Dr Wei Yang

  • Lecturer in Strategy (Management)

Biography

Wei joined the Adam Smith Business School in October 2017 as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Strategy and previously held academic positions at Nankai University and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in China. She also held academic visiting positions at the Columbia University Business School in New York and the Centre of International Business of the University of Leeds (CIBUL). Wei holds a BA and MA from Beijing Normal University and PhD in International Management from the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg in Germany. Prior to academia, she was a management consultant at Towers Perrin in Beijing.

Her research focuses on competitive strategy and alliance governance, particularly in the context of emerging markets. Her research examines:

  1. how domestic and foreign firms engage in dynamic competition in order to gain a competitive advantage, and
  2. how the board of directors and top management team are structured and make decisions to achieve successful partnerships.

She has published in leading management journals including International Business Review and Journal of Business Research. Her co-authored paper on competitive dynamics has won a Best Paper Prize at the Academy of Management Meeting (BPS division).


Research interests

Wei is part of the Strategy and Technology Management research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Competitive strategy and competitive dynamics
  • Board of directors and top management team
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Multinational company strategy
  • Emerging markets

Grants

  • ‘The formation and growth path of new venture business models’. National Natural Science Foundation of P.R.China. CI. 2017-2021. Award value: £240,000
  • ‘Research on joint venture board of directors’. Tianjin Social Sciences Foundation. PI. 2016-2017. Award value: £3,000.
  • Scholarship for research visit to overseas institution. China Scholarship Council. 2015-2016. Award value: £10,000.
  • ‘Competition in manufacturing firms’. China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) Research Grant. CI. 2012-2013. Award value: £10,000.
  • ‘Competition among Chinese and foreign firms’, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) Research Grant. CI. 2011-2012. Award value: £10,000
  • “Dynamic competition in the UK’s high-tech industries”. 2018 University of Glasgow, College Strategic Research Seedcorn Fund, Principal investigator (£1,000)

Supervision

Wei is interested in supervising PhD researchers in Strategy and International Business. In particular, she welcomes topics in research areas such as competitive strategy, multinational company strategy, alliance governance and board of directors, and strategy in emerging markets.

Current PhD candidates

Yanduo Li
Topic: Guanxi and corruption in public sector organisations


Teaching

  • Strategic Management
  • International Strategy
  • Strategic Alliances
  • International Business
  • Business in Emerging Markets & Asia

Additional information

Wei is a member of the Academy of Management; Strategic Management Society; and International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR). She is a regular reviewer for leading management journals including Journal of World Business; and Global Strategy Journal.


Publications

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Number of items: 34.

2019

Meyer, K. and Yang, W. (2019) Alliance proactiveness and firm performance in an emerging economy. Industrial Marketing Management, (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2018) Ownership, Competitive Actions and Business Growth. 38th Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society (SMS), Paris, France, 22-25 Sept 2018. (Unpublished)

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2018) How Does Ownership Influence Competitive Actions and Business Growth? 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois, 10-14 Aug 2018. (Unpublished)

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2018) How Do Local and Foreign Firms Compete? Liability of Foreignness and Competitive Actions under Institutional Voids. Competitive Dynamics Conference, Kingston, Ontario, 02-04 June 2018. (Unpublished)

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2018) How does ownership influence business growth? A competitive dynamics perspective. International Business Review, (doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2018.02.009) (Early Online Publication)

2017

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. (2017) Does Private Ownership Always Outperform State Ownership? A Competitive Dynamics Explanation. 44th AIB (UK&I) & 6th Reading IB Conference, Reading, UK, 6-8 Apr 2017.

Yang, W. and Lu, X. (2017) Joint venture board structure and firm performance. Research on Economics and Management, 38(5), pp. 105-112.

2016

Yang, W. (2016) Chinese Strategic Management Research Annual Meeting. Chinese Strategic Management Research Annual Meeting, Chengdu, China, 2016.

Yang, W. (2016) Doctoral & Junior Faculty Workshop. Strategic Management Society Special Meeting, Hong Kong, China, 2016.

2015

Yang, W. and Harrigan, K. R. (2015) Operating autonomy in Chinese-foreign joint ventures. Asia Pacific Management Review, 20(4), pp. 241-251. (doi:10.1016/j.apmrv.2015.02.003)

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2015) Competitive dynamics in an emerging economy: competitive pressures, resources, and the speed of action. Journal of Business Research, 68(6), pp. 1176-1185. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2014.11.012)

Meyer, K. E. and Yang, W. (2015) How Do Local and Foreign Firms Compete? Liability of Foreignness and Competitive Actions under Institutional Voids. Academy of International Business – China Chapter Annual Meeting, Tianjin, China, 2015.

Meyer, K. E. and Yang, W. (2015) How Do Local and Foreign Firms Compete? Liability of Foreignness and Competitive Actions under Institutional Voids. Journal of Management Studies (JMS) Workshop, Changchun, China, 2015.

Yang, W. (2015) How Do Boards of Directors Influence International Joint Venture Performance? 12th South Korea – China Management and Economics Forum, Daegu, South Korea, 2015.

