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Dr Raymond Xiaoti Hu LLB, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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Dr Raymond Xiaoti Hu is Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton.

Raymond holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship and an MSc in International Management from Loughborough University, UK. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from China University of Political Science and Law, China.

Before joining Southampton, Raymond was Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a project manager for China-Africa Business Council, a non-profit organisation jointly-founded by the China Guangcai Program and the United Nations Development Programme. Raymond’s engagement with business and entrepreneurship included exploring business opportunities for Chinese and African entrepreneurs, creating entrepreneurial projects for poverty alleviation in Africa, and conducting research on CSR in Chinese SMEs.

Raymond’s research interests lie in the collective and collaborative dynamics in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour with a particular focus on social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial opportunity, social capital, and the empirical application of critical realism in entrepreneurship research. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He welcomes PhD applications from highly motivated students who would like to conduct research related to his areas of expertise.

Research interests

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial process and opportunities
  • Entrepreneurial social capital
  • Critical realist research in entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in China and other emerging economies

Research group

  • Entrepreneurship Research Group

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Dr Raymond Xiaoti Hu
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number : 2/3037

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