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Dr. Yanze Liang is an Assistant Professor in Management at the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) China. Prior to the current appointment, he was an Assistant Professor in International Management at the University of Groningen. Yanze received his PhD from Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. Yanze’s research investigates the intersection between international business and strategic management. Specifically, his research interests include firms’ internationalization strategy and post-entry performance, state-owned enterprises, and innovation. His research has been published and recognized in leading journals and conferences in international business and management, such as Journal of World Business, AOM, AIB, EIBA, AIB-UKI, and BAM.


Yanze also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for many journals, including International Business Review, Management and Organization Review, Journal of International Management, European Journal of International Management, International Journal of Emerging Markets, and Chinese Management Studies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Business and Management, University of Manchester

18 Sept 201812 May 2022

Award Date: 12 May 2022

External positions

Visiting research fellow, University of Manchester

27 Jul 202327 Jul 2024


  • Business Administration

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