Dr. Kun Liu is a graduate from the University of Utah with a Ph.D. in strategic management. He is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Kent State University, having joined the department in 2018. His research interests include entrepreneurship, IPO, technological innovation, corruption, CSR, ethics, and international business. His research has appeared in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, Research Policy, Management International Review, Journal of International Management and other journals.
His teaching interests include New Venture Formation, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Social Entrepreneurship, and International Entrepreneurship while he has taught strategic management courses before at undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels. He is a member of the Academy of Management association, and has been ad-hoc for a number of academic journals.
Ph.D., Strategic Management, University of Utah
Entrepreneurship, IPO, Technological Innovation
Liu, K., Arthurs, J.D., Nam, D., and Mousa, F. 2014. Information diffusion and value redistribution among transaction partners of the IPO firm. Strategic Management Journal, 35(11): 1717-1726.
Liu, K. 2014. Human capital, social collaboration and patent renewal within U.S. pharmaceutical firms. Journal of Management, 40 (2): 616-636.
Tang, M., Lee, J., Liu, K., and Lu, Y., 2014. Assessing state-supported technology-based business incubators: evidence from China. International Journal of Technology Management. 65 (Special Issue):24-48.
Liu, K., Miller, D. 2013. Innovation Paths: How the intra-firm evolution of technological innovations affects innovation search and innovation impact? International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 5 (1): 1-29.
Liu, K., Li, J., Hesterly, W. and Cannella, A. 2012. Top management team tenure and technology inventions at post-IPO biotechnology firms. Journal of Business Research, 65, 1349-1356.
Liu, K., Arthurs, J.D., Cullen, J., and Alexander, R. 2008. Internal sequential innovations: How does interrelatedness affect patent renewal? Research Policy. 37(5): 946-953.
Madhok, A., and Liu, C. 2006. A coevolutionary theory of the multinational firm. Journal of International Management, 12(1): 1-21.
Phene, A., Madhok, A., and Liu, K. 2005. Knowledge transfer within the firm: What drives the speed of transfer? Management International Review, 45 (Special Issue):53-74.