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卢任 副教授

Updated: March, 2022

CURRICULUM VITA

Ren LU

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Feb 2019 – : Associate Professor

School of Business Administration

Guangdong University of Finance and Economics, Guangzhou, China


Jan 2014 – Jan 2019: Lecturer / Associate Professor

Institute of Industrial Economics

Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang, China


Dec 2008 – Dec 2013: PhD Candidate

Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

BI Norwegian Business School (BI-NBS), Oslo, Norway

Areas of specialization:  Business Strategy and Economic Geography

Supervisor: Torger Reve, who is the Former President of BI-NBS, and Wilh Wilhelmsen Professor of Strategy and Industrial Competitiveness


RESEARCH INTERESTS

 Industrial Cluster, International Entrepreneurship, and Business Innovation


TEACHING

Entrepreneurship, Operation Management, and Intermediate Management


PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Papers in English

Lu, R., Zong, Z., Reve, T., & Song, Q. 2022. The mediating role of cash slack in the related variety and sales growth relationship: evidence from Norway. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift/ Norwegian Journal of Geography, 76(1): 29-41.

Lv, D., Zhang, L., Lu, R., & Yao, J. 2022. Industry characteristics and agglomeration of heterogeneous firms. Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, 49(1): 31-49.

Chen, M., Ni, P., Reve, T., Huang, J., & Lu, R.* 2021. Sales growth or employment growth? Exporting conundrum for new ventures. Review of International Business and Strategy, 31(4): 482-506.

Lu, R., Song, Q., Xia, T., Lv, D., Reve, T., & Jian, Z. 2021. Unpacking the U-shaped relationship between related variety and firm sales: evidence from Japan. Papers in Regional Science, 100(5): 1136-1157.

Lu, R., Lu, Q., Li, S., Huang, Y., Lv, D., Jian, Z., & Reve, T. 2020. Entrepreneurship studies in the 21st century: a systematic literature review and research agenda. Journal of Economic Surveys, 34(4): 922-951.

Huang, J., Liu, L., & Lu, R.* 2020. Industry risk-taking and risk-taking strategy of born-global firms: an empirical study based on industrial variety perspective. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, 12(1): 2-22.

Lu, R., Reve, T., Huang, J., Jian, Z., & Chen, M. 2018. A literature review of cluster theory: are relations among clusters important? Journal of Economic Surveys, 32(4):1201-1220.

Lu, R., Ruan, M., & Reve, T. 2016. Cluster and co-located cluster effects: an empirical study of six Chinese city regions. Research Policy, 45(10): 1984-1995.

Lu, R., & Reve, T. 2015. Relations among clusters. European Planning Studies, 23(4): 828-845.

Lu, R., Zhang, R., & Reve, T. 2013. Relations among clusters in six Chinese city regions. European Planning Studies, 21(8): 1189-1209.

Lu, R., & Cao, J. 2012. Relationships among homogeneous clusters in adjoining cities. Regional Insights, 3(2): 12-14.

Lu, R., & Reve, T. 2011. Guanxi, structural hole and closure. Journal of Strategy and Management, 4(3): 275-288.

Lu, R., & Ma, J. 2011. Can Western interorganizational governance mechanisms be applied to a guanxi-based market? Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, 3(2): 114-131.

*: corresponding author


Refereed Papers in Chinese

郑飞, 申香华, &卢任* 2021. 政府补贴对企业绩效的异质性影响--基于产业生命周期视角,经济经纬》, 38: 96-104(Zheng, F., Sheng, X-h., Lu, R*. 2021, Heterogeneous Influence of Government Subsidies on Enterprise Performance: Based on the Perspective of Industry Life Cycle. Economic Survey, Vol.38, pp.96-104)

吕大国,耿强,简泽,& 卢任*. 2019.“市场规模、劳动力成本与异质性企业——中国地区经济差距与生产率差距之谜的一个解释”,《经济研究》,第2期,第36-53(Lv, D., Geng, Q., Jian, Z., & Lu, R*. 2019. Market size, labor cost and location of heterogeneous firm: an explanation for the riddle of the economic gap and the productivity gap between Chinese regions. Economic Research Journal, Vol.2, p.36-53.)

简泽,徐扬,吕大国,卢任,& 李晓萍. 2018.“中国跨企业的资本配置扭曲:金融摩擦还是信贷配置的制度偏向”,《中国工业经济》,第11期,第24-41页。(Jian, Z., Xu, Y., Lv, D., Lu, R., & Li, X. 2018. Capital misallocation across firms in China: financial frictions or institution bias of credit allocation. China Industrial Economics, Vol. 11, p.24-41)

*Corresponding author


Book Chapters

Lu, R. 2019. Multi-cluster perspective: Where do we stand, what challenges do we face, and where should we go? In G. Benito, & R. Lunnan (Eds.), Voyages of a Scholar: Navigating Companies, Channels, and Clusters. Norway: Fagbokforlaget.


Book Reviews

Lu, R. 2011. Building engines for growth and competitiveness in China: experience with special economic zones and industrial clusters (by Douglas Zeng, 2010, Washington, D.C. The World Bank). Regional Studies, 45(9): 1292-1293.


MEETINGS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Lu, R. 2017.  “Co-located cluster effect and cluster life phase on total factor productivity: an empirical study of Chinese firms.” The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Boston, USA, 5-9 April.


GRANTS AND FUNDS

Jan 2020 - Dec 2022: Born globals’ innovation dilemma in the multiple-cluster context: evidence from Guangdong Province, supported by the Social Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China (Grant No: GD19CGL05)

Jan 2016 - Dec 2018: Co-agglomeration Effect of Multi-Clusters on Cluster Efficiency, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No: 71503112).


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Anonymous Referee

Growth and Change, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Regional Studies, published by Taylor & Francis Group.

Technological Forecasting & Social Change, published by Elsevier.

Chinese Management Studies, published by Emerald Publication.

European Planning Studies, published by Taylor & Francis Group.


Class Tutor

2015.08-2017.08 Class CFA152, International School, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics.


HONORS AND AWARDS

2019-nowAcademic Designation: Nanling Scholar (awarded by Guangdong University of Finance and Economics).

2018The Outstanding Reviewer for Chinese Management Studies in the 2018 Literati Awards (awarded by Emerald Publishing Group).

2018 The Most Popular Teacher for Undergraduates (awarded by International School, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics).

2017 The Most Popular Teacher for Undergraduates (awarded by International School, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics).

2016The Outstanding Class Tutor (awarded by International School, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics).

2016The Excellent Staff (awarded by Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics).

2015The Outstanding Class Tutor (awarded by International School, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics).

 2011Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (awarded by the China Scholarship Council).

 2008-2012Full Scholarship for PhD (awarded by BI-Norwegian Business School).

 2006-2008Full Scholarship for non-Norwegian Students (awarded by Nord University, Norway).


OTHERS

Languages: Chinese (native), English (fluent), Norwegian (basic).

Requirement of enrolling my master student: the applicant should be proactive, hardworking, and humorous. The applicant MUST be a non-smoker and MUST speak fluent English.


CONTACT DETAILS

Room 613, North Building 2, 21 Luntou Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China

E-mail: biluren@qq.com / renlu@gdufe.edu.cn