Steven Lui

Associate Professor

​Steven Lui is an associate professor at the UNSW Business School. He has taught at the Lingnan University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong before joining UNSW in 2008. He teaches international business courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, and the Strategy PhD seminar. His research has received funding from the ARC Discovery Project (2011-2013) and the ARC Linkage Project (2014-2017). Steven received his PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Research Grants:

  • 2014-2017: Australian Research Council Linkage Project. Innovation in Australian mid-market firms: The critical role of leader cognition. Project no. LP140100838. AU$340,000, (as Principal Investigator), AU$340,000.
  • 2011-2013: Australian Research Council Discovery Project. The Social network antecedents and performance outcomes of service innovation. Project no. DP110100880, (as Principal Investigator), AU$226,000.
  • 2010: UNSW School of O&M Research Grant. External network, Firm innovation, and international diversification: A longitudinal study of Korean firms. Project no. PS21298, (as Co-investigator), AU$20,000
  • 2010: UNSW Goldstar Research Award. Understanding the impact of alliance portfolio on firm innovation: A longitudinal study of Original Design Manufacturing firms in China. Project no. PS19146, (as Principal investigator), AU$30,000
  • 2009: Australian School of Business Research Grant. Impacts of alliance portfolio on innovation: A configurational approach. Project no. PS17226. (as Principal investigator), A$22,000
  • 2006-2007: Hong Kong Government RCG, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant. The effect of trust on opportunism at different phases of inter-firm cooperation. Project no. 9041053. (as Principal investigator), HK$348,410
  • 2005-2006: Hong Kong Government RCG, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant. Organizing External Relationships: The Effects of Relationship Governance on Knowledge-transfer and Performance in Chinese Technology Companies. Project no. 9040945. (as Coinvestigator from Jan 05 to Jan 06, as Principal investigator from Feb 06 to Dec 06), HK$547,260
  • 2004-2006: City University of Hong Kong, Strategic Research Grant. The effect of trust on opportunism at different phases of inter-firm cooperation Project no. 7001672, (as Principal investigator), HK$178,000

Professional activities

  • Senior Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Management
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Trust Research
  • Editorial member, Journal of Management Studies
  • Editorial member, Journal of World Business
  • Editorial member, Long Range Planning
  • Editorial member, Management & Organization Review

Research Interests:

  • Interfirm cooperation
  • Trust
  • Innovation

 

 

