Prior to joining IESE, Prof. Liao was a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Management at UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales. She has taught at Simon Fraser University and Justice Institute of British Columbia in Canada.
Prof. Liao's research interests lie in cross-cultural management, regulatory focus, cultural intelligence, and multiculturalism. Her academic work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Business Ethics, among others. She also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Organizational Behavior, among others, and has won two Best Reviewer Awards from an Academy of Management conference and an Academy of International Business conference.