My research focuses on the employment relationships inside and outside of the workplace. More specifically, my research interests include workplace diversity, compensation management, motivation machanisms as well as the implications of HRM on corporate governance issues in the context of globalization. I am also interested in the effects of various factors (e.g. marketization, unionization, culture changes, outsoucing, etc.) on employment outcomes at both individual and organizational levels.


Xiu, L., X. Liang, Z. Chen, and W. Xu (forthcoming), “Strategic Flexibility, Innovative HR Practices, and Firm Performance-A Moderated Mediation Model,” Personnel Review.

Liang, X., L. Xiu, S. Wu, and S. Zhang (2017), “In Search of Sustainable Legitimacy of Private Firms in China,” Chinese Management Studies. 11(3), pp. 555-578.

Feng, H. & L. Xiu (2016), The Effects of Sex and Gender Role Orientation on Approach-Based Coping Strategies Across Cultures: A Moderated Mediation Model, Communication Quarterly. 64 (5), pp.596-622.

Xiu, L. & M. Gunderson (2015), Occupational Segregation and The Gender Earnings Gap in China: Devils in the Details, International Journal of Manpower. 36(5), pp. 711-732.

Xiu, L., Kang, G. & Roline, A. (2015), Who Negotiates A Higher Starting Salary? A Moderation Model on the Role of Gender, Personality and Risk Attitude, Naikai Business Review International. 6(3), pp. 240-255.

Kang, G., Xiu, L. & Roline, A. (2015), How Do Interviewers Respond to Applicants’ Initiation of Salary Negotiation? An Exploratory Study on the Role of Gender & Personality, Evidence-Based HRM. 3(2), pp. 145-158.

Xiu, L. & M. Gunderson, (2014), Glass Ceiling or Sticky Floor? Quantile Regression Decomposition of the Gender Pay Gap in China, International Journal of Manpower. 35(3), pp. 306-326.

Xiu, L. & M. Gunderson, (2013), Credential Effects and Returns to Education in China, Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations. 27 (2), pp. 225-248.

Xiu, L. (2013). The Gender Gap in Top Corporate Jobs in China: Evidence from an Establishment-Manager Matched Survey. Evidence-Based HRM. 1(1).

Xiu, L. & M. Gunderson, (2013). Gender Earnings Differences in China: Base Pay, Performance Pay and Total Pay. Contemporary Economic Policy. 31(1): 235-254. (online available Feb 2012)

Xiu, L. & M. Gunderson, (2013). Performance Pay in China: Gender Aspects. British Journal of Industrial Relations: an international journal of employment relation. 51(1): 124-147. (online available Dec 2011)