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Qi Ai (PhD) is a senior lecturer in strategic management at the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Northampton, UK. He received his PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London. His research interests lie in mergers and acquisitions and the development of emerging market corporations (EMNCs). His current research focuses on post-acquisition integration and knowledge transfer in EMNCs’ international acquisitions. His research has been published in journals such as Journal of World Business, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of Organization Change Management, among others.

Research Interests

Mergers and acquisitions;

Post-acquisition integration;

Internationalization of Chinese firms;

Multinational corporations in emerging markets-strategy, capabilities, and impact.


Teaching Interests

Business Project

Debates in Strategic Management

Strategic Management

MBA Dissertation Supervision

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Royal Holloway University of London

Award Date: 1 Feb 2015

Master, Durham University

Award Date: 1 Sep 2009

Bachelor, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2007


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