Jie Wu, Ph.D., is a chair (full) Professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at University of Aberdeen in the UK. His current research focuses on inequality and status identities, culture and institutions, innovation and entrepreneurship, internationalisation, etc. He has published extensively in prestigious strategy, international business, and other journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, Human Resource Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, British Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Research in Marketing, etc.
He is presently serving as an associate editor for both Asian Business & Management and Technovation. Jie’s research has been featured in leading business periodicals, including Forbes and Harvard Business Review. Stanford University's Scientists have rated Professor Wu in the top 2% of a globally recognised science database of citations for the year 2021. See at https://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/16487/#:~:text=In%20total%2C%20111%20University%20of%20Aberdeen%20faculty%20members,work%20primarily%20in%20the%20area%20of%20International%20Business.
He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (hosted by Professor James G. March), Columbia University Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, etc. He has taught at numerous universities, including University of Leeds, National University of Singapore, University of Auckland, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, University of Macau, etc.
Professor Wu is the Co-Director of the Africa-Asia Centre for Sustainability Research, launched in 2021.
I am currently accepting PhDs in Management.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
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Special Issue Technovation
Digital Technologies and Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets
This special issue (SI) explores how digital technologies can be better utilized to enhance crowdfunding for entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Entrepreneurial funding in the early stages poses challenges, but the appeal of distributed online financing for new ventures is increasing due to accelerated innovation and market adoption rates. While online social networking initially emerged as a consumer-focused service, entrepreneurs are now leveraging both formal and informal networks to gather capital. Crowdfunding, a type of venture funding obtained through crowdsourcing, has become a rapidly growing online ecosystem. Resource-constrained entrepreneurs are turning to crowdfunding as an innovative way to manage capital by pre-emptively securing funds for production and sales (Frydrych, et al., 2014; Harrison 2013). Rather than pitching to professional investors, entrepreneurs target "amateurs" or consumers with shared interests to pre-finance their services or products. Crowdfunding helps mitigate the risk of underfunding a project for both entrepreneurs and investors since investments are only executed when the minimum funding threshold is met.
In emerging or developing countries with limited access to digital technologies, offline crowdfunding activities still hold significance. These activities include community-based crowdfunding, offline crowdfunding events, local business sponsorships, traditional savings and lending circles, and print media/flyers. However, in recent times, crowdfunding platforms have attracted funding from a wider range of investors to allow entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and projects to a large audience.
This SI will provide a more solid understanding of the potential to improve funding availability for entrepreneurs. This is likely to democratize access to funding in emerging markets, and open opportunities globally. Thus, it is important to examine the role of digital technologies in supporting crowdfunding in emerging markets’ entrepreneurial ventures.
- Submissions start: April 1, 2024
- Submission deadline: June 30, 2024
- Expected date of publication online by the end of Spring 2026
Professor Wu would be interested in supervising potential PhD students in these areas:
- Gender inequality and social identities
- Culture and insititutions
- Innovation and internationalization of emerging multinational enterprises
- Top management team/board of director diversity and faultline's strategic influences
- Institutional complexity and Political/business connections
- Imitation, innovation and entrepreneurship
- Dynamic capabilities in managing international alliances
- Emerging economies firms' CSR and sustainability practices
- Internationalisation of SMEs and family firms
60+ MBA (Aberdeen campus)
EMBA Shanghai – short course
EMBA London - guest lecture
7 Courses moderator
All levels student supervision
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De‑globalization, International Trade Protectionism, and the Reconfigurations of Global Value ChainsManagement International ReviewContributions to Journals: Articles
Managing open innovation with science-based vs market-based partners: Board of directors as a contingencyAsian Business and ManagementContributions to Journals: Articles
Vertical Alliances and Innovation: A Systematic Review of the Literature and a Future Research AgendaTechnovation, vol. 122, 102588Contributions to Journals: Articles
Reshaping Internationalization Strategy and Control for Global E-Commerce and Digital Transactions: A Hayekian PerspectiveManagement International Review, pp. 161-192Contributions to Journals: Articles
The effects of inward FDI communities on the research and development intensity of emerging market locally domiciled firms: Partial foreign ownership as a contingencyJournal of Business Research, vol. 156, 113487Contributions to Journals: Articles
How Do Mutual Dependence and Power Imbalance Condition the Effects of Technological Similarity on Post-Acquisition Innovation Performance Over Time?British Journal of Management, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 195-219Contributions to Journals: Articles
Institutional Forces and Knowledge Search Strategies as Predictors of Entrepreneurial Venture PerformanceJournal of Small Business Management, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 2160-2188Contributions to Journals: Articles
Buddhist entrepreneurs, charitable behaviors, and social entrepreneurship: Evidence from ChinaSmall Business Economics, vol. 59, pp. 1197–1217Contributions to Journals: Articles
Previous military experience and entrepreneurship toward poverty reduction: evidence from ChinaManagement Decision, vol. 60, no. 7, pp. 1969-1989Contributions to Journals: Articles
The Role of FDI Motives in the Link between Institutional Distance and Subsidiary Ownership Choice by Emerging Market Multinational EnterprisesBritish Journal of Management, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 1371-1394Contributions to Journals: Articles