Assistant Professor
Danqing WANG
Assistant Professor
Danqing WANG

Research Interests

  • State-Firm Interaction
  • Non-Market Strategies
  • Emerging Markets
  • Political Sociology

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. INSEAD, Management
  • M.Phil. HKUST, Sociology
  • B.A. Tsinghua University, Journalism (with Distinction)

Academic And Professional Experience

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Management, Assistant Professor, August 2019 - present.

  • The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business and Economics, Assistant Professor in Management and Strategy, 2014 – 2019.


Refereed Journal Publications (Chronological, alphabetical)
  • Zhang, Q., Wang, K., Wang, D., & Yang, D. 2023 (In press). The impact of political ties on firms' innovation capability: Evidence from China. Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

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  • Wang, D., Zhu, Z, Chen, S, & Luo, X.R. 2021. Running out of steam? A political incentive perspective of FDI inflows in China. Journal of International Business Studies, 52: 692-717. (Download here)

  • Luo, X.R., Wang, D. 2021. Are politically endorsed firms more socially responsible? Selective engagement in corporate social responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics, 170: 535-555. (Download here)

  • Wang, D., Luo, X.R*. 2019. Retire in peace: Officials’ political incentives and corporate diversification in China. Administrative Science Quarterly, 64: 773-809. * Equal contribution (Download here)

    • Lead article

    • An video presentation of an earlier version of the paper

    • An earlier version of the paper was a Finalist for the Best Conference PhD Paper Award at 2013 SMS Annual Conference

  • Wang, D., Du, F., & Marquis, C. 2019. Defending Mao’s dream: How politicians’ ideological imprinting affects firms’ political appointment in China. Academy of Management Journal, 62: 1111-1136. (Download here)

  • Luo, X.R., Wang, D., & Zhang, J. 2017. Whose call to answer: Institutional complexity and firms’ CSR reporting. Academy of Management Journal, 60: 321-344. (Download here)

    • No.5 contributor for AMJ’s impact factor as one of the most cited papers published between 2017 and 2018

    • Featured in AsiaGlobal Online

Selected Recent Conference Presentations

  • Wang, D., Zhu, Z, & Chen, S. You invest and I get promoted: The impact of political leaders on FDI inflows in China. Presented at The Strategy and Business Environment Conference, Stanford University, (Apr 2019); and PDW at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, (August 2018).

  • Wang, D., Li, Z., Xu, N., Zhang, H., & Zhang, Y. Drinking more, innovating more … But less innovative: A study of local drinking culture, government R&D subsidy, and firm patenting behavior in China. Presented at The Future of Management Conference, Chinese University of Hong Kong (May 2019); AMJ workshop, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Mar 2019); and “Business-Government workshop”, ESSEC, Singapore (Feb 2019).

Review Activities

  • Member of Editorial Board:

    • Administrative Science Quarterly (Jan 2018 -)

    • Global Strategic Journal (Jun 2021 -)

    • Management and Organization Review (Jul 2014 -)

    • Organization Science (July 2023 -)

    • Strategic Organization (Jan 2022 -)

  • Ad Hoc reviewer:

    • Academy of Management Journal

    • Journal of Management Studies

    • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

    • Strategic Management Journal

Funded Projects

  • RGC General Research Fund, "Politicians’ Ideology, State Intervention, and Corporate Taxation", 2019-2022, PI.

Honors And Awards

  • 2022. Service Award. OMT division, Academy of Management

  • 2021. Recognition of Excellent Teaching Performance, HKUST

  • 2018. Faculty Outstanding Teacher Award, HKU

  • 2018. WAIB Emerging Scholar Award, Academy of International Business

  • 2018. Named to INSEAD’s “50 Years, 50 Women, 50 Ideas” series, INSEAD

  • 2014. Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Oversea PhD Student

  • 2013. Finalist, Best Conference PhD Paper Award at 2013 SMS Annual Conference, Strategic Management Society