- Ph.D., National University of Singapore
- B.A., Wuhan University, China
- corporate strategy
- international business
- emerging economies
- family business
Dr. Qian (Cecilia) Gu is an assistant professor in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of corporate strategy and international business. In particular, Dr. Gu is interested in understanding how emerging market firms strategize to respond to the increasing global competitions and opportunities, with a special focus on China and the greater China area. Her works have been published 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 as the editorial boards of Journal of Business Research, Journal of World Business, and Management and Organization Review. Dr. Gu has been elected five times as the GSU IIB Professor of the Year Award. She was also a recipient of the SMS Best Reviewer Award, IACMR Li Ning Dissertation Proposal Award and China’s National Scholarship. She was a runner-up for AOM Douglas Nigh Award, AOM HKUST Best Paper in Global Strategy Award, AIB Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award, and IACMR Best Conference 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, W.Z., & 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.
Nifadkar, S.S., Wu, W., & Gu, Q. 2018. Supervisor’s work-related and nonwork information sharing: Integrating research on information sharing, information seeking, and trust using self-disclosure theory. Personnel Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/peps.12305.
- 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.
Dean, X., Lu, W.Z., & Gu, Q. 2014. Organizational forms and multi-population dynamics: Economic transition in China. Administrative Science Quarterly, 59(3): 517-547.
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, L-H. 2013. Exploring the performance implication of multi-agency problems among public family businesses. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
Gu, Q., & Lu, W.Z. (equal contribution) 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., & Lu, W.Z. 2009. The linkage between inward investment and outward investment in the venture capital industry. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.