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Dr. Pei SUN is Professor and Chair of International Business at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), University of Manchester, UK. He received his BA (Economics) from Peking University, Beijing, China and his PhD in business economics and strategy from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, U.K. Before joining AMBS, he was a Professor of Economics and Strategy at the School of Management, Fudan University, China. His research interests include corporate governance and nonmarket strategy, with a particular focus on how foreign and domestic firms manage and exploit institutional complexity and changes in emerging economies. He is associate editor of British Journal Management and was senior editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2019-2021). He serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Perspectives, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies and Journal of World Business. He has published papers in renowned academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and World Development. He is an editor of the Oxford Handbook of State Capitalism

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Business and Management Economics, University of Cambridge

Oct 2001Aug 2005

Award Date: 22 Jul 2006

Master of Philosophy, Economics with Development, University of Cambridge

Sept 2000Jul 2001

Award Date: 20 Jul 2002

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Peking University

Sept 1996Jul 2000

Award Date: 1 Jul 2000

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester China Institute


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