Jing Xiao is a post-doc researcher at CIRCLE. Her main research interests include economics of innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial dynamics, new technology-based firms, technology-related M&As, regional diversification and regional growth. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Economic History at Lund University in Nov. 2014. Her Ph.D. thesis investigated the evolution of new technology-based firms, especially focused on the role of acquisitions in the dynamics of new firms. She received the Young Scholar Best Paper Award from the International Joseph Alois Schumpeter Society (ISS) at the 15th International Conference of the ISS in Jena, Germany in 2014.


Xiao, J., Boschma, R. and Andersson, M. Forthcoming. Industrial diversification in Europe: The differentiated role of relatedness. Economic Geography. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00130095.2018.1444989.

Xiao, J., Boschma, R., Andersson, M. (2018). Resilience in the European Union: the effect of the 2008 crisis on the ability of regions in Europe to develop new industrial specializations. Industrial and Corporate Change, 27(1), 15-47. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtx023.

Cortinovis, N., Xiao, J., Boschma, R. and Van Oort, F. (2017). Quality of government and social capital as drivers of regional diversification in Europe. Journal of Economic Geography, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lbx001.

Andersson, M. and Xiao, J. (2016). Acquisitions of start-ups by incumbent businesses: A market selection process of “high-quality” entrants? Research Policy, 45(1), 272-290. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2015.10.002

Xiao, J. (2015). The effects of acquisition on the growth of new technology-based firms: Do different types of acquirers matter? Small Business Economics, 45(3): 487-504. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-015-9656-y.

Xiao, J. (2014). Entrepreneurial Dynamics and Acquisitions of New Technology-Based Firms (Doctoral dissertation). Lund, Sweden: Lund University.

Ejermo, O. and Xiao, J. (2014). Entrepreneurship and Survival over the Business Cycle: How do New Technology-Based Firms Differ? Small Business Economics, 43(2): 411-426. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-014-9543-y.



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