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Monica Ren

  • Title: Dr.
  • Position: Lecturer - Department of Marketing and Management

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Monica Ren is a Lecturer in International Business Strategies and Marketing at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She holds a BBus and a Mfin from Victoria University Melbourne and a Ph.D. from Macquarie University.

Monica's core research interests pertain to the global strategy and internationalization, especially foreign direct investment (OFDI) and institutional studies.

She has a long-standing interest in the Chinese business context, and emerging interests that include the 'network and guanxi gatekeeping' in multiple sectors and intergovernmental collaboration.

She has been a member and a reviewer of Academy of International Business (AIB), Academy of Management (AOM), Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA), and Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). She is a guest reviewer for Asia Pacific Journal of Management in 2015. She can be contacted at Monica.Ren@mq.edu.au or monica_ren@yahoo.com

Conference Papers and Presentations:

  • Gao, H., Ren, M. and Miao, Q. (2015), A Yin-Yang Perspective of Relational (Guanxi) Gatekeeping in Business Network Management in China,, Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 2015
  • Gao, H., Ren, M. and Miao, Q. (2015), A Yin-Yang Perspective of Relational (Guanxi) Gatekeeping in Business Network Management in China, Academy of International Business (AIB), Bangalore, India June 2015
  • Ren, M. and Li, W. (2014), Top-down or bottom-up? A mutual institutional constraint framework for Chinese Central SOEs' internationalization, 4th Copenhagen Conference on 'Emerging Multinationals': Outward Investment from Emerging Economies (CfP), Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2014
  • Ren, M. and Li, W. (2014),  Agents of the state or market? A mutual institutional constraint framework for Chinese Central SOEs' internationalization, Academy of International Business (AIB), Vancouver, Canada, June 2014  
  • Ren, M. and Jack, R., (2012), Mining firms are not just internationalized for natural resources-the motives of Chinese mining SOEs and POEs, European International Business Academy (EIBA) 2012 Conference, UK, December 2012
  • Ren, M. and Jack, R., (2012), Are mining firms just internationalizing for natural resources? The motives of Chinese mining SOEs and POEs, Academy of International Business (AIB), Washington, USA, June 2012
  • Jack, R., Qin, L.J., Ren, M. (2012), Perspectives on Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Australia, Academy of International Business (AIB), Washington, USA, June 2012
  • Ren, M. and Jack, R., (2011), The internationalisation of Chinese mining SOEs and NSOEs: Motivations and risk attitudes, Academy of International Business (AIB), Nagoya, Japan, 24-28 June
  • Ren, M. and Jack, R., (2011), The internationalisation of Chinese mining SOEs and NSOEs: An exploratory case study, Australia and New Zealand Academy of International Business (ANZIBA), Melbourne, 28-30 April
  • Ren, M. and Jack, R., (2010), Analysing the internationalisation of firms from China's mining sector, Competitive paper accepted for Oxford Business and Economics Conference (OBEC) Oxford University, UK, 28-30 June
  • Ren, M. and Jack, R., (2010), Analysing the internationalisation of firms from China's mining sector: preliminary issues in the development of a conceptual framework, Competitive paper accepted for Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Meeting (ANZIBA) Sydney University, 15-17 April

Journal Articles:

  • Ren, M. and Li, W., (2014), Agents of the state or market? A mutual institutional constraint framework of Chinese Central SOEs' OFDI, *Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, *Vol. 10, No. 3, December 2014 (ABDC Ranking - B)
  • Ren, M. and Jack, R., China's 'Steel Hunger': A Comparative Analysis of SOE and NSOE Internationalization Motivations and Attitudes towards Risk, Contemporary Management Reviews, Vol. 10, No. 04 (December 2014), page 325-352 (ABDC Ranking - B)

Conference Panel Discussions:

  • Ren, M. (2013), Guanxi and trust: conducting IB fieldwork in China, Panel member presented in  Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Meeting (ANZIBA) AIB-AZ Chapter, Sydney, 18-20 April

Reviewer Experience:

  • Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2015)
  • International Business Academy Annual Meeting (AIB), Bangalore, India June 2015
  • Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2015
  • International Business Academy Annual Meeting (AIB), Vancouver, Canada, 2014
  • Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA, 2014
  • Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Meeting (ANZIBA) AIB-AZ Chapter, Auckland, New Zealand, 2014
  • International Business Academy Annual Meeting (AIB), Istanbul, Turkey, 2013
  • Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Meeting (ANZIBA) AIB-AZ Chapter, Sydney, Australia, 2013
  • 38th European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference, Brighton, UK, 2012
  • Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Meeting (ANZIBA) AIB-AZ Chapter, Sydney, Australia, 2010

Academic Honours and Awards:

  • 2015: The finalist of the Best Qualitative Paper in International Business for IM Division Gustavson School of Business Award in AOM (Academy of Management) 2015.
  • 2012: Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Funds 
  • Jan 2011 - Feb 2013: The Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
  • 2010: Macquarie University Faculty of Business and Economics Higher Degree Research (FBE HDR) Academic Research Excellence Awards

Grants and Funds

  • Received external research grant (RMB 30,000) from China Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) Annual 'Attracting overseas talents scheme' (2015) to conduct the collaborative project stage 1- 'The role of guanxi gatekeepers in intergovernmental collaboration- the case of Chinese Eastern Northeast economic zone'
  • Received Macquarie University Research incentive Scheme (RIS) (AUD 5,400) in 2014
  • Received external research grant (NZ$10,000) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand to conduct the collaborative project- 'Guanxi, boundary spanning and organizational legitimacy: A study of MNCs in China' in 2014 for working on the submission for Journal of Management Studies (A* Journal)

Teaching and Learning Professional Development: 

  • March 2014: Turnitin Training (for iPad)
  • October 2013: Gradebook Training
  • Feb-June 2013: FILT (Foundation in Learning and Teaching)  
  • June 2013: Professional Development Workshop (Students' engagement)
  • September 2012: FLaMe Program (Flexible Learning at Macquarie) 
  • September 2012: Academic Integrity 

Professional Affiliations:

  • 2014- Present: Member, British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • 2013 - Present: Member, Cultural Diversity Research Network, Macquarie University (CDRN)
  • 2013 - Present:  Member, Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)
  • 2012 - Present: Member, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney
  • 2009 - Present: Member, Australia and New Zealand  International Business Academy (ANZIBA)
  • 2009 - Present:   Member, Academy of International Business (AIB)

Organized Academic Activities

  • Ren, M. (2013), Guanxi and trust: conducting IB fieldwork in China, Panel member presented in Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Meeting (ANZIBA) AIB-AZ Chapter, Sydney, 18-20 Ap