Head of International Business Division
Professor

Email:
Y.Wei@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 343 7946
Categories:
Academic, International Business, Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL)
Location:
Room 1.22, 10-12 Cromer Terrace
Profile

Qualifications 

PhD, Aston University. Thesis: "Modelling Foreign Direct Investment in China"
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and the SEDA Accredited Teacher Certificate, Lancaster University. 
BSc in Information Engineering, Harbin Engineering University.

Experience

Before joining the Business School in December 2013, Yingqi (Annie) Wei had held a chair position at the University of York since July 2008. Her main research areas of interest are foreign direct investment (FDI), international trade and economic development, with a focus on the determinants and impact of inward FDI in China and the internationalization of Chinese multinationals. She has published in various journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Research, Management International Review, Regional Studies and Cambridge Journal of Economics. She is also the recipient of best paper award in Academy of International Business (UK&Ireland) and Academy of Marketing Conference and International Journal of the Economics of Business. Yingqi has taught a range of subjects at various levels, including International Business, Foreign Direct Investment, Economics, Economies of China and India, Emerging Economies, Mathematical Economics, Statistics, and Econometrics. Yingqi previously worked at Rutgers, Bradford, Sheffield, Lancaster and Aston University. She also taught at Helsinki School of Economics, Sun Yat-sun University, Hunan University and Southwest University of Finance and Economics. Yingqi serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies and Management and Organization Review.

Research

Foreign Direct Investment
International Trade
Economic Development
The Chinese Economy

Publications

Authored Book

Wei, Yingqi and Xiaming Liu (2001), Foreign Direct Investment in China: Determinants and Impact, Edward-Elgar.

Edited Book

Wei, Yingqi and V.N. Balasubramanyam (2004), Foreign Direct Investment: Six Country Case Studies, Edward-Elgar.

Refereed Journal Articles since 2000

Elliott, Caroline, Palitha Konara and Yingqi Wei, ‘The impacts of competition, cooperation and regulatory intervention on fees in the British independent school section’, International Journal of the Economics of Business, forthcoming.

He, Xinming, Zhibin Lin, Yingqi Wei, ‘International market selection and export performance: A transaction cost analysis’, European Journal of Marketing, forthcoming.

Liu, Xiaohui, Lan Gao, Jiangyong Lu and Yingqi Wei, ‘The role of highly skilled migrants in the process of inter-firm knowledge transfer across borders’, Journal of World Business, forthcoming.

Wang, Jue, Xiaming Liu, Chengang Wang and Yingqi Wei (2014), ‘Cultural proximity and local firms’ catch-up with multinational enterprises (MNEs)’, World Development, 60, 1-13.

Wang, Jue, Yingqi Wei, Xiaming Liu, Chengang Wang and Hua Lin (2014), ‘Simultaneous impact of the presence of foreign MNEs on indigenous firms’ exports and domestic sales’, Management International Review, 54, 195-223.

Wei, Yingqi, Nan Zheng, Xiaohui Liu and Jiangyong Lu (2014), ‘Expanding to outward foreign direct investment or not? A multi-dimensional analysis of entry mode transformation of Chinese private exporting firms’, International Business Review, 23(2), 356-370. 

Wei, Yingqi and Yaoan Wu (2014), ‘How Institutional Distance Matters in the Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions of Multinational Enterprises from Emerging Economies (EMNEs) in the OECD Countries?’ in Attila Yaprak and Mehmet Demirbag (Eds.), Handbook of Emerging Market Multinationals, Edward Elgar.

Wei, Yingqi, Xiaming Liu, Chengang Wang and Jue Wang, ‘Foreign presence and local firms’ decisions on export and domestic sales in Chinese manufacturing’, Management International Review, forthcoming.

He, Xinming and Yingqi Wei (2013), ‘Export Market Location Decision and Performance: The Role of External Networks and Absorptive Capacity’, International Marketing Review 30(6), 559-590.

Wei, Yingqi, Xiaming Liu and Chengang Wang (2012), ‘Local sourcing of multinational enterprises in China’, International Journal of Emerging Markets 7(4), 364-382.

He, Xinming and Yingqi Wei (2011), ‘Linking market orientation to international market selection and international performance’, International Business Review 20(5), 535-546.

Fildes, Robert, Yingqi Wei and Suzy Ismail (2011), ‘Evaluating the forecasting performance of econometric models of air passenger traffic flows using multiple error measures’, International Journal of Forecasting 27(3), 902-922.

Roger Smeets and Yingqi Wei (2010), ‘Productivity effects from US MNEs: The role of market orientation and regional integration’, Regional Studies 44(8), 949-963.

Elliott, Caroline and Yingqi Wei (2010), ‘The impact of regulatory intervention in the UK store card Industry’, International Journal of the Economics of Business 17(1), 87-98.

Wang, Chengang, Yingqi Wei and Xiaming Liu (2010), ‘Determinants of recent trade flows in OECD countries: Evidence from gravity panel data models’, the World Economy 33(7), 894-915.

Elliott, Caroline, Yingqi Wei and Pamela Lenton (2010), ‘The effect of government policy on tobacco advertising strategies’, Bulletin of Economic Research 62(3), 243-258.

