Associate Dean, School of Business
PhD (Limerick); MBA (Berlin); MA (Brandenburg); BA (China)
7-252N, City Centre Campus10700 - 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-633-3535
Dr. William X. Wei is professor and associate dean, Research and International, at MacEwan University’s School of Business. He is co-supervisor of Master and PhD programs at China University of Petroleum, visiting professor at the Shanghai University of International Economics and Business, visiting professor at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, and vice chair at Sino-Canada Asia Pacific Economic Research Institute, jointly established by JUST (Jiangsu University of Science and Technology) and MacEwan University. Dr. Wei is also a research associate at the Centre for China and Globalization in Beijing and Editor-in-Chief, Asia Pacific and Globalization Review.
Dr. Wei was awarded distinguished scholar by the Academy For Global Business Advancement in 2012. Before joining MacEwan University, Dr. Wei finished his MBA at Berlin University of Applied Sciences, his MA at Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus in Germany, his PhD at University of Limerick in Ireland and his Post-Doc visiting research at Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University, Canada.
Dr. Wei has over 100 publications including journal articles, books, book chapters, business cases and conference proceedings. His most recent publications are listed below. To view more works by Dr. Wei, visit Research Online at MacEwan.
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Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers
Muralidharan E., Wei X., Zhang, J. & Bapuji, H. (2016). Product‐quality failures in international sourcing: Effect of institutions. Current Topics in Management, 18, 123-152. http://www.transactionpub.com/current_topics_in_ management
Shan, J., Jiang, L., & Wei, W. (2016). Who is the real fan for luxury? An investigation of generational differences in China. Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 44(6), 953-964. doi:10.2224/sbp.2016.44.6. 953
Wei, W., Chen, D., & Hu, D. (2016). Study on the evolvement of technology developments and energy efficiency: A case study of the past 30 years of development in Shanghai. Sustainability, 8(5), 457-478. doi:10.3390/su8050457
Chen, D., Wei, W., Du, Y., & E. Muralidharan. (2016). Survival strategy of OEM companies: A case study of the Chinese toy industry. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 36(9), 1065-1088. doi:10.1108/IJOPM-04-2015-0212
Muralidharan E., Wei W. and X. Liu (2016). Integration by Emerging‐Economy Multinationals‐ Perspectives from Chinese M&As, Thunderbird International Business Review, 59(4), 503-518. doi:10.1002/tie.21850
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