Dr Jie Wang

Senior Lecturer

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
j.wang16@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 60758

Overview

Dr Jie Wang completed a PhD in the field of crisis management at the University of Queensland. Her research interests are associated with risk, crisis and disaster management in tourism and hospitality. Her research focuses on how humans perceive and act in relation to risk, crisis and disaster, with the aim of understanding how behaviour changes can improve the resilience of people, organisations and tourism destinations.

Her research on enhancing crisis preparedness won the Outstanding Doctoral Research Award from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Emerald Publishing. Dr Wang has also received Early Career Researcher Excellence Award (in Research) from UQ Business School in 2019. She works across disciplinary boundaries including management, strategy, psychology, economics and medicine. She also works with international collaborators from North America, Europe and Asia.

Dr Wang has been actively involved in a number of teaching and learning innovation projects. In 2019, she received a Commendation for UQ Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the University of Queensland. In 2018, she received Excellence in Education Award for Enhancing Employability from UQ Faculty of Business, Economics & Law.

Research Interests

  • Organisational Crisis Preparedness
    Dr Wang’s first research interest is organisational crisis preparedness, which is her PhD topic. Her research aims to examine the factors that constrain or facilitate organisational crisis preparedness. Examples of these factors can be individual psychological factors (such as attitudes, beliefs, feelings, past experience), organisational factors (such as organisational culture, learning, leadership, social capital, empowerment, digital adoption) and environmental contextual factors (such as national culture and other geographic, political, social, ethical and economic context). She continues working in this area to advance her framework titled the Onion Model for Strategic Crisis Planning.
  • Understanding and Reducing Travel-related Risk
    Dr Wang’s second research interest is tourism risk reduction. Her research aims to understand how tourists perceive and act in relation to travel-related risk. Her UQECR project particularly focuses on health risks, theorizing the role of risk perception, emotion, and social norm in risk and health communication for travellers.
  • Business Disaster Resilience and Capability Building
    Dr Wang’s third research interest is disaster resilience and capability building. Her study attempts to understand transformative capability building to enable effective crisis response, disaster recovery and proactive planning. She is interested in the topics such as social capital, social media, critical thinking, and the role of positive psychology.

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

  • Deng, Zhiming, Benckendorff, Pierre and Wang, Jie (2019). Blended Tourism Experiencescape: A Conceptualisation of Live-Streaming Tourism. eTourism Conference (ENTER) - eTourism - Towards a Sustainable Digital Society, Nicosia Cyprus, 30 January - 1 February 2019. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-05940-8_17

  • Wang, Jie, Ritchie, Brent, Watson, Bernadette and Chien, Monica (2013). Health and safety risk perceptions and behaviour of Australian outbound travellers. CAUTHE 2013: Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Annual Conference, Canterbury, NZ, 11-14 February, 2013. Christchurch, NZ: CAUTHE (Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education).

  • Wang, Jie and Cui, Li (2013). Hotel crisis planning in China: status and characteristics. 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. CAUTHE 2013: Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education Annual Conference, Canterbury, NZ, 11-14 February, 2013. Christchurch, NZ: CAUTHE (Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education).

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision