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Contact Staff

  • Title: Doctor
  • Position: Associate Professor - Department of Marketing and Management
  • Qualifications: PhD in International Business (University of Melbourne)

Contact Details

  • Ph: (+61-2) 9850 8513
  • Student Contact:
     3-5 pm Thursday
  • Email Yue Wang
  • Fax: 9850 6065
  • Room: 642, building: E4A

Areas of Expertise

  • Contracting theory, institutional theories (NIE and NIS), evolutionary economics, and dynamic capabilities literatures, and their applications in international business and management
  • East Asian business systems (China, Japan, Korea)

Profile

Yue Wang, received his PhD in Management (majored in International Business) from the University of Melbourne, is currently an Associate Professor of International Business at Department of Marketing and Management, Macquarie University. Prior to joining Macquarie University, Dr. Wang worked for Australian School of Business at University of New South Wales (UNSW) first as a lecturer (2002-2007) and then a senior lecturer (2007-2012). Dr. Wang's previous appointments also include a number of visiting positions at Nagoya City University and Doshisha University in Japan, Shanghai Jiaotong University in China and Korea University Business School.

Dr. Wang is passionate about international business research and teaching. As of March 2013, Dr. Wang has a career total of 2 books, 8 book chapters and 20 refereed journal articles. His recent publications appear in major IB/IM journals such as Management International Review, Journal of International Management, Advances in International Management, Journal of Business Research, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and Thunderbird International Business Review. Dr. Wang has received two best conference paper awards, including the Best Paper Award at the prestigious China Goes Global Conference at JFK School of Government, Harvard University, in 2010.

In 2011, Dr. Wang was voted as among the top five lecturers across the entire UNSW by the Unijob website's annual voting for "lecturers of the year" for all Australian universities. (http://www.lectureroftheyear.com.au/winners_list_2011.php). With a commitment to the excellence in IB teaching, Dr. Wang has also written teaching cases in IB textbook published by Oxford University Press. At UNSW, Dr. Wang has completed supervisions of three PhDs, one Master by Research student plus a significant number of Honours students. Dr. Wang has also been invited to provide expert comments for major business media such as Australian Financial Review on Australia-China business relationship.

Research grants

  • 2011 The UNSW Contestable Funding for Strategic International Initiatives, $20,000 (with Prem Ramburuth, Peter Sheldon)
  • 2009, UNSW Goldstar Award (with Chung-Sok Suh, for projects narrowly missed ARC Grant), $30,000
  • 2009, UNSW International Research Collaboration Grant, $8,000
  • Other internal grants, Australian School of Business, UNSW, totalled $40,000

Research awards

  • 2010, Best conference paper award (with Xiao Zhang and Xufei Ma), China Goes Global annual conference at JFK School of Government, Harvard University, Boston 
  • 2007, Best conference paper award (with Cindy Qin and Prem Ramburuth), The Inaugural Australia-China International Business Research Conference, Beijing 
  • 2006, Finalist for the best conference paper award, The 2nd International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) conference, Nanjing 
  • 2005, Finalist for the prestigious JIBS Frontiers Award, the 3rd Annual JIBS/AIB/CIBER/ERIM Invitational Conference on Emerging Research Frontiers in International Business, Rotterdam

Current projects

  • How Do International Entrepreneurship Characteristics Drive the Internationalization Behavior of Chinese SMEs? A Focus on the Moderating Effects of Home-based Network Ties
  • The internationalization-performance relationship among emerging market SMEs: The moderating effects of organizational flexibility
  • How do firms tackle strategic change in dynamic environments?

Research areas

  • Chinese firms' outward investment strategies
  • Alliance strategies of foreign multinationals in China
  • Global automakers sourcing strategies in Australia

Publications

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  1. Suh, C-S., Wang, Y., Nam, M. H., and Zhang, X. (2013).'Sequential internationalization, heterogeneous process and subsidiary roles: the case of Hyundai Motor Company', Asia Pacific Business Review, forthcoming.
  2. Wang, K. Y., Wang, Y., Huang, K. P., and Deng, J. S. (2012),'A Study on Heterogeneous Networks and Resource Acquisition of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: The Role of Trustworthiness and Commitment', Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, 46: 1643-1657.
  3. Zhang, X., Ma, X., and Wang, Y. (2012). 'Entrepreneurial orientation, social capital, and the internationalization of emerging market SMEs: Evidence from China', Thunderbird International Business Review, 54 (2): 195-210.
  4. Cindy, Q., Ramburuth, P. and Wang, Y. (2011). 'A conceptual model of cultural distance, MNC subsidiary roles and knowledge transfer in China-based subsidiaries', Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, 2 (4): 8-27.
  5. Wang, Y. and Tanaka, A. (2011) 'From hierarchy to hybrid: The evolving nature of inter-firm governance in China's automobile groups', Journal of Business Research, 64: 74-80.
  6. Wang, Y. and Suh, C-S. (2009) 'Towards a re-conceptualization of firm internationalization: Heterogeneous process, subsidiary roles and knowledge flow', Journal of International Management, 15(4): 447-459.
  7. Wang, Y. and Nicholas S. (2009) 'New perspectives on subsidiaries in the transition economy of China', Advances in International Management, 22: 167-190.
  8. Wang, Y. (2009). 'Extending the "P" perspective: An institutional account of management research in Australia', Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 26: 353-360.
  9. Qin, C., Ramburuth, R. and Wang, Y. (2008). 'Cultural distance and subsidiary roles in knowledge transfer in MNCs in China', Chinese Management Studies, 2(4): 260-280.
  10. Nam, M. H. and Wang, Y. (2008). 'Uncovering the Corporate Growth of the Hyundai Motor Company', International Review of Korean Studies, 5(1): 65-79.
  11. Wang, Y. (2008). 'Strategic Management of International Subcontracting', International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management 1(3): 21-32.
  12. Wang, Y. (2007). 'Managerial Choice between Equity Joint Ventures and Contractual Joint Ventures in China: A Critical Test of Transaction Cost Economics and Resource-Based View', Asian Business & Management, 6 (4): 355-375.
  13. Wang, Y. and Nicholas, S. (2007).'Formation and Evolution of Non-equity Strategic Alliances in China', Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 24 (2): 131-150.
  14. Wang, Y. (2007). 'To internationallysubcontract or not', Monash Business Review, 3 (1): 48-49.
  15. Wang, Y. (2007). 'Understanding Contractual Joint Ventures in China', Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 5 (1): 75-90.
  16. Wang, Y. and Suh, C-S. (2006). 'The impact of business-government relationship on location choice by Korean firms in China: a comparative case study', Journal of International Business and Economy, 7 (1): 21-39.
  17. Wang, Y. (2006). 'Inside Contractual Joint Ventures in China: Ownership Advantage, Resource Contribution and Management Control', Asian Business & Management, 5 (3): 379-398.
  18. Wang, Y. and Nicholas, S. (2006).'Transferring Knowledge: How Managers Make Credible Commitments, Relational Safeguards and Dispute Resolution in Non-Equity Alliances', Nanjing Business Review, 8: 125-138. (in Chinese).
  19. Wang, Y. (2005). 'Sub-national Location Strategy of Multinational Enterprises in China: Pearl River Delta vs. Yangtze River Delta', Journal of Asian Business, 21 (2): 45-59.
  20. Wang, Y. and Nicholas, S. (2005).'Knowledge transfer, knowledge replication and learning in non-equity alliances: operating contractual joint ventures in China', Management International Review, 45 (1): 99-118.

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  1. Wang, Y. and Ramburuth, P., (2010). Eds. Thirty years of China's economic reform: Institutions, management organizations and foreign investment. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, USA. (Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-60876-908-7)
  2. Wang, Y. (2008).Contractual Joint Ventures in China: Formation, evolution and operation. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, USA. (Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-60456-816-5)

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  1. Qin, C. Ramburuth, P., Wang, Y. (2013). "The Growth and Internationalization of Geely - The Chinese Car Manufacturer", in Ramburuth, P. et al. (ed.), Dynamics in International Business: Asia Pacific Cases, Oxford University Press: forthcoming.
  2. Li. Z. and Wang, Y.(2013). "Does social capital always create value for firm internationalization? The case of Chinese automakers' expansion in Russia", in Chan, T. S. and Cui, G. (eds.) Multinationals and Global Consumers: Tension, Potential and Competition, Palgrave McMillan: forthcoming.
  3. Quek, K. B. and Wang,Y. (2012). 'Towards a New Conceptualization of Technology Transfer Management', in Ran, B. (ed.), Contemporary Perspectives on Technological Innovation, Management and Policy, Information Age Publishing: 183-206.
  4. Tanaka, A. and Wang,Y. (2012). 'Transferring home-grown management practices to emerging markets: The case of Toyota in China', In Gupta, A., T. Wakayama and S. Rangan (eds.), Global Strategies for Emerging Asia, Jossey-Bass/Wiley: 115-138.
  5. Tanaka, A. and Wang,Y. (2010). 'Understanding Business Group Governance in China', in Wang, Y. and Ramburuth, P. (eds.), Thirty years of China's economic reform: Institutions, management organizations and foreign investment, New York, Nova Science Publishers: 94-102.
  6. Wang, Y. (2009). 'The Role of Credible Commitments in Joint Venture Management', in Tobin, J. B and Parker, L. R. (eds), Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Capital Flow, New York, Nova Science Publishers: 29-40.
  7. Wang, Y. (2009).'Strategic Management of International Subcontracting', in Hunter,  M. G. (ed.), Strategic Management Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. *A re-print from International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management 1(3): 21-32.
  8. Suh, C-S. and Wang, Y.(2008). 'Linking ownership advantages, location advantages and firm strategies: An extension to OLI model of foreign direct investment', in Dominguez, A. L. (ed.), Global Management - Strategy, Challenges, and Uncertainties, New York, Nova Science Publishers: 193-206.

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  1. Sakolvieng, K., Wang, Y., and Kim, Y. 2011. Towards a Conceptualization of the Emergence of Subsidiary-Specific Advantages, AIB Southeast Asia Conference, 1-3 December, Taipei.
  2. Wang, Y., Ma, X., Yi, Y., and Li, Y. 2011. How do firmsdevelop capabilities for strategic change in dynamic environments? Academy of Management conference, 12-16 August, San Antonio.
  3. Wang, Y. and Suh, S-C., 2010. Sequentialinternationalization and subsidiary roles: A longitudinal study of Hyundai Motor Company. Asian Academy of Management conference, 12-15 December, Macau.
  4. Wang, Y. and Tanaka, A. 2010. How to transfer suppliercontracting practices to China? The case of Toyota. Global Strategy Conference, International University of Japan, 16-18 December, Tokyo.
  5. Zhang, X., Ma, X., and Wang, Y., 2010. Entrepreneurialorientation, social capital, and the internationalization of emerging market SMEs: Evidence from China, 4th China Goes Global Conference, JFK School of Government, Harvard University, 6-8 October, Boston.*The paper was awarded the conference Best Paper Award
  6. Wang, Y. 2009. The role of credible commitments inalliance management, 8-15 October, Strategic Management Society annual meeting, Washington D. C.
  7. Wang, Y. and Tanaka, A., 2008. Business Group Governancein China: From Hierarchy to Hybrid, The Harvard Conference on The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises, 8-12 October, J. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston.
  8. Tanaka, A and Wang, Y., 2008. Understanding inter-firmgovernance in Chinese automobile industry, The annual conference of Academy of Management, August  8-13, Anaheim, California.
  9. Wang, Y. and Tanaka, A., 2008. The formation andevolution of inter-firm relationship in China's automobile groups, The 3rd Conference of International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR), 19-22 June, Guangzhou, China.
  10. Wang, Y. and Suh, C-S., 2008. Towards aRe-conceptualization of the Internationalization Process of the Firm, Academy of International Business (AIB) annual conference, July, Milan, Italy.
  11. Wang, Y., 2007. Global supply chain management: Ananalytical framework, Society for Global Business & Economic Development (SGBED) The 10th International Conference, August, Kyoto.
  12. Qin, C., Ramburuth, P. and Wang, Y., 2007. Culturaldistance and subsidiary roles in knowledge transfer in China-based subsidiaries, The Inaugural Australia-China International Business Research Conference, September, Beijing. *The paper was awarded the conference Best Paper Award.
  13. Suh, C-S. and Wang, Y., 2007. Linking ownership advantages,location advantages and firm strategies: An extension to OLI model of foreign direct investment. AIB Southeast Asia conference, December, Hangzhou, China.
  14. Wang, Y., 2006. Managerial Choice between Equity JointVentures and Contractual Joint Ventures in China: A Critical Test of Transaction Cost Economics and Resource-Based View, the 5th Asian Academy of Management Conference, December, Tokyo.
  15. Wang, Y., 2006. Hong Kong's Investment in Guangdong: Anevolutionary and institutional perspective, Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Regional Conference, December, Bangkok, Thailand.
  16. Qin, C., Ramburuth, P. and Wang, Y., 2006. The Impact ofNational Culture on Knowledge Transfer in MNCs, The Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) annual conference, November, Wellington.
  17. Wang, Y. and Wan, J. Q., 2006. Sub-national Location Choiceof Multinational Enterprises in China: Pearl River Delta vs. Yangtze River Delta, The 2006 Australasian Business and Behavioural Sciences Association International Conference, September, Adelaide, Australia.
  18. Wang, Y. and Suh. C-S., 2006. Two-tier location choice byMNEs in China, Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference, June, Beijing.
  19. Wang, Y. and Nicholas, S., 2006. Contractual Joint Venturesin China: Role of Institutions and Economic Organisations in Safeguarding Economic Exchange, The 2nd International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) Conference Proceedings, June 15-18, Nanjing, China. * The paper was among the 4 finalists for the best conference paper award
  20. Wang, Y. and Suh, C-S., 2005. The impact ofbusiness-government relationship on  location choice by Korean firms in China: a comparative case study, The Annual AIB South East Asia Regional Conference, November, Manila, The Philippines.
  21. Wang, Y. and Nicholas, S., 2005. New -institutionaleconomics and contracting theory: operationalising safeguards in non-equity strategic alliances, The 3rd Annual JIBS/AIB/CIBER/ERIM Invitational Conference on Emerging Research Frontiers in International Business, September, Rotterdam, Netherlands. * The paper was nominated for the prestigious JIBS Frontiers Award
  22. Wang, Y. and Nicholas, S., 2005. Neo-institutionalApproaches to Understanding International Non-Equity Alliances, Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference, July, Quebec City, Canada.
  23. Wang, Y. and Nicholas, S., 2005. Transferring knowledge:how managers manage credible commitments, relational safeguards and dispute resolution in non-equity alliances in China, Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Multinational Business Management, May, Nanjing, China.
  24. Wang, Y., 2004. Inside Contractual Joint Ventures in China:Ownership Advantage, Resource Contribution and Management Control, The Annual AIB South East Asia Regional Conference, August, Macau.
  25. Wang, Y. and Nicholas, S., 2004. Knowledge Transfer,Replication and Creation in Non-equity Alliance: The Case of Contractual Joint Ventures in China, Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference, July, Stockholm, Sweden.
  26. Wang, Y. and Nicholas, S., 2004. Organizational learning innon-equity joint ventures: an empirical study, Proceedings of Pacific Asian Consortium of International Business Education and Research (PACIBER) Annual Meeting, June, Phuket, Thailand.
  27. Wang, Y., 2003. Towards a transaction cost theory ofinternational subcontracting, Proceedings of Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Annual Conference, December, Perth, Australia.
  28. Wang, Y. and Nicholas, S., 2003. Contractual Joint Venturesin China: A learning organization, Proceedings of Australia and New Zealand Academy of International Business (ANZIBA) Annual Conference, November, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  29. Wang, Y., Nicholas, S. and Morgan, S., 2002. Relationalsubcontracting: the case of Contractual Joint Ventures in China, Proceedings of Australia and New Zealand Academy of International Business (ANZIBA) Annual Conference, November, Brisbane, Australia.
  30. Wang, Y., Nicholas, S. and Morgan, S., 2001. ContractualJoint Ventures in China: contractual choice and transaction-specific features, The 43rd Academy of International Business Annual Conference, November, Sydney, Australia.

Professional Membership

  • Founding Member of: International Association of Chinese Management Research
  • Member of: Strategic Management Society
  • Member of: Academy of International Business
  • Member of: Academy of Management
  • Member of: Asian Academy of Management

Affiliations / activities

  • January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015, Elected Officer, Asia Academy of Management (3 year term)
  • 2013 Local Organizing Committee Member, ANZIBA Annual Conference
  • 2007 Co-chair, International Management Stream, ANZAM Annual Conference 

 Ad-hoc Reviewer for: 

  • Academy of Management Perspective 
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Management 
  • Asia Pacific Business Review 
  • Asian Business and Management 
  • European Management Journal 
  • Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies 
  • Journal of International Management 
  • Management and Organization Review

Community engagement

  • 2012, provide expert comments for Australian Financial Review on Chinese firms participation in Queensland's LNG projects
  • 2010, provide expert comments for Australian Financial Review on global strategies of Chinese state-owned resource companies

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  • Prior to joining Macquarie University, Dr. Wang has completed supervisions of three PhDs, one Master by Research student plus a significant number of Honours students at UNSW