Dr. Li Xian Liu made the transition to academic career since she earned a PhD in Finance and Economics at RMIT University in 2011 with Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship. Before Dr. Liu joining JCU, she has been teaching, coordinating both undergraduate and postgraduate (MBA included) finance courses in different Australian universities such as Australian National University, University of Canberra, University of South Australia, and Curtin University.

Dr Liu’s research has focused on the theoretical, practical and cross-disciplinary insights of various aspects in finance and business, such as investment, corporate finance, financial institutions mainly in banking and funds management sectors, foreign direct investment, and knowledge transfer in MNEs. She has published a scholarly book and her research papers have been appeared in various international peer-reviewed journals.

  • BX2031: Investment and Portfolio Analysis (Level 2; TSV)
  • BX2032: Financial Institutions and Markets (Level 2; TSV)
  • BX3031: Multinational Business Finance (Level 3; TSV)
  • BX3136: Treasury Management (Level 3; TSV)
  • My passion for research is rooted in the research questions, and I am enthusiastic about to find out whether answering these questions would have implications for the real community or world scenario. I also believe critical thinking would help us to be a thinker and come up with new ideas, theories and projects that would advance the field and telling us what we are supposed to do, eventually to add new knowledge. Besides of critical thinking, I believe that we should keep an open mind, which is also one reason I have been doing cross-discipline studies. As I believe that interdisciplinary and cross disciplinary collaboration is a good way to expand our knowledge of some certain research questions, but also develop new ideas and some interesting points.
  • I consider our life is a life-long learning process. Teaching allows me to fulfill what I believe and treat my students the same regardless of ethnic, age, and gender. I believe greater diversity will bring fresh ideas into our studies. Teaching is also the way to pass on the knowledge, to discover the new unknown. Therefore, I wish students to appreciate the power of knowledge and think critically. My optimal goal in teaching and learning practices is to help all students to achieve their greater potential and to succeed without lowering standards. In additional to teaching the principles of finance, I have also a few objectives as an educator for the students. 1) Actively engage in the learning process. 2) Self-study ability. 3) Finance is not an isolated subject; finance is interconnected with business, economics, even the culture and should be addressed in context. Students should understand the relevance of finance to their life. To help achieving the above objectives, different teaching and learning methods have been implemented. I always believe that students can learn more and achieve their greater potential within a friendly learning and teaching environment. Overall, finance is an interesting subject in our learning journey. Understand finance would help us to understand how our world is working. Enjoy.
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2021 - CBLG (JCU) Excellence in Research Award, in recognition of 2021 journal publications.
  • 2013 - Commendation for Innovation in Teaching & Learning Award at University of Canberra
  • 2009 - The American Finance Association Annual Meeting Student Travel Grant
  • 2007 to 2010 - Australian Postgraduate Award
  • 2021 - Editorial Review Board: Journal of Business Research
  • 2014 - CPA Australia
  • 2013 - Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)
  • 2008 - American Finance Association
  • 2012 - Nominee: Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award, University of Canberra

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 15+ research outputs authored by Dr Li Xian Liu from 2012 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • How does strategic Management Accounting enable Firms to strategically change and enhance Performance under conditions of Environmental Turbulence? (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Identifying the relationship between financial and non-financial information and the equity market: A study of the resources sector in North America (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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