Giles Blackburne

Associate Professor of International Business (Education)

+44 (0) 113 343 3557
International Business, Academic, Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL)
Room 1.20, 10-12, Cromer Terrace

PhD, International Business, University of Leeds
MBA, Open University Business School
MSc, International Agricultural Marketing, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
BA Hons, Chinese Studies, Polytechnic of Central London

2005-2016: Director, China-Britain Business Council.
2001-2005: Senior Lecturer, Director of Chinese Studies, University of Abertay Dundee.
1994-2001: Manager, China-Britain Business Council (Scotland).
1991-1994: Lecturer, Chinese Politics and Economics, University of Glasgow.


Business incubation as a method of foreign market entry and its role in helping firms to overcome liabilities of foreignness. Other areas of interest include Chinese investment into the United Kingdom.


Dr Giles Blackburne teaches on a range of international business topics (e.g. Economics of China, Principles of International Business, Managing and Exploiting Intellectual Property) at all levels. He also has experience in teaching topics relating to doing business in China and Chinese business culture.


Blackburne, G.D. & Sassoon, J., 2018, ‘Chinese investment in the UK: great expectations?’ In Ding, X. & Meng, C. (Eds.), From World Factory to Global Investor, Routledge

Article in Press: Blackburne, G.D., Buckley, P.J., The international business incubator as a foreign market entry mode, Long Range Planning (2017),

Blackburne, G.D. (Ed), ‘China-Britain Belt and Road Case Study Report: Global Partnerships in Action’, China-Britain Business Council, May 2016

Blackburne, G.D., Buckley, P.J., Cross, A., ‘International Business Incubators for Developing Business Overseas’, Policy Paper, China-Britain Business Council, January 2015

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