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Dr Rose Quan

Associate Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Before her academic career, She had been working as Assistant Marketing Manager and Purchasing managers for 12 years in a number of international companies in America, Asian and Europe.

Since 2007, Rose has supervised 3 doctor students (DBA) to successful completion in strategic development and implementations, leadership in SMEs from emerging countries. Her research is concerned with internationalization and strategic management of SMEs; Inward and Outward FDI from emerging markets; and pedagogic research on internationalisation. Rose’s publications include the peer reviewed journal articles and conference articles, as well as book chapters. Her has appeared in Teaching in Higher Education, Frontiers of Business Research in China, Business and Management Research.


  • 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A dynamic dual model, Quan, R., Fan, M., Zhang, M., Sun, H. 16 Jun 2019, In: Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation
  • Take Your Partners! Transcending national culture to implement diverse international projects, Dziewanowska, K., Pearce, A., Zupan, N., Quan, R. 24 Apr 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management & Social Collaboration, Gwangju, Chonnam National University
  • Value co-creation and destruction through international staff mobility in high education: combining HR and marketing concepts to understand the drivers, Pearce, A., Quan, R., Dziewanowska, K., Wu, S. 10 Jan 2019, 3rd HR Division International Conference, Academy of Management
  • 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)
  • Do MNEs from developed and emerging economies differ in their location choice of FDI? A 36-year review, Li, X., Quan, R., Stoian, M., Azar, G. 1 Oct 2018, In: International Business Review
  • Capturing the Value of International Mobility in Higher Education, Dziewanowska, K., Quan, R., Pearce, A. 17 Apr 2018, Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management Conference
  • Educational Mobility in Transition: what can China and the UK learn from each other?, Quan, R., Pearce, A., Baranchenko, Y. 1 Aug 2017, In: Journal of Management Development
  • Factors Driving Firms from Emerging Countries into the Global Market: The Case of Chinese SMEs Entering the North East of England, Quan, R., Lin, Z. Feb 2017, Outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Emerging Market Economies, IGI Global
  • Customer perceived value of frequent flyer programmes: An empirical study of airline passengers in China, Lin, Z., Quan, R., Lau, C., Ma, J., Li, D. 31 May 2016, Handbook of Research on Consumerism and Buying Behavior in Developing Nations, Hershey, PA, IGI Global
  • Examining Chinese Postgraduate Students’ Academic Adjustment in the UK Higher Education Sector: A Process-Based Stage Model, Quan, R., He, X., Sloan, D. Feb 2016, In: Teaching in Higher Education

PGR Supervision

  • Huan Sun Understanding the innovation-driven sustainability of Chinese SMEs from central China: A missing piece of the jigsaw Start: 01/03/2016
  • Michael Stopfkuchen Start: 01/10/2016


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