Books)

    Tian, Xiaowen. 2017. Learning Breakdown in Latecomer Multinationals. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 34 (4): 823-850.

    Tian, Xiaowen, Yuan, W., & Xiong, D. 2017. Open for innovation or bribery to secure bank finance in an emerging economy: A model and some evidence. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,142: 226–240.

    Buckley, Peter & Tian, Xiaowen (corresponding author). 2017. Transnationality and financial performance in the era of the global factory. Management International Review, 57:501–528.

    Buckley, Peter & Tian, Xiaowen (corresponding author). 2017. Internalization theory and the performance of emerging-market multinational enterprises. International Business Review, 26: 976-990

    Tian, Xiaowen and Slocum, W. John. 2016. Managing corporate social responsibility in China. Organizational Dynamics, 45: 39-46

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2016 (2nd edition) Managing international business in China. Cambridge University Press.

    Tian, Xiaowen and Slocum, W. John. 2015. The decline of global market leaders. Journal of World Business, 50 (1): 15-25.

    Tian,Xiaowen, Slocum, W. John, and Harvey, Michael. 2014. The Retention of Chinese Managers: The Chinese Puzzle Box. Organizational Dynamics, 43(1): 44-52.

    Tian, Xiaowen, Slocum, John. 2014. What determines MNC subsidiary performance? Evidence from China. Journal of World Business, 49: 421-430.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2010. Managing FDI technology spillovers: A challenge to TNCs in emerging markets. Journal of World Business, 45(3): 276–284.

    Tian, Xiaowen and Lo, Vai Io, 2009. Conviction and punishment: Free press and competitive election as deterrents to corruption. Public Management Review, 11 (2): 155-172.

    Lo, Vai Io and Tian, Xiaowen. 2009. Law for foreign business and investment in China. London:  Routledge.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2007. Accounting for sources of FDI technology spillovers: Evidence from China. Journal of International Business Studies,   38 (1): 147-159.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2007 (1st edition) Managing international business in China. Cambridge University Press.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2007. Do assessment methods matter? A sensitivity test. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 32 (4): 387 – 401.

    Lo, Vai Io and Tian, Xiaowen. 2005. Law and investment in China: The legal and business environments after WTO accession. London:  Routledge.

    Lin, Shuanglin and Tian, Xiaowen, 2003. Population growth and social security financing. Journal of Population Economics, 16: 91-110.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 1998. Dynamics of development in an opening economy: China since 1978. New York: Nova Sciences Publishers Inc.

     

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Tian, Xiaowen. 2017. Learning Breakdown in Latecomer Multinationals. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 34 (4): 823-850.

    Tian, Xiaowen, Yuan, W., & Xiong, D. 2017. Open for innovation or bribery to secure bank finance in an emerging economy: A model and some evidence. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,142: 226–240.

    Buckley, Peter & Tian, Xiaowen (corresponding author). 2017. Transnationality and financial performance in the era of the global factory. Management International Review, 57:501–528.

    Buckley, Peter & Tian, Xiaowen (corresponding author). 2017. Internalization theory and the performance of emerging-market multinational enterprises. International Business Review, 26: 976-990

    Tian, Xiaowen, Lo, Vai Io, and Song, Moxi. 2016. The ‘insider’ and ‘outside’ effects of FDI technology spillovers: Some evidence from China. Journal of Developing Areas, 50 (5): 1-12.

    Tian, Xiaowen and Slocum, W. John. 2016. Managing corporate social responsibility in China. Organizational Dynamics, 45: 39-46

    Tian, Xiaowen and Slocum, W. John. 2015. The decline of global market leaders. Journal of World Business, 50 (1): 15-25.

    Tian, Xiaowen, Lo, Vai Io, and Song, Moxi. 2015. FDI technology spillovers in China: Implications for developing areas. Journal of Developing Areas, 49 (6): 37-48.

    Tian,Xiaowen, Slocum, W. John, and Harvey, Michael. 2014. The Retention of Chinese Managers: The Chinese Puzzle Box. Organizational Dynamics, 43(1): 44-52.

