Dr Jie Wang

Lecturer in Hospitality Management

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
j.wang@business.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 60758

Overview

Dr Wang completed a PhD in the field of crisis management in 2011 at the University of Queensland. Her current research interests are associated with risk and crisis management in the tourism, travel and hospitality context. Crisis prevention and risk communication have been transformed by technical innovation. Risk decisions are made in partnership with those affected and empowered. Her research has focused on understanding how humans perceive and act in relation to risk and crisis, with the research objective to bring about change (related to perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, feelings, behaviour, or any combination of these) that improve the welling-being and safety of people and organisations.

Research Interests

  • Crisis prevention and preparedness
    Dr. Wang’s first research stream is crisis prevention and readiness. It attempts to investigate the key factors that constrain or facilitate the adoption of preventive behaviour of individual and organisations. Dr. Wang is interested in exploring the role of technology in crisis management and is investigating how to use global technologies and social media to empower the crowd to survive a crisis? In addition, she is also researching the antecedents and outcomes of affective and cognitive readiness for risks, crises, and nature disasters in the travel and hospitality context.
  • Risk Communication for Healthy Travel
    Dr. Wang’s second research stream is risk reduction and communication. The digital media (mobile telecommunications and web-based systems) has changed the way of risk communication. Jie’s research aims to investigate how these new medias and their new forms of social interaction and influence affect risk reactions. One particular area is healthy travel. She aims to build a better understanding of travel health of tourists, and explore a more effective health advice and communication to those high-risk segments.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Arts, University of Canberra

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Wang, Jie, Ritchie, Brent, Watson, Bernadette and Chien, Monica (2013). Health and safety risk perceptions and behaviour of Australian outbound travellers. In: Joanna Fountain and Kevin Moore, CAUTHE 2013. Tourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big. Proceedings of the 23rd CAUTHE Conference. CAUTHE 2013: Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Annual Conference, Canterbury, NZ, (882-886). 11-14 February, 2013.

  • Wang, Jie and Cui, Li (2013). Hotel crisis planning in China: status and characteristics. In: CTHF 2013: China Tourism and China Hotel Branding Forum, combining the 8th China Tourism Forum and the 6th International Forum on China Hotel Brand Development, Kowloon, Hong Kong, (). 16-18 May, 2013.

  • Hughes, Karen, Wang, Jie and Shu, Lavender (2013). Thunder down under? Chinese students' preferences for Australia's tourism experiences. In: Joanna Fountain and Kevin Moore, CAUTHE 2013. Tourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big. Proceedings of the 23rd CAUTHE Conference. CAUTHE 2013: Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Annual Conference, Canterbury, NZ, (365-367). 11-14 February, 2013.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision