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Zhixiang(Steven) Liang

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School of Administrative Studies

Assistant Professor

Email: zliang@yorku.ca


Dr. Zhixiang (Steven) Liang is Assistant Professor of Management and teaches strategy management and international business at York University. Dr. Liang received Ph.D. in Business Administration from John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. His research interests focus on how institutional environments interact with corporate governance and strategies in different business contexts. His recent works address such issues as comparative corporate governance, business groups, market entry, and foreign direct investment. He has publications in a wide range of academic journals, including Journal of World Business, Industrial and Corporate Change. Before joining academic, Dr. Liang served multiple positions in finance industry, non-profit organizations, and consulting firms in China.

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Degrees

Ph. D, Concordia University

Research Interests

Management , Emerging markets, International Business, Global Strategy, Corporate Governance
Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Shapiro, D. Liang, Z. Estrin, S. & Carney, M., (2021) Are Latin American Business Groups Different? An Exploratory International Political Economy Perspective. Multinational Business Review, https://doi.org/10.1108/MBR-07-2021-0089

2021

Liang, Z. & Carney, M., (2020) Business Group Persistence and Institutional Maturity: The Role of Management Practices, Industrial and Corporate Change, 29(6), 1483-1503

2020

Carney, M., Estrin, S., Liang, Z., & Shapiro, D. (2019). National institutional systems, foreign ownership, and firm performance: The case of understudied countries. Journal of World Business, 54(4), 244-257

2019

Estrin, S., Liang, Z., Shapiro, D &. Carney, M., (2018). State Capitalism, Economic Systems and Performance of State-Owned Firms. Acta Oeconomica, 69(s1), 175-193

2018

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Liang, Z., Zhao, Y.& Carney, M. National Institutional Systems, Owner Identity and Outward FDI Location: The case of Chinese MNEs. International Corporate Governance Society Conference, Groningen, 2021

2021

Liang, Z., Zhao, Y.& Carney, M. National Institutional Systems, Owner Identity and Outward FDI Location: The case of Chinese MNEs. AIB-South East Chapter Conference, 2021

2021

Shapiro, D. Liang, Z. Estrin, S. & Carney, M., Why Asian and Latin American Business Groups Differ: An International Political Economy Perspective. Academy of International Business- Latin America Conference, 2020

2020

Shapiro, D. Liang, Z. Estrin, S. & Carney, M., Export performance and business group affiliation in emerging markets: missing institutions, selection bias and nonmarket capabilities. Academy of International Business Annual Conference, Copenhagen, 2019

2019

Liang, Z. Shapiro, D., Nonmarket Strategy and Internationalization--The case of Chinese OFDI across Business Systems. Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference, Dallas, 2019

2019

Liang, Z. & Carney, M., Can business group affiliates create sustainable competitive advantage? Institutional development and business group persistence, Academy of International Business Annual Conference, Minneapolis, 2018

2018

Liang, Z. & Carney, M., Can business group affiliates create sustainable competitive advantage? Institutional development and business group persistence, Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference, Miami, 2018

2018

Shapiro, D. Liang, Z. Estrin, S. & Carney, M., Export performance and business group affiliation in emerging markets: missing institutions, selection bias and nonmarket capabilities. The 6th Copenhagen Conference on: 'Emerging Multinationals': Outward Investment from Emerging Economies, Copenhagen, 2018;

2018

Liang, Z. Beyond market failures: business groups’ social contribution in emerging markets. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Montreal, 2017

2017

Carney, M., Estrin, S., Liang, Z., & Shapiro, D. National institutional systems, foreign ownership and firm performance: The case of understudied countries. International Corporate Governance Society Conference, Rome, 2017

2017

Carney, M., Estrin, S., Liang, Z., & Shapiro, D. National institutional systems, foreign ownership and firm performance: The case of understudied countries. Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference, Boston, 2017

2017

Liang, Z. Business Families: Strategy Patterns in a Broader Scope. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, 2016

2016


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2021 AP/ADMS4900 3.0 F Management Policy Part I REMT
Fall 2021 AP/ADMS4900 3.0 G Management Policy Part I REMT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/ADMS4900 3.0 O Management Policy Part I LECT
Winter 2022 AP/ADMS4900 3.0 Q Management Policy Part I LECT


Dr. Zhixiang (Steven) Liang is Assistant Professor of Management and teaches strategy management and international business at York University. Dr. Liang received Ph.D. in Business Administration from John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. His research interests focus on how institutional environments interact with corporate governance and strategies in different business contexts. His recent works address such issues as comparative corporate governance, business groups, market entry, and foreign direct investment. He has publications in a wide range of academic journals, including Journal of World Business, Industrial and Corporate Change. Before joining academic, Dr. Liang served multiple positions in finance industry, non-profit organizations, and consulting firms in China.

