Profile

Dr. Tao Bai is Lecturer of Strategy & International Business. He has PhD degree from the joint training program between Tsinghua University and University of Cambridge. After one year research fellowship at The University of Hong Kong, he joined International Business School at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. His research interests include multinational firm strategy, and non-market strategy.
Tao Bai
  • Qualifications

    • PhD , Joint Training Program - Tsinghua University & Unversity of Cambridge, Joint Training Program - Tsinghua University & Unversity of Cambridge - 2013
    • BA , Jilin University, - 2008
  • Experience

    • Lecturer, International Business School Suzhou - 2014 to Present
    • Research Assistant, The University of Hong Kong - 2013 to 2014
  • Research interests

    • Multinational firm strategy Foreign market entry decision & international strategic alliance non-market strategy Emerging economies
  • Articles

    • Yu Yang, Liu David, & BAI TAO. 2019. 'Does attention from headquarters influence subsidiary behavior? A social psychological perspective', Long Range Planning
    • Du Jialin, BAI TAO, & Chen Stephen. 2019. 'Integrating corporate social and corporate political strategies: performance implications and institutional contingencies in China.' Journal of Business Research
    • BAI TAO, Stepehn Chen, & Xiao He. 2018 'How home-country political connections influence the internationalization of service firms, Management International Review
    • BAI, TAO, Du, Jialin & Solarino, Angelo 2018 'Performance of foreign subsidiaries in and from Asia: a review, synthesis and research agenda', Asia Pacific Journal of Management, vol. , no. , p.
    • BAI, TAO, JIAO, JIE & JIN, ZHANMING 2013 'Location, Entry Mode Choice and Survival of Chinese Firms' Outward FDI', Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology), vol. , no. , p.
    • BAI, TAO, JIN, ZHANMING & QI, XIAOGUANG 2013 'Chinese Firms' OFDI Entry Mode Choice - The Role of Ownership and Network', Journal of Innovation Management, vol. , no. , p.
    • BAI, TAO, JIN, ZHANMING & QI, XIAOGUANG 2013 'Chinese Firms' OFDI Entry Mode Strategies and Survival of Foreign Subsidiaries - Contingency Effects of Economic and Cultural Distance', International Journal of China Marketing, vol. , no. , p.
    • BAI, TAO & JIN, ZHANMING 2010 'Strategic Paths for the Role Switch From Industrialists to Investors', Peking University Business Review, vol. , no. , p.
    • JIANG, HAN, JIAO, JIE & BAI, TAO 2009 'How Could Firms' Organizational 'Guanxi' Rents Impact Managerial 'Guanxi' Practices - Empirical Study From Chinese Firms', China Soft Science, vol. , no. , p.
  • Proceedings

    • (2015-2016) Untangling the link between IFDI and OFDI - the role of international experience and social network In: Academy of International Business Annual Conference, pp.
    • (2015-2016) Home Country Institutional Environment and Outward FDI of Emerging Economy Firms: A Curvilinear Relationship In: Academy of International Business Annual Conference, pp.
    • (2015-2016) Effects of regional, national, and subnational institutions on firm performance - a meta-analysis In: INFORMS Annual Meeting, pp.
    • (2015-2016) Alliance Diversity and Multilateral Strategic Alliance Performance: A Faultline Perspective In: INFORMS Annual Meeting, pp.
    • (2014-2015) When SOEs perform better? A Multi Country Study In: Academy of International Business Conference (UK chapter), pp.
    • (2013-2014) Subnational Institutions, Regional and Foreign Subsidiaries' Characteristics and Foreign Subsidiary Performance In: Academy of International Business Annual Conference, pp.
    • (2012-2013) Institutional Distance and Motivations of Chinese Outward FDI Location Decision: Does China's Accession to WTO Make A Difference In: Academy of International Business Annual Conference, pp.
    • (2012-2013) Real Option Revisit: A Normative Study of Chinese Firms' FDI Location Choice and Entry Mode In: Strategic Management Society, pp.
  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

    • JIN, ZHANMING & BAI, TAO 2010 Management, Tsinghua University Press,
    • JIN, ZHANMING & BAI, TAO 2010 Strategic Management - The Choice in the Untra-competitive Environment, Tsinghua University Press,
  • Conference presentations

    • Xiao Pan,Tao Bai & Zhirong Duan. Effects of CSR on Firms' Outward FDI: A Legitimacy Signaling Perspective. AIB Annual Conference. Dubai. 2017.07.02
    • Xiao Pan & Tao Bai. Untangling the relationship between CSR and performance under life cycle perspective. AIB-UKI Annual Conference, UK, 2018. 04
    • Han Jiang, Jia Nan, Tao Bai, & Garry Bruton. Riding the storm or going ashore: A resource dependence model of firms’ political connection construction during political shock, SMS Annual Conference, Paris, 2018; AOM Annual Conference, Chicago, 2018
    • Jianwen Zheng, Tao Bai, & Adam Cross, Legitimation and New Venture growth, AOM Annual Conference, Chicago, 2018
    • 2012-2013, Strategic Management Society / Real Option Revisit: A Normative Study of Chinese Firms' FDI Location Choice and Entry Mode
    • 2012-2013, Academy of International Business Annual Conference / Institutional Distance and Motivations of Chinese Outward FDI Location Decision: Does China's Accession to WTO Make A Difference
    • 2013-2014, Academy of International Business Annual Conference / Subnational Institutions, Regional and Foreign Subsidiaries' Characteristics and Foreign Subsidiary Performance
    • 2014-2015, Academy of Management 2015 / Institutional Substitution, Affiliate Contingency, and Foreign Affiliate Performance
    • 2014-2015, Academy of Management 2015 / Interactions of Subnational Institutions: The Effects on Foreign Subsidiary Ownership Structure
  • Grants

    • BAI, TAO 2017, Principal Investigator, The pattern and role of cross-border M&A in advanced economies by Chinese multinational firms, 100000.0000, Research Development Fund (RDF)
    • BAI, TAO 2015, Principal Investigator, Explore the Role of CSR in Chinese Firms' Outward FDI, 80000.0000, Research Development Fund (RDF)
    • BAI, TAO 2015, , The key success factors of multilateral strategic alliances – the study of global pharmaceutical industry, 10000.0000, SURF
    • Li, Donghong & BAI, TAO 2013, , Knowledge Transfer of Chinese MNCs' Subsidiaries: A Social Network Perspective, 0.0000, The Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
    • JIN, Zhanming, YANG, Xin & BAI, Tao 2011, , The Relationship Between Strategic Group, Industry Evolution, Competitive Structure and Firm Performance, 0.0000, The Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
  • Courses taught

    • MAN001 Business Essentials
    • MAN016 Introduction to Business in China
    • MAN303 Final Year Project
    • MAN314 Strategic Management and Business Policy
    • MAN413 Dissertation (MSc MAN)
    • MAN421 Final Individual Project for IMBA
    • MAN434 Dissertation for MRes Management
    • MAN601 PhD Supervision
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 81883201
  • Email

    Tao.bai@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • Address

    BS232
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P.R.China
    215123