Researcher

Dr Weiting Zheng

My Expertise

Business strategy, Non-market strategy, Business-government interface, Stakeholder management, Emerging markets

Keywords

Biography

Dr Weiting Zheng is a tenured faculty member at the School of Management and Governance, at UNSW Business School. In her research, she investigates corporate non-market strategy, trying to understand organizations' actions in managing their political and societal contexts. Her current research projects focus on topics related to corporate political strategy in emerging markets, the role of the state in influencing firm behavior, and...view more

Dr Weiting Zheng is a tenured faculty member at the School of Management and Governance, at UNSW Business School. In her research, she investigates corporate non-market strategy, trying to understand organizations' actions in managing their political and societal contexts. Her current research projects focus on topics related to corporate political strategy in emerging markets, the role of the state in influencing firm behavior, and managing diverse stakeholder relationships. 

Weiting has published in leading academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Research Policy. She is a Dean's Research Fellow, and has won UNSW Business School Research Excellence Commendation in 2019. Weiting is Associate Editor at the Australian Journal of Management, and serves on the editorial board of leading management journals including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Research, and Management and Organization Review. She has successfully obtained competitive research grants in different countries (Hong Kong SAR, mainland China, New Zealand, and Australia). Her research has also been cited by the managerial and popular press, including Harvard Business Review, South China Morning Post, Monash Impact, and BusinessThink.

Weiting's teaching interests encompass strategic management and international business. She received a commendation for Teaching Excellence in 2020. Before joining UNSW, she taught at Victoria University of Wellington and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where she won Teaching Excellence Award in 2010.


My Grants

  • Dean’s Research Fellowship, UNSW Business School (2019-2021)
  • Research Grant, School of Management, UNSW Business School (2018-2020)
  • The Fund for Philosophy and Social Science of Shenzhen Municipality (2017-2020)
  • Guangdong Science Foundation, Guangdong Province, China (2017-2019)
  • Faculty Research Grant, Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington (2017-2018)
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (2017-2019) 
  • Research Establishment Fund, Victoria University of Wellington (2016 – 2017)
  • Department Research Fund, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2013 – 2014)
  • Hong Kong Competitive Earmarked RGC Grant (2010 - 2011) 
  • Competitive Research Grants for Junior Academic Staff, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2009 - 2010)
  • Department Research Fund, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2008 – 2009)

My Qualifications

PhD (Strategic Management), National University of Singapore Business School


My Awards

  • Supervisor Nominee Award, UNSW Postgraduate Council (2021)

  • Commendation for Teaching Excellence, UNSW School of Management and Governance (2020)

  • Research Excellence Commendation, UNSW Business School (2019)

  • Dean’s Research Fellowship (2019-2021), UNSW Business School

  • Teaching Excellence Award, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2010)

  • SAMS/AIB Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Academy of International Business, Runner-up (2005)


My Research Activities

Publications:

  • Zheng, W., Ni, N. & Crilly D. 2019. Non-Profit Organizations as a Nexus between Government and Business: Evidence from Chinese Charities, Strategic Management Journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2958.

  • Zheng, W., Singh, K., & Chung, C-N. 2017. Ties to unbind: Political ties and firm sell-offs during institutional transition, Journal of Management 43(7): 2005–2036, https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206315575553.
  • Zheng, W., Singh, K., & Mitchell, W. 2015. Buffering and enabling: The relationship of interlocking political ties with firm survival and sales growth, Strategic Management Journal 36(11): 1615-1636, https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2301 (read a summary of this paper at the Harvard Business Review).
  • Mahmood, I. & Zheng, W. 2009. Whether and How: Effects of international joint ventures on local innovation, Research Policy 38(9): 1489–1503, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2009.07.003.
  • Zheng, W. 2008. The Contingent Value of Political Ties in Transition: Exit of Domestic Firms Following Competitive Foreign Entry. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Mahmood, I. & Zheng, W. 2005. Do International Joint Ventures Foster or Inhibit Innovative Activities in Emerging Economies? Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Strategic Management

International Business

Corporate non-market strategy

Business-government interface

Stakeholder management


Currently supervising

Qiao Wei (July 2018 – 2021): placed as an Assistant Professor at Nankai University


My Engagement

Associate Editor: Australian Journal of Management (2019 – present)

Editorial board membership

  • Strategic Management Journal (2013 – present)
  • Management and Organization Review (2013 – present)
  • Journal of Business Research (2017 – present)

Professional service

  • Global Representative, Strategic Management Division (STR), the Academy of Management (AoM) (2020-2022)
  • Rep-at-Large, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Research Methods Community (2022-2023)

Managerial and Popular Media Citation


My Teaching

MGMT 5603 Global Business Strategy and Management

COMM 1150 Global Business Environments

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Location

Room 506, UNSW Business School