Dr Qing Lu

Dr Qing Lu


Faculty of Business, Law and Politics


01482 463092

Dr Qing Lu started her lectureship at the Hull University Business School in April 2009.

Prior to joining Hull, Dr Lu had been a lecturer at Sunderland Business School for nearly four years.

In 2005, she finished her PhD study and was awarded a PhD in Economics from University of Dundee. Her PhD study was financially supported by the Overseas Research Students Awards.


Research Interests

  • International banking

  • Merger and acquisition

  • Business – government relationship

  • International business strategy

  • International joint venture

  • Institutional economics

Research groups

  • Regional and International Business Research Centre


Lu Q, 'Is the Speed of Post-Acquisition Integration Manageable', Business History', Business History (2014) “Is the Speed of Post-acquisition Integration Manageable”, Business History, 56(8): 1262-1280.

Lu Q, 'The US Government Dual Banking Regulation Levels, Transaction Costs and HSBC's Strategy in Acquiring Marine Midland Banks, Inc, 1978–80', Business History, 52(6): pp 955–977 (2010)

Lu Q, 'Government Control, Transaction Costs and Commitment between the Chinese Government and the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC)', Enterprise and Society, 9(1): pp 44-69 (2008)

Lu Q and Dewhurst J, 'Factors Influencing the Growth of Foreign Banks’ Branches in China', Journal of Contemporary China, 16(52): pp 517-534 (2007)

Lu Q, 'The Entry of Foreign Banks into China, 1949-2000', European Association for Banking History, No. 2, pp 10-13 (2003)

Full list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • The Region in International Business (MSc)

  • International Business (UG Part-time and Full-time, MBA/EMBA on campus and overseas)

  • MSc Dissertation Supervisor

Research PhDs

  • International Business and Banking

  • Business Strategy and Management

Completed PhDs

Antoinette Calleja, EU Public Procurement, the Social Dimension and its Building Capacity (2014)

Current PhD supervisions 

Joseph Simon Kiria, The Impact and Influencing Factors of Tanzania’s EPZ

Fr Kizito Ngogoti, Assessment of the Impact of Foreign Direct Investments on Local Economic Development - A Case of FDI in the Gold Mining Sector in Tanzania

Teaching awards and accolades

  • PGCE

  • MA Education

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA MA PhD Economics

  • MA Education

External roles

Permanent fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy (2007)

External examiner for University of Dundee 2015-2018

Reviewer for:

  • Enterprise and Society

  • Journal of Contemporary China

  • Journal of Management Studies

  • Business History

Awards and accolades

PhD study supported by Overseas Research Students Award (Ref. ORS/2000011001), UK, 2000-2003.