Publications:

IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS (Peer-reviewed)

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Li, Q. & Deng, P.* 2017. From international new ventures to MNCs: Crossing the chasm effect on internationalization path. Journal of Business Research, 70(1): 92-100 (SSCI listed; 2016 Impact Factor: 3.354; ISI Journal Citation Reports @ Ranking: 30/121 (Business); *corresponding author).

Deng, P., Yang, X., Wang, L.,& Doyle, B. 2017. Chinese investment in advanced economies: Opportunities and challenges (Guest editorial paper). Thunderbird International Business Review, 59(4): 461-471.

Yang, M. & Deng, P.* 2017. Cross-border M&As by Chinese companies in advanced countries: Antecedents and implications. Thunderbird International Business Review, 59(3): 263-280 (*corresponding author).

Ying, Y., Deng, P., & Liu. Y. 2016. Strategic flexibility, institutional hardship, and international expansion strategy of Chinese new ventures. China: An International Journal, 14(4): 118-130 (SSCI listed).

Deng, P. & Wu, B. 2016. Institutional escapism and internationalization of SMEs: Evidence from Chinese private firms. Academy of Management (AOM) Best Paper Proceedings, August 5-9, Anaheim, California, USA, pp. 1-6.

Yang, M. & Deng, P.* 2016. Performance of cross-border M&As by emerging MNCs: A multiple measurement and multi-level analysis. Academy of Management (AOM) Best Paper Proceedings, August 5-9, Anaheim, California, USA, pp. 1-6 (*corresponding author).

Deng, P. & Yang, M. 2015. Cross-border mergers and acquisitions by emerging market firms: A comparative investigation. International Business Review, 24(1): 157-172 (SSCI listed; 2016 Impact Factor: 2.476; #1 most cited article in the journal published in 2015; Top 10 most cited papers in the journal published since 2012).

Deng, P. 2013. Chinese outward direct investment research: Theoretical integration and recommendations. Management and Organization Review, 9(3): 513-539 (SSCI listed; 2013 Impact Factor: 3.277; Ranking: 14/172 (Management); #1 journal on Chinese management research; #2 most cited article in the journal in 2013 although it was published in the last issue of the year).

Deng, P. 2013. Absorptive capacity, competitive advantages, cross-border M&As by Chinese enterprises. Academia Bimestrie, 4: 41-49 (in Chinese).

Deng, P. 2012. The internationalization of Chinese firms: A critical review and future research. International Journal of Management Reviews, 14(4): 408-427 (SSCI listed; 2016 Impact Factor: 5.578; Ranking: 8/121 (Business) & 10/193 (Management); top ten most cited articles in the journal in 2012 although it was published in the last issue of the year).

Deng, P. 2012. Teaching and learning guide for: The internationalization of Chinese firms, (pp. 1-7). International Journal of Management Reviews.

Deng, P. 2012. Accelerated internationalization by MNCs from emerging economies: Determinants and implications. Organizational Dynamics, 41(4): 318-326 (SSCI listed).

Deng, P. 2010. What determines performance of cross-border M&A by Chinese companies? An absorptive capacity perspective. Thunderbird International Business Review, 52(6): 509-524 (#3 most cited article in the journal in 2010 although it was published in the last issue of the year).

Deng, P. 2010. Advances in the internationalization of Chinese firms: A critical review and research agenda. Academy of Management (AOM) Best Paper Proceedings, August 6-10, Montreal, Canada, pp. 1-6 (awarded Douglas Nigh Memorial Best Paper Award Finalist).

Deng, P. 2010. Absorptive capacity and a failed cross-border M&A. Management Research Review, 33(7): 673-682.

Deng, P. 2009. Why do Chinese firms tend to acquire strategic assets in international expansion? Journal of World Business, 44(1): 74-84. (SSCI listed; 2016 Impact Factor: 3.758; ISI Journal Citation Reports @ Ranking: 22/121 (Business); #1 most cited article published in the journal since 2008, with cumulative citations of 581 times, as of August 2017; According to Thomson Reuters Web of Science, this is a "Highly Cited Paper"; since March/April 2014, it has consistently received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of the academic field of Economics and Business based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year (Data from Essential Science Indicators).

Deng, P. 2007. Investing for strategic resources and its rationale: The case of outward FDI from Chinese companies. Business Horizons, 50(1): 71-81 (SSCI listed; 2016 Impact Factor: 2.157; top five most cited articles in the journal published in 2007; collected in the Harvard Business Case Studies with cumulative citations of 338 times as of August 2017).

