BE (Xi'an Jiaotong); MBA (Saskatchewan); PhD (NUS)
Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship
Department of ManagementRoom 812, 8/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
+852 3943 7799
Xufei Ma is an Associate Professor (tenured) of Management, and Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Director of the Centre of International Business Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received his PhD in business policy from NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. His research interests lie in strategic management of multinational and entrepreneurial firms in and from emerging economies. He has published in leading management journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Management, among others. He also serves as a Guest Editor for Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of International Business Studies. He was the Winner of the Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar from the Academy of International Business and received numerous grants and awards from CUHK, the Hong Kong SAR Government, and academic associations such as AIB, AOM, AAOM, and IACMR. He is the Dunning Visiting Fellow of the John Dunning Centre of International Business, the University of Reading. Prof. Ma teaches Strategic Management at BBA, MBA, and EMBA levels. Before joining the academia, he had worked in SINOCHME, a China-based Fortune Global 500 corporation, and had gained rich experience in trading, investment, and management.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Multinational firms’ strategic issues in China
Chinese firms’ outward FDI
M&A institutions-based view of strategy
- Publications & Working Papers
- S. Zhu, X. Ma, M. Peng, and S. Sauerwald (Forthcoming), “Home Country Institutions Behind Cross-Border Acquisition Performance,” Journal of Management.
- X. Ma and J. Lu (Forthcoming), “Business group affiliation as institutional linkages in China’s emerging economy: A focus on organisational traits and institutional conditions,” Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
- X. Ma, P. Wang, and D. Li (2017), “What Determines the Establishment of Chinese Multinational Enterprises’ Asian Regional Headquarters?” Management and Organisation Review, 13(1), 85-119.
- X. Ma, Z. Ding, and L. Yuan (2016), “Subnational institutions, political capital, and the internationalisation of entrepreneurial firms in emerging economies,” Journal of World Business, 2016 51(5),843-854.
- X. Zhang, X. Ma, Y. Wang, X. Li, and D. Huo (2016), “What drives the internationalisation of Chinese SMEs? The joint effects of international entrepreneurship characteristics, network ties, and firm ownership,” International Business Review, 25: 522-534.
- J. W. Lu and X. Ma (2015), “Partner resource asymmetry and IJV survival,” Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 32: 1039-1064.
- J. Xia, X. Ma, J. Lu, and D. Yiu (2014), “The outward FDI of emerging market firms: A resource dependence logic,” Strategic Management Journal, 35(9), 1343-1363.
- X. Zhang, X. Ma, Y. Wang, and Y. Wang (2014), “How can emerging market small and medium-sized enterprises maximize internationalisation benefits? The moderating effect of organisational flexibility,” International Small Business Journal, 32(6), 667-692.
- X. Ma, D. Yiu, and N. Zhou (2014), “Facing global economic crisis: Foreign sales, ownership groups, and corporate value,” Journal of World Business, 49(1), 87-100.
- X. Ma, A. Delios, and C.M. Lau (2013), “Beijing or Shanghai? The strategic location choice of large MNEs’ host country headquarters in China,” Journal of International Business Studies, 44, 953-961.
- X. Ma, T. W. Tong, and M. Fitza (2013), “How much does subnational region matter to foreign subsidiary performance? Evidence from Fortune Global 500 corporations’ investment in China,” Journal of International Business Studies, 44(1), 66-87.
- D. Yiu, F. Ng, and X. Ma (2013), “Business group attributes and internationalisation strategy in China,” Asian Business & Management, 12(1), 14-36.
- X. Zhang, X. Ma, and Y. Wang (2012), “Entrepreneurial orientation, social capital, and the internationalisation of SMEs: Evidence from China,” Thunderbird International Business Review, 54(2), 195-210.
- X. Ma and A. Delios (2010), “Host country headquarters and an MNE’s subsequent within-country diversifications,” Journal of International Business Studies, 41: 517-525.
- A. Delios and X. Ma (2010), “Strategy and management of business groups.” In The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups, edited by A. M. Colpan, T. Hikino & J. R. Lincoln, Oxford University Press.
- A. Delois and X. Ma (2010), “China is undergoing a transformation…Yet again,” Ivey Business Journal, 74(1), 1-12.
- X. Ma, X. Yao, and Y. Xi (2009), “How do interorganisational and interpersonal networks affect a firm’s strategic adaptive capability in a transition economy?” Journal of Business Research, 62(11), 1087-1095.
- J. Lu and X. Ma (2008), “The contingent value of local partners’ business group affiliation,” Academy of Management Journal, 51(2), 295-314.
- X. Ma and A. Delios (2007), “A new tale of two cities: Japanese FDIs in Shanghai and Beijing, 1979-2003“, International Business Review, 16 (2), 207-228.
- X. Ma, X. Yao, and Y. Xi (2006), “Business group affiliation and firm performance in China’s transition economy: A focus on ownership voids,” Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 23(4),467-483.
- X. Ma (2006), “Beyond transaction cost determinants: An integrated framework for export intermediary selection in emerging economies,” Advances in International Marketing, 19: 25-53.
- X. Ma and J. Lu (2005), “The critical role of business groups in China,” Ivey Business Journal, 69(5), 1-12.