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Bounded Reliability and the termination of international joint ventures – insights from the Mid-Med Bank, 1975–1979 (2019)
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Lu, Q. (2019). Bounded Reliability and the termination of international joint ventures – insights from the Mid-Med Bank, 1975–1979. Business history, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2018.1552679

In the late twentieth century, the international joint venture (IJV) became an increasingly important yet unstable organisational form of international business. Based on insights provided by the Mid-Med Bank of Malta during the period 1975-1979, thi... Read More

Is the speed of post-acquisition integration manageable? Case study: post-acquisition integration of HSBC with the Mercantile Bank, 1959–84 (2014)
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Lu, Q. (2014). Is the speed of post-acquisition integration manageable? Case study: post-acquisition integration of HSBC with the Mercantile Bank, 1959–84. Business history, 56(8), 1262-1280. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2013.876533

This study aims to fill in the gaps in existing business history research regarding post-acquisition integration by adopting a case study of the post-acquisition integration process between HSBC and Mercantile Bank (MB) 1959–84. It explores the impac... Read More

The US government dual banking regulation levels, transaction costs and HSBC's strategy in acquiring Marine Midland Banks, Inc., 1978-80 (2010)
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Lu, Q. (2010). The US government dual banking regulation levels, transaction costs and HSBC's strategy in acquiring Marine Midland Banks, Inc., 1978-80. Business history, 52(6), 955-977. doi:10.1080/00076791.2010.511184

This paper undertakes a case study of HSBC acquiring Marine Midland Banks, Inc. (MMBI) in the US between 1978 and 1980, a historic incident that had a catalytic impact on the whole debate about foreign banking in the US and re-examination of the rest... Read More

Factors influencing the growth of foreign banks' branches in China (2007)
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Lu, Q., & Dewhurst, J. (2007). Factors influencing the growth of foreign banks' branches in China. Journal of Contemporary China, 16(52), 517-534. https://doi.org/10.1080/10670560701314487

Because of the excess demand for branch licences and the Chinese government’s policy to effectively ration banking licences, this paper suggests explaining the allocation of branch licences by the objectives of the Chinese government rather than by t... Read More