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Ren Yi

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Contact Staff

  • Title: Doctor
  • Position: Director, Higher Degree Research Office - Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Qualifications: B.A MBA PhD (unimelb)

Contact Details

Areas of Expertise

  • Research Integrity
  • Research Policy
  • Research Management
  • International Research Collaboration Management
  • Emerging Market Foreign Direct Investment
  • Mutilational Enterprises
  • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  • International Communication China
  • Chinese Multinational Enterprises in Vietnam

Research grants

  • Australia Research Council Linkage Projects (2007-2011)
    • Project title: Through the eyes of the Chinese: Attitude to and opinion of Australia and influence on Sino-Australian business exchange
  • University of Queensland Linkassist Research Grant 2006

Research awards

  • Honorary Award of Distinguished Service Medal (2011), University of Southern Queensland
  • Australasian Research Management Society Awards for Excellence (2009), Leading Change Team Award: Embedding Research Administration in a Regional University
  • Australia Endeavour Executive Award (2009), Deputy Prime Minister Office, Hon Julie Gilliard

Publications

journal toggle icon open Refereed Journal Articles

  • Liu, S., Liesch, P W., Smith, J R., Ren, Y., & Gallois, C, 2012, Communicating through networks: Chinese business people's views on engaging in business with foreign firms, China Media Research, Vol 8 No 1, pp 86-94
  • Ren, Y, 2011, Managing Research Integrity from an Australian Perspective, Sciences Focus, Vol 6 No 1, P1-6 (in Chinese) 
  • Ren, Y, 2010, Organisational Hierarchies and Decision Making Process of Chinese Multinational Enterprises in Vietnam, Chinese Geographical Sciences, Vol 20 No 1, P 1-6
  • Ren, Y, 2007, Motivation of Chinese Investments in Vietnam, Chinese Geographical Sciences, Vol 16 No 1, P41-47 
  • Liu, S., Smith, J. R., Liesch, P., Gallois, C., Ren, Y., & Daly.S, Through the lenses of culture: Collectivistic orientation and Chinese consumers’ intention to purchase imported products. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (Under 4th review) 
  • Smith, J. R., Liu, S., Liesch, P., Gallois, C., Ren, Y, & Daly, S. The role of behavioural, normative, and control beliefs in the consumption of foreign products and services. Journal of International Marketing (Under review) 
  • Smith, J. R., Liu, S., Liesch, P., Gallois, C., Ren, Y., & Daly, S. Through the eyes of Chinese: The Theory of Planned Behavior and Chinese consumer behavior in relation to foreign products and services. Journal of Business Research (Under review)

conference toggle icon open Conferences and Presentations

  • Danaher, P, Ren, Y, Perry, L and Harreveld, B, (2011). (De)Valuing Partnerships in Contemporary Teacher Education: Lessons from Four Australian Universities. Paper presented at Australian Teacher Education Association 2011 annual conference, Melbourne, 3-6 July 2011. 
  • Ren, Y, Danaher, P, Perry, L and Harreveld, B. (2011). Concepts,Experiences and Principles of Effectiveness in Research Supervision:Research Administrators’ Perspectives at Three Australian Universities.Paper presented at Showcasing Research Supervision: Experience, Reflectionand Transformation Conference, Melbourne, 7-8 April 2011.
  • Danaher P, Ren, Y, Perry L and Harreveld, B, (2010). Futuring Sustainable Australian Teacher Education through Recent Doctoral Dissertations: A Thematic Analysis of Alternative Scenarios. Paper presented at Australian Teacher Education Association 2010 annual conference, Townsville, 3-6 July 2010. 
  • Smith, J. R., Liu, S., Liesch, P., Gallois, C., Ren, Y, & Daly, S. (2009). Through the eyes of Chinese: The theory of planned behaviour in relation to Australian products and services. Paper presented at Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy 2009 annual conference, Melbourne, 30 Nov-2 Dec 2009. 
  • Liu, S., Liesch, P. W., Smith, J. R., Gallois, C., Ren, Y., & Daly, S. (2009). Through the lenses of culture: Impact of collectivism orientation on Chinese consumers' intentions to purchase Australian products and Services. Paper presented at the Academy of International Business 2009 annual conference, San Diego, 27–30 June. 
  • Ren, Y, “Motivations of Chinese MNEs in Vietnam, 2003 Proceeding of Institutional Challenges for the Global China Conference, Monash University, Melbourne Australia, P16

Affiliations / activities

  • 3rd World Conference on Research Integrity (3rd WCRI), Montreal Canada 2013: Organising Committee member 2010-2013 
  • Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS)
  • President 2011-2012, President Elect 2009-2011, Executive Member 2005-
    2009 
  • International Network of Research Management Society (INORMS): Executive Member 2007-2009
  • Academy of International Business: Journal Reviewer 2007-2009
  • Australia Research Council: Assessor (oz reader nominated) 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Australia China Business Council (Queensland Chapter): Vice President/Executive Member 2005 – 2010
  • The University of Melbourne: President of the Chinese Student and Scholar Association, 2001 – 200; Representative of the University of Melbourne for the 2002 World YoungFuture Leaders Forum, Hong Kong 
  • Swinburne University of Technology: President of the Chinese Student and Scholar Association, 1998 – 1999

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Ren is interested in recruitment of high calibre PhD candidates in the following areas of research:

  • Emerging Market Foreign Direct Investment
  • Mutilational Enterprises
  • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO) 
  • International Communication China
  • Chinese Multinational Enterprises in Vietnam

Research Outputs

Contract Research & Consulting Projects

  • Ingeus Consulting project (2007)
  • Australia SANEC consulting project (2005) 
  • Maytag – Rong Shi Da restructuring China market project (1999-2000) 
  • Maytag – Rong Shi Da evaluating marketing team project (1999-2000) 
  • China Lenovo sales and distribution strategy project (2000) 
  • China Chain Store and Franchise Association Training project (2000) 
  • China 999 Pharmacy Group Executive Training project (2000) 
  • China Nanyang Education Group Executive Training project (1999-2000) 
  • China QIYA Cosmetic Group restructuring organisation project (1999-2000) 
  • China QIYA Cosmetic Group Executive Training project (1999-2000) 

Keynote Speeches and Presentations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) 2011 Conference, Feb 2011, Washington DC, USA 
  • Australasian Research Management Society 2010 Conference, Sep 2010, Perth Australia 
  • 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, July 2010, Singapore
  • Sustainable Research Excellence National Forum, Feb 2010, Sydney Australia
  • Exploring Best Practice in Research Finance, Sep 2009, Melbourne Australia 
  • Australasian Research Management Society 2009 Conference, Sep 2009, Christchurch New Zealand 
  • International Conference on Graduate Education, July 2009, Shanghai China