Wei Liu

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BEc (Hons) BMgt HIT; BE NEPU
PhD Candidate

The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Bio

Wei Liu is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. He received three bachelor degrees in China in four years. His current research interests include nonmarket strategy in emerging economies, corporate sustainable strategy, regional studies, and strategic management in Chinese context. His research has appeared in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Sustainability, and others. In addition, he has presented numerous papers at top-tier international business conferences such as AIB, EIBA, ANZIBA. He served as the reviewer in journals and conferences such as China Economic Review, Academy of Strategic Management Journal, IACMR, EIBA, among others. He is currently editing the book The Belt and Road Strategy in International Business and Administration.

Wei Liu has won two National Social Science Foundation of China Grant (CNY 200,000 each), which supports his research on the Belt and Road Initiative. He is funded by the University of Sydney China Studies Centre Research Students Support Grants (AUD 1,500). As an international PhD candidate, he is also awarded Business School Research Scholarship.


Thesis working title

Firm-Government Geographic Proximity and Firm Strategies: A China Study

Recent research in strategic management and international business has paid increasing attention to a firm’s spatial location and its’ influence on firm strategy. Extant studies mostly examined the effects of inter-firm geographic proximity on firms’ interaction, new market entry and financial performance. Surprisingly, very few research focuses on firm-government geographic distance, which undeniably plays an important role in determining the business-government relationship, and influences a firm’s strategy. Resource dependence theory and institutional theory both highlight the important role of governments in shaping corporate strategies and behaviors, especially in certain emerging economies like China, where governments not only control critical resources but also acts as a coercive institution. Drawing on the two theories and building on the literature of business-government relationship, this study aims to investigate how firm-government geographic proximity affects firm-government relationship, and then consequently firm strategy, including both market strategy and nonmarket strategy.

This study aims to contribute to the burgeoning literature on geographic strategy which identify and research a firm’s new form of spatial location — business-government geographic proximity. More importantly, based on the analyses of two comprehensive datasets in the context of China, the findings confirm the tenet in the geographic strategy literature that despite the technology advancement, a firm’s geographic distance still plays an important role in determining firm strategies. In addition, the findings shed new lights on the boundary conditions for and the mechanisms underlying the geography-strategy relationship.

Supervisors: Gracy (J.Y.) Yang, Vikas Kumar

Selected publications

2018

Journal Articles

Hu F, Liu W, Tsai S, Gao J, Bin N, and Chen Q (2018) An Empirical Study on Visualizing the Intellectual Structure and Hotspots of Big Data Research from a Sustainable Perspective Sustainability, 10 (3), 667-686. [More Information]

Huang J, Shi H, and Liu W (2018) Emotional intelligence and subjective well-being: Altruistic behavior as a mediator Social Behavior and Personality, 46 (5), 749-758. [More Information]

Li R, Liu W, Liu Y, and Tsai S (2018) IPO underpricing after the 2008 financial crisis: A study of the Chinese stock markets Sustainability, 10 (8), 1-13. [More Information]

Liao K, Yue M, Sun S, Xue H, Liu W, Tsai S, and Wang J (2018) An Evaluation of Coupling Coordination between Tourism and Finance Sustainability, 10 (7), 2320-2342. [More Information]

Liu W, Shi H, Zhang Z, Tsai S, Zhai Y, Chen Q, and Wang J (2018) The Development Evaluation of Economic Zones in China International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (1), 56-70. [More Information]

Liu W, Shi H, Zhang Z, Tsai S, Zhai Y, Chen Q, and Wang J (2018) The development evaluation of economic zones in china International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (1), 1-14. [More Information]

Wang H, Liu W, Zhu M, and Wang Q (2018) Embrace or not? An empirical study of the impact of globalization on the country's sustainability in the case of NAFTA Sustainability, 10 (10), 1-16. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Lee E, Liu W, and Yang G (2018) What Drives an Emerging Market Multinational Firm's Absorptive Capacity? Depth and Breadth of Internationalization 2018 Academy of International Business Conference; Academy of International Business, Minneapolis, USA.

Liu W, and Huang S (2018) Corporate Environment Responsibility and Corporate Philanthropy: A Multilevel Analysis Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference; Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, Brisbane, Australia.

