Faculty & Research
Faculty & Research
Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, CEIBS
Prof. Wei Guo is Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at CEIBS. Prior to joining CEIBS, she was Assistant Professor of Strategy at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Guo received her Ph.D. degree in strategic management from University of Maryland and M.B.A from Marshall University.
With a focus on the behavioral foundation of strategy, Dr. Guo’s research interests mostly concentrate on two related facets, including strategic communication and competitive strategy. Her paper has been published at leading management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal. One of her paper won the Distinguished Student Paper Award at the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management (AOM). Besides, her dissertation won the Best Ph.D. Paper Award at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference.
For the teaching facet, Dr. Guo is very adept at teaching strategic management and Management Policy and Strategy. Her course is very well received among her former MBA and undergraduate students. Strategic Management Course helped her won PolyU faculty award for outstanding performance in teaching in 2017.
Furthermore, Dr. Guo currently serves as ad-hoc reviewers for Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Management Science and is an active reviewer for AOM and SMS annual conference since 2009. Before entering academia, she worked in human resource management and journalism positions.
- 2012, Ph.D. in Strategic Management, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
- 2007, M.B.A., Marshall University, Lewis College of Business, USA
- 2005, Bachelor of Business, Auckland University of Technology, NZL
- Strategic Communication
- Competitive Strategy
- Micro-foundations of Strategy
- Corporate Finance
- Strategic Management
- Management Policy and Strategy
No Need to Know It All: Implications of COVID‐19 for Corporate Communication Research (Guo, W. & Cannella, A. ) (Cannella, A. ) , Forthcoming, Journal of Management Studies
The Impact of Executive Verbal Communication on the Convergence of Investors’ Opinions (Guo, W., Sengul, M., & Yu, T. ) (Guo, W., Sengul, M., & Yu, T. ) , Forthcoming, Academy of Management Journal.*, (* indicates the authors contributed equally)
Glue or Gasoline? The Role of Inter-organizational Linkages in the Occurrence and Spillover of Competitive Wars (Guo, Wei & Zhang, Yu) , Forthcoming. Academy of Management Journal., •Featured in Academy of Management Insights “Strategic Allies Can Be Frenemies in Price Wars” May 27 2021: https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/amj.2019.0525.summary •Featured in INSEAD Knowledge “The “Frenemy” Effect: When Strategic Alliances Go South” M
Rivals’ Negative Earnings Surprises, Language Signals, and Firms’ Competitive Actions (Guo, W., Sengul, M., & Yu, T.) (Guo, W., Sengul, M., & Yu, T.) , Academy of Management Journal, 63: 637-659* (* indicates the authors contributed equally), • Lead article; • Featured in Bloomberg Markets China Open on Nov 27, 2020 , 2020
Language and Competition: Communication Vagueness, Interpretation Difficulty, and Market Entry (Guo, W., Yu, T., & Gimeno, J.) (Guo, W., Yu, T., & Gimeno, J.) , Academy of Management Journal, 60(6), p.2073-2098., 2017
Language and Competition: Exploring the Antecedents and Consequences of Firm Verbal Signals. (Guo, W., Yu, T., & Gimeno, J. ) (Guo, W., Yu, T., & Gimeno, J. ) , Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (Business Policy & Strategy Division), 2014
Executives’ Use of Emotional Language and Investor Reactions (Guo, W. ) (Guo, W. ) , In Communication and Language Analysis in the Corporate World. R.P., Hart (Ed.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 198-215., 2014
Resources Acquisition During Initial Public Offering: Exploring the Rhetoric of Entrepreneurs (Guo, W. ) (Guo, W. ) , In Entrepreneurship Research @ Smith 2011. Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park., 2011
2022-12-29 How can businesses cater to Gen Z, the digital natives?
2022-10-20 If your company disappeared, would it affect your industry?
2022-08-22 Do ice cream sales lead to higher crime rates?
2021-08-12 Glue or gasoline? Do inter-company links fan the flames of hyper-competition?
2021-06-02 Strategic Allies Can Be Frenemies in Price Wars
2021-05-17 Bluff and bluster won’t stop competitor attacks when it comes to earnings reports
2020-11-27 Professor Vivian Guo in TV interview with Bloomberg on the importance of corporate language