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BSc, MSc, PhD
Business and Management
Oxford Brookes Business School
Peiran Su is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. He holds British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant and held research grants from Scottish and Danish sources, among others. He received EURAM Best Paper in Strategic Management, published in Strategic Management Journal and Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, and presented at Strategic Management Society and European Business History Association annual conferences. He held academic positions at University College Dublin (Ireland), Technical University of Denmark (Denmark), and University of the West of Scotland (UK). Dr. Su has BSc Physics (Peking University, China), MSc Economics (Jilin University, China), and PhD Strategic Management (University College Dublin, Ireland). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
Strategic Management Society
European Business History Association
Academy of Management
European Academy of Management
British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, UK.
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, UK.
Thesis Competition Finalist, European Doctoral Programs Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA).
Best Paper in Strategic Management, European Academy of Management, 2011
Best Conference Paper Finalist, European Academy of Management, 2011
Ad Astra Research Scholarship, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Dr. Su is interested in supervising doctoral theses on competitive strategy, corporate strategy, strategy process, and knowledge and innovation. Prospective students can be of any subject satisfying the entry requirements and can develop their own research projects or work with Dr. Su on his research projects.
This paper demonstrates how meta‐analysis can be combined with structural equation modeling (MASEM) to address new questions in strategic management research. We review this integration, describe its implementation, and compare findings from bivariate meta‐analyses, a direct‐effect structural equations model, and two mediating frameworks using data on the strategic leadership and performance relationship. Results drawn from 208 articles that collectively included data on 495,638 observations demonstrate the new insights available from MASEM while also suggesting a revision to conventional thinking on strategic leadership. Whereas some theories posit that boards of directors influence firm performance through monitoring and disciplining the top management team, MASEM provides more support for the view that boards mediate the top management teams' decisions. Implications for applying MASEM in strategic management are offered.
We explore the interaction of open innovation and intellectual property (IP) in two Chinese latecomer pharmaceutical firms in their catch-up process. Studying archival data, documentation, and interviews, we found that the two firms exhibited five periods that were characterised by different open innovation activities and R&D capabilities. In their early stages, the two firms lacked R&D functions; thus, they imported technologies and pursued production-oriented strategies. As they gradually entered into collaborations and established their R&D departments, open innovation and IP protection played important and dynamic roles in this process. Thus, a catch-up process involves not only acquiring technological capabilities and innovative competencies but also transforming a firm's capacity to strategies.
This thesis addressed three questions regarding learning from failure: 1) How does firms’ failure experience influence their search activities? 2) How does firms’ failure experience affect their performance? and 3) How does firms’ exploration and exploitation influence the impact of failure on performance? Based on the theoretical lens of learning from failure, absorptive capacity, and exploration and exploitation, the series of longitudinal quantitative studies in this thesis revealed that firms’ failure experience negatively affects exploratory search, positively influences R&D performance, and exhibits a mixed blessing on firms’ financial performance. Boundary conditions of the relationships were discussed.
Please refer to Converis, the CRIS, for the list of publications.
Su, P., 2018. Expansion, simplification, and clarification: A physicist’s wander in management research. Strategic Management Society, Paris, France.
Su, P., 2018. Why did new strategies not come? The aging of an industrial enterprise A. F. Craig & Co. Ltd., c.1950-c.1970. European Business History Association, Ancona, Italy.
Su, P. & Yan, J., 2018. Collaborative strategies in emerging markets: The evolution of venture capital networks in China, 1997-2012. European Academy of Management, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Su, P., 2018. A brief history of A. F. Craig Co. Ltd. at the Caledonia Engine Works, Paisley. Paisley’s Industrial and Cultural Heritage, Paisley, UK.
Dekkers, R., Boag, G., Bunduchi, R., Chanaron, J. J., Davies, A., Ferri, P., Greer, D., Hewitt-Dundas, N., Hodges, D., Jespersen, K. R., Jones-Evans, D., Lekkerkerk., L. J., Lynn, G., McFadden, E., Mitchell, S., Morel, L., Nobeoka, K., Pacitti, J., Sing, C., Su, P., Tang, P., & Tiwari, R., 2018. A UK model for innovation practices: Learning from market-niche dominant SMEs. Proceeding of the Forum Innovation VIII, Nimes, France.
Dekkers, R., Bunduchi, R., Su, P., Boag, G., Chanaron, J., Clark, G., Ferri, P., Hewitt-Dundas, N., Ishii, K., Jespersen, K. R., Lekkerkerk, L. J., Lynn, G., Mitchell, S., Morel, L., Rhisiart, M., Sinclair, S., Tang, P., Tiwari, R., & Zhao, Y., 2017. Uncovering a model for innovation practices through excelling SMEs: the Anglo-Saxon model versus the Nippon-Rhineland model. International Conference on Production Research, Poznan, Poland.
Su, P., Wang, L., & Yan, J., 2016. From computer to mobile phone: How users’ Internet experience affects the adoption of mobile payment. European Academy of Management, Paris, France.
Yan, J. & Su, P., 2015. What affects users’ adoption of mobile payment in the Chinese 3G mobile market? Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada (in Academy of Management Proceedings).
Atsuji, S., Cook, N., Su, P., Ueda, K., & Donovan, R., 2014. Crisis in management following the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, Tokyo, Japan.
Su, P. & Ren, S., 2014. Balancing exploration and exploitation in two small and medium-sized enterprises in a developing economy. International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, Tokyo, Japan.
Su, P., McNamara, P., & Mangematin, V., 2013. Failure experience in new product development and firm performance. Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida (in Academy of Management Proceedings).
Su, P., 2013. Accounting for ambiguities in exploration and exploitation research. European Academy of Management, Istanbul, Turkey.
Su, P. & McNamara, P., 2012. Modelling failure experience and financial performance in bio-pharmaceuticals: Initial findings and next steps. Innovation Policy Simulation for the Smart Economy, Dublin, Ireland.
Su, P. & McNamara, P., 2012. Performance implications of balancing exploration and exploitation within and across intra-organizational domains. International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, Limerick, Ireland.
Su, P. & McNamara, P., 2012. The impact of failure experience in product development on knowledge usage and financial performance of the firm. International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, Limerick, Ireland.
Su, P., 2011. The performance implications of creating and capturing economic value from firm level R&D failure experience via exploration and exploitation. European Academy of Management Early Career Colloquium, Dublin, Ireland.
Su, P. & McNamara, P., 2011. Exploration orientation within and across intra-organizational domains and its reaction to firm-level failure. European Academy of Management, Tallinn, Estonia.
Su, P. & McNamara, P., 2011. Exploration, exploitation, and conversion efficiency in R&D: Non-linear and moderating impacts of project failure. European Academy of Management, Tallinn, Estonia. (Best Paper in Strategic Management, Best Conference Paper Finalist)
Su, P., 2011. Exploration and exploitation: Reconceptualization and reoperationalization. European Academy of Management, Tallinn, Estonia.
Su, P. & McNamara, P., 2010. The effect of performance on the innovativeness of new product development in high technology firms. Strategic Management Society, Rome, Italy.
Su, P. & McNamara, P., 2010. The impact of failure: An empirical study on the innovativeness of new product development. European Group for Organizational Studies, Lisbon, Portugal.