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Lu Liu

Personal statement

Lu Liu joined Bath Spa University in October 2010. She is a senior lecturer in business and management. She is the pathway leader of BABM (International Business) and MABM (International Business) and the associate director of the Research Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Professional Practice. She also supervises PhD students.

Lu's research interest includes integrating knowledge management activities into the management information systems for the SMEs and non-profit organisations; international new ventures and their post-entry performance; regional economic development in the ethnic minority and less-developed areas; and business ethics. As a member of the teaching staff, she is also interested in knowledge exchange in online teaching and the comparative studies on the pedagogical design and delivery of business modules in different countries.

She has previously worked at the University of Bolton, University of Sheffield-Sheffield International College, Harbin Engineering University, and a Chinese state-owned textiles trading company.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Knowledge and Information Management, University of Bolton, UK
  • PG Certificate, Professional Learning in Higher Education, Bath Spa University
  • MSc, International business (E-business), Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • BA, International Economics and Business, Østfold University College, Norway
  • BEng, Engineering Economics, Harbin Engineering University, China

Professional qualifications

  • RINCE2® Foundation certificate in Project Management
  • Qualification Certificate of Lecturer, the Minister of Education, China
  • Qualification Certificate of Economist, the Minister of Education, China

Professional memberships

  • Fellow - Higher Education Academy
  • Membership, American Economic Association, the US
  • Membership, The Foundation of CUAES Research Committee on Ethnic Minorities with a Relatively Small Population, China

Other external roles

  • Consultant - the Institute of Hei Jhin Culture, Jiamusi University, China

Areas of expertise

  • International business
  • Inter-cultural communication
  • Interactive teaching and training
  • Online teaching
  • Research methods

Teaching subjects

  • International Business (UG)
  • International Business Environment (PG)
  • International Business Practice (PG)

PhD research supervision

Lu is interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • International small and medium sized enterprises’ (SMEs) behaviour and performance
  • Knowledge and information management in the SMEs and non-profit organisations
  • Business ethics in emerging markets.

Current PhD supervision includes:

  • Cultural impact on internal auditors’ ethical decision making-A comparative study of India and United Kingdom (first supervisor)
  • The Application of Knowledge Management and Supply China Practice: UK food Industry (first supervisor)
  • Assessing the level and impact of financial literacy: the comparison of UK and Turkey (second supervisor)
  • Humour Generation through Creative Computing (second supervisor)

Preferred methods

Qualitative:

  • Case studies
  • Grounded theory
  • Action research.

Quantitative:

  • Experiment
  • Survey
  • Cross-sectional studies
  • Longitudinal studies.

Mixed methods.

Research and academic outputs

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Research the multi-factor cooperation on the innovation and development in the Hezhe cultural industry
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Zheng, L and Liu, L (2019) 'Research the multi-factor cooperation on the innovation and development in the Hezhe cultural industry.' In: Proceedings of the 3rd China Summit Forum of the Development of Hezhe Ethnic Minority. Jiamusi University, China.


An investigation into the protection, inherence and innovation of Hezhe culture and arts under the perspective of cultural and cross-cultural dissemination
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Zheng, L, Shen, L, Liu, L, Yu, S and Zhang, S (2018) 'An investigation into the protection, inherence and innovation of Hezhe culture and arts under the perspective of cultural and cross-cultural dissemination.' In: The Foundation of CUAES Research Committee on Ethnic Minorities with a Relatively Small Population and its First Conference Proceeding. Jiamusi University, China.


How to enhance international and domestic students’ interaction? A case study of the design and development of an international business module
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Liu, L and Sibley, S (2014) 'How to enhance international and domestic students’ interaction? A case study of the design and development of an international business module.' In: Orme, M, ed. Supporting internationalisation through languages and culture in the twenty-first-century university. Intercultural Studies and Foreign Language Learning (ISFLL) (15). Peter Lang, Oxford, pp. 125-140. ISBN 9783034309806


A dynamic framework facilitating HEI to build a co-constructive management information system: the University of Bolton case study
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Green, G and Liu, L (2008) 'A dynamic framework facilitating HEI to build a co-constructive management information system: the University of Bolton case study.' In: The Scope of Information Systems: Perspectives from Academia and Practice - Proceedings of UKAIS 2008 Conference. UKAIS, Bournemouth.


