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    5037 AB Tilburg


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Research interests

The Chinese Patent Data Project site:

Theorizing and Testing U-shaped Relationships:

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Associate Professor, Tilburg University, April 2016 -

Assistant Professor, Tilburg University, October 2007 - March 2016

Lecturer, University of Otago, June 2004 - September 2007

Current courses

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  • Research Design
  • Innovation

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Intellectual property Engineering & Materials Science
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Research Output 2003 2018

  • 16 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

A database linking Chinese patents to China’s census firms

He, Z. L., Tong, T. W., Zhang, Y. & He, W., Mar 2018, In : Scientific data. 5, 16 p., 180042.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Data base
Chinese economy

Constructing a Chinese patent database of listed firms in China: Descriptions, lessons, and insights

He, Z. L., Tong, T. W., Zhang, Y. & He, W., 1 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. 27, 3, p. 579-606

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Intellectual property
Computer program listings
Data base
Intellectual property
Patents and inventions
Risk analysis

Conflict inside and outside: Social comparisons and attention shifts in multidivisional firms

Hu, S., He, Z. L., Blettner, D. P. & Bettis, R., Jul 2017, In : Strategic Management Journal. 38, 7, p. 1435-1454

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Reference point
Social comparison
Behavioral theory
Open Access
International expansion
Home country
Joint ventures
Multinational enterprises