Chen, T., Jin, W. & Deng, P.  2007. Analysis of win-win situation in cross-border M&A: From synergies and bidding perspectives, paper (in Chinese) published in the Journal of International Economic Cooperation, 9: 14-19; the entire paper selected to appear in Xinhua Digest, 2007 (24): 57-59.

Chen, T., Deng, P. & Jin, W. 2007. Approaches to acquiring strategic assets for Chinese firms, International Economic Cooperation, 6: 12-17 (in Chinese).

Chen, T., Deng, P. & Jin, W. 2007. Probing strategically into China¿s outbound FDI: Institutional, transaction costs, and resource-based perspectives, International Economic Cooperation, 2: 51-57 (in Chinese).

Deng, P. 2005. Strategic resources and foreign investment: A case of Chinese firms. Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, Winter: 28-38.

Deng, P. 2004. Outward investments by Chinese MNCs: Motivation and implications. Business Horizons, 47(3): 8-16 (SSCI listed; 2016 Impact Factor: 2.157, with cumulative citations of 423 times, as of August 2017; #2 most cited article in the journal published in the year of 2004.

Deng, P. 2004. Determinants of outward FDI by Chinese companies: Analysis with eclectic theory. Business Journal, Winter: 16-25.

Deng, P. 2003. Foreign investment by multinationals from emerging countries: The case of China. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 10(2): 113-124 (SSCI listed; top five most cited articles in the journal published in 2003).

Deng, P. 2003. The choice of WFOEs in China: An integrative framework. American Business Review, January: 113-123 (top five most cited articles published in the journal in 2003).

Deng, P. 2002. Choosing wholly foreign-owned subsidiaries in China: A theoretical model. Southwest Review of International Business Research, 12: 247-258.

Deng, P. 2001. WFOEs: The most popular entry mode into China. Business Horizons, 44(3): 63-72 (SSCI listed; 2016 Impact Factor: 2.157; top 10 most cited articles published in the journal in 2001).

Deng, P. 2000. Relative gains approach to Taiwan's restriction of investment in China in the 1990s. Asian Survey, 40(6): 958-980 (SSCI listed; a top cited article in the journal).

Deng, P. 1998. Impact of GATT Uruguay Round on various industries. American Business Review, June: 22-29.

Deng, P. et al. 1997. Foreign trade zones & the global exports: The case of the U.S. Southwestern Economics Review, March: 31-38.

Deng, P. 1997. U.S.-Chinese business relations in the late 1990s and beyond. Virginia Social Science Journal, Winter: 1-16 (awarded the First Place-Graduate Scholar Award).

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Liu Y. and Deng, P. 2014. Chinese cross-border M&A: Past achievement, contemporary debates and future direction. Bingley: Advances in Merges and Acquisitions (edited by Cary L. Cooper & Sydney Finkelstein), Volume 13: 85-107.

Deng, P. 2014. International strategies by emerging market multinationals: A dynamic capabilities approach. Published in the book, Research on the Impact of Global Economic Integration and Information Networking Sustainable Corporate Development (edited by Shuming Zhao et al.), Nanjing University Press, Nanjing, pp. 153-172.

Deng, P. & Yang, M. 2014. Cross-border mergers and acquisitions by emerging economic MNCs: A comparative perspective. Published in the book, Research on the Impact of Global Economic Integration and Information Networking Sustainable Corporate Development (edited by Shuming Zhao et al.), Nanjing University Press, Nanjing, pp. 279-300.

Deng, P. 2012. Effects of absorptive capacity on international acquisitions by Chinese firms: A case study investigation. Published in the book, Chinese International Investments (Palgrave Macmillan Press), pp. 137-153.

Deng, P. 2008. Investing for strategic resources and its rationale. A book chapter collected in the book, Multinational Enterprise Theory, edited by Jeffrey A. Krug and John D. Daniels (SAGE Publications), pp. 250-264.

Deng, P. 2008. Resources, capability, and outbound FDI from Chinese companies. Published in the book, The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises, edited by Ilan Alon and John Mclntyre (Palgrave Macmillan) (lead chapter), pp. 17-30.

Deng, P. 2005. Outward foreign investment by Chinese multinationals: Current issues and future trends. Published in On the Frontiers of Science (in Chinese), Vol. 3, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, pp. 266-284.

Deng, P. 1996. Strategic impact of GATT Uruguay round upon the MNCs. Published in the book, Northeast Review of International Business Research, pp. 81-87.

MAJOR CONFERENCE PAPERS (PROCEEDINGS)

Deng, P. & Wu, B. 2017. Emerging market SMEs and internationalization: An institutional escapism perspective. Paper presented at the 2017 Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting, August 4-8, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Deng, P. 2017. Revitalizing outward FDI from emerging economies: A social relational perspective. Paper presented at the 2017 Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting, August 4-8, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; it has been judged by the reviewers as one of the best accepted papers in the International Management (IM) Division Program.

Zhang, S., & Deng, P. 2017. Institutional fragility, firm-level factors, and internationalization: The case of Chinese SMEs. Paper presented at the 2017 Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting, August 4-8, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Wu, B. & Deng, P. 2016. Institutional escapism and internationalization of SMEs: Evidence from Chinese private firms. Paper presented at the 2016 Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting, August 5-9, Anaheim, California, USA; it has been judged by the reviewers as one of the best accepted papers in the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division Program.

Yang, M. & Deng, P. 2016. Performance of cross-border M&As by emerging MNCs: A multiple measurement and multi-level analysis. Paper presented at the 2016 Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting, August 5-9, Anaheim, California, USA; it has been judged by the reviewers as one of the best accepted papers in the International Management (IM) Division Program.

Liu, Y. Deng, P, Ying, Y. & Wei, J. 2016. Knowledge transfer in R&D alliances, environmental turbulence, and innovation for emerging MNEs. Paper presented at the 2016 Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting, August 5-9, Anaheim, California, USA.

Yang, M. & Deng, P. 2016. Cross-border M&As by emerging market multinationals: A multiple performance measurement and analysis. Paper presented at the Academy of International Business (AIB) 2016 Conference, June 27-30, New Orleans, USA; it was nominated for Best Paper Award on the Emerging Economies Track.

Liu, Y. & Deng, P. 2016. Environmental turbulence, alliance knowledge transfer, and innovation performance of emerging multinationals. Paper presented at the Academy of International Business (AIB) 2016 Conference, June 27-30, New Orleans, USA.

Yang, M. & Deng, P. 2016. International acquisitions by Chinese firms in advanced countries: A macro-level analysis. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR), June 15-19, Hangzhou, China. 2016.

Li, Q. & Deng, P. 2016. From international new ventures to MNCs: Crossing the chasm effect on internationalization paths. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR), June 15-19, Hangzhou, China. 2016.

Wu, B. & Deng, P. 2016. Institutional escapism and internationalization of Chinese SMEs. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR), June 15-19, Hangzhou, China.

Deng, P. 2015. Advancing theories from research on Chinese foreign investment: Practices and recommendations. Panel paper presented at the 2015 Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting, August 6-11, Vancouver, Canada; the symposium has been voted as Organization & Management Theory (OMT) Division Nominee for the Emerald Best International Symposium Award.

Deng, P. & Yang, M. 2015. Resource dependence, macro contexts, and cross-border M&As by emerging market multinationals. Paper presented at the 2015 Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting, August 6-11, Vancouver, Canada.

Deng, P., Liu, Y. & Gallagher. 2014. International Strategies by emerging market companies: A dynamic capabilities perspective. Paper presented at the 2014 Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting, August 1-5, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Deng, P., Sun, L., Liu, Y. & Gallagher. 2014. Dynamic capabilities and international strategies: A focus on emerging market companies. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial IACMR Conference, June 18-22, Beijing, China. The paper was also judged as the best conference paper award finalist.

Deng, P. & Yang, M. 2014. Cross-border mergers and acquisitions by emerging market firms: A comparative investigation. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial IACMR (International Association for Chinese Management Research) Conference, June 18-22, Beijing, China.

Yang, M. & Deng, P. 2014. Chinese cross-border M&A in advanced economies: Antecedents and implications. Paper presented at the 2014 Academy of International Business (AIB) Meeting, June 24-26, Vancouver, Canada.

Deng, P. 2013. Developing theories from research on Chinese overseas investment: Practices, trends, and direction. Paper presented at the 2013 Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting, August 9-13, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Yang, M. & Deng, P. 2013. Chinese cross-border M&As in developed and developing markets: A comparative investigation. Paper presented at the 2013 AOM Meeting, August 9-13, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Deng, P. 2012. Corporate social responsibility and outward FDI by Chinese MNCs: A strategic choice perspective. Panel paper presented at the symposium of the 5th Biennial IACMR (International Association for Chinese Management Research) Conference, June 20-24, Hong Kong, China.

Deng, P. 2012. How Research on the Internationalization of Chinese MNCs could be done for theoretical extension and development. Paper presented at the 5th Biennial IACMR Conference, June 20-24, Hong Kong, China.

Deng, P. 2011. International expansion of Chinese MNCs: A case truly for theoretical extension and development? Proceedings of the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, August 12-16, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Deng, P. 2010. Cross-border acquisitions, absorptive capacity and performance: Comparison with two Chinese multinationals. Paper presented at the 4th IACMR Biennial Shanghai Conference, June 16-20, Shanghai, China.

Deng, P. 2009. Effects of absorptive capacity on M&A: A comparative study of two international acquisitions. Proceedings of the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, August 7-11, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Deng, P. 2009. Factors underlying cross-border M&As by Chinese firms: A risk management & absorptive capacity perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of China Lixin Risk Management Research, June 5-6, Shanghai, China.

Deng, P. 2008. Acquisition of strategic assets via cross-border M&A strategies: An institutional perspective. Proceedings of the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, August 8-13, Anaheim, California, USA.

Deng, P. 2008. Can foreign acquisitions by Chinese MNCs lead to superior performance? The moderating role of absorptive capacity. Paper presented at the annual conference of Academy of International Business (AIB), June 30-July 3, Milan, Italy.

Deng, P. 2008. Absorptive capacity, competitive advantage and cross-border M&A from Chinese companies. Paper presented at the 6th International Symposium on Multinational Business Management, June 6-8, Nanjing University, China.

Deng, P. 2007. Cross-border merger and acquisition (M&A) from emerging market firms: Strategic assets and absorptive capacity. Paper presented at the 27th annual international conference of Strategic Management Society (SMS), October 14-17, San Diego, CA, USA.

Deng, P. 2007. Acquisition of strategic assets through M&A: An institutional perspective. Paper presented at a competitive session at the annual conference of the Academy of International Business (AIB), June 25-28, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Deng, P. 2007. Teaching and scholarship in international business. Paper presented at a full workshop at the annual meeting of the Teaching Professor Conference, May 18-20, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Deng, P. 2006. Resources, capability, and outbound FDI from Chinese companies. Paper presented at the focused research conference on the Globalization of Chinese Enterprises, Rollins College and Georgia Tech, November 30-December 1, Winter Park, FL, USA.

Deng, P. 2006. Resource-based view of FDI: Case studies of leading Chinese multinationals in developed countries. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Academy of Management (AOM), August 11-16, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Deng, P. 2006. Investing for resources: Strategic and absorptive factors to asset-seeking FDI. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Academy of International Business (AIB), June 22-26, Beijing, China.

Deng, P. 2006. Scholarship of international business. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), June 16-19, Chicago, USA.

Deng, P. 2005. Foreign direct investment and resources: The case of multinationals from China. Paper presented at the annual conference of Association for Global Business (AGB), November 17-19, Miami Beach, FL, USA; it has been awarded as the conference best paper.

Deng, P. 2005. Strategic resources and foreign investment: A case of Chinese firms. Paper presented at the annual conference of Academic Business World, June 30 - July 1, Nashville, TN, USA.

Deng, P. 2004. Outward FDI by multinationals from Shanghai. Paper presented at the 4th International Symposium on 21st Century Shanghai, July 22-24, Shanghai, P. R. of China.

Deng, P. 2003. Interpretation of outward FDI by Chinese MNCs: A strategic perspective. Academy of Management Proceedings 2003 BPS Paper Abstracts,  August 1-6, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Deng, P. 2003. Foreign investment by multinationals from emerging Countries: The case of China. Paper presented at the Midwest Academy of Management Meetings, April 3-5, St. Louis, USA.

Deng, P. 2003. How to do effective research at a teaching university? Paper presented at the Being Professors in the USA Forum (Chicago), Northwestern University, March 23, Evanston, IL, USA.

Deng, P. 2003. Teaching finance at a liberal arts university. Paper presented at the Being Professors in the USA¿ Forum (Chicago), Northwestern University, March 23, Evanston, IL, USA.

Deng, P. 2002. Strategic and transactional analysis of choosing WFOEs in China. Paper presented at the 13th annual conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD),  April 4-7, Los Angeles, CA.

Deng, P. 2002. Factors affecting entry mode in China: Environment and ownership-specific variables. Paper presented at the 13th IABD annual conference, April 4-7, Los Angeles, CA.

OTHER

Deng, P. 2017. Chinese Companies in Advanced Countries: Benefits a