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 Meng Song

Meng Song

Research Associate

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 6571
T01, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Meng Song is a research associate at the Welsh Economy Research Unit, Cardiff Business School, UK. She is working on the impact of unconventional gas in Wales, FDI in the UK energy sector, and participating in the production of Input-Output Table in Wales.

Meng is a quantitative researcher specialising in large datasets management and statistical analysis. Her main research is to understand the driving force of firm innovation and growth, internationalisation of emerging market firms, and FDI spillovers. Her research covers multi-level dimensions of firms, industries, regions, institutions and their interactions.

Before her post in Cardiff, she was a research fellow at Birmingham Business School during 2014-2016 working on a project called iBuild. Her role was to conduct qualitative research on innovative business models in infrastructure industries.

  • Oct 2010 – Sep 2014 PhD in Management, Aston Business School, Aston University (Thesis Title: The relationships between internationalisation and innovation – internationalisation strategies, foreign firms’ patenting behaviour, and FDI innovation spillovers)
  • Oct 2009 – Sep 2010 MSc in International Business, Aston Business School, Aston University
  • Sep 2004 – Jun 2008 BA in International Economics and Trade, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, P. R. China

Speaking engagements

Conference Presentations

  • The 41st Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland) Conference, York Management School, University of York, UK
  • The 40th Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland) Conference, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK
  • Reading UNCTAD International Business Conference, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
  • The 6th China Goes Global, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA
  • Journal of International Business Studies paper development workshop, USA
  • The 39th Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland) Conference, University of Liverpool Management School, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Methods

Work in progress

  • Inward investment, technology transfer and innovation: direct evidence from China, 2014. In Y. Temouri and C. Jones (ed) International Business and Institutions after the Financial Crisis.
  • Internationalisation strategies of Chinese MNEs, the importance of ownership advantages
  • The spillover effect of FDI on the patenting activities of Chinese firms
  • What drives foreign firms’ patenting in an emerging host country? Evidence from China
  • Chinese Investment in the EU – what price European technology?
  • Institutions and firm innovation: evidence from China
  • Conceptualising local infrastructure business models: the spatio-temporal
  • Alternative business models and the provision of local infrastructure: conventions, finance, funding and non-monetised inputs
  • Soft and hard urban infrastructure and the national lottery: finance, funding, urban regeneration and the city of Birmingham, UK
  • Alternative rural broadband business models in the UK
  • Entrepreneurs in the city: adaptation, renewal and the financing of infrastructure across the city of Birmingham, UK