Helen Hu is an Associate Professor in Strategy and International Business in the Department of Management and Marketing, the University of Melbourne. She is the Director of the Centre for Asian Business and Economics (CABE) in the University of Melbourne.
Her research work has been nominated and awarded at international conferences including the Academy of Management (AOM), Academy of International Business (AIB), Strategic Management Society (SMS), among others. She has also been awarded Deans' Prize for Exceptional Distinction in Research and several Deans’ Certificates for Research Excellence and for Teaching Excellence at the University of Melbourne. In addition, Helen was appointed as an Honorary Research Fellow at Monash University, where she obtained her PhD in international business.
Helen's research interests are corporate governance with focuses on board of directors, ownership structure, initial public offerings, and internationalization of Asian firms. Her work has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Management Studies, among others. She currently serves on the editorial review boards of Asia Pacific Journal of Management and Management and Organization Review, and as a guest editor of an upcoming special issue of Global Strategy Journal. She is also a regular commentator on Sky News, SBS and China Radio International.
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State capitalism and performance persistence of business group-affiliated firms: A compara..
Similarity-Attraction or Similarity-Competition: Director Selection based on Background Si..
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State capitalism and performance persistence of business group-affiliated firms: A comparative study of China and India
W Hu, L Cui, PS Aulakh
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of International Business Studies
Business groups emerged in developing economies through direct or indirect support from the state in order to overcome a variety o..
Similarity-Attraction or Similarity-Competition: Director Selection based on Background Similarity
Renfei Gao, Wei Hu, Toru Yoshikawa
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | Academy of Management Proceedings
Director selection is an important topic of corporate governance. Based on the similarity-attraction logic, extant research in the..
Does board independence influence financial performance in IPO firms? The moderating role of the national business system
A Zattoni, MA Witt, WQ Judge, T Talaulicar, JJ Chen, K Lewellyn, HW Hu, J Gabrielsson, JL Rivas, S Puffer, D Shukla, F Lopez, E Adegbite, Y Fassin, S Yamak, S Fainshmidt, H van Ees
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of World Business
Prior evidence suggests that board independence may enhance financial performance, but this relationship has been tested almost ex..
Organizational Citizenship Behaviors of Directors: An Integrated Framework of Director Role-Identity and Boardroom Structure
T Yoshikawa, HW Hu
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Business Ethics
While directors’ task boundaries are usually ambiguous, some of their activities or behaviors clearly constitute their formal duti..
A Double-dimensional Behavioural Model of State-owned Enterprises’ Investment: Evidence from China
Renfei Gao, Wenzhen Lu, Wei Hu, Geoffrey Martin
Conference Proceedings | 2017 | Academy of Management Proceedings
State-owned enterprises (SOEs)’ active investment is a remarkable phenomenon in the business world, whereas the motivations behind..
Corporate governance and IPO underpricing in a cross-national sample: A multilevel knowledge-based view
William Q Judge, Michael A Witt, Alessandro Zattoni, Till Talaulicar, Jean Jinghan Chen, Krista Lewellyn, Helen Wei Hu, Dhirendra Shukla, R Greg Bell (Robert), Jonas Gabrielsson, Felix Lopez, Sibel Yamak, Yves Fassin, Daniel McCarthy, Jose Luis Rivas, Stav Fainshmidt, Hans Van Ees
Journal article | 2015 | STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
Configurations of capacity for change in entrepreneurial threshold firms: Imprinting and strategic choice perspectives
WQ Judge, HW Hu, J Gabrielsson, T Talaulicar, MA Witt, A Zattoni, F López-Iturriaga, JJ Chen, D Shukla, M Quttainah, E Adegbite, JL Rivas, B Kibler
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Management Studies
Imprinting theory suggests that founding conditions are ‘stamped’ on organizations, and these imprinted routines often resist chan..
Configurations of Capacity for Change in Entrepreneurial Threshold Firms: Imprinting and Strategic Choice Perspectives
William Q Judge, Helen W Hu, Jonas Gabrielsson, Till Talaulicar, Michael A Witt, Alessandro Zattoni, Felix Lopez-Iturriaga, Jean Jingham Chen, Dhirendra Shukla, Majdi Quttainah, Emmanuel Adegbite, Jose Luis Rivas, Bruce Kibler
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Management Studies
How Does the Board of Directors Contribute to IPO Returns? An Examination of All Three Board Roles within a Worldwide Sample
W Judge, A Zattoni, RG Bell, K Lewellyn, T Talaulicar, J Chen, N Kohli, M Witt, W Hu
Conference Proceedings | 2011 | Proceedings of the 71st Academy of Management Annual Conference
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Deans’ Prize for Exceptional Distinction in Research (for 2016)
Deans’ Certificate for Research Excellence (for 2016)
Best Paper Proceeding at Academy of Management Conference, 2017
Deans’ Certificate for Research Excellence (for 2015)
Nominee for the Best Conference Paper Award at Strategic Management Society (Sydney) Conference, 2014
Dean's Certificate for Excellent Undergraduate Teaching (for 2013)
Best Paper Award in Emerging Economies Track at the Academy of International Business Conference, 2013
Nominee for the ‘That Is Interesting’ Award at Academy of International Business Conference, 2012
Nominee for the Best Conference Paper Award at Strategic Management Society Conference, 2011
Dean's Certificate for Excellent Undergraduate Teaching (for 2009)
Honorary Research Fellow
A/Prof In Strategy/International Business
Management And Marketing
Academy of Management
Academy of International Business
Strategic Management Society
DOCTORATE IN PHILOSOPHY
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
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