- Ph.D., National University of Singapore
- B.A., Wuhan University, China
- corporate strategy
- international business
- emerging economies
- family business
Dr. Qian (Cecilia) Gu’s research interests lie at the intersection of corporate strategy and international business. In particular, she is interested in understanding how emerging market firms strategize to respond to the increasing global competitions and opportunities, with a specific focus on China and the greater China area. Her works appear in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, and Personnel Psychology, among others. Dr. Gu has taught courses for undergraduates, MBA, EMBA, and Master of International Business on topics of corporate strategy, international business, and family business. She also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Business Research, Journal of World Business, and Management and Organization Review. Dr. Gu is recently recognized as the Best 40 Under 40 Business Professors by Poets & Quants. She has been elected five times as the GSU IIB Professor of the Year Award. She is also a recipient of the SMS Best Reviewer Award, MOR Best Reviewer Award, IACMR Li Ning Dissertation Proposal Award, and China’s National Scholarship. She is a runner-up for AOM Douglas Nigh Award, AOM HKUST Best Paper in Global Strategy Award, and IACMR Best Macro Paper Award.
- Wang, S., Gu, Q., Von Glinow, M.A., & Hirsch, P. (first two authors equal authorship). Forthcoming. Cultural industries in international business research: Progress and prospect. Journal of International Business Studies.
- Gu, Q., Lu, J.W., & Chung, C-N. 2019. Incentive or disincentive? A socioemotional wealth explanation of new industry entry in family business groups. Journal of Management, 45(2): 645-672.
— Republished in City Business Magazine in 2020
- Nifadkar, S.S., Wu, W., & Gu, Q. 2019. Supervisor’s work-related and nonwork information sharing: Integrating research on information sharing, information seeking, and trust using self-disclosure theory. Personnel Psychology, 72(2): 241-269.
- Xu, D., Lu, J.W., & Gu, Q. 2014. Organizational forms and multi-population dynamics: Economic transition in China. Administrative Science Quarterly, 59(3): 517-547.
— Republished in Chinese Management Insights in 2016
- Gu, Q., & Lu, X.H. 2014. Unraveling the mechanisms of reputation and alliance formation: A study of venture capital syndication in China. Strategic Management Journal, 35:739-750.
- Gu, Q., & Lu, J.W. (equal authorship) 2011. Effects of inward investment on outward investment: Venture capital industry worldwide 1985-2007. Journal of International Business Studies, 42(2): 263-284.
- Gu, Q., Shen, W. & Lu, L-H. 2020. Is CEO turnover sensitive to firm performance? An informativeness perspective. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
- Xia, J., Gu, Q., Jiang, M-S., & Lin, Z. 2018. How do local firms respond to foreign direct investment through international R&D? Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
- Gu, Q., & Lu, L-H. 2013. Exploring the performance implication of multi-agency problems among public family businesses. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
- Gu, Q., & Lu, J.W. 2009. The linkage between inward investment and outward investment in the venture capital industry. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.