Henry Shi

Dr Henry Shi


Adelaide Business School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

My research focuses on strategy and entrepreneurship in SMEs and their internationalisation. One specific line in my research has been on strategy and entrepreneurship in small to medium-sized family businesses. My research makes both theoretical and empirical contributions to understanding family business as a form of organisation, and identifies distinctive patterns in which private entrepreneurship sustains across generations. My research also investigates the evolution of socio-economic contexts and its impacts on SME entrepreneurship, innovation, and internationalisation, and is frequently comparative.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - ongoing Lecturer in Family Business and Entrepreneurship University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2015 Lecturer in International Business Auckland University of Technology
    2012 - 2013 Lecturer in Management and International Business University of Auckland
    2002 - 2008 Lecturer in International Business Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    1999 - 2002 Sales Manager Jiangsu Overseas Group
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Scholarship Faculty Scholarship The University of Adelaide Faculty of the Professions Australia
    2019 Award Best Paper Award International Family Enterprise Research Academy Italy €2,500
    2018 Award Best Team Award for Excellence in Research 2018 Adelaide Business School Australia
    2017 Award Travel Dependents Award 2017 The University of Adelaide Faculty of the Professions Australia $3,400
    2009 Award Study Abroad Award 2010 Education New Zealand New Zealand NZ$3,000
    2009 Scholarship Barry Spicer and Owen G Glenn PhD Scholarship The Glenn Family Foundation and the University of Auckland New Zealand NZ$120,000 for 4 years
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Cantonese) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2008 - 2012 University of Auckland New Zealand PhD in Management
    2004 - 2004 University of Melbourne Australia Master in International Business
    1995 - 1999 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics China BA in International Trade
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2007 Certificate in Advanced Teaching University of British Columbia Canada
  • Research Interests

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor The role of entrepreneurial legacy in succession: a study of Chinese family businesses Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Gary He
    2021 Principal Supervisor Chinese Entreprenurial Guanxi; A Co-Creation Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kym William Chappell
    2020 Co-Supervisor Internationalization of Chinese family firms during times of significant external disruption Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Yao Zhou
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Exploring guanxi in ethnic Chinese entrepreneurial relationships in Australia The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Honours Full Time Kym Chappell
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Preparing for an uncertain future: Socioemotional wealth and the resilience of family firms The University of Adelaide Master of Business Research Master Full Time Suwimon Khorphanlert
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor CEO tenure, wealth concentration and entrepreneurial orientation in family business: Examining the moderating effect of a formal board The University of Adelaide Master of Business Research Master Full Time Beatrice Amonoo Nkrumah
  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2020 - ongoing Board Member Editorial Board Entrepreneurship Research Journal United States
    2018 - 2018 Chair Doctoral Colloquium of the People, Technology and Change Cluster Adelaide Business School, The University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 - 2016 China Advisory Board Capability Group Limited New Zealand
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - 2017 Member Learning and Teaching Committee, School of Marketing and Mangement Adelaide Business School Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices Project, Babson College United States
    2016 - ongoing Member Academic Community, Society of Trustees and Estate Practitioners United Kingdom
    2013 - ongoing Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association
    2013 - ongoing ASEAN New Zealand Business Council
  • Industry Partnerships

    Date Engagement Type Partner Name
    2017 - ongoing Consultant Air China
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Visiting Professor University of International Business and Economics China
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2017 - 2017 Family business succession and internationalisation Australian Centre for Asian Business, University of South Australia Australia
    2016 - 2016 Immigrant entrepreneurship in Australia: Ethnic capital and self-employment Graduate School of Management, University of Auckland New Zealand
    2015 - 2015 Hong Kong, Your Global Super-connector Business Breakfast with the Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong Asia New Zealand Foundation and Invest Hong Kong New Zealand
    2014 - 2014 Entrepreneurship in family business New Zealand Asia Institute Book Launch Seminar The University of Auckland New Zealand
    2013 - 2013 Engaging with China: Guanxi and foreignness 5th “Connect Hong Kong” Business Seminar Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region New Zealand
    2010 - 2010 Family business in China: Succession and entrepreneurship The 17th Research Seminar of the Japan Society for Business Succession Doshisha University Japan
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2020 - 2020 The influence of entrepreneurial role identity on transgenerational entrepreneurship in family firms Journal Review Entrepreneurship Research Journal
    2020 - 2020 Enlightening the influence of family management on increasing and decreasing growth rates Journal Review Journal of Small Business Management
    2020 - 2022 Innovator or troublemaker? The co-evolution of legitimation and institutionalization of the ridesharing market in China Journal Review Journal of Business Ethics
    2020 - 2020 Another side of interaction: The post-divesture emotions in family firms Conference Review Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group Conference 2020
    2019 - 2019 The relationship between national culture, capital budgeting systems and firm financial performance: Evidence from Australia and Indonesia Journal Review International Journal of Management Practice United Kingdom
    2019 - 2019 Routledge Handbook of Asian Family Business Peer Review Routledge United Kingdom
    2018 - 2018 Maori leadership in China Thesis Review Auckland University of Technology New Zealand
    2018 - 2018 Principles of Effective Management Peer Review Palgrave Macmillan United Kingdom
    2017 - 2017 Performing through others: Fundamentals of effective management and leadership Peer Review Palgrave Macmillan United Kingdom
    2016 - 2017 Family business consulting in Asia: The consultant's tool kit Journal Review Financial Planning Research Journal Australia
    2016 - 2016 Examining entrepreneurial opportunity for new venture creation in the biotechnology industry: A family business perspective Journal Review International Journal of Management Practice
    2016 - 2016 Executives’ metacognitive diversity, entrepreneurial orientation and affect firm performance: Evidence from Australian SMEs Journal Review Australian Journal of Management
    2016 - 2016 Management: The essentials Peer Review Pearson Australia
    2013 - 2013 The experience of New Zealand firms with Chinese regulations: What can be learnt? Thesis Review The University of Auckland New Zealand
    2013 - 2013 EasyYo strategy on combating gray market and navigating distribution channel in China Thesis Review The University of Auckland New Zealand
    2013 - 2013 Internationalization pathway of family business SME – family influence Thesis Review The University of Auckland New Zealand
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83139193
  • Email: henry.shi@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 10
  • Org Unit: Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre

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