    Tian, Xiaowen, Slocum, John. 2014. What determines MNC subsidiary performance? Evidence from China. Journal of World Business, 49: 421-430.

    Tian, Xiaowen. 2012. Emerging issues in international business: An editorial. Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 6 (2):101-106.

    Tian, Xiaowen, Song, Moxi and Tian, Ran. 2012. Socially responsible FDI: A challenge to TNCs in emerging markets, Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 6 (2):158-171.

    Tian, Xiaowen, Song, Moxi and Tian, Ran. 2012. A strategic management approach to guanxi in China. Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation, 8 (1): 31-38.

    Tian, Xiaowen, Lo, Vai Io, Lin, Shuanglin and Song, Shunfeng, 2011. Cross-region FDI productivity spillovers in transition economies: Evidence from China. Post-Communist Economies, 23 (1):105-118.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2010. Managing FDI technology spillovers: A challenge to TNCs in emerging markets. Journal of World Business, 45(3): 276–284.

    Tian, Xiaowen and Lo, Vai Io, 2009. Conviction and punishment: Free press and competitive election as deterrents to corruption. Public Management Review, 11 (2): 155-172.

    Tian, Xiaowen and Lin, Shuanglin, 2009. FDI technology spillovers within and across industries: Evidence from China. Journal of Asian Business Studies, 3 (2): 29-36.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2007. Accounting for sources of FDI technology spillovers: Evidence from China. Journal of International Business Studies,   38 (1): 147-159.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2007. Do assessment methods matter? A sensitivity test. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 32 (4): 387 – 401.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2006. A review on managers and mandarins in contemporary China: The building of an international business alliance. China Quarterly, 185 (March): 173-174.

    Tian, Xiaowen, Lin, Shuanglin and Lo, Vai I, 2004. Foreign direct investment and economic performance in transition economies:  Evidence from Chinese provinces. Post-Communist Economies, 16 (4): 497-510.

    Lin, Shuanglin and Tian, Xiaowen, 2003. Population growth and social security financing. Journal of Population Economics, 16: 91-110.

    Lo, Vai Io and Tian, Xiaowen, 2002. Property rights, productivity gains, and economic growth: The Chinese experience.  Post-Communist Economies, 14 (2): 245-258.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2001. Privatization and economic performance: Evidence from Chinese provinces. Economic Systems, 25: 65-77.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2000. Market-oriented reform and convergence in China. Singapore Economic Review, 45 (1):  99-115.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2000. New directions and causes of changes in China’s regional inequalities. Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences, 17:151-170.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 1999. Market orientation and regional disparities in China. Post-Communist Economies, 11 (2): 161-72.

    Duncan, Ron and Tian, Xiaowen, 1999. China’s inter-provincial disparities: An explanation. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 32: 211-14.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 1999. Determinants of uneven sectoral growth and implications for the reform of state-owned enterprises.  Economic Research Journal, 3: 35-41.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 1997. The rise of non-state owned enterprises in China. Communist Economies & Economic Transformation, 9 (2): 219-31.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 1997. Two-way net-increase model of economic growth, Economic Research Journal, 11: 51-63.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 1996. China’s open door policy in development perspective. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Vol. XVII (1): 75-95.

     

    Academic Books

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2016 (2nd edition) Managing international business in China. Cambridge University Press.

    Lo, Vai Io and Tian, Xiaowen. 2009. Law for foreign business and investment in China. London:  Routledge.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2007 (1st edition) Managing international business in China. Cambridge University Press.

    Lo, Vai Io and Tian, Xiaowen. 2005. Law and investment in China: The legal and business environments after WTO accession. London:  Routledge.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 1998. Dynamics of development in an opening economy: China since 1978. New York: Nova Sciences Publishers Inc.

     

    Other Publications

    Tian, Xiaowen, Song, Moxi and Tian, Ran. 2014. Foreign direct investment (FDI) productivity and Sustainability in China, in Craig, C.J., Zafar, U.A. and Xu, J (ed.). Research Handbook on the Globalization of Chinese Firms. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 69-80.

