Prof. Iris Lin YUAN

Associate Professor in Management
Programme Coordinator of Global Business Management

Faculty of Business Administration
University of Macau, E22
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

Contact Information

Room: E22-2044
Telephone: (853) 8822-4702
E-mail: linyuan
  • Ph.D in Management, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2010
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau
  • Lecturer, James Cook University Australia, Singapore Campus
  • Undergraduate Courses
    • Principles of Business Management (MGMT110)
    • Strategic Management (MGMT300)
    • Corporate Strategy: Asia Pacific Focus (MGMT469)
    • Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management (MGMT470)
    • Asian Business (GBMT402)
  • Internationalization Strategy
  • Strategy in Emerging Markets
  • International Entrepreneurship of Chinese Firms
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Best Paper Award, SYSBS International Symposium on Frontier Management Research, 2017
  • The Temple/AIB Best Paper Award Nominee, 2011
  • William H. Newman Award Nominee, Academy of Management, 2008
  • Corporate Press Release and Success of cross-border M&A: An Empirical Investigation of Emerging Market Firms, funded by University of Macau, 2018-2019, Principal Investigator
  • Seeking Friends, Seeking Resources – How Do Diplomatic Relationships Affect Natural Resource FDIs?, funded by University of Macau, 2017-2018, Principal Investigator
  • Business Group Affiliation and Internationalization Rhythm: A Contingency Perspective, funded by University of Macau, 2016-2018, Principal Investigator
  • Internationalization and liquidity risk: An empirical investigation, funded by University of Macau, 2016-2018, Principal Investigator
  • Location choice, economic correlation and MNEs’ performance, funded by University of Macau, 2014-2015, Principal Investigator
  • Institutional Gaps and Organizational Learning in Emerging Economies, funded by University of Macau, 2013-2015, Co-investigator
  • Knowledge Acquisition, Synergy and Competitive Advantage of MNCs in Emerging Market, funded by University of Macau, 2012-2013, Principal Investigator
  • Innovativeness in Location Strategy of Emerging Market-based Multinationals, funded by University of Macau, 2011-2012, Principal Investigator
  • Adaptive Service Quality of International Joint Ventures in Emerging Market: An Evolutionary Perspective, funded by University of Macau, 2011-2012, Principal Investigator
  1. Wang, Pengji, Lin Yuan & Jie Wu. 2017. The Joint Effects of Social identity and Institutional Pressures on the Service Quality: The Case of the Chinese Audit Industry. International Business Review, 26: 666-682.
  2. Pangarkar, Nitin, Lin Yuan & Sairah Hussain. 2017. Too Much of A Good Thing? Alliance Portfolio Size and Alliance Expansion. European Management Journal, 35(4), 477-485.
  3. Wang, Pengji, Lin Yuan & Adrian Kuah. 2017. Can a Fast Expanding Market Sustain with Supply-Side Government Aid? An Investigation into the Chinese Solar Photovoltaics Industry. Thunderbird International Business Review, 59(1), 103-114.
  4. Ma, Xufei, Zhujun Ding & Lin Yuan. 2016. Subnational Institutions, Political Capital, and the Internationalization of Entrepreneurial Firms in Emerging Economies. Journal of World Business, 51(5), 843-854.
  5. Yuan, Lin, Xiaolin Qian & Nitin Pangarkar. 2016. Market Timing and Internationalization Decisions: A Contingency Perspective. Journal of Management Studies, 53(4), 497-519.
  6. Yuan, Lin, Nitin Pangarkar & Jie Wu. 2016. The Interactive Effect of Time and Host Country Location on Chinese MNCs’ Performance: An Empirical Investigation. Journal of World Business, 51(2), 331-342.
  7. Yuan, Lin & Nitin Pangarkar. 2016. A Contingent View on the Importance of Inertia and Mimicry in Location Choices by Chinese MNCs. International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 8(3), 255-275.
  8. Yuan, Lin & Xiaoyun Chen. 2015. Managerial Learning and New Product Innovativeness in High-tech Industries: Curvilinear Effect and the Role of Multilevel Institutional Support. Industrial Marketing Management, 50, 51-59.
  9. Jain, Naveen, Nitin Pangarkar, Lin Yuan & Vikas Kumar. 2015. Internationalization of Indian Software Firms through Establishment of Global Development Centers: A Contingency Perspective. Multinational Business Review, 23(2), 90 – 110.
  10. Yuan, Lin & Nitin Pangarkar. 2015. Performance Implications of Internationalization Strategies for Chinese MNCs. International Journal of Emerging Markets, 10(2), 272-292.
  11. Wang, Pengji & Lin Yuan. 2012. Enhancing Research Capabilities in Industrial Parks- One North Singapore and Tianhe China. Singapore Management Review, 34(2), 29-37.
  12. Yuan, Lin and Nitin Pangarkar. 2010. Inertia versus Mimicry in Location Choices by Chinese Multinationals. International Marketing Review, 27(3), 295 – 315.
