Dr Jie Wang

Associate Professor

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

Overview

Associate Professor 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. She has received an Australian Government grant in 2021 to establish the 'Australia-Indonesia Business Resilience Hub' focusing on tourism thriving and capability building.

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. In 2023, she has been shortlisted for UQ Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research Training, and received a UQ BEL Excellence Award in ‘Research for HDR Supervision’.

Research Interests

  • Reducing Travel-related Risks and Enhancing Travel Accessibility
    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 research focuses on health risk and privacy risk, theorizing the role of risk perception, emotion, and social norm in risk and health communication for travellers. Her research interests also include travel accessibility to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion. In 2023, Dr Wang has been worked on several research projects related to inclusive risk management and inclusive travel design for people with disabilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Coursework), University of Canberra

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • Projects aim to understand how tourists perceive and act in relation to travel-related risks. For example, travel-related health risk, privacy risk, safety risk, or disaster risk. These studies attempt to theorize the role of risk perception, emotion, individual identity, and social norm in risk communication and management in the tourism, hospitality and event context.

  • I am interested in travel accessibility to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion. My projects are related to inclusive risk management and/or inclusive travel design for people with disabilities, with the aim to enhance the travel experience and safety for individuals with mobility, vision, or intellectual impairments. A few aspects can be related to accessibility and universal design; digital accessibility; evaluation, sensitization and empathy; and compliance.

  • Projects attempt to understand capability building to enable proactive planning and prevention, effective crisis response, and disaster recovery with innovation. Topics such as social capital, the role of technology and social media, positive psychology, and social inclusion for vulnerable groups and communities.

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Projects aim to understand how tourists perceive and act in relation to travel-related risks. For example, travel-related health risk, privacy risk, safety risk, or disaster risk. These studies attempt to theorize the role of risk perception, emotion, individual identity, and social norm in risk communication and management in the tourism, hospitality and event context.

  • I am interested in travel accessibility to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion. My projects are related to inclusive risk management and/or inclusive travel design for people with disabilities, with the aim to enhance the travel experience and safety for individuals with mobility, vision, or intellectual impairments. A few aspects can be related to accessibility and universal design; digital accessibility; evaluation, sensitization and empathy; and compliance.

  • Projects attempt to understand capability building to enable proactive planning and prevention, effective crisis response, and disaster recovery with innovation. Topics such as social capital, the role of technology and social media, positive psychology, and social inclusion for vulnerable groups and communities.