Research strategy

International Business School Suzhou

In line with its vision and location, the main IBSS research strategy is to have a substantial majority share of research-active staff members who target high-quality international research outlets with significant impact for the academic, business, and policy community.

The steps taken to ensure that our research activities are in line with our vision are reflected in our:

  • recruitment and evaluation process
  • provision of research time for research-active staff members
  • publication guidelines
  • multidisciplinary academic institutes and centres
  • collaboration with business and government organisations
  • visibility at, and organisation of, conferences and workshops
  • stimulation of research through grants and professional support staff
  • recognition of exceptional achievements in research organisation and output.

Collaborative research

As a research-led school, IBSS has strengths in many different areas of business, economics and finance. Our researchers enjoy close links with the University of Liverpool in the UK and they sustain strong Chinese and international research networks, enabling research collaboration with colleagues at other institutions around the globe. IBSS academic staff also pursue China-specific, cross-disciplinary research collaborations with XJTLU colleagues from different academic departments. Examples include:

"The Research Institute of Big Data Analytics has been set up at XJTLU in collaboration with IBM and Suzhou International Science-Park Data Centre and can contribute, both in China and worldwide, to nurturing talents and to research and development in market-facing big data and analytics technology."

Dr Woonkian Chong, Deputy Director, Research Institute of Big Data Analytics