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Jifu Wang

Associate Professor of Management

Phone: 281-275-8871

Brazos Hall 324 (Sugar Land)

Jifu Wang

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. - Auburn University, Management, 2001
  • M.S. - Auburn University, Human Resource Management, 2000
  • M.B.A. - Emporia State University, Management, 1997
  • Graduate of Applied Linguistics - Shanghai Jiaotong University, 1989
  • English - Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages, English, 1976

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor in Management, Univeristy of Houston, Victoria (2007 - Now)
  • Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing, Univeristy of Houston, Victoria (2005 - 2010)
  • Assistant Professor of Management, School of Business, University of Houston, Victoria (2001 - 2007)
  • Teaching Instructor in Strategy, College of Business, Auburn University (1997 - 2001)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, School of Business, Emporia State University (1995 - 1997)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, School of Business, Eastern New Mexico University (1994 - 1995)
  • Lecturer of Medical English, Nanjing Railway Medical College (1985 - 1988)
  • , Sanzhou Group in Jinan ( - 2013)
  • , Sanzhou Group in Jinan ( - 2012)

Courses Taught at UHV

  • MGMT 4300 - Competitive Advantage and Global Strategy
  • MGMT 4300 - Leadership and Practice in Action: China Study Abroad
  • MGMT 4318 - Organizational Theory and Development
  • MGMT 4325 - Organizational Change
  • MGMT 6300 - Competitive Advantage and Global Strategy: Taiwan Study
  • MGMT 6300 - Leadership and Practice in Action: China Study Abroad
  • MGMT 6300 - Seminar in Competitive Advantage and Global Strategy
  • MGMT 6354 - Leadership and Organizational Change
  • MGMT 6359 - Seminar in Strategic Management
  • MGMT 6369 - International Business Strategy
  • MGMT 6372 - Organizational Theory and Development
  • MGMT 6377 - International Management

Selected Research

  • Wang, Jifu, Salazar, Ronald, Ben-Ur, Joseph, (2013). Policy Constraints and Strategic Choices:MNE Subsidiaries' Market Penetration in China Journal Of Applied Business Research
  • Salazar, Ron, Wang, Jifu, (2013). The Evolution of Strategies: Multinational Subsidiaries in China. Journal Of Applied Business Research
  • Salazar, Ronald J. Wang, Jifu, Oswald, Sharon L (2011). A Model for Technology Adoption in China: Extending Caselli and Coleman Journal Of Applied Business Research
  • Ning, Yixi, Davidson, W. N. Wang, J., (2010). Does Optimal Corporate Board Size Exist? An Empirical Analysis Journal of Applied Finance
  • Wang, Jifu, Hayes, Linda A. Salazar, Ronald J. (2010). In Search of Global Market Leadership: Investigation of Organizational Transformative Change International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development
  • Ben-Ur, Joseph, Wang, Jifu, Yu, Peng, (2010). Linuo Group: A successful example of Chinese private enterprises International Journal of Business Strategy
  • Zhao, Yuxia, Wang, Jifu, (2010). Strategic choice in global manufacturing value chain International Journal of Accounting Information Science & Leadership
  • Salazar, Ronald J. Wang, Jifu, Hallock, Dan J. (2009). Strategic Management Delivery Online: Parity at Last Review of Business Research
  • Salazar, Ronald J. Wang, Jifu, (2009). Technology, Strategic Management Concepts and Online Delivery Review of Business Research
  • Wang, Jifu, Ning, Yixi, Zhao, Jinghua, Yu, Peng, (2009). Transformation of Chinese State-owned Enterprises: Challenges and Responses Multinational Business Review
  • Salazar, Ron, Wang, Jifu, Bullock, Charles, (2008). Building Capabilities Consistency: Improving Strategic Management Learning Outcomes in Internet Course Delivery Southwest Review of International Business Research
  • Ben-Ur, Joseph, Wang, Jifu, (2008). From made in China to global Chinese brand Journal of Academy of Business and Economics
  • Hayes, Linda, Wang, Jifu, Zhao, J, Peng, Yu, (2008). Growth and development strategies for MNC subsidiaries in China International Journal of Accounting Information Science & Leadership
  • Ben-Ur, Joseph, Wang, Jifu, (2008). Strategic marketing: Developing a culture of branding in China European Journal of Management
  • Salazar, Ron, Moe, J, Wang, Jifu, (2008). Systems thinking and complex adaptive systems consultation in organizations: Would uniformity help? Journal of International Business & Economics
  • Salazar, Ron R. Wang, Jifu, (2008). Technology, strategic management concepts and online delivery Journal of International Business & Economics
  • Walton, Jim, Salazar, Ron, Wang, Jifu, (2008). The effects of adaptation, commitment and trust in cross-cultural marketing relationships Journal Of Applied Business Research
  • Salazar, Ron, Walton, Jim, Wang, Jifu, (2007). Adapting to promote commitment in international marketing strategies International Journal of Business Strategy
  • Wang, Jifu, Salazar, Ron, Zhao, Jinhua, (2006). A comparative study: strategic effects of arbitration Review of Business Research
  • Wang, Jifu, Salazar, Ronald J. (2006). A Comparative Study: The Effects of Arbitration Review of Business Research
  • Ning, Yixi, Wang, Jifu, Xiao, Zhiwen, Zhong, K., (2006). Impact of institutional ownership on CEO compensation Review of Business Research
  • Wang, Jifu, Ben-Ur, Joseph, Zhao, Jinhua, (2006). International expansion: Kingdee's marketing strategy International Journal of Business Research

Honors and Achievements

  • 2005: Best Paper Award, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - International Applied Business Research Conference
  • 2003: Best Paper Award, Acapulco, Mexico - The 2003 International Applied Business Research Conference
  • 2002: Best Paper Award, Las Vegas, Nevada - International Business and Science Research Conference
  • 2000: HPAIR 2000 Scholarship - Harvard University
  • 2000: Outstanding Ph. D. Student - Auburn University
  • 1999: Presidential Graduate Fellowship - Auburn University
  • 1997: Outstanding MBA - Emporia State University
  • 1995: Outstanding Member of the University - Eastern New Mexico University
  • 1994: International Student Scholarship - Eastern New Mexico University