  13. Pangarkar, Nitin and Lin Yuan. 2009. Location in Internationalization Strategy: Determinants and Consequences. Multinational Business Review, 17(2), 37-68.
  14. Yuan, Lin. 2008. The Market- and Stage-bound Firm-specific Advantages in Diversification of Developing Country MNCs. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 1-6.
  1. Jain, Naveen & Lin Yuan. 2017. Individuals and Knowledge Transfer: What We Know and Where We Go from Here. The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology, 3v. Eds. Neil Anderson, Deniz S Ones, Handan Kepir Sinangil & Chockalingam Viswesvaran. London/New York: Sage, 237-251. ISBN: 9781446207239
  2. Pangarkar, Nitin, Jie Wu & Lin Yuan. 2015. Licensing versus Joint Venture: An Analysis of Choices by Singaporean Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Research in Strategic Alliances Vol 3: Strategic Alliances for SME Development. Ed T.K.Das. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 207-222. ISBN: 9781681231792
  3. Wang, Pengji & Lin Yuan. 2015. Fostering Innovation in Chinese Industrial Parks. Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies: Managerial Flow. Eds Veronica Vecchi, Ben Farr-Wharton, Rodney Farr-Wharton & Manuela Brusoni. Routledge, 74-88. ISBN: 9780415749459
  4. Jain, N. K., Nitin Pangarkar, & Lin Yuan. 2014. Do Service Firms Prefer Domestic Expansion despite Prior International Experience: The Case of Indian Software MNEs. International Finance Review Vol 15: Emerging Market Firms in the Global Economy. Eds Chinmay Pattnaik & Vikas Kumar. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 181-206. ISBN: 978178441066.
  1. Pangarkar, Nitin & Lin Yuan. The Contingent Effect of Product and Geographic Diversification on the Performance of Chinese International New Ventures. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, Minneapolis, USA, 2018
  2. Wang, Jing, Xufei Ma & Lin Yuan. Can Corporate University Promote Tchnological Innovation Performance? Moderating Effects of Ownership and Location. Paper presented at SYSBS International Symposium on Frontier Management Research, China, 2017
  3. Wang, Pengji, Lin Yuan & Hongjin Zhu. Seeking Friends, Seeking Resources- How Do Diplomatic Relationships Affect Natural Resource FDIs? Paper presented at Asia Academy of Management, Japan, 2017.
  4. Wang, Pengji, Lin Yuan & Hongjin Zhu. Political Relationship and Internationalization of Natural Resource Firms from an Emerging Market. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, Dubai, 2017.
  5. Pangarkar, Nitin and Lin Yuan. A small-wins based strategy for a big performance impact: a novel perspective. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Anaheim, USA, 2016.
  6. Yuan, Lin & Nitin Pangarkar. Diversification, Industry Type and Performance of Developing Country MNCs. Paper presented at European Marketing Association Conference, Oslo, Norway, 2016.
  7. Wang, Pengji & Lin Yuan. Institutional Spillover and Organizational Identity Group in Emerging Market: A Contingency View. Paper presented at International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR), Hangzhou, China, 2016.
  8. Wu, Jie & Lin Yuan. Overseas Customers’ Environmental Expectations and Innovation Strategy of Exporting Firms. Paper presented at Asia Academy of Management, Hong Kong, 2015.
  9. Jain, Naveen, Nitin Pangarkar, Lin Yuan & Vikas Kumar. Rapid Internationalization of Service Firms from an Emerging Market through Contextual and Strategic Lenses. Paper presented at Asia Academy of Management, Hong Kong, 2015.
  10. Jain, Naveen, Debmalya Mukherjee & Lin Yuan. International Diversity and Performance in Knowledge Intensive Indian Firms: Moderating Role of ‘Speed’ and ‘Cultural Distance’. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, Bengaluru, India, 2015.
  11. Chen, Xiaoyun & Lin Yuan. Curvilinear Effect of Managerial Learning on New Product Innovativeness in an Emerging Economy: The Moderating Role of Multilevel Institutional Support. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, Bengaluru, India, 2015.
  12. Jain, Naveen, Nitin Pangarkar, Lin Yuan & Vikas Kumar. Rapid Internationalization of Service Firms from an Emerging Market through Contextual and Strategic Lenses. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, Bengaluru, India, 2015.
  13. Chen, Xiaoyun & Lin Yuan. Managerial Learning and Product Innovativeness: The Role of Multilevel Institutional Support. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada, 2015.
  14. Chen, Xiaoyun & Lin Yuan. Managerial Learning, Institutional Government Support and Innovation in Emerging Markets. Paper presented at Consortium for International Marketing Research (CIMaR), Vienna, Austria, 2015
  15. Jain, Naveen, Nitin Pangarkar & Lin Yuan. Does International Experience Always Facilitate International Expansion? Paper presented at Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Chapter, Macau, China, 2014.