    Tian, Xiaowen and Lu, Jiangyong , 2013.  Know who are your rivals and how to deal with them: MNCs in China. Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Meeting. Macquarie University. ISBN: 978-0-9807899-3-5.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2011. FDI technology spillovers and socially responsible FDI. The Academy for Global Business Advancement Annual Conference Proceedings on “Business and Entrepreneurship Development in a Globalized Era”, Dongbei University of Finance & Economics (DUFE), September, Dalian, China. ISBN: 1549-9332.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2011. Cross-region FDI technology spillovers in China. Australia & New Zealand Academy of International Business annual conference Proceedings on “Challenges for International Business in a Turbulent Global environment”, University of Monash, April. ISBN: 978-0-9807899-1-1.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2010. FDI technology spillovers in emerging China. Australia & New Zealand Academy of International Business annual conference Proceedings on “Global Business and sustainable Development”, University of Sydney, April. ISBN: 978-0-9807899-0-4.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2009. FDI technology spillovers in emerging markets. Australia & New Zealand Academy of International Business annualconference Proceedings on “The Future of Asia-Pacific Business: Beyond the Crisis”, University of Queensland, Brisbane, April. ISBN: 978-0-64652359-0.

    Tian, Xiaowen and Lo, Vai Io, 2007. Property rights developments and productivity gains in China: a law and economics perspective. In Shuanglin Lin and Shunfeng Song (Eds), The revival of private enterprises in China. England: Ashgate: 69-88.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2007. The prospect of private economy in China. In Shuanglin Lin and Shunfeng Song (Eds), The revival of private enterprises in China. England: Ashgate: 271-284.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2004. Private enterprises and productivity gains in China. In Garnaut, R and Song, L.G (Eds), Private enterprises in China. Longdon: Routledge: 60-71.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2004. China’s western region development project. In Jing Luo (Eds), Encyclopedia of contemporary Chinese civilization: 1949-Present. New York: Greenwood Publishing Group Inc.. 

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2002. Private enterprises in China: Will the ugly duckling become a swan?. In John Wong and Zheng Yongnian (Eds), China’s post-Jiang leadership succession: Problems and perspectives. Singapore: Singapore University Press: 261-284.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2002. China’s drive to develop its western region (I): Why turn to this region now. In John Wong and Lu Ding (Eds), China’s economy into the new century: Structural issues and problems. Singapore: Singapore University Press: 237-256.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2002. China’s drive to develop its western region (II): Priorities in development. In John Wong and Lu Ding (Eds), China’s economy into the new century: Structural issues and problems. Singapore: Singapore University Press: 257-272.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2001. The reform of China’s state-owned enterprises in growth perspective. In Liu et al (eds.) China’s ownership reform and its influence on economic development. University of Macau Press: 63-80.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2001. Foreign direct investment and economic growth in developing countries: The Chinese experience. EAI Paper, No. 84.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2000. Deng’s southern tour: impact on China’s regional development. In Wang Gungwu and Zheng Yongnian (Eds), Impact of Deng Xiaoping’s nanxun on China’s development. Singapore: Singapore University Press: 134-145.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2000. Accounting for sources of China’s economic growth: Policy implications. EAI Paper, No. 48.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 2000. China’s grand plan for developing its western region. In Singa Sino Friendship Association of Singapore & China-Singapore Friendship Association of China (Eds), Commemorative souvenir in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Singapore and the People’s Republic of China. Singapore: Singapore University Press: 100-110.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 1999. China’s regional economic disparities under economic reform. EAI Background Brief, No. 33.

    Tian, Xiaowen, 1998. Marketization, industry structural change and economic growth. In Yanru Wu and Qiang Ye (Eds), China’s reform and economic growth. Australia: Asia Pacific Press: 126-146.

    Tian, Xiaowen 1997. An endogenous model for China’s growth since 1978. In Tisdell, C.A and Chai, J.C.H (Eds), China’s economic growth and transition: Macroeconomic, environmental and social/regional dimensions. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc:163-190.