Lin Xiong
Title: Dr
First Name: Lin
Surname: Xiong
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263130

Duties and Responsibilities

Dr Lin Xiong is a lecturer at Aberdeen Business School and teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate economics modules.

Research Interests

Dr Xiong's main research interests are in the areas of financial development, entrepreneurship, applied macroeconomics and transition economies.


  • 2017-2020: ESRC and National Natural Science Foundation of China, (Developing financial systems to support sustainable growth in China); ES/P004741/1, Proposal Title: Peer-to-peer lending market in China: pricing, risk management and regulation, with Mustafa C. (Heriot-Watt University), Talavera O. (Swansea university), and Maltby J. A. (University of Sheffield), £396,949.
  • 2013: The Carnegie Trust for the University of Scotland, £2,430.
  • 2008-2010: Royal Society of Edinburgh and Natural Science Foundation of China, with Talavera O. (Swansea University), £10,640


  • Experiencing microfinance; effects on poor women entrepreneurs’ livelihood strategies, with Ukanwa I. and Anderson A. R., Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, accepted.
  • Time allocation and firm performance: The case of Chinese entrepreneurs, with Talavera O. and Weir C., International Journal of the Economics of Business, (2017), 24(1), pp. 27-51
  • Social Capital and Access to Bank Financing: The Case of Chinese Entrepreneurs, (with Talavera O. and Xiong X.), Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (2012), 48(1), pp. 55-69.
  • Family as the micro entrepreneurial unit; institutions in practice, with Ukanwa I. and Anderson A. R., under review.
  • Enterprising women migrants; strategies, intangible resources and entrepreneurial practices, with Imaobong James and Anderson A. R., submitted.