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Wei Liu

BEc (Hons) BMgt HIT; BE NEPU
PhD Candidate

The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Wei Liu is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. He has received three bachelor degrees in Economics, Management and Engineering respectively from two universities in China. Prior to his PhD candidacy, he held the position of CEO in two manufacturing firms and had experiences with the Chinese beer industry and petroleum machinery industry. His main research interests include CEO behavior, corporate performance, transnational corporation and strategic layout.

Thesis working title

CEO Celebrity and Firm Performance

His thesis investigates CEO’s celebrity status and corporate performance. Normally the businesses have been benefiting from CEO’s celebrity status. However in China, with over two thousand-year old Confucian ideology and its more recent experience of socialism, the general public is more likely to react negatively to reports of wealth, especially when the source of wealth is viewed conspicuously and not legalized. He aims to understand that considering the complicated cultural and institutional environments in China, to what extent the celebrity status of an entrepreneur will affect the strategies and performance of his affiliated companies.

Supervisors: Vikas Kumar, Gracy (J.Y.) Yang


Book Section/s

Liu W, Shi H and Ma H 2018 Forthcoming 'Improving Renewable Energy Source in Automotive Applications: Evaluation, Analysis and Design' in Green Production Strategies for Sustainability, IGI Global, Hershey, United States


Conference Paper/s

Liu W and Gao Z 2017 'Vulnerability Measurement Model For Outsourcing Information Systems Based on Individuality Advantage Identification', 10th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems 2017, Budapest, Hungary, 12th April 2017


Edited Book/s

Liu W and Gao Z 2016 'Construction of Vocational English Class', Jiuzhou Press, Beijing, China

Journal Article/s

Yang H, Liu W, Li C and Lin H 2016 'Input-Output Analysis on the Industry Relevance of China's Shipbuilding Industry', International Journal of Simulation Systems, Science & Technology, vol.17:29, pp. 1-10 [Link]

Conference Paper/s

Liu D, Peng W and Liu W 2016 'Competency Evaluation Model for the Software Development Team', First International Conference on Economic and Business Management, Qingdao, China, 15th October 2016

Liu W, Peng W and Ma H 2016 'Competitiveness of Internet of Things Enterprises Based on the Financial Index System', International Conference on Computational Modeling, Simulation and Applied Mathematics, Bangkok, Thailand, 24th July 2016


Conference Paper/s

Qu S, Lin H, Liu W, Jiang J and Ren H 2015 'Critical Steps in the Cluster Building Process - The Case of Chinese Shipbuilding Industry', International Conference on Materials Engineering and Industrial Applications, Hong Kong, (China), 20th September 2015


Conference Paper/s

Liu W, Wen H, Cui Z, Lou H, Liu Y and Shang Q 2014 'Application Analysis on Force Multiplication Drawing Device', 4th International Conference on Machinery Electronics and Control Engineering, Qingdao, China, 8th November 2014

Liu W, He Y, Cao J, Liu S and Chen Y 2014 'Application Analysis on Drawing Device of Differential Thread', 6th International Conference on Mechanical and Electronics Engineering, Beijing, China, 16th August 2014

Liu Y, Shi L and Liu W 2014 'Research on Coupling Degree Model and Application of IT Resources and IT Application Capabilities', 26th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (IEEE), Changsha, China, 31st May 2014


Conference Paper/s

Liu W, Wang D, Liu G, Zheng Z and Jiang J 2013 'Analysis of the Improvement of the Drawing Die in Drawing Device', 4th International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing and Design Science, Hong Kong, (China), 11th December 2013

Liu W, Shen Y and Lu C 2013 'Differential Thread Principle's Application in Manual Drawing Device', 5th International Conference on Mechanical and Electronics Engineering, Tianjin, China, 18th August 2013

Liu W, Liu Y, Chen Y, Chen J and Yang Y 2013 'Study on Optimum Treatment Selection of Weihai Municipal Solid Waste Based on Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation', International conference on Material Science and Environmental Engineering, Wuhan, China, 17th August 2013