Dr Lin Xiong is an Associate Professor at the School of Intelligent Finance and Business. She obtained her PhD degree in Economics from University of Leeds. Xiong’s research interests include women entrepreneurship, small businesses, microfinance, poverty and inclusive finance. She has published in various academic journals such as Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, European Management Review, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, European Journal of Finance, and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research. Her research was funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Royal Society of Edinburgh and Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.
Ph. D. in Economics, University of Leeds, UK - 2009
M.A. in Economics and finance, University of Leeds, UK - 2004
B.A. in International Economics, Hunan University, China - 2002
Caglayan, M., Talavera, O., & Xiong, L. (2022). Female Small Business Owners in China: discouraged, not discriminated. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 101649. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2022.101649
Ukanwa, I., Xiong L., Wasim J. & Galloway L. (2022). Microfinance and micropreneurship in rural South-East Nigeria: an exploration of the effects of institutions; Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, forthcoming. DOI: 10.1080/08985626.2022.2087747
Cunningham J., Xiong L., Hashim H. & Yunis M. S. (2022). Narrating the ‘social’: the evolving stories of Pakistan’s social entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, DOI: 10.1080/08985626.2022.2077990
James, I., Xiong, L., & Anderson, A. R. (2021). Mobilising Identity; Entrepreneurial Practice of a ‘Disadvantaged’Identity. European management review, forthcoming.
Caglayan, M., Talavera, O., Xiong, L., & Zhang, J. (2020). What does not kill us makes us stronger: the story of repetitive consumer loan applications. The European journal of finance, 1-20.
Xiong, L., Ukanwa, I., & Anderson, A. R. (2018). Institutional influence and the role of family in poor women’s micropreneurship. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 26(1), p. 122-140.
Ukanwa, I., Xiong, L., & Anderson, A. (2018). Experiencing microfinance: Effects on poor women entrepreneurs’ livelihood strategies. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 25(3), p.428-446.
Talavera, O., Weir, C., & Xiong, L. (2017). Time allocation and performance: the case of Chinese entrepreneurs. International journal of the economics of business, 24(1), 27-51.
Talavera, O., Xiong, L., & Xiong, X. (2012). Social capital and access to bank financing: The case of Chinese entrepreneurs. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 48(1), 55-69.
Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University Research Development Funding, RDF-21-02-041 (91,689 RMB), September 2022 – July 2024, Principal Investigator
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) ES/P004741/1 (396,949 GBP), November 2016 - February 2021, Co-Investigator, joint with Mustafa Caglayan (Heriot-Watt University) and Oleksandr Talavera (University of Birmingham)
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (2,430 GBP), December 2012 - June 2013, Principal investigator.
Royal Society of Edinburgh – Natural Science Foundation of China (10,640 GBP), December 2008 - December 2010, Co-Principal investigator, joint with Oleksandr Talavera (University of Birmingham) and Xiong Xiong (Tianjin).
Professional service activities
Academic journal reviewer: Applied Economics incorporating Applied Financial Economics, Entrepreneurship & regional development, International Journal of the Economics of Business, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Journal of family business management, Poverty & public policy, Journal of Social Service Research, SAGE open and so on.
Research grant accessor for Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Subject specialist: Chartered Institution of Management Accountants professional qualification (CIMA)
IFB301TC Final Year Project
IFB210TC Supply Chain Finance
IFB215TC Fundamentals of Finance
Awards and honours
Highly Commended in the 2019 Emerald Literati Award
Best Paper Award - The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 41st Annual Conference