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Dr Fei Qin

Assistant Professor of Management

Organisational Behaviour Faculty Group


Dr Fei Qin's research focuses on transnational entrepreneurship and global value chains. She looks into how social processes and institutions shape work organization, entrepreneurial processes, and innovation capabilities in the context of globalization. For instance, her research has examined the international mobility of highly skilled personnel and technology entrepreneurs and its implications for organisation-level outcomes. She has also researched into management systems, particularly human resource systems, in
global value chains. She has led research projects in America, Asia, and Europe on the subjects of entrepreneurship and global business networks. Her research has appeared in top entrepreneurship, innovation, and labor/human resources journals. She is a recipient of the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award.

Dr Qin is the course leader of MSc course Leading Entrepreneurial Organisations in Global Markets. She has also taught on the subjects of enterprise development, international human resources management, innovation, and organizational leadership at Masters or executive level, as well as PhD research methods.

Dr Qin holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was previously a Phelan Fellow at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland.

Research areas

  • International mobility of highly skilled personnel
  • Entrepreneurship, new venture incubation and innovation ecosystems
  • Work organization in global value chains
  • Cross-border investment
  • Social networks

Recent publications 

  • Qin, F. (2016) Transnational space, networks, and entrepreneurship: Reverse migration from the US to China. In: Wang, H. and Liu, Y. (eds.) Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from a Global Perspective Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. pp. 132–148.

  • Qin, F. (2015) Global talent, local careers: Circular migration of top Indian engineers and professionals. Research Policy 44(2). pp. 405–420.

  • Qin, F., Estrin, S. (2015) Does social influence span time and space? Evidence      from Indian returnee entrepreneurs. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 9(3). pp. 226–242.

  • Qin, F. (2015) The role of entrepreneurship as a vehicle for dynamism and change. The Australian Innovation System Report Australian Government, Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Industry and Science, Canberra, Australia.

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Fei Qin