Professor Lin Cui

Lin Cui


Research School of Management

Phone number
+61 2 612 56190
Room 1098, Copland Bld (24)
Research areas

International business; Strategic management; Entrepreneurship.


Lin Cui is a Professor of Strategy and International Business at the Research School of Management. Lin’s research interests include international business strategies and business innovation/entrepreneurship. His recent research investigates the impacts of institutional environment, business network and governance structure, and firm resources and strategic leadership on firm strategies and performance. Lin’s work has been funded through major competitive research grant schemes and published in renowned academic journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of World Business and Organization Studies among other. Lin is a member of ARC College of Experts, and serves as senior editor and editorial board member of leading International Business journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, and Journal of International Management.

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Research publications

Selected publications:

Chen, L., Wang, M., Cui, L., & Li, S. 2021. Experience base, strategy-by-doing and new product performance. Strategic Management Journal, 42(7): 1379-1398.

Bharanitharan, D. K., Lowe, K. B., Bahmannia, S., Cui, L., & Chen, Z. X. A wolf in sheep’s clothing: Exploring the relationship between leader humility and unethical behavior. Journal of Management,

Wang, D., Cui, L., Vu, T., & Feng, T. 2020. Political capital and MNE responses to institutional voids: The case of Chinese state-owned enterprises in Africa. Organization Studies,  

Cui, L. & Xu, Y. 2019. Outward FDI and profitability of emerging economy firms: Diversifying from home resource dependence in early stage internationalization. Journal of World Business, 54(4): 372-386.

Hu, H.W., Cui, L., & Aulakh, P. 2019. State capitalism and performance persistence of business group affiliated firms: A comparative study of China and India. Journal of International Business Studies, 50(2): 193-222.

Cui, L., Fan, D., Liu, X., & Li, Y. 2017. Where to seek strategic assets for competitive catch-up? A configurational study of emerging multinational enterprises expanding into foreign strategic factor markets. Organization Studies, 38(8): 1059-1083.

Li, M., Cui, L., & Lu, J. 2014. Varieties in state capitalism: Outward FDI strategies of central and local state-owned enterprises from emerging economy countries. Journal of International Business Studies, 45(8): 980-1004.

Cui, L., Meyer, K. E., & Hu, H. W. 2014. What drives firms’ intent to seek strategic assets by foreign direct investment? A study of emerging economy firms. Journal of World Business, 49(4):488-501.

Cui, L., & Jiang, F. 2012. State ownership effect on firms’ FDI ownership decisions under institutional pressure: A study of Chinese outward investing firms. Journal of International Business Studies, 43(3): 264-284.

Cui, L., & Jiang, F. 2009. FDI entry mode choice of Chinese firms: A strategic behavior perspective. Journal of World Business, 44(4): 434-444.


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Research engagement and outreach

ARC College of Experts (2022-2024)

Senior Editor of International Business Review (2021-)

Associate Editor of Journal of International Management (2020-)

Senior editor of Management and Organization Review (2016-2021)

Senior editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2019-2021) 

Editorial board member of Journal of International Business Studies (2018-)


Current Teaching:

BUSI7033 International Business Strategies

MMIB8001 Applied Topics in Business Studies 1

Previous Teaching:

CBEA3066 Global Business Immersion

BUSI7019 The Global Business Environment

BUSI7001 Managing the Global Supply Chain

BUSI3030 International Supply Chain Management

BUSI3028 Business in China

Research supervision:

My former PhD students currently hold academic appointments in institutions such as Sydney University (Australia), Thammasat University (Thailand), Xiamen University (China), University of Northern British Columbia (Canada), and Tianjin University (China).