Publications:

IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS (Peer-reviewed)

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Deng, P., Liu, Y., Gallagher, V., C. & Wu, X. 2018. International strategies of emerging market multinationals: A dynamic capabilities perspective. Journal of Management & Organization, 24(5): 1-18 (SSCI listed).

Yan, H., Wang, J., & Deng, P. 2018. Outbound linkage and inbound leverage for emerging multinationals: A signaling theory perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 35(2): 247-272 (SSCI listed; 2016 Impact Factor: 2.024).

Tian, M., Deng, P.*, Zhang, Y., & Salmador, M. P. 2018. How does culture influence innovation? A systematic literature review. Management Decision (SSCI listed, 2016 Impact Factor: 1.396; *corresponding author; in press).

Deng, P. & Wu, B. 2017. Cracking the Western markets: International acquisitions by Chinese enterprises in advanced economies. Tsinghua Business Review, 7(9): 48-55 (published in Chinese by Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, a top-tier management journal in China).

Deng, P. 2017. Revitalizing outward FDI from emerging economies: A social relational perspective. 2017 Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting Best Papers (Proceedings), August 4-8, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, pp. 1-6.

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 perspective article). Thunderbird International Business Review, 59(4): 461-471 (2015/2016 RG Journal Impact: 1.52).

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 (2015/2016 RG Journal Impact: 1.52; *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. 2016 Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting Best Papers (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. 2016 Academy of Management (AOM) Best Papers, 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 the year of 2015 based all the major citation index; Google scholar: 86 citations, SSCI: 42, ResearchGate: 57, and Scopus: 47, as of March 2018. Specifically, based on the SSCI citation, it is on the track of becoming "Highly Cited Paper", consistently receiving enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold in the field (Essential Science Indicators); based on Scopus, it is #1 most cited article published in the journal in 2015, and it appears on front page of the journal's website as #1 most cited article published after 2013).

Liu, Y. & Deng, P. 2014. Chinese cross-border M&A: Past achievement, contemporary debates and future direction. Advances in Mergers & Acquisitions, 13: 85-107 (Google scholars: 21 citations, and ResearchGate: 22, as of March 2018).

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: 24/172 (Management); #1 journal on Chinese management research; #2 most cited article published in the journal in 2013; Google scholar: 79 citations, SSCI: 42, and ResearchGate: 61, as of March 2018).

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

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

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 article despite its publication in the last issue of 2012; Google Scholar: 136 citations, SSCI: 56, and ResearchGate: 96, as of March 2018).

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 (top three most cited articles published in the journal in 2010; Google scholar: 78 citations and ResearchGate: 59, as of March 2018).

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; Ranking: 22/121 (Business); #1 most cited article published in the journal since 2009; Google scholar: 645 citations, SSCI: 286, Scopus: 307, and ResearchGate: 400, as of March 2018. According to Thomson Reuters Web of Science, this is a "Highly Cited Paper"; ever since January/February 2014, it has consistently received enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year (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 three most cited articles published in the journal in 2007; collected in the Harvard Business Case Studies; Google Scholar: 346 citations, Scopus: 159, and ResearchGate: 205, as of Marcg 2018).

Chen, T., Jin, W. & Deng, P.  2007. Analysis of win-win situation in cross-border M&A: From synergies and bidding perspectives. 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; top two most citied articles published in the journal in 2004; Google scholar: 458 citations, Scopus: 191, and ResearchGate: 241, as of March 2018).

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; one of the three most citied articles published in the journal in 2003; Google scholars: 131 citations and ResearchGate: 61, as of December 2017).

Deng, P. 2003. The choice of WFOEs in China: An integrative framework. American Business Review, January: 113-123.

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; a highly citied article in the journal; Google scholar: 79 citations, and ResearchGate: 37, as of December 2017).

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 highly citied article published 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

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. 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.

OTHER

Deng, P. 2017. Chinese Companies in Advanced Countries: Benefits and Challenges. The Online Journal of China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, U.K., May 23, 2017.

Deng, P. 2013. International Acquisitions of Chinese Firms. An audio presentation of a Henry Stewart Talks series, Doing Business in China, www.hstalks.com/go, March 2013: HST 129 (3456).

Deng, P. 2011. Teaching and learning guide for: The internationalization of Chinese firms. International Journal of Management Reviews, Septe