Yue Wang

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Yue Wang received his PhD in Management (International Business) from the University of Melbourne and currently is an Associate Professor of International Business at the Department of Management, Macquarie University, Australia. His previous positions include a senior lectureship in the School of Management at University of New South Wales and several visiting positions at Kyoto University, Nagoya City University and Doshisha University in Japan, Shanghai Jiaotong University in China, and Korean University Business School. 


Dr Wang’s research interests span across IB/IM, entrepreneurship/SME, and HRM. His publications appear in leading IB journals such as Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Management International Review, Journal of International Management, entrepreneurship/small business journals such as Journal of Small Business Management and International Small Business Journal, and HR journals such as Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, and Human Resource Management Review, among others. 


He has received multiple best paper awards, including the AOM Best Paper Award (HR Division) twice in 2023 and 2020, and the Best Paper Award at the prestigious China Goes Global Conference at JFK School of Government, Harvard University, in 2010. He has guest-edited a special issue on Dragon Multinationals research in Asia Pacific Journal of Management and has been a reviewer for reputable journals such as Academy of Management Perspectives, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Review, International Business Review, Journal of International Management, Management International Review, Management and Organization Review, and Technovation. He is an external reviewer for the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.


Dr Wang is particularly interested in doing research related to three sets of broad questions: How institutions shape firm behaviour and decisions? How managerial/entrepreneurial characteristics influence firm behaviour and decisions? How institution and managerial/entrepreneurial characteristics interact in influencing firm behaviour and decisions? He has a keen interest and some expertise in researching these questions in the context of CJK (China, Japan, and Korea) but is open to learn and develop knowledge and expertise outside the CJK. He welcomes PhD students interested in interdisciplinary topics that are well-positioned to address any aspects of the ‘big’ questions concerning the relationships between institutions, organizations, and individuals in different countries and regions across the globe. 


Dr Wang is also passionate about teaching in international business. In 2011, Dr Wang was voted as among the top 10 lecturers (ranked No. 5) across the entire UNSW by the Unijob website’s annual voting for “lecturers of the year”. With a commitment to the excellence in IB teaching, Dr Wang has also written several teaching cases in IB textbook published by Cambridge University Press. Dr Wang has also been invited to contribute a chapter to The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Dynamics published by Oxford University Press and provide expert comments for major business media such as the Australian Financial Review on global strategies of China’s state-owned resource companies.



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