Degrees

Ph. D, Concordia University

Research Interests

Management , Emerging markets, International Business, Global Strategy, Corporate Governance

All Publications


Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Shapiro, D. Liang, Z. Estrin, S. & Carney, M., (2021) Are Latin American Business Groups Different? An Exploratory International Political Economy Perspective. Multinational Business Review, https://doi.org/10.1108/MBR-07-2021-0089

2021

Liang, Z. & Carney, M., (2020) Business Group Persistence and Institutional Maturity: The Role of Management Practices, Industrial and Corporate Change, 29(6), 1483-1503

2020

Carney, M., Estrin, S., Liang, Z., & Shapiro, D. (2019). National institutional systems, foreign ownership, and firm performance: The case of understudied countries. Journal of World Business, 54(4), 244-257

2019

Estrin, S., Liang, Z., Shapiro, D &. Carney, M., (2018). State Capitalism, Economic Systems and Performance of State-Owned Firms. Acta Oeconomica, 69(s1), 175-193

2018

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Liang, Z., Zhao, Y.& Carney, M. National Institutional Systems, Owner Identity and Outward FDI Location: The case of Chinese MNEs. International Corporate Governance Society Conference, Groningen, 2021

2021

Liang, Z., Zhao, Y.& Carney, M. National Institutional Systems, Owner Identity and Outward FDI Location: The case of Chinese MNEs. AIB-South East Chapter Conference, 2021

2021

Shapiro, D. Liang, Z. Estrin, S. & Carney, M., Why Asian and Latin American Business Groups Differ: An International Political Economy Perspective. Academy of International Business- Latin America Conference, 2020

2020

Shapiro, D. Liang, Z. Estrin, S. & Carney, M., Export performance and business group affiliation in emerging markets: missing institutions, selection bias and nonmarket capabilities. Academy of International Business Annual Conference, Copenhagen, 2019

2019

Liang, Z. Shapiro, D., Nonmarket Strategy and Internationalization--The case of Chinese OFDI across Business Systems. Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference, Dallas, 2019

2019

Liang, Z. & Carney, M., Can business group affiliates create sustainable competitive advantage? Institutional development and business group persistence, Academy of International Business Annual Conference, Minneapolis, 2018

2018

Liang, Z. & Carney, M., Can business group affiliates create sustainable competitive advantage? Institutional development and business group persistence, Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference, Miami, 2018

2018

Shapiro, D. Liang, Z. Estrin, S. & Carney, M., Export performance and business group affiliation in emerging markets: missing institutions, selection bias and nonmarket capabilities. The 6th Copenhagen Conference on: 'Emerging Multinationals': Outward Investment from Emerging Economies, Copenhagen, 2018;

2018

Liang, Z. Beyond market failures: business groups’ social contribution in emerging markets. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Montreal, 2017

2017

Carney, M., Estrin, S., Liang, Z., & Shapiro, D. National institutional systems, foreign ownership and firm performance: The case of understudied countries. International Corporate Governance Society Conference, Rome, 2017

2017

Carney, M., Estrin, S., Liang, Z., & Shapiro, D. National institutional systems, foreign ownership and firm performance: The case of understudied countries. Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference, Boston, 2017

2017

Liang, Z. Business Families: Strategy Patterns in a Broader Scope. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, 2016

2016


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2021 AP/ADMS4900 3.0 F Management Policy Part I REMT
Fall 2021 AP/ADMS4900 3.0 G Management Policy Part I REMT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/ADMS4900 3.0 O Management Policy Part I LECT
Winter 2022 AP/ADMS4900 3.0 Q Management Policy Part I LECT