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Durham University

Research & business

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Professor Xinming He, BA, MA, PhD, PGCert

Professor of Marketing in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 49424
Room number: A223, Garden Block

(email at xinming.he@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Xinming He is a full Professor of Marketing, Lead of the Marketing and International Business (MIB) Research Centre, and Director of MSc Marketing at Durham University Business School. He received a BA, an MA and a PhD at Xiamen University, and a PhD from King’s College London.

He is an active researcher in international marketing and international strategy. He has published over 40 academic articles in leading international scholarly journals and conferences, e.g. Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Management and Organization Review, Management International Review, European Journal of Marketing, International Marketing Review, and International Business Review. His work has received strong recognition in the form of Best Paper Awards, funding from government organizations, education and research foundations. For instance, he received the Highly Commended Paper Awards - the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence, the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, the European Journal of Marketing Award for Research in Marketing (2013). He also won the Best Paper Award of a Harvard University host conference (China Goes Global Annual Conference).

He is an Associate Editor for the journal of Asian Business & Management (Palgrave), Senior Editor for the International Journal of Emerging Markets (Emerald) and sits on the Editorial Board of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

He has been invited to talk at research seminars of Lancaster University, the University of York, Newcastle University, Brunel University, Birkbeck College, University of London, Durham University, Xiamen University, and Nanjing Science and Technology University, He has examined PhD students at Brunel University, Durham University, Northumbria University and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Before joining Durham University, he researched and lectured at King's College London, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, and Xiamen University. He is an external examiner of programmes of Nottingham, Bradford, and Surry. He is a visiting Professor of Xiamen University, a Chinese 211 and 985 institution. He also has years’ experience in business management as Export Manager of China Xinxing Group Xiamen Branch, Information Specialist of Underwater World (New Zealand), and Kodak (China) Co.

Xinming’s current research aims to examine how organizations develop international strategies such as international market selection, export channel selection, pricing, innovation, and overseas acquisition to achieve superior performance. He uses resource-based theory, institutional theory, and transaction cost analysis, among others.

Xinming is very happy to cooperate with researchers in similar areas, and to discuss research proposals in these areas with prospective PhD students. Please feel free to contact if interested.

Honours and Awards

  • Highly Commended Paper Award, the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence
  • Best Paper Award (with Yu Li, Carlos M. P. Sousa), 2017 SYSBS International Symposium on Frontier Management Research (convened by Yadong Luo & Oded Shenkar), Dec 2017.
  • Highly Commended Paper Award, 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.
  • Best Paper Award (with Yuanfei Kang), Australia and New Zealand International Business Association Conference 2014, The University of Auckland Business School, April 2014.
  • International Marketing Review, Top 10 Reviewer of 2011-2013
  • European Journal of Marketing Award for Research in Marketing, Academy of Marketing, July 2013.
  • Academy of Marketing Research Initiative Funding, July 2013.
  • Best Paper Award, China Marketing International Conference 2013, City University of Hong Kong and China University of Mining and Technology, July 2013.
  • Best Paper Award, International Marketing Track, Academy of Marketing 2012 Conference, Southampton University, Jul 2012.
  • Best Paper Award, International Marketing Track, Academy of Marketing 2011 Conference, Liverpool University, Jul 2011.
  • Best Paper Award, Harvard University China Goes Global Annual Conference 2009, Oct 2009.
  • Winner of Small Bursary, School of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London, 2008.
  • KC Wong Scholarship (£33,000), KC Wong Education Fund (Hong Kong), 2006–2008.
  • Best Paper Award, Journal of Marketing Science China 2004 Conference, Tsinghua University, Nov 2004.
  • Xinming has been invited to speak at seminars at Durham University, Lancaster University, Newcastle University, University of York, Brunel University, Birkbeck College, University of London, Xiamen University, etc.

Mini Biography

Xinming He is a full Professor of Marketing, Lead of the Marketing and International Business (MIB) Research Centre, and Director of MSc Marketing at Durham University Business School. 

He is an active researcher in international marketing and international business strategy. His work has received strong recognition in the form of Best Paper Awards, funding from government organizations, education and research foundations, and publications in leading international journals.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Export channel selection
  • Export performance
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Innovation and performance
  • International market selection
  • Market exit and re-entry
  • Market orientation
  • Networks
  • Foreign entry mode

Publications

Supervises

Selected Grants

  • 2013: 2013: Academy of Marketing Research Initiative Funding, July 2013 – July 2014