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Dr Li Xue Cunningham

Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Faculty of Management

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Postal Address

Cass Business School
106 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8TZ
United Kingdom

Background

Li Xue Cunningham is a lecturer in HRM and Chinese Management. Previously, she was an RCUK Research Fellow at Centre for Asian Businss and Management, Cass Business School. She received her B.A. in economics, and Ph.D. in management from Cass. Before Dr Cunningham embarked on her research career, she worked as a manager for several large Chinese corporations in international business. Dr Cunningham’s main research interests lie in the areas of international and comparative human resource management, gender and diversity management, private enterprise business and development, especially in China. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Asia Pacific Business Review, Personnel Review, International Handbook of Entrepreneurship and HRM, Handbook of Technology Management and Management through Collaboration as well as presented at the Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, and International Industrial Relations Association conferences.

Qualifications

BSc in Economics, MBA and PhD in Management.

Fellowships

  1. RCUK Research Fellowship, Cass Business, Oct 2007 – Oct 2012

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin).

Expertise

Primary Topics

  • Asian Business & Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Small Business Management

Additional Topics

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
  • Family Businesses
  • Gender & Diversity Management
  • Organizational Behaviour

Geographic Areas

  • Asia
  • Asia - Southeast
  • Europe

Research Topics

Chinese Management
Entrepreneurship and SMEs' developement
Gender and Diversity Management
Comparative Human Resource Management
Private enterprises in China
Attendance
Sep 2008 – present
Role
2nd Supervisor

Chapters (5)

  1. Xue Cunningham, L. (2012). SMEs in Selected Economies in East Asia. In Warner, M. (Ed.), Managing across diverse cultures in East Asia : issues and challenges in a changing globalized world Routledge. ISBN 0-415-68090-5.
  2. Xue Cunningham, L. and Rowley, C. (2010). The changing face of SMEs management in China. In Rowley, C. and Cooke, F. (Eds.), The Changing Face of Chinese Management (pp. 125–148). Routledge.
  3. Rowley, C., Poon, I. and Xue Cunningham, L. (2009). Globalization of Asian Firms. In Bidgoli, H. (Ed.), The Handbook of Technology Management (pp. 792–801). US: Wiley.
  4. Xue Cunningham, L. and Rowley, C. (2008). Human Resource Management in Small and Medium Enterprises in Jiangsu, China. In Barrett, R. and Mayson, S. (Eds.), International Handbook of HRM and Entrepreneurship (pp. 285–301).
  5. Rowley, C. and Xue Cunningham, L. (2005). Chinese Small and Medium Enterprises: Development and Human Resource Management. China - Trading Empire of The New Century (pp. 108–119). India: The ICFAI University Press.

Conference Papers and Proceedings (5)

  1. Cunningham, L. (2011). Determinant factors of SMEs development in China. 7Th Workshop On Family Firms Management Research 27-29 May, Witten, Germany,.
  2. Cunningham, L. (2009). People Management in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in China: An Empirical Study. China Goes Global Harvard Business School.
  3. Cunningham, L. (2008). A review of HRM research in SMEs in China with comments. 10th West Lake International Conference on Small & Medium Business (WLICSMB 2008) 25-27 October, China.
  4. Cunningham, L., Irene, P. and Rowley, C. (2008). The Globalisation of Asian Firms. Annual London Conference on Money, Economy and Management London.
  5. Cunningham, L. (2007). An Empirical Study on Human Resource Management in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in China. Academy of Management Philidelphia, USA.

Journal Articles (5)

  1. Xue Cunningham, L. (2011). SMEs as motor of growth: A review of China's SMEs development in thirty years (1978–2008). Human Systems Management, 30(1-2), pp. 39–54.
  2. Xue Cunningham, L. (2010). Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in China: A literature review, human resource management and sugestions for further research. Asia Pacific Business Review, 16(3), pp. 319–337.
  3. Xue Cunningham, L. (2010). Managing human resources in SMEs in a transition economy: evidence from China. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(12), pp. 2120–2141.
  4. Xue Cunningham, L. and Rowley, C. (2008). The development of Chinese small and medium enterprises and human resource management: A review. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 46(3), pp. 353–379.
  5. Rowley, C. and Xue Cunningham, L. (2007). Human Resource Management in Chinese Small and Medium Enterprises: a review and research agenda. Personnel Review, 36(3), pp. 415–439.

Other (3)

  1. Cunningham, L. (2012). Trust in family business: a smooth operator.
  2. Cunningham, L. and Xiancheng, S. (2011). Managing diversity in a fast changing economy.
  3. Cunningham, L. (2011). HRM development in China: a longitudinal study.

Course Directorship

- 2009 - 2014, Asian Business and Management, Director
- 2013 - 2014, Chinese Management, Director
- 2012 - present, Management of Human Resources, Admissions Tutor

Subject/Academic Leadership

- Deputy Director of Centre for Research in Asia Management

Editorial Activities (4)

  1. International Journal of Human Resource Management, Referee, 2010 – present.
  2. International Small Business Journal, Referee, 2009 – present.
  3. Human Resource Managment, Referee, 2009 – present.
  4. Asia Pacific Business Review, Book Reviews Editor, 2008 – 2014.

Events/Conferences (6)

  1. International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR). (Conference) HK, China (2012).
    Paper: Breaking through the glass ceiling: Evidence from China
    Author: Cunningham L
  2. EISAM Conference on Family Firm Management Research. (Conference) (2011).
    Paper: Determinant factors of SMEs development in China
    Author: Cunningham Li
  3. China Goes Global. (Conference) Harvard Business School (2009). Invited speaker.
    Paper: People Management in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in China: An Empirical Study
    Author: Cunningham Li
  4. Annual London Conference on Money, Economy and Management. (Conference) London (2008). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Globalisation of Asian Firms
    Author: Cunningham Li
    Co-authors: Irene, P and Rowley, C
  5. West Lake International Conference on Small and Medium Business. (Conference) China (2008). Invited speaker.
    Paper: A review of HRM research in SMEs in China with comments
    Author: Cunningham Li
  6. Academy of Management. (Conference) Philidelphia, USA (2007).
    Paper: An Empirical Study on Human Resource Management in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in China
    Author: Cunningham Li