Knowledge-based management information systems for effective small and medium-sized enterprises management
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Liu, L, Oliver, S and Green, G (2007) 'Knowledge-based management information systems for effective small and medium-sized enterprises management.' In: Proceedings of the Knowledge and Innovation Conference, 20 - 21 March 2007, University of Bolton. University of Bolton, Bolton.


Knowledge-based management information systems for effective supply chain management in SMEs
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Oliver, S, Liu, L, Green, G and Qi, B (2007) 'Knowledge-based management information systems for effective supply chain management in SMEs.' In: Logistics Research Network 2007 conference proceedings. Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, pp. 149-155. ISBN 9781904564195


A conceptual framework of the factors influencing online shopping behaviour
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Qi, B, Lui, V and Liu, L (2007) 'A conceptual framework of the factors influencing online shopping behaviour.' In: Logistics Research Network 2007 conference proceedings. Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, pp. 143-148. ISBN 9781904564195


The effects of RMB real effective exchange rate changes on Shanghai's industrial structure upgrading
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Ding, H, Feng, J and Liu, L (2016) 'The effects of RMB real effective exchange rate changes on Shanghai's industrial structure upgrading.' Contemporary Economics, 34. pp. 22-27.


E-learning tools to improve students’ learning experience: a case study
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Qi, B, Liu, L and Wang, C (2009) 'E-learning tools to improve students’ learning experience: a case study.' International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science, 1 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2075-017X


Can ICT replace the traditional learning model? A case study
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Qi, B, Liu, L, Wang, C, Oliver, S and Zhang, R (2009) 'Can ICT replace the traditional learning model? A case study.' Proceedings of the International Symposium on Education and Computer Science (ECS2009), 3. pp. 715-719.


Can ICT replace the traditional teaching and learning model? A case study
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Qi, B, Liu, L, Oliver, S, Wang, C and Zhang, R (2009) 'Can ICT replace the traditional teaching and learning model? A case study.' Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Education Technology and Computer Science, 2009. pp. 703-707.


An investigation into students’ experiences on e-learning
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Green, G, Liu, L and Qi, B (2009) 'An investigation into students’ experiences on e-learning.' Positive Information Systems: UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings, 28.


Knowledge-based management information systems for the effective business performance of SMEs
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Green, G, Liu, L and Qi, B (2009) 'Knowledge-based management information systems for the effective business performance of SMEs.' Journal of International Technology and Information Management, 18 (2). pp. 201-222. ISSN 1543-5962


Knowledge management functions and management information systems integration - a pilot study on creating a dynamic framework for effective HR management in the HEIs
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Liu, L and Loon, M (2018) Knowledge management functions and management information systems integration - a pilot study on creating a dynamic framework for effective HR management in the HEIs. In: Power and Possibility: Unleashing the Potential of HRD - The University Forum for HRD Annual Conference, 6 - 8 June 2018, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.


Developing financial literacy among students in different countries
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Pomorina, I, Liu, L, Bruhanova, N and Witrenko, A (2018) Developing financial literacy among students in different countries. In: Eighth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE), 30 May - 1 June 2018, San Antonio, Texas.


Developing financial literacy among students in different countries
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Pomorina, I, Liu, L and Bruhanova, N (2017) Developing financial literacy among students in different countries. In: Paradigm Shifts in 21st Century Economics: 3rd International Research Conference, 2 - 3 November 2017, Kiev, Ukraine.


The effects of RMB real effective exchange rate changes on the upgrade of the Chinese industrial structure - a case study of Shanghai
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Ding, H, Liu, L and Pomorina, I (2017) The effects of RMB real effective exchange rate changes on the upgrade of the Chinese industrial structure - a case study of Shanghai. In: Paradigm Shifts in 21st Century Economics: 3rd International Research Conference, 2 - 3 November 2017, Kiev, Ukraine.


Modern economic education and financial literacy
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Pomorina, I, Liu, L and Mearman, A (2017) Modern economic education and financial literacy. In: 3rd International Research Conference: Paradigm Shifts in 21st Century Economics, 2 - 3 November 2017, Kiev, Ukraine.


An investigation into helping international students to be better prepared before coming to the UK: a case study at Business and Management Department in Bath Spa University
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Liu, L and Sibley, S (2012) An investigation into helping international students to be better prepared before coming to the UK: a case study at Business and Management Department in Bath Spa University. In: Supporting Internationalisation through Languages and Culture in the 21st Century University, 19-20 July 2012, University of Central Lancashire, Preston.


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