The 325th Lecture on Management and Economics of Our Business School Was Successfully Held


On the morning of May 25th, 2018, the 325th Lecture on Management and Economics of Our Business School was successfully held at M528. Dr. Yang Wei, the lecturer of Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK, was the keynote speaker, and she brought a wonderful report entitled “The Impact of Enterprise Characteristics and Enterprise Resources on Enterprise’s Competitive Behavior under the Emerging Market Environment” to the teachers and students in our school, and Teacher Lin Shanshan in our school presided over the lecture.




Lecture scene 

Dr. Yang Wei shared her latest paper How Does Chinese Enterprises Compete with and Foreign Enterprises? The Factors Affecting Enterprise’s Competitive Behavior in Emerging Market with us. In the paper, she thought that foreign enterprises were different from local enterprises in competition mode when competing with local enterprises, which led to different enterprise performance. Through the resource-based view and dynamic competition theory, the paper analyzed and found that in the environment of serious institutional voids, there were two differences between foreign enterprises and local enterprises in competition mode: firstly, with stronger technical capabilities, foreign enterprises could adopt more aggressive competition behavior; secondly, their weaker government relations inhibited their competitive behavior. Focusing on local and foreign sample enterprises, the hypothesis was tested by structural equation model and supported by solid evidence.

Starting from articles, Dr. Yang Wei obtained the support of solid evidence through a large number of questionnaires, and she expounded the theoretical contribution and practical significance of the research. She also conducted in-depth discussion with the present teachers and students on the questions and suggestions put forward at the scene, and shared her other research projects, which impressed the teachers and students. Finally, Teacher Lin Shanshan gave a summary of this lecture, and the lecture came to a successful end in warm applause.


Guest profile: 

Dr. Yang Wei is currently working in the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK. She obtains her doctorate in International Business Administration from University of Magdeburg, Germany, has worked in China European International Business School and Nankai University successively, and he also has visited Columbia University and University of Leeds as visiting scholar. Her research field is enterprise competition strategy and corporate governance. Her papers have ever published in famous international magazines, such as International Business Review and Journal of Business Research, and won the Best Paper Award of Academy of Management. She has ever worked as an executive compensation consultant at Towers Perrin, an internationally renowned consulting firm, and taught MBA Strategic Management, Transnational Operations, and other Chinese and English courses for many business schools.