[Lecture, June 10] Writing & publishing case studies and critical review articles in high-quality academic journals
time: 2018-06-08

Title: Writing & publishing case studies and critical review articles in high-quality academic journals

Speaker: Dr. Ping DENG, Professor of ManagementMonte Ahuja College of Business, Cleveland State University

Time: 9:00 – 12:00 am, June 10, 2018

Venue: Room 109, Building 12, Wushan Campus

Introduction to the Speaker:

Dr. Ping Deng graduated from Renmin (People’s) University of China, Beijing with law degree (1990) and earned M.A. (1997) and Ph.D. (1998) in international business studies and strategy from Old Dominion University, USA. Dr. Deng is the Monte Ahuja Endowed Chair of Global Business and Professor of Management (with tenure) at the Monte Ahuja College of Business (fully accredited by AACSB International), Cleveland State University (CSU), Ohio, USA. Dr. Deng’s research focuses on global strategy, outward foreign direct investment (FDI) and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) from China and other emerging economies. Primarily as solo author, he has published more than thirty (30) articles in prestigious business and management journals, made numerous presentations at leading academic conferences, and regularly serve as expert reviewer and award-winning judge for a number of prominent journals, textbooks, and scholarly associations in the world. More importantly, Dr. Deng’s papers are highly impactful. For example, based on the Web of Science, his 2009 article, “Why do Chinese firms tend to acquire strategic assets in international expansion?” is a “Highly Cited Paper”, the top 1% of its academic field based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.

According to Google Scholar, just in the last five years, Dr. Deng's peer-reviewed publications (mainly as solo author) have been cited 1,600 times by other studies, putting him among the most influential scholars in the field of Chinese internationalization. Due to his well-established global reputation, Dr. Deng is honored as Eastern Scholar, Chair Professor of Special Appointment at Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning, honorary dean of the School of Business, Mianyang Normal University, China, and also awarded several national and international research grants.  Finally, Dr. Deng has been interviewed and highlighted by and/or quoted in influential media in the world and international organizations, including Washington Post, New York Times, USA TODAY, International Herald Tribune, Fortune magazine, Associated Press, and UNCTAD.


In general, there are two types of academic research in management and international business (IB): Empirical and non-empirical studies. Empirical studies include quantitative (e.g., questionnaire surveys), qualitative methods (e.g., case study), or mixed research design, whereas non-empirical studies include theory articles, critical/substantive review articles, and critiques. The 1st part of my presentation intends to share what I learned when preparing multiple-case studies which have been published in prestigious academic journals (Deng, 2009, 2010, 2012a). In the 2nd part of my presentation, I will focus on how to write and publish critical review articles by using two of my review articles (Deng, 2012b, 2013; Liu & Deng, 2014) as examples. The goal of the presentation is to discuss some of common techniques and best practices that are associated with writing and publishing these two types of articles, which appear to be of increasing importance particularly in the booming field of the internationalization of Chinese firms particularly through outward foreign direct investment (OFDI).