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Dr. Cheng-Wei WU

Strategy and International Business

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Cheng-Wei WU

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  •  PhD    Purdue University (Concentration: Strategic Management)
  •  M.B.A., National Taiwan University
  •  B.B.A., National Taiwan University (Major: International Business)

Brief Biography

Cheng-Wei Wu is an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. His research interests include mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and entry strategy for multinationals.


  • Business Policy / Strategic Management (undergraduate)
  • Global Corporate Strategy (undergraduate)


Research interests

Mergers and Acquisitions, Initial Public Offerings, Information Economics, Entry Strategy for Multinationals


Refereed Publications

  • Reuer, J.J., Tong, T.W., and Wu, C.-W. (2012). A signaling theory of acquisition premiums: Evidence from IPO targets. Academy of Management Journal, 55(3): 667-683.
  • Reuer, J.J., Tyler, B.B., Tong, T.W., and Wu, C.-W. (2012). Executives’ assessments of international joint ventures in China: A multi-theoretical investigation. Management and Organization Review, 8(2): 311-340.
  • Wu, C.-W., and Reuer, J.J. (2010). Termination agreements in M&A contracting. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Montreal, Canada.

Book Chapters

  • Wu, C.-W., and Reuer, J.J. (2014). Termination Payment Provisions in Acquisitions: An Information Economics Perspective. In B. Villalonga (Eds.) Advances in Strategic Management, Volume 31, Finance and Strategy.
  • Wu, C.-W., Reuer, J.J., and Ragozzino, R. (2013). Insights of Signaling Theory for Acquisitions Research. In C. L. Cooper and S. Finkelstein (Eds.) Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, Volume 12, pp. 173-191.

Research Grant

Principal Investigator, General Research Fund (GRF) 2013-2014. A signaling perspective on strategic investments: Evidence from IPO firms. HK$210,068.


University Service

  • Board of Examiners for First Degrees, The University of Hong Kong, 2013 to present.
  • Co-Supervisor of PhD Student, The University of Hong Kong, 2013 to present

Professional Service

  • Ad hoc reviewer: Strategic Management Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Management
  • Ad hoc reviewer: Grant Proposals for the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong

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