Lihua Wang, Ph.D.

International Business
Associate Professor
SCI 349
(415) 405-0964
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No Office Hours for Summer
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Advisor: Undergrad/Grad

Lihua Wang is an associate professor at International Business Department, College of Business, San Francisco State University. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Management and Organizations from Northwestern University, a M.B.A. degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a bachelor’s degree in International Economics from Nankai University, China. Her research interests include internationalization of firms in emerging markets, corporate social responsibility, stakeholder management, and inter-firm relationships. She has extensive teaching experience in the areas of corporate strategy, organizational theory, cross-cultural negotiation, comparative management, international business and global strategy. She has taught at Stanford University, Columbia University, National University of Singapore and San Francisco State University.She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, Management and Organization Review, Journal of World Business, Chinese Management Studies, and Family Business Review.

  • Ph.D. in Management and Organizations (2003), Northwestern University
  • M.B.A. (1996), Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • B.A. in Economics (1991), Nankai, China
Research Interests: 
  • Internationalization
  • Inter-firm relationships
  • Corporate social responsibility

Main Theoretical Focus:

  • Internationalization
  • Stakeholder management theory
  • Resource-based view of a firm

Area Specialty:

  • China
Honors and Awards: 
  • CSU Summer Stipend
  • Grant for Soocial Science Research, Education Committee of China
  • Best Article of 2006, Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing
Professional Associations: 
  • The Academy of Management
  • The Academy of International Business
  • International Association for Chinese Management Research