Journal articles
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Liu C-LE; Lui S, 2019, 'Comparing the impact of alliance-learning activities on alliance performance across small and large firms', Knowledge Management Research & Practice, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14778238.2019.1673674
2019
Luo BN; Lui S; Liu CH; Zhang RR, 2018, 'Knowledge exploration and innovation: A review and an inverse S-curve proposition', Journal of Management and Organization, vol. 24, pp. 870 - 892, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2016.39
2018
Luo BN; Lui SS; Kim Y, 2017, 'Revisiting the relationship between knowledge search breadth and firm innovation: A knowledge transfer perspective', Management Decision, vol. 55, pp. 2 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-07-2015-0327
2017
Hon A; Lui SS, 2016, 'Employee creativity and innovation in organizations: Review, integration, and future directions for hospitality research', International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 28, pp. 862 - 885, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-09-2014-0454
2016
Lai J; Lui SS; Tsang EWK, 2016, 'Intrafirm knowledge transfer and employee innovative behavior: The role of total and balanced knowledge flows', Journal of Product Innovation Management, vol. 33, pp. 90 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpim.12262
2016
Kim Y; Lui SS, 2015, 'The impacts of external network and business group on innovation: Do the types of innovation matter?', Journal of Business Research, vol. 68, pp. 1964 - 1973, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.01.006
2015
Qiu J; Lui S, 2015, 'Knowledge Role and Subunit Characteristics in Multiunit Firms', Journal of General Management, vol. 40, pp. 24 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/030630701404000202
2015
Lai J; Lui SS; Hon AHY, 2014, 'Does Standardized Service Fit All? Novel Service Encounters in Frontline Employee-Customer Interface', International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 26, pp. 1341 - 1363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-08-2013-0338
2014
Lui SS; Ngo HY, 2012, 'Drivers and outcomes of long-term orientation in cooperative relationships', British Journal of Management, pp. 80 - 95
2012
Man DC; Lui SS; Lai , 2010, 'New Product Development for a Food and Beverage Company: A Showcase of Evidence-based Management.', Knowledge and Process Management, vol. 17, pp. 74 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/kpm.343
2010
Liu W; Lui SS; Man DC, 2009, 'Individual change schemas, core discussion network, and participation in change: An exploratory study of macau casino employees', Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, vol. 33, pp. 74 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/109634800321368
2009
Lui SS; Liu W; Wong , 2009, 'Asset specificity roles in interfirm cooperation: Reducing opportunistic behavior or increasing cooperative behavior?', Journal of Business Research, vol. 62, pp. 1214 - 1219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2008.08.003
2009
Lui SS, 2009, 'The roles of competence trust, formal contract, and time horizon in interorganizational learning', Organization Studies, vol. 30, pp. 333 - 353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840608101139
2009
Lui SS; Ngo HY; Hon AHY, 2006, 'Coercive strategy in interfirm cooperation: Mediating roles of interpersonal and interorganizational trust', JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, vol. 59, pp. 466 - 474, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2005.09.001
2006
Lui SS; Ngo ; Hon , 2006, 'Coercive strategy in interfirm cooperation: Mediating roles of interpersonal trust and interorganizational trust', Journal of Business Research, vol. 59, pp. 466 - 474, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2005.09.001
2006
Foley ; Ngo ; Lui SS, 2005, 'The effects of work stressors, perceived organizational support, and gender on work-family conflict in Hong Kong', Asia Pacific Journal of Management, vol. 22, pp. 237 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/S10490-005-3568-3
2005
Lui SS; Ngo , 2005, 'The influence of structural and process factors on partnership satisfaction in inter-firm cooperation', Group and Organization Management, vol. 30, pp. 378 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059601103259113
2005
Lui SS; Ngo , 2005, 'An action pattern model of inter-firm cooperation', Journal of Management Studies, vol. 42, pp. 1123 - 1153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2005.00536.x
2005
White ; Lui SS, 2005, 'Distinguishing costs of cooperation and control in alliances', Strategic Management Journal, vol. 26, pp. 913 - 932, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smj.490
2005
Lui SS; Lau ; Ngo , 2004, 'Global convergence, human resource best practices, and firm performance: A paradox', Management International Review, vol. 44, pp. 67 - 86, http://www.jstor.org/stable/40836020
2004
Lui SS; Ngo , 2004, 'The role of trust and contractual safeguards on cooperation in non-equity alliance', Journal of Management, vol. 30, pp. 471 - 485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jm.2004.02.002
2004
Lui SS; Ngo ; Tsang A, 2003, 'Socialized to be a professional: A study of the professionalism of accountants in Hong Kong', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 14, pp. 1192 - 1205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0958519032000114264
2003
Lui SS; Lu Y, 2002, 'Managing the inter-firm cooperation process: Exploratory case studies of Hong Kong architects and contractors', Asia Pacific Journal of Management, vol. 19, pp. 503 - 523, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1020513525482
2002
Lui SS; Ngo HY; Wing-Ngar Tsang A, 2001, 'Interrole conflict as a predictor of job satisfaction and propensity to leave: A study of professional accountants', Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 16, pp. 469 - 484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000005775
2001
Ahlstrom D; Bruton GD; Lui SSY, 2000, 'Navigating China's changing economy: Strategies for private firms', Business Horizons, vol. 43, pp. 5 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0007-6813(00)87382-6
2000
Conference Papers
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Kim Y; lui S, 2016, 'Do Different Types of Innovation Affect Export Behavior Differently? The Moderating Role of Firm Size, in the Proceedings of Liabilities of Foreignness vs. the Value of Diversity Conflict or Complement?', in Do Different Types of Innovation Affect Export Behavior Differently? The Moderating Role of Firm Size, in the Proceedings of Liabilities of Foreignness vs. the Value of Diversity Conflict or Compleme, European International Business Academy, Vienna, Austria, presented at European International Business Academy, Vienna, Austria, 02 December 2016 - 04 December 2016
2016
Lui SS; Walker B; Jackson C; Shinkle G; Ozdemir S, 2016, 'Innovation process for small firms: A case of paradox', in Innovation process for small firms: A case of paradox, The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Brisbane, Australia, presented at The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 07 December 2016 - 09 December 2016
2016
Lui SS, 2016, 'The negative impact of goal clarity on the mediating effect of knowledge inflows between trust and innovation', in The negative impact of goal clarity on the mediating effect of knowledge inflows between trust and innovation, European Group for Organizational Studies, Naples, Italy, presented at European Group for Organizational Studies, Naples, Italy, 07 July 2016 - 09 July 2016
2016
Walker B; Lui SS; Jackson C; Shinkle G; Ozdemir , 2015, 'Characteristics of Innovative Australian Medium-Sized Firms', in Managing for Peak Performance, 29th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Queenstown, New Zealand, presented at 29th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Queenstown, New Zealand, 02 December 2015 - 04 December 2015
2015
Jackson CJ; Lui S; Shinkle G; Ozdemir S; Sanders K, 2014, 'Microfoundations of team agility.', in ANZAM, ANZAM, UTS, presented at ANZAM, UTS, 03 December 2014 - 05 December 2014, http://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf-manager/1631_ANZAM-2014-140.PDF
2014
Lai J; Lui S; Moran P, 2014, 'The interplay between goal clarity and inter-team trust on team innovation', in The interplay between goal clarity and inter-team trust on team innovation, First International Network on Trust, 7th Biennial Workshop, Singapore, presented at First International Network on Trust, 7th Biennial Workshop, Singapore, 21 November 2014 - 23 November 2014
2014
Lui S; Jackson C; Shinkle GA; Ozdemir SZ, 2013, 'Understanding the choice and impact of resources on firm innovation: A managerial cognition perspective.', in Grimmer M; Hecker R (ed.), Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart TAS Australia, presented at Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart TAS Australia, 04 December 2013 - 06 December 2013
2013
Liu EC-L; Lui S; Liu JJ-W, 2013, 'Managing Learning Activities to Improve Performance of International Strategic Alliances', in Managing Learning Activities to Improve Performance of International Strategic Alliances, The Academy of International Business Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, presented at The Academy of International Business Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 03 July 2013 - 06 July 2013
2013
Lui SS; Luo BN; Kim Y, 2013, 'External Knowledge search and Innovation: A Reverse Causation Hypothesis.', in Grimmer M; Hecker R (ed.), 2013 – 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart, presented at The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart, 04 December 2013 - 06 December 2013
2013
Kim Y; Lui SS, 2011, 'Internal resources, external networks, and firm innovation:', in Makino S; Kiyak T (ed.), AIB 2011 Proceedings: International Business for Sustainable World Development, Academy of International Business, Nagoya, Japan, pp. 30 - 30, presented at Academy of International Business, Nagoya, Japan, 24 June 2011 - 28 June 2011
2011
Lai ; Lui SS, 2011, 'Geographical Differences of Service Innovation in a Global Retail Chain', in Geographical Differences of Service Innovation in a Global Retail Chain, The Academy of International Business Conference, Nagoya, Japan, presented at The Academy of International Business Conference, Nagoya, Japan, 25 June 2011 - 28 June 2011
2011
Lui SS; Qiu JX, 2011, 'Unfamiliar opportunities: Challenges of East-West alliances (Symposium presentation)', in Unfamiliar opportunities: Challenges of East-West alliances (Symposium presentation), 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, AOM 2011, San Antonio, Texas, presented at 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, AOM 2011, San Antonio, Texas, 12 August 2011 - 16 August 2011
2011
Liu C-H; Lui SS; Luo N, 2011, 'Knowledge exploration and innovation: An inverted S-curve hypothesis', in Proceedings of 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Wellington, presented at Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Wellington, 07 December 2011 - 09 December 2011
2011
Lai ; Lui SS; tsang , 2011, 'Knowledge transfer and innovative behavior in multiunit organizations: Rediscovering the role of knowledge outflows', in Proceedings of 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Wellington, presented at Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Wellington, 07 December 2011 - 09 December 2011
2011
Lui SS; Ngo , 2010, 'Long term orientation and opportunism in buyer-supplier relationships: A transaction cost consideration', in Yu PC-M J (ed.), 6th Asia Academy of Management Conference Program, 7th Asia Academy of Management Conference, Macau, China, presented at 7th Asia Academy of Management Conference, Macau, China, 12 December 2010 - 14 December 2010
2010
Man DC; Lui SS, 2010, 'Developing a Service Innovation Model for a Food & Beverage Company: A Showcase of Evidence-based Management', in Yu PC-MJ (ed.), 6th Asia Academy of Management Conference Program, 7th Asia Academy of Management Conference, Macau, China, presented at 7th Asia Academy of Management Conference, Macau, China, 12 December 2010 - 14 December 2010
2010
Lui SS; Ngo ; Robins , 2009, 'Relationship transparency as the link between trust and contract in interfirm cooperation', in Relationship transparency as the link between trust and contract in interfirm cooperation, Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting, Chicago, presented at Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting, Chicago, 08 August 2009 - 13 August 2009
2009
Yang H; Lui SS; Lin , 2007, 'Alliance scope diversity and firm performance: An organizational identity approach', in Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: AOM Best Conference Papers 2009, Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, NY, presented at Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well By Doing Good, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 03 August 2007 - 08 August 2007
2007
Lui SS; Yeung , 2007, 'An integrated model of trust, ex ante opportunism, and ex post opportunism on procurement governance', in Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: AOM Best Conference Papers 2009, Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, NY, presented at Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well By Doing Good, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 03 August 2007 - 08 August 2007
2007
Liu W; Lui SS, 2007, 'Success in new product development: Are marketing managers’ capabilities critical in high technology firms?', in Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: AOM Best Conference Papers 2009, Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, NY, presented at Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well By Doing Good, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 03 August 2007 - 08 August 2007
2007
Liu W; Lui SS; Man DC, 2006, 'Individual change schema, core discussion network, and participation in change: A study of Macau casino employees', in 5th Asia Academy of Management Conference, 5th Asia Academy of Management Conference, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, presented at 5th Asia Academy of Management Conference, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 19 December 2006 - 21 December 2006
2006
Lui SS, 2006, 'Process-based trust, characteristic-based trust, and formal contract in procurement relationships', in Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: AOM Best Conference Papers 2009, Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, NY, presented at Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, 11 August 2006 - 16 August 2006
2006
Yeung ; Lui SS; Lau , 2006, 'Corporate entrepreneurship and learning from a strategic perspective', in 5th Asia Academy of Management Conference, 5th Asia Academy of Management Conference, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, presented at 5th Asia Academy of Management Conference, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 19 December 2006 - 21 December 2006
2006
Lui SS, 2006, 'Looking back and looking forth: how time horizon changes the