Yang, W. and Hao, X. (2015) Competitive dynamics under behavioral and resource-based perspectives. Modern Management Science, 2015(12), pp. 100-102.

2014

Meyer, K. E. and Yang, W. (2014) Dynamic Competition Meets Institutional Voids: Who Takes Strategic Actions in Emerging Markets? AIB 2014 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 23-26 Jun 2014.

Meyer, K. E. and Yang, W. (2014) Dynamic Competition Meets Institutional Voids: Who Takes Strategic Actions in Emerging Markets? BPS Division Junior Faculty Paper Development Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2014.

Meyer, K. E. and Yang, W. (2014) Dynamic Competition Meets Institutional Voids: Who Takes Strategic Actions in Emerging Markets? International Association for Chinese Management Research, Beijing, China, 2014.

2013

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2013) Performance, Capabilities and Strategic Actions: Competitive Dynamics in an Emerging Economy. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA, 9-13 Aug 2013.

Meyer, K. E. and Yang, W. (2013) Liability of Foreignness Meets Institutional Voids: Who Takes Strategic Actions in an Emerging Market? SYSBS International Management Symposium, Guangzhou, China, 2013.

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2013) Performance, Capabilities and Strategic Actions: Competitive Dynamics in an Emerging Economy. Conference on Competing in China: Local Firms, Multinational, and Alliances, Fairfax, VA, USA, 2013.

2012

Yang, W. (2012) How Do Foreign MNCs and Local Firms Compete? An Integrative View. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, 30 Jun - 03 Jul 2012.

Yang, W. (2012) Competition Among Foreign MNCs and Local Firms in China. Strategic Management Society Special Meeting, Guangzhou, China, 2012.

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2012) From Strategic Capabilities to Sole and Collaborative Actions: Competitive Dynamics in an Emerging Economy. Strategic Management Society Special Meeting, Guangzhou, China, 2012.

2011

Yang, W. and Harrigan, K. R. (2011) Boards of Directors in Sino-Foreign Joint Ventures. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Nagoya, Japan, 24-28 Jun 2011.

Yang, W. (2011) Control Mechanisms in Sino-German Joint Ventures: An Investigation on Boards of Directors, Top Management Compensation and Career Development. Series: Berichte aus der Betriebswirtschaft. Shaker: Aachen. ISBN 9783844000245

Yang, W. (2011) Dissertation Development Workshop. International Association for Chinese Management Research, Chengdu, China, 2011.

Yang, W. (2011) Research Methods Workshop. International Association for Chinese Management Research, Xiamen, China, 2011.

Yang, W. (2011) “West Meets East: New Concepts and Theories” Workshop. Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) Special Issue Research Forum, Beijing, China, 2011.

2008

Yang, W. and Lusk, E. J. (2008) Top Management Control and Performance in Joint Ventures: An Agency Theoretic Approach. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy, 30 Jun - 03 Jul 2008.

Lusk, E. J., Yang, W. and Halperin, M. (2008) Market performance and the corporate governance structure: the implications for China. International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 1(4), pp. 408-417. (doi:10.1504/IJCCM.2008.020007)

2007

Yang, W., Lusk, E. J. and Wolff, B. (2007) Top Management Incentives in a Chinese State Bank. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 03-08 Aug 2007.

2006

Yang, W., Lusk, E. J. and Halperin, M. (2006) Market Performance and the Corporate Governance Structure: The Implications for China. Conference on the Globalization of Chinese Enterprises: The Advent of New Age Multinational Enterprise, Winter Park, FL, USA, 2006.

2002

Yang, W. (2002) Processes of organizational learning in joint ventures. Journal of Finance and Economics, pp. 276-278.

This list was generated on Wed Aug 21 13:02:32 2019 BST.
Number of items: 34.

Articles

Meyer, K. and Yang, W. (2019) Alliance proactiveness and firm performance in an emerging economy. Industrial Marketing Management, (Accepted for Publication)

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2018) How does ownership influence business growth? A competitive dynamics perspective. International Business Review, (doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2018.02.009) (Early Online Publication)

Yang, W. and Lu, X. (2017) Joint venture board structure and firm performance. Research on Economics and Management, 38(5), pp. 105-112.

Yang, W. and Harrigan, K. R. (2015) Operating autonomy in Chinese-foreign joint ventures. Asia Pacific Management Review, 20(4), pp. 241-251. (doi:10.1016/j.apmrv.2015.02.003)

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2015) Competitive dynamics in an emerging economy: competitive pressures, resources, and the speed of action. Journal of Business Research, 68(6), pp. 1176-1185. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2014.11.012)

Yang, W. and Hao, X. (2015) Competitive dynamics under behavioral and resource-based perspectives. Modern Management Science, 2015(12), pp. 100-102.

Lusk, E. J., Yang, W. and Halperin, M. (2008) Market performance and the corporate governance structure: the implications for China. International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 1(4), pp. 408-417. (doi:10.1504/IJCCM.2008.020007)

Yang, W. (2002) Processes of organizational learning in joint ventures. Journal of Finance and Economics, pp. 276-278.