Liu, Xiaming, Chengang Wang and Yingqi Wei (2009), ‘Do local manufacturing firms benefit from transactional linkages with multinational enterprises in China?’ Journal of International Business Studies 40(7), 1113-1130.

Wei, Yingqi and Chengang Wang (2009), ‘Understanding China’s international economic integration’, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies 7(4), 401–408.

Yang, Jingjing, Helian Xu, Chengang Wang, Mingyong Lai and Yingqi Wei (2009) ‘Productivity spillovers from foreign direct investment in Chinese industries’, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies 7(4), 429–445.

Wei, Yingqi, Xiaming Liu and Chengang Wang (2008), ‘Mutual productivity spillovers between foreign and local firms in China’, Cambridge Journal of Economics 32(4), 609-631. doi:10.1093/cje/bem037

Wang, Chengang, Yingqi Wei and Xiaming Liu (2007), ‘Does China rival its neighboring economies for inward FDI?’ Transnational Corporations 16(3), 35-60.

Buck, Trevor, Xiaohui, Liu, Yingqi Wei and Xiaming Liu (2007), ‘Do export spillovers from foreign firms exist in Chinese industries? Evidence from firm-level analysis’, Management International Review 47(5), 683-706.

Xu, Helian, Yingqi Wei, Mingyong Lai and Chengang Wang (2007), ‘Backward linkage spillovers from foreign direct investment in China: Evidence from industry level data’, Management World 2007(4), 24-31.

Wei, Yingqi and Xiaming Liu (2006), ‘Productivity spillovers from R&D, exports and FDI in China’s manufacturing sector’, Journal of International Business Studies 37(4), 544-557. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400209

Wei, Yingqi and V.N. Balasubramanyam (2006), ‘Diaspora and development’, the World Economy 29(11), 1599-1609. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9701.2006.00856.x

Wei, Yingqi, Xiaming Liu and Chengang Wang (2006), ‘Trade orientation and mutual productivity spillovers between foreign and local firms in China’, Journal of Asia Business Studies 1(1), 46-53.

Liu, Guy Shaojia, Xiaming Liu and Yingqi Wei (2006), ‘Openness and efficiency of Malaysia, India and China relative to the world economy: A comparative study’, Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 42(1-2), 41-62. 

Wei, Yingqi, Bo Liu and Xiaming Liu (2005), ‘Entry modes of foreign direct investment in China: A multinomial logit approach’, Journal of Business Research 58(11), 1495-1505.

Balasubramanyam, V.N. and Yingqi Wei (2005), ‘International trade in clothing and textiles in the post-MFA era’, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies 3(1), 23 - 37.

Wang, Chengang, Xiaming Liu and Yingqi Wei. (2004), ‘Impact of openness on economic growth in different country groups’, the World Economy 27(4), 567-585.

Wei, Yingqi, Xiaming Liu, Haiyan Song and Peter Romilly (2001), ‘Endogenous innovation growth theory and regional income convergence in China’, Journal of International Development 13(2), 153-168.

Liu, Xiaming, David Parker, Kirit Vaidya and Yingqi Wei (2001), ‘Impact of foreign direct investment on productivity in China’s electronics industry’, International Business Review 10(4), 421-439. doi:10.1016/S0969-5931(01)00024-5

Liu, Xiaming, Chengang Wang and Yingqi Wei. (2001), ‘Causal links between foreign direct investment and trade in China’, China Economic Review 12(2-3), 190-202.

Liu, Xiaming, Pamela Siler, Chengqi Wang and Yingqi Wei (2000), ‘Productivity spillovers from foreign direct investment: Evidence from UK industry level panel data’, Journal of International Business Studies 31(3), 407-425.

Book Chapters

Wei, Yingqi and Yaoan Wu (2014), ‘How Institutional Distance Matters in the Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions of Multinational Enterprises from Emerging Economies (EMNEs) in the OECD Countries?’ in Attila Yaprak and Mehmet Demirbag (Eds.), Handbook of Emerging Market Multinationals, Edward Elgar.

Palitha Konara and Yingqi Wei (2013), ‘The role of language in bilateral foreign direct investment: A forgotten factor?’ in Yama Temouri and Chris Jones (Eds.), International Business, Institutions and Performance after the Financial Crisis, Palgrave Macmillan.

Liu, Xiaming, Pamela Siler, Chengqi Wang and Yingqi Wei (2008), ‘Productivity spillovers from foreign direct investment: Evidence from UK industry level panel data’. Reprinted in K. Meyer (Ed.) Multinational Enterprises and the Host Economies, Edward Elgar.

Wei, Yingqi (2004), ‘Foreign direct investment in China’, in Yingqi Wei and V.N. Balasubramanyam (Eds.), Foreign Direct Investment: Six Country Case Studies, Edward-Elgar.

Liu, Xiaming, Yuguang Yang and Yingqi Wei (2001), ‘Control and performance of EU-China joint ventures’, in M.D. Hughes and J.H. Taggard (Eds.), International Business and Its European Dimensions, Macmillan.

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