Dr Mary Leung, Principal Lecturer

Dr Mary Leung

Principal Lecturer

Dr Mary Leung is a Principal Lecturer in the Economics, Analytics and International Business subject group. She has extensive experience in teaching and leading courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She also supervises a number of PhD students in the international business area.

Dr Leung has more than 10 years of academic experience in teaching international business on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses, including Foundations of International Business; Managing of International Business; International Environments of Business and Research Methods. She has extensive understanding and experience in teaching international students, she has teaching experience in Hong Kong, India and China. Dr Leung was awarded an EU Lifelong Learning Programme for a teaching placement in Madrid, Spain. For many years Dr Leung has engaged in a number of course leaderships, designing and delivering high quality courses to home based students and overseas students through franchises and collaboration partners. She contributed her expertise in transnational education to a number of course approval and validation events. Before joining Leeds Beckett University Dr Leung had a teaching role at the University of Reading and the Open University (Hong Kong). She is now link tutor (formerly course leader) of MA International Trade and Finance delivered in China.

Dr. Leung has supervised a number of international PhD students in national identity and consumer behaviour, cross-culture business negotiation in China, financial performance and market servicing services strategy, innovation in developing countries, institutional quality and FDI location choice in least developed countries, national political relationship and corporate political strategy. She also supervised postgraduate dissertations in international business areas. Currently, Dr. Leung is researching in business educational management in transnational education, innovation and international business strategy in emerging markets.

Dr Leung obtained her PhD in International Business from the University of Leeds and a MSc degree in Fiscal Policy from the University of Bath. Besides her studies in the UK, Dr Leung also received education in Hong Kong. In addition, she holds the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from Leeds Beckett University and she is also a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Recently, she has completed Aurora, women-only programmes organised by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and actively engaged in Aurora events at Leeds Beckett University.

Current Teaching

  • Teaching both MA/BA International Business and MBA
  • International Environments of Business
  • Managing of International Business
  • Foundations of International Business

Research Interests

Dr Leung's research interests include internationalisation of firms, corporate political strategy, international management, institutional environments, international strategy of SMEs and emerging markets.

Dr Mary Leung, Principal Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Nisar S; Boateng A; Wu J; Leung M (2012) Understanding the motives for SMEs entry choice of international entry mode. Marketing Intelligence and Planning, 30 (7), pp. 717-739.