Publications Database

Welcome to the new Schulich Peer-Reviewed Publication Database!

The database is currently in beta-testing and will be updated with more features as time goes on. In the meantime, stakeholders are free to explore our faculty’s numerous works. The left-hand panel affords the ability to search by the following:

  • Faculty Member’s Name;
  • Area of Expertise;
  • Whether the Publication is Open-Access (free for public download);
  • Journal Name; and
  • Date Range.

At present, the database covers publications from 2012 to 2020, but will extend further back in the future. In addition to listing publications, the database includes two types of impact metrics: Altmetrics and Plum. The database will be updated annually with most recent publications from our faculty.

If you have any questions or input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Search Results

Li, Y., Pan, Y., Tian, L., Tse, C. and Xiang, X. (2021). "Social Movements and International Business Activities of Firms", Journal of International Business Studies, 52, 1200-1214.

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Abstract We examine social movements that arise from tensions between countries. From a neo-institutional view, we posit that social movements targeting another country generate powerful pressures on firms doing business with the targeted country. Although informal and non-governmental, these pressures may coerce firms into curtailing their business activities with the targeted country. Empirically, we analyzed the 2012 anti-Japanese social movement in China using a panel dataset of Chinese-listed firms from 2006 to 2017. Through a quasi-experimental design and difference-in-difference method, we found that this social movement was associated with a significant reduction in Chinese firms’ import from Japan, as well as export and FDI activities. Furthermore, we found that animosity against the targeted country and firms’ network connectivity exacerbated this effect, while firms’ political capital weakened it. We also found that the impact of this social movement existed for four years after the movement subsided. We contribute by showing that social movements have significant impacts on firms’ international business activities. Firms need to pay attention to informal pressures from social movements, and proactively adapt their cross-border business activities. In today’s digital era, opinions and sentiments can quickly snowball into massive collective forces in the virtual and actual worlds.