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Dr Rose Quan

Associate Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Dr Rose Quan is an Associate Professor in International Business, Entreprenership and Strategy at Newcastle Business School at Univerity of Northumbria at Newcastle. Rose is also an Affiliate Professor at several universities in China. Prior to joining the business school in 2005, Rose worked in various industries in China, the US and the UK, holding positions such as Marketing Manager and Purchasing Manager for over 15 years. She has collaborated with key clients, including Ann Summer, Woolworth, H Samuel and Claire's in the UK. Since joining the business school, Rose has played a pivotal role in developing and fostering partnerships with numerous universities, representing the business school in various international development projects in China. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK and has been nominated for student-led teaching awards multiple times. 

As a qualitative researcher, Rose has successfully supervised numerous PhD and DBA students, leading the supervision team. Her scholarly work has been published in respected journals such as the International Business Review, Teaching in Higher Education, the European Journal of International Business Management, and International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation among others. Additionaly, Rose serves as a co-project leader (the Package - 6) for the Global Entrepreneruial Talent Management research project, which received funding exceeding 1 million Euros from the EU's Horizon 2020 and the Korean Research Foundation in 2016. This project invovles collaboration with nine universities in five countries across the UK, Europe and Asia. Additionally, Rose is a co-researcher for the IAU (Innovation for Afrian Universities) YEAP research project (Young Entrepreneur Accelerator Programme(, funded by the British Council in 2022. 


Rose Quan

My primary reserch interest is the area of internationalisation of organisations and individuals, encompassing market entry strategy and location choices for both MNEs and SMEs, migrant entreprenership, international students and staff mobilities, entreprenership education. 


  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Internal R&D or external asset growth? A closer look at CEO narcissism and entrepreneurial orientation, Yang, L., Lin, Z., Quan, R., Cunningham, J., Huang, W. 3 Jan 2024, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research
  • why am I (not) struggling? Exploring career prospects of migrant academics at British and Finnish higher education institutions, Quan, R., Arte, P., Dowie, C., Johnson, J. Sep 2023, BAM conference 2023
  • Combining Korean Confucianism with European Values to Build Successful Business Relationships, Pearce, A., Dziewanowska, K., Quan, R., Ko, I. 4 Feb 2022, In: European Journal of International Management
  • Lundgren Tours: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire. A young entrepreneur survives and thrives after the ‘double-whammy’ of Brexit and Coronavirus. A Teaching Case Study, Pearce, A., Quan, R., Dziewanowska, K. 1 May 2022, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • From INERTIA to BEYOND: achieving cognitive engagement through international mobility or how we developed our students’ talent by sending them away and bringing them back again. A Working Paper, Pearce, A., Dziewanowska, K., Quan, R. 21 Jun 2021, Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management and Social Collaboration, Gwangju, South Korea, Chonnam National University
  • Managing a mega-project to explore and enhance careers: Insights from Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management 3, Pearce, A., Harney, B., Bailey, M., Dziewanowska, K., Bosak, J., Pease, P., Stalker, B., Skoumpopoulou, D., Doyle, P., Clegg, S., Shokri, A., Crane, S., O’Donnell, S., Quan, R., Ko, I., Mihelic, K., Kase, R., Cerne, M., Sun, H., Brueckner, J., Wu, S., Valencia Hernandez, J., McMackin, J. 8 Jun 2021, Handbook of Research Methods in Careers, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar
  • A dynamic dual model: The determinants of transnational migrant entrepreneurs' embeddedness in the UK, Quan, R., Fan, M., Zhang, M., Sun, H. 16 Jun 2019, In: Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation
  • Capturing the Value of International Staff Mobility in Higher Education: A Customer-Dominant Logic Approach, Dziewanowska, K., Quan, R., Pearce, A. 9 Jan 2019, In: Management Issues (Problemy Zarzadzania)

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Visiting an external academic institution: Beijing University of Chemical Technology 2023
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Business and Law Conference 2023
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: The Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management On-line Conference 2020
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: GETM3 Sandpit Dublin 2020 2020
  • Other: Tianjin University Science and Technology articulation cooperation plan: Cross faculties. 2019
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: GETM3 Sandpit Northumbria 2019 2019
  • Hosting an academic visitor: Paul Doyle 2019
  • Hosting an academic visitor: Prof Ui Wook Hwang 2019
  • Hosting an academic visitor: Ilsang Ko 2019
  • Hosting an academic visitor: Katarzyna Dziewanowska 2019

  • Dounia Kharbouch The Impact of Decarbonisation on Export Intensity: A Study of Moroccan SMEs Start Date: 25/04/2024
  • Fang Yang Study on Entrepreneurial Opportunity Co-creation from an Ecosystem Perspective - The Case of China Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Vehicles Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Wence Yu Understanding Leadership Concept and Practices in the Context of Chinese SMEs Start Date: 28/09/2009 End Date: 01/05/2014
  • Huan Sun Understanding the innovation-driven sustainability of Chinese SMEs from central China: A missing piece of the jigsaw Start Date: 01/03/2016 End Date: 21/01/2022
  • Michael Stopfkuchen Supporting SMEs' Internationalisation through a Deeper Understanding of Government Comprehensive Support: A Case Study of German Manufacturing SMEs Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 19/11/2021

  • Business Studies PhD June 30 2007
  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL October 05 2006
  • Business Studies MBA June 30 2001
  • Computing Science BA (Hons) June 30 1988
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

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