Wei   Shi

Wei Shi

Associate Professor, Management

Featured Publications

  • Shi, W., Zhang, Y., & Hoskisson, R. E. “Examination of CEO-CFO social interaction through language style matching: Outcomes for the CFO and the organization.” In press, Academy of Management Journal.

    Connelly, B. L., Shi, W., Hoskisson, R. E., & Koka, B. “Institutional investor influence on joint venture exploration and exploitation.” In press, Journal of Management.

    Shi, W., Connelly, B., & Cirik, K. 2018. "Short seller influence on firm growth strategies: A threat-rigidity perspective." Academy of Management Journal.

    Shi, W., & Connelly, B. 2018. “Is regulatory adoption ceremonial? Evidence from lead director appointment.” 39(8): 2386-2413. Strategic Management Journal.

    Shi, W., Pathak, S. Song, J. & Hoskisson, R. 2018. “The adoption of chief diversity officers among S&P 500 firms: Institutional, resource dependence, and upper echelons accounts.” Human Resource Management. 57(1): 83-96.

    Shi, W., Zhang, Y., & Hoskisson, R. E. 2017. “Ripple effects of CEO awards: Investigating the acquisition activities of superstar CEOs’ competitors.” Strategic Management Journal. 38(10): 2080– 2102.

    Schuler, D., Shi, W., Hoskisson, R. E., & Chen, T. 2017. “Windfalls of “emperors’ sojourns”: Stock market reactions to Chinese firms hosting high ranking government officials.” Strategic Management Journal. 38(8): 1668-1687.

    Connelly, B., Shi, W., & Zyung, J. 2017. “Managerial response to constitutional constraints on shareholder power.” Strategic Management Journal. 38(7): 1499-1517.

    Shi, W., Connelly, B., & Hoskisson, R. E. 2017. “External corporate governance and financial fraud: Cognitive evaluation theory insights on agency theory prescriptions.” Strategic Management Journal. 38(6): 1268–1286. Houston Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2017 Fraud Impact Award Recipient

    Shi, W., Hoskisson, R. E., & Zhang, Y. 2017. “Independent director death and CEO acquisitiveness: Build an empire or pursue a quiet life?” Strategic Management Journal. 38(3): 780–792.

    Shi, W., Connelly, B. L., & Sanders, W. G. 2016. “Buying bad behavior: Tournament incentives and securities class action lawsuits.” Strategic Management Journal, 37(7): 1354–1378.

    Shi., W., Hoskisson R, E. & Zhang Y. 2016. “A geopolitical perspective into the opposition to globalizing state-owned enterprises in target states.” Global Strategy Journal, 6(1): 13–30.

    Shi, W., & Tang, Y. 2015. “Cultural similarity as in-group favoritism: The impact of religious and ethnic similarity on alliance formation and announcement returns.” Journal of Corporate Finance, 34: 32-46.

    Hoskisson, R. E., Shi, W., Yi, X., & Jin, J. 2013. “The evolution and strategic positioning of private equity firms”. Academy of Management Perspectives, 27(1): 22-38.


    Shi. W., & Hoskisson, R. E. 2012. “Advantages of foreignness: Benefits of creative institutional deviance”. In Laszlo Tihanyi, Timothy M. Devinney, & Torben Pedersen (ed.) Advances in International Management, vol. 25: 99-125. Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Group Publishing. *Outstanding Author Contribution Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Kelley School of Business-Indianapolis, Indiana University, 2016
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Houston, 2015
  • Business Analyst, Yantai Wanhua America Co. Ltd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010
  • Business Analyst, Miller Energy LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2009
  • Assistant to CEO, Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes Co. Ltd., Yantai, China, 2005-2008
  • Investment Commissioner, Investment Promotion Bureau of YEDA, Yantai, China, 2004-2005


  • Ph.D., Strategic Management, Rice University, 2016
  • MBA, Finance, Tulane University, 2010
  • B.A., English Literature, Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Kelley School of Business Research Award, 2017
  • Finalist SMS Best Conference PhD Paper Prize, 2014
  • Runner-up of 2012 Emerald/IACMR Chinese Management Research Fund Award, 2013
  • Runner-up of 2011 Emerald/IACMR Chinese Management Research Fund Award, 2012
  • Dean's Honor List, Tulane University, 2009-2010
  • International Student Fellowship, Tulane University, 2008-2010
  • Honored B.A. Thesis, Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2004
  • National Academic Scholarship, Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2003
  • Academic Scholarship, Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2002
  • Honor of Excellent Social Service, Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2001
Wei   Shi


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