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Meng Song

Meng Song
Meng Song

Full-time doctoral student

Economics and Strategy Group

 Email: songm1@aston.ac.uk

Nationality:

Chinese

Qualifications:

  •  2010  - present, Aston Business School, PhD in Management

  • 2009 - 2010, Aston Business School, MSc in International Business, dissertation title:“Technology spillovers from FDI in China” 

  • 2004 - 2008, Southwest University of Political Science and Law (China). BA in International Trade and Economics

Academic group affiliation:

Economics and Strategy Group

Year of entry:

October 2010

Thesis title:

Internationalisation, Innovation and Learning from Foreign Presence: Evidence from China

Research keywords:

internationalisation, innovation, technology transfer from FDI

Research Description:

I am interested in firms’ internationalisation strategies. Part of my thesis is on how firms’ characteristics determine their choice of strategies when expanding to overseas markets using a Chinese dataset. I also have interests in the technology transfer from FDI. The second part of my thesis is to investigate how domestic firms can benefit from technology transfer from FDI using a comprehensive Chinese firm level dataset. I use innovation performance of firms as the direct evidence of technology transfer. Two papers built on my thesis will be submitted to journals in the autumn 2013.

Supervisors:

Professor Nigel Driffield, Dr Jun Du and Dr Yundan Gong

Teaching:

  • Tutor for BS2248 Introduction to Econometrics II in 2013

  • Tutor for strategic management in 2011 and 2012

  • Marking research proposals for students in MSc international business programme in 2011 and 2012

  Conference presentations:

  • 21 - 23 March 2013, AIB conference, Aston University, UK

  • 8 - 9 April 2013, Reading UNCTAD International Business Conference, Henley Business School, UK

  • 8 - 10 October 2012, China Goes Global, Harvard Kennedy School, USA

  • 30 June – 3 July 2012, JIBS paper development workshop, Washington DC, USA

  • 29 - 31 March 2012, 39th Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland) Conference, University of Liverpool Management School, UK

 

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