Mrs Catherine Cai

About me

Yingdan(Catherine) Cai is Senior Lecturer in Strategy and International Management and Programme Leader for BA(Hons) International Business at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in the UK. Prior to joining UWE, Catherine was a Ph.D. Candidate in International Business Strategy at University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She has a Bachelor's degree in International Economics and Trade and a Research Master's degree in International Economics and Business.  

Catherine is active in strategy and international business research. Her teaching and research interests include International Business Strategies, with a focus on emerging market multinational enterprises. She has previously presented in various academic conferences and doctoral consortiums such as Academy of International Business (AIB) , European Academy of International Business (EIBA), Academy of Management (AOM) and European Academy of Management (EURAM). With the application of institutional economics and transaction costs in International Business, she attended the 4th Lindau Meeting in Economic Sciences, which is an opportunity for highly selected young economists to interact with 22 Nobel laureates in economic sciences. Catherine has received various awards for her research. The paper "Does government stake influence cross-border deal completion? Evidence from Brazil" has been one of the four finalists for CGIO Best Paper in International Corporate Governance in International Management Division in Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014 and an abridged version of the paper is included in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (Only 21 out of 204 accepted papers in the IM division, or around 10% are accepted for the proceeding). In addition, her dissertation proposal has won the Best COST Think Thank Proposal Award in the 1st COST–EIBA / EIASM Doctoral Think Tank on Emerging Markets and Their Corporate Players at EIBA 2010. ​

Area of expertise

Emerging market multinationals, international business strategies, corporate governance, cross-border M&As

My Publications