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.
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 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
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
Date Title Institution name Country 2007 Certificate in Advanced Teaching University of British Columbia Canada
Year Citation 2014 Shi, H. (2014). Entrepreneurship in Family Business: Cases from China. Switzerland: Springer.
Year Citation 2021 Shi, H. (2021). Making sense of succession in family business internationalisation: An exploratory approach. In H. Ding, H. Chung, A. Yu, & P. H. Phan (Eds.), Innovation, Growth, and Succession in Asian Family Enterprises (pp. 41-63). Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar.
Year Citation 2019 Barbera, F., Veldhuizen, E., Matser, I., Shi, H., & van Dalfsen, M. (2019). Values-based internationalization: Evidence from a global family firm. In The 15th Family Enterprise Research Conference Proceedings. Burlington, VT, USA. 2019 Wang, Y., Shi, H., Graves, C., & Lowe, C. (2019). Towards embeddedness via co-creation: A case study of family businesses in digitalisation from Australia. In The 19th Annual Conference of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy Proceedings. Bergamo, Italy. 2019 Graves, C., & Shi, H. (2019). Wealth concentration and the entrepreneurial orientation of family-controlled firms: An examination of the moderating effect of a formal board. In The 19th Annual Conference of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy Proceedings. Bergamo, Italy. 2018 Graves, C., Shi, H., & Barbera, F. (2018). Family-oriented non-economic objectives and the internationalisation of family firms. In UWA Family Business Symposium Proceedings. Perth, Australia. 2017 Shi, H. (2017). Trust in leadership: A family business perspective. In STEP Academic Community Publications. Singapore. 2017 Shi, H. (2017). Family business internationalisation through succession: An exploratory approach. In 2017 IFERA Taiwan Conference Proceedings. Kaohsiung/Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). 2016 Wang, Y., & Shi, H. (2016). Particularistic and system trust in family businesses: A four-C perspective. In International Family Enterprise Research Academy 2016 Annual Conference Proceedings. Bogota, Colombia. 2016 Shi, H. (2016). Making sense of succession in family business internationalisation. In STEP Academic Community Publications. Hong Kong. 2015 Shi, H., & Whittaker, D. (2015). Measuring "familiness": An exploratory approach. In China 2015 Family Business Conference Proceedings. Beijing, China. 2015 Nagar, S., & Shi, H. (2015). Firm-specific advantages and the internationalisation of small- and medium-sized family businesses: Evidence from the New Zealand civil construction sector. In Global Strategy Journal Workshop Program. Milan, Italy.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2017 Steen, A., D'Alessandro, S., Graves, C., Perkins, M., Genders, R., Barbera, F., . . . Davis, N. (2017). Estate Planning in Australia.
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
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
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2017 - 2017 Member Learning and Teaching Committee, School of Marketing and Mangement Adelaide Business School Australia
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
Date Engagement Type Partner Name 2017 - ongoing Consultant Air China
Date Office Name Institution Country 2017 - ongoing Visiting Professor University of International Business and Economics China
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
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