Sui Sui Ph.D.   隋绥


Assistant Professor

Global Management Studies Department

Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University    


Email: sui dot sui dot 66 at gmail dot com; sui dot sui at ryerson dot ca


Mailing Address:

575 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C3

Office: TRS 1-107 (7th Floor)     

Tel: (416) 979-5000 ext.6710 Fax:(416) 979-5266






Dr. Sui Sui is an Assistant Professor in Global Management Studies at the Ted Rogers School of Management. Her research focuses on understanding the behavior of international entrepreneurs from developed countries.  Some of this has studied how different internationalization strategies influences firm survival and growth.  Some has focused on firm capabilities and resources that contribute to success in emerging markets, such as the BRICs.  This line of research has studied the learning and innovation capabilities that entrepreneurial firms gain during internationalization. Dr. Sui's work has been published in top-tier journals in the field such as the Journal of International Business Studies.  Additionally, her work has been covered by popular media such as the Wall Street Journal and the Globe and Mail.  Dr. Sui was a finalist for Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar at the 2013 Academy of International Business Conference. She teaches Global Management, Managerial Economics, and International Trade.




Research Interests


International Entrepreneurship, International Trade, and Applied Econometrics





Refereed Journal Articles


Sui, Sui & Baum, Matthias (2014) “Internationalization Strategy, Dynamic Capabilities, and the Survival of SMEs in the Export Market”, Journal of International Business Studies, advance online publication March 24 doi:

*Finalist for the Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar at the 2013 Academy of International Business Conference.


Sui, Sui & Yu, Zhihao (2013) “The Dynamics of Expansion to Emerging Markets: Evidence from Canadian Exporters”, Review of Development Economics, 17(3): 510–522.(paper)


Sui, Sui, Yu, Zhihao, & Baum, Matthias (2013) "Resource differences between Born Global and Born Regional firms:  Evidence from Canadian Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers 1997-2004", International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice, 7(1): 57-73.


Sui, Sui, Yu, Zhihao, & Baum, Matthias (2012) "Prevalence and longitudinal trends of early internationalisation patterns among Canadian SMEs", International Marketing Review, 29(5): 519 – 535. (paper)


Sui, Sui & Yu, Zhihao (2012) “The Pattern of Foreign Market Entry of Canadian Exporters”, Canadian Public Policy, 38(3): 341-359. (paper)


Other Publications


Sui, Sui & Glodfarb, Danielle (2014) Not For Beginners: Should SMEs Go to Fast-Growth Markets?” Global Commerce Centre, Conference Board of Canada. (Blog)

*This study was covered by popular media such as the Wall Street Journal and Ottawa Citizen.


Goldfarb, Danielle & Sui, Sui, “Business ‘beginners’ should stay out of developing countries: study,” The Globe and Mail, February 6, 2014.


Working Papers


Baum, Matthias & Sui, Sui. “Learning by Exporting: Short-term vs. Longer term Effects of Export Duration on Product Innovations. Do Born Globals Learn Differently?” Submitted to Journal of Business Venturing.


Sui, Sui. & Autio, Erkko “Does Internationalization Facilitate or Inhibit the Survival and Growth of Entrepreneurial Firms? Evidence from Canadian Micro Data.


Sui, Sui and Morgan, Horatio “Selling Beyond the US: Do Recent Immigrants Advance Canada’s Export Promotion Agenda?”


Morgan, Horatio & Sui, Sui “A Risk Management Perspective on Multiple Business Ownership in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Evidence from Canada”.


Sui, Sui & Baum, Matthias “Export Density, Age at Internationalization, and the Export Market Survival of Canadian SMEs”.



Invited Talks


 “Has exporting to fast-growing emerging markets improved the performance of Canadian SMEs?”

·       School of International Economics & Trade, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (东北财经大学国际经贸学院), March 27, 2014.

·       Global Commerce Centre, Conference Board of Canada, November 15, 2013.

·       Strategic Policy Sector Economic Research and Policy Analysis Branch, Industry Canada, November 6, 2013.


“Internationalization Strategy and the Survival of SMEs in the Export Market”


 International New Ventures: Prevalence and Longitudinal Trends”

  • School of Management and Economics, Dalian University of Technology (大连理工大学经济管理学院), Dalian, China, July 13, 2011.
  • Department of Economics, Dalian University of Technology (大连理工大学经济系),, Dalian, China, July 5, 2011.


“Born Global, Gradual Global, and their Determinants of Exit from Exporting

·       School of Economics, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University (上海交通大学安泰经济与管理学院), Shanghai, China, August 15, 2012.

·       Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (香港科技大学经济系), Hong Kong, China, December 22, 2010.

·       Department of Economics, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, September 14, 2010.

·       Micro-Economic Analysis Division, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada, May 21, 2009.





Journal of World Business, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Canadian Public Policy, International Journal of the Economics of Business, Transnational Corporations Review





Managerial Economics,  Global Management, International Trade     

A short film I made as a teaching material for this course (Larry King and Sarah Palin talk about opportunity costs).








Updated on April 5th, 2014.

Created on April 3rd, 2009.