Xiaoyu Liu

Sobey School of Business

Faculty Member Information


Her research interests lie at the intersection of corporate social responsibility and international business, with a focus on issues in energy industries and developing countries.


Ph.D., Management, University of Calgary, 2015
M.B.A., General Management, Dalian University of Technology, 2005
B.Comm, Economics, Zhengzhou University, 2002

Academic Work Experience

2017 - Present, Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's University
2015 - 2017, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Corporate Sustainability, University of Calgary
2005 - 2008, Assistant Professor, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine


2016 - Present, Academy of International Business
2014 - Present, Strategic Management Society
2013 - Present, Academy of Management

Scholarly Contributions

Book Chapters

Liu Xiaoyu, Vredenburg Harrie. (2015). "Canada and the United States: A new era in energy security", Energy Security and Environmental Policy in the Americas

Journal Articles

Liu Xiaoyu, Vredenburg Harrie, Daellenbach Urs. "The Moderating Effect of Corporate Reputation on Inter-Firm Alliance Impact on Company Performance", European Business Review 31:4 (Fall - 2018)
Ince David, Vredenburg Harrie, Liu Xiaoyu. "Drivers and Inhibitors of Renewable Energy: A qualitative and quantitative study of the Caribbean", Energy Policy 98 (Winter - 2016), 700-712
Muralisdharan E., Wei W., Liu Xiaoyu. "Integration by emerging-economy multinationals: Perspectives from Chinese mergers and acquisitions", Thunderbird International Business Review 59:4 (Winter - 2016), 503-518
Liu Xiaoyu, Vredenburg Harrie, Steel Piers. "A meta-analysis of the factors leading to management control in international joint ventures", Journal of International Management 20:2 (Spring - 2014), 219-236
Liu Xiaoyu, Garcia Percy, Vredenburg Harrie. "Corporate social responsibility adoption strategies of Chinese State Oil Companies: Effects of global competition and cooperation", Social Responsibility Journal 10:1 (Summer - 2014), 38-52


Liu Xiaoyu, Rankin Scott, Falkenberg Loren. "Institutional Pressures or Internal Initiatives? The Evolution of CSR Reporting", 2017 Annual Conference of Academy of Management (Summer - 2017)
Liu Xiaoyu, Vredenburg Harrie. "Institutional distance and entry mode choices in sequential foreign direct investment: Experience from Canadian upstream oil sands industry. ", 2017 Annual Conference of Academy of International Business (Summer - 2017)
Liu Xiaoyu, Vredenburg Harrie, Daellenbach Urs. "Corporate Reputation and Corporate Performance: The Differential Impacts of Established and New Joint Venture Partner’s Social Capital", 2016 Annual Symposium, Oxford University Center for Corporate Reputation (Fall - 2016)
Liu Xiaoyu, Vredenburg Harrie, Steel Piers. "Antecedents and Moderators of Corporate Reputation: A Meta-Analysis", 2016 Annual Conference of Academy of Management (Summer - 2016)

Conference Proceedings

Lu Hao, Liu Xiaoyu, Falkenberg Loren. "Deeper or Wider? Effects of Corporate social responsibility on the adoption of enterprise risk management", Academy of Management (2018 - 2018)