​Professor, School of Economics and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Address: No.80 Zhongguancn East Road, Beijing 100190, China

Research Areas

Strategic Management, International Business


PhD, Tsinghua University





Augusto Ninni, Ping Lv, Francesca Spigarelli, Pengqi Liu, How home and host country industrial policies affect investment location choice? The case of Chinese investments in the EU solar and wind industries, Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, 2020.

Claudio Petti, Francesca Spigarelli, Ping Lv, Mario Biggeri, Globalization & innovation with Chinese characteristics: The case of the automotive industry, International Journal of Emerging Markets, 2019.

Chenxi Guo, Ping Lv, Network position of independent director in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, International Journal of Emerging Markets, 2018, 13(1):118-135.

Louise Curran, Ping Lv, Francesca Spigarelli, Chinese investment in the EU Renewable Energy sector: Motives, impediments and policy implications, Energy Policy, 2017, 101:670-682.

Louise Curran, Ping Lv, Francesca Spigarelli, More heat than light? Renewable energy policy and EU–China solar energy relations, International Journal of Ambient Energy, 2017, 38(5): 471-480.

Francesca Spigarelli, Ping Lv, Chinese expansion in the international healthcare markets: The role of Chinese OFDI in Europe, International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2017, 16(1/2): 108-127.

Ping LvFrancesca Spigarelli, The determinants of location choice: Chinese foreign direct investments in the European renewable energy sector, International Journal of Emerging Markets, 2016, 11(3):333-356.

Chenxi Guo, Ping Lv, Direct and indirect international experience of shareholders, ownership structure and cross-border M&A, Procedia Computer Science, 2015, 55: 1069-1078.

Ping LvFrancesca Spigarelli, The integration of Chinese and European renewable energy markets: The role of Chinese foreign direct investments, Energy Policy, 2015, 81:14-26.

Ping Lv, How Does Openness Affect Innovation? Evidence from National Key Laboratories in China, Science and Public Policy, 2014, 41(2):180-193.

Kevyan Alvandi, Cristina Chaminade, Ping Lv, Commonalities and Differences between Production- Related Foreign Direct Investment and Technology-Related Foreign Direct Investment in Developed and Emerging Economies, Innovation and Development, 2014, 4(2):293-311.

Ping Lv, Monica Plechero, Rakesh Basant, International Competitive Strategy Choices: Comparing firms in China and India, Asia Pacific Business Review, 2013, 19(4): 542-558.

Research Interests

Chinese foreign direct investment; cross-border M&A; global business strategy; global innovation network


European Union, Marie Sklodowska - Curie Actions, “Health related activity recognition system based on IoT - An interdisciplinary training program for young researchers”, 2017.9-2020.12.

European Union, Marie Sklodowska - Curie Actions, “China and Europe Taking Care of Health Care Solution”, 2014.1-2017.12.

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, “The challenge of globalization: Technology driven foreign direct investment (TFDI) and its implications for the negotiation of International (bi- and multilateral) Investment Agreements”, 2011.9-2014.9.

European Union 7th Framework Program, “Impact of Networks, Globalization, and their Interaction with EU Strategies”, 2009.1-2011.12.

Swedish Research Council, “Emerging Trends in Asia: From Cost-based Producers to Global Suppliers of Innovation, Implications for Industry Growth in Developed and Developing Countries”, 2008.1-2010.12.

International Development Research Center, sub-project of “The Role of State in Chinese National Innovation System” in “National Innovation System of BRICS Countries”, 2009.