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Dr. Liang Wen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategic Management and Organisations (SMO) at International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). He completed his Ph.D. in the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney. His current research interests include 1) Media influence and firms’ strategies: examining both outcomes and antecedents of media (dis)approval, including how media (dis)approval influences strategic changes and financial performance, and why and how firm wrongdoings or social activities cause heterogeneous media (dis)approval. 2) Time influence and firms’ strategies: investigating why and how temporal closeness between multinational enterprise (MNE) parent and subsidiary locations may affect MNEs’ employment of expatriates in their foreign subsidiaries.His research has appeared in the Journal of World Business, and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceeding. Google Scholar Profile:

Research interests

Strategic Management

International Business

Australian Investment in China

Business and Management in Emerging Economies


Assistant Professor, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2021-Present

Tutorial Instructor, The University of Sydney, 2017-2021


IOM 121 Statistics for Business

SMO 109TC Managing Across Borders

SMO 302 Organisational Change and Development

BUS 303 Final Year Project

SMO 405 Management Dissertation

Awards and honours

2022, The 12th Asia Academy of Management (AAOM) Best Paper Award, Asia Academy of Management

2018-2020, Business School Research Scholarship (BSRS), The University of Sydney, AUS

2019-2020, Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS), The University of Sydney, AUS

2019-2020, Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), HK

2019, Dean’s Citations for Tutoring Award, The University of Sydney, AUS

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., The University of Sydney, Australia, 2021

M.S., University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), USA, 2012

B.S., Central South University (CSU), China, 2010

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  • Staff

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