  16. Jain, Naveen, Nitin Pangarkar & Lin Yuan. The Relationship between Past Performance and FDI by Indian Software Firms. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Philadelphia, USA, 2014.
  17. Yuan, Lin, Nitin Pangarkar & Jie Wu. Performance Implications of International Location Choices of Developing Country Firms: A Temporary Competitive Advantage Perspective. Paper presented at International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR), Beijing, China, 2014.
  18. Wu, Jie & Lin Yuan. The Effects of Customer Environmental Expectations on Local Firms’ Innovation Strategies: A Stakeholder Salience Perspective. Paper presented at Conference on Ethics, Technology and Organizational Innovation, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, 2014.
  19. Yuan, Lin, Xiaolin Qian & Nitin Pangarkar. Performance Implications of Internationalization Market Timing Strategy: Evidence from China. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013.
  20. Wang, Pengji and Lin Yuan. Organizational Identity and Evolutionary Duality of Service Firms in Emerging Markets. Paper presented at the Summer Research Forum organized by Center for International Business Studies (CIBS), Chinese University of Hong Kong and Asia Academy of Management (AAOM), Hong Kong, 2013.
  21. Wang, Pengji and Lin Yuan. Does Spillover Effect Apply for All? Foreign Auditors’ Presence & Auditing Practice in Host Country. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Boston, USA, 2012
  22. Yuan, Lin and Nitin Pangarkar. The Interactive Effect of Age and Speed of Internationalization on Performance of Chinese MNCs. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Boston, USA, 2012
  23. Yuan, Lin and Nitin Pangarkar. Explaining the Location Choices of Chinese MNCs: A Contingent Approach. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Boston, USA, 2012
  24. Yuan, Lin and Nitin Pangarkar. Internationalization Locations and Performance Improvement of Chinese MNCs. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, Nagoya, Japan, 2011 (Temple/AIB Best Paper Award Nominee)
  25. Yuan, Lin. Exploitation versus Exploration in Location Choices by Developing Country Multinationals. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, Nagoya, Japan, 2011
  26. Wang, Pengji and Yuan, Lin. Organizational Identity and Evolutionary Duality of Service Firms in Emerging Markets. Paper presented at Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Chapter, Taipei, Taiwan, 2011
  27. Yuan, Lin and Nitin Pangarkar. Learning and Uncertainty in Location Choices by Developing Country Multinationals. Paper presented at Asia Academy of Management Conference, Macau, 2010
  28. Yuan, Lin and Nitin Pangarkar. Internationalization Locations and Performance of Developing Country MNCs. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, 2010.
  29. Pangarkar, Nitin and Lin Yuan. Firm Resources, FDI Destinations and Performance Implications: Evidence from China. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Chicago, USA, 2009.
  30. Yuan, Lin and Nitin Pangarkar. Inertia versus Mimicry: An Empirical Investigation of Chinese MNCs’ Location. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Chicago, USA, 2009.
  31. Pangarkar, Nitin and Lin Yuan. Location in Internationalization Strategy: Determinants and Consequences. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, San Diego, USA, 2009.
  32. Yuan, Lin and Nitin Pangarkar. Following Self versus Following Others in FDI Location: Evidence from Chinese MNCs. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, San Diego, USA, 2009.
  33. Yuan, Lin. The Market- and Stage-bound Firm-specific Advantages in Diversification of Developing Country MNCs. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Anaheim, USA, 2008. (Best Paper and William H. Newman Award Nominee).
  34. Yuan, Lin. Market Openness, Market Stability and Location Choice of Developing Country MNCs. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Anaheim, USA, 2008.
  35. Yuan, Lin and Nitin Pangarkar. The Importance of Mimicry in Location Choice: A Contingent Approach. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, Milan, Italy, 2008.
  36. Yuan, Lin and Nitin Pangarkar. Location in Internationalization Strategy: Determinants and Consequences. Paper presented at Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Chapter, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2008.
  37. Yuan, Lin and Nitin Pangarkar. Internationalization Strategies and Performance of Chinese Multinationals. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Philadelphia, USA, 2007; and SMU Enterprise Development Growth and Expansion (EDGE) Conference, Singapore, 2008.
  38. Yuan, Lin and Nitin Pangarkar. Path Dependent Effects and Location Choice of Developing Country MNCs. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, Indianapolis, USA, 2007.
  39. Yuan, Lin, Nitin Pangarkar and Andrew Delios. Diversification, Technology and Performance of Developing Country MNCs. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Atlanta, USA, 2006.
  40. Yuan, Lin. Location Choice of Internationalization and Performance of Developing Country MNCs. Paper presented at Academy of International Business, Beijing, P.R. China, 2006.
  • Member of Academy of Management
  • Member of Academy of International Business
  • Member of Strategic Management Society
  • Member of Asia Academy of Management
  • Member of International Association for Chinese Management Research