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 interest lies at the intersection of international management, labor market studies, and entrepreneurship, covering three areas. One concerns global talent mobility, international entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial and executive labor markets. A second stream of her research focuses on comparative entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems, investigating the interplay of technological, institutional, and social forces in shaping the development of entrepreneurial capabilities. A third area of her work explores the impact of new technologies on future of work, particularly workforce reskilling and upskilling.

She has published in journals such as Research PolicyJournal of Business VenturingStrategic Entrepreneurship JournalIndustrial and Corporate Change, Industrial and Labor Relations ReviewEntrepreneurship and Regional Development, and Small Business Economics, among others. Her joint paper with Richard Locke and Alberto Brause on work organization and labor standards in Nike’s global supply chain received Emerald Citations of Excellence Award.

She 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 worked as an Assistant Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Phelan Fellow of International Institute for Labour Studies at International Labour Organization (ILO) headquarter in Geneva. She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of Imperial College London. 

She currently serves at the Senate of University of Bath as an elected senator from her home faculty, where she is also Director of Cross Faculty Studies. She serves on the local organising committee of 2024 European Academy of Management Annual Conference.

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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