Mike Gow is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Business and Management at Edge Hill University Business School. 

Gow completed his PhD in East Asian Studies at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) at the University of Bristol in 2013.  He was the recipient of a 5-year Master's and Doctoral scholarship from the British Inter-University China Centre (BICC), an interdisciplinary collaboration between the universities of Bristol, Manchester and Oxford established in 2006 for the advancement of China Studies in the UK. 

Gow's current research focuses on contemporary China, exploring the role of consumerism and industry in state-building projects. His research aims to understand the mobilization of the private sector in relation to superstructural reform; the role consumerism plays in both reproducing and transforming contemporary Chinese society, and how the state, civil society and the private sector combine to "create" citizens in Xi Jinping's New Era. 

Prior to joining Edge Hill University Business School, Gow held appointments at NYU Shanghai, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University and Coventry University's School of Strategy and Leadership.


Last Updated: March 3, 2023



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