Fei Qin

Associate Professor, Director of Cross Faculty Studies, Dr

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Accepting Doctoral Students

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Research interests

Dr Qin’s research concerns how technological, social and institutional factors interplay to influence skills, careers, and innovation. One stream of her research focuses on skills and innovation, the relationship between technological innovation and workforce strategies, workplace training, and entrepreneurial learning. The other stream of her work examines labor market issues in international and global contexts, including global talent mobility, returnee entrepreneurship in the context of circular migration, and work organization and labor standards in global value chains. Her papers have appeared in journals such as  Research PolicyJournal of Business VenturingStrategic Entrepreneurship JournalIndustrial and Labor Relations Review,  Industrial and Corporate Change, and  Small Business Economics. She is a recipient of Emerald Citations of Excellence Award

Dr Qin holds a PhD in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, US, and a BA in economics from Peking University in Beijing, China. Prior to joining Bath, she taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and was a Phelan Fellow at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. She has held visiting/affiliated positions at various institutions such as MIT Sloan School of Management and Peking University. She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of Imperial College London.  She also currently serves at the Senate of University of Bath as an elected senator from her home faculty.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Skills and Innovation, Entrepreneurial Learning, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems, Technology Entrepreneurship, Global Talent Mobility and Innovation, Work Organization in Global Value Chains

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BA in Economics, Peking University

External positions

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London


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