Books

Yang, W. (2011) Control Mechanisms in Sino-German Joint Ventures: An Investigation on Boards of Directors, Top Management Compensation and Career Development. Series: Berichte aus der Betriebswirtschaft. Shaker: Aachen. ISBN 9783844000245

Conference or Workshop Item

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2018) Ownership, Competitive Actions and Business Growth. 38th Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society (SMS), Paris, France, 22-25 Sept 2018. (Unpublished)

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2018) How Does Ownership Influence Competitive Actions and Business Growth? 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois, 10-14 Aug 2018. (Unpublished)

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2018) How Do Local and Foreign Firms Compete? Liability of Foreignness and Competitive Actions under Institutional Voids. Competitive Dynamics Conference, Kingston, Ontario, 02-04 June 2018. (Unpublished)

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. (2017) Does Private Ownership Always Outperform State Ownership? A Competitive Dynamics Explanation. 44th AIB (UK&I) & 6th Reading IB Conference, Reading, UK, 6-8 Apr 2017.

Yang, W. (2016) Chinese Strategic Management Research Annual Meeting. Chinese Strategic Management Research Annual Meeting, Chengdu, China, 2016.

Yang, W. (2016) Doctoral & Junior Faculty Workshop. Strategic Management Society Special Meeting, Hong Kong, China, 2016.

Meyer, K. E. and Yang, W. (2015) How Do Local and Foreign Firms Compete? Liability of Foreignness and Competitive Actions under Institutional Voids. Academy of International Business – China Chapter Annual Meeting, Tianjin, China, 2015.

Meyer, K. E. and Yang, W. (2015) How Do Local and Foreign Firms Compete? Liability of Foreignness and Competitive Actions under Institutional Voids. Journal of Management Studies (JMS) Workshop, Changchun, China, 2015.

Yang, W. (2015) How Do Boards of Directors Influence International Joint Venture Performance? 12th South Korea – China Management and Economics Forum, Daegu, South Korea, 2015.

Meyer, K. E. and Yang, W. (2014) Dynamic Competition Meets Institutional Voids: Who Takes Strategic Actions in Emerging Markets? AIB 2014 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 23-26 Jun 2014.

Meyer, K. E. and Yang, W. (2014) Dynamic Competition Meets Institutional Voids: Who Takes Strategic Actions in Emerging Markets? BPS Division Junior Faculty Paper Development Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2014.

Meyer, K. E. and Yang, W. (2014) Dynamic Competition Meets Institutional Voids: Who Takes Strategic Actions in Emerging Markets? International Association for Chinese Management Research, Beijing, China, 2014.

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2013) Performance, Capabilities and Strategic Actions: Competitive Dynamics in an Emerging Economy. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA, 9-13 Aug 2013.

Meyer, K. E. and Yang, W. (2013) Liability of Foreignness Meets Institutional Voids: Who Takes Strategic Actions in an Emerging Market? SYSBS International Management Symposium, Guangzhou, China, 2013.

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2013) Performance, Capabilities and Strategic Actions: Competitive Dynamics in an Emerging Economy. Conference on Competing in China: Local Firms, Multinational, and Alliances, Fairfax, VA, USA, 2013.

Yang, W. (2012) How Do Foreign MNCs and Local Firms Compete? An Integrative View. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, 30 Jun - 03 Jul 2012.

Yang, W. (2012) Competition Among Foreign MNCs and Local Firms in China. Strategic Management Society Special Meeting, Guangzhou, China, 2012.

Yang, W. and Meyer, K. E. (2012) From Strategic Capabilities to Sole and Collaborative Actions: Competitive Dynamics in an Emerging Economy. Strategic Management Society Special Meeting, Guangzhou, China, 2012.

Yang, W. and Harrigan, K. R. (2011) Boards of Directors in Sino-Foreign Joint Ventures. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Nagoya, Japan, 24-28 Jun 2011.

Yang, W. (2011) Dissertation Development Workshop. International Association for Chinese Management Research, Chengdu, China, 2011.

Yang, W. (2011) Research Methods Workshop. International Association for Chinese Management Research, Xiamen, China, 2011.

Yang, W. (2011) “West Meets East: New Concepts and Theories” Workshop. Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) Special Issue Research Forum, Beijing, China, 2011.

Yang, W. and Lusk, E. J. (2008) Top Management Control and Performance in Joint Ventures: An Agency Theoretic Approach. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy, 30 Jun - 03 Jul 2008.

Yang, W., Lusk, E. J. and Wolff, B. (2007) Top Management Incentives in a Chinese State Bank. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 03-08 Aug 2007.

Yang, W., Lusk, E. J. and Halperin, M. (2006) Market Performance and the Corporate Governance Structure: The Implications for China. Conference on the Globalization of Chinese Enterprises: The Advent of New Age Multinational Enterprise, Winter Park, FL, USA, 2006.

This list was generated on Wed Aug 21 13:02:32 2019 BST.