Liu W, Yang G, and Zhang Y (2018) Does Distance Matter? Firm-Government Geographic Proximity and Strategic Corporate Philanthropy 2018 Academy of International Business Conference; Academy of International Business, Minneapolis, USA.

Liu W, Yang G, and Zhang Y (2018) Does Distance Matter? Firm-Government Geographic Proximity and Strategic Corporate Philanthropy 2018 International Association for Chinese Management Research Conference; International Association for Chinese Management Research, Wuhan, China.

Book Chapter

Liu W, Shi H, Ma H, and Tsai S (2018) Improving Renewable Energy Source in Automotive Applications: Evaluation, Analysis and Design Green Production Strategies for Sustainability; IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 210-237.

2017

Journal Article

Liu W, Wei Q, Huang S, and Tsai S (2017) Doing good again? A multilevel institutional perspective on corporate environmental responsibility and philanthropic strategy International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14 (10), 1-15. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Liu W, and Gao Z (2017) Vulnerability Measurement Model For Outsourcing Information Systems Based on Individuality Advantage Identification 10th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems; IADIS, Budapest, Hungary.

Liu W, Zhang Y, and Yang G (2017) Geographic Distance to Local Government Offices, Regional Government Corruption, and Corporate Philanthropy 43rd European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference; European International Business Academy (EIBA), Milan, Italy.

2016

Journal Article

Yang H, Liu W, Li C, and Lin H (2016) Input-Output Analysis on the Industry Relevance of China's Shipbuilding Industry International Journal of Simulation Systems, Science & Technology, 17 (29), 1-10. [More Information]

Book

Liu W, and Gao Z (2016) Construction of Vocational English Class; Jiuzhou Press, Beijing, China.

Conference Proceedings

Liu D, Peng W, and Liu W (2016) Competency Evaluation Model for the Software Development Team First International Conference on Economic and Business Management; Atlantis Press, Qingdao, China. [More Information]

Liu W, Peng W, and Ma H (2016) Competitiveness of Internet of Things Enterprises Based on the Financial Index System International Conference on Computational Modeling, Simulation and Applied Mathematics (CMSAM 2016); Science and Engineering Research Center, Bangkok, Thailand.

2015

Conference Proceeding

Qu S, Lin H, Liu W, Jiang J, and Ren H (2015) Critical Steps in the Cluster Building Process - The Case of Chinese Shipbuilding Industry International Conference on Materials Engineering and Industrial Applications (MEIA 2015); Materials Engineering and Industrial Applications, Hong Kong, China.

2014

Conference Proceedings

Liu W, He Y, Cao J, Liu S, and Chen Y (2014) Application Analysis on Drawing Device of Differential Thread 6th International Conference on Mechanical and Electronics Engineering (ICMEE2014); International Conference on Mechanical and Electronics Engineering, Beijing, China. [More Information]

Liu W, Wen H, Cui Z, Lou H, Liu Y, and Shang Q (2014) Application Analysis on Force Multiplication Drawing Device 4th International Conference on Machinery Electronics and Control Engineering; Engineering Village, Qingdao, China. [More Information]

Liu Y, Shi H, and Liu W (2014) Research on Coupling Degree Model and Application of IT Resources and IT Application Capabilities 26th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC 2014); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Changsha, China.

2013

Conference Proceedings

Liu W, Liu Y, Chen Y, Kang J, and Yang Y (2013) Study on Optimum Treatment Selection of Weihai Municipal Solid Waste Based on Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation International Conference on Material Science and Environmental Engineering (MSEE2013); International Conference on Material Science and Environmental Engineering, Wuhan, China.

Liu W, Shen Y, and Lu C (2013) Differential Thread Principle's Application in Manual Drawing Device 5th International Conference on Mechanical and Electronics Engineering (ICMEE2013); Trans Tech Publications Ltd., Tianjin, China. [More Information]

Liu W, Wang D, Liu G, Zheng Z, and Jiang J (2013) Analysis of the Improvement of the Drawing Die in Drawing Device 4th International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science (ICFMD 2013); International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science, Hong Kong, China. [More Information]