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Shaowei He

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Chinese overseas investment and its impact

Willing to speak to media

20122019

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Biography

Shaowei He joined the University of Northampton in 2008 after obtaining his PhD in Economic Development from the University of Birmingham. His research interests cut cross the boundaries of international business, economic geography and innovation studies. His current research focus is on the impact of internationalisation of the Chinese firms and associated issues such as power relationships, communication and culture. Shaowei has received research grants from Leverhulme/British Academy and British Council. His work has appeared in leading academic journals such as Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management and Human Resource Management Review. Shaowei is Visiting Professor of Guangdong University of Finance and Economics

Shaowei is also Director of the China and Emerging Economies Centre at the University. He has been leading the Centre in helping British and Chinese institutions to identify and materialise collaboration opportunities. He is currently advising Silverstone Circuits Ltd. and Moles Solutions. He was recently appointed as Ambassador for International Exchange by the Hunan Provincial Government of China.

Research Interests

Research interests cut across international business, economic geography and innovation. Current research focus is on Chinese firms' acquisitions in the UK and their relationships with partners in the host country. Shaowei has been invited by institutions in the UK, Brazil, China and Kazakhstan to speak about the impact of Chinese firms. 

Research funding 

  • 2015 Leverhulme/British Academy Small Research Grant (£10,000): Emerging economy multinational enterprises’ acquisitions in developed countries and capability upgrading in their acquired firms: a multiple case study in the UK
  • 2014 British Council Researchers Link Programme (£35,000): The impact of emerging economies and their multinational enterprises on the world economy
  • 2011 Santander University Award, Santander, £2,500
  • 2011 University of Northampton Chancellor’s Fund, £1,000
  • 2009 British Council PMI2 initiative (£35,000): Enhancing students’ entrepreneurial competences in an international environment. 

Supervision

Taher Sahibi; Business

Emotion and Knowledge Transfer in International Acquisitions.

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate

  • Political Economy of China
  • Asian Business​ Development

Postgraduate

Shaowei has supervised three PhD students through to completion.

External positions

Visiting Professor, Guangdong University of Finance

Ambassador for International Exchange, Hunan Municipal Government

adviser, Mole Solutions Ltd

Adviser, Silverstone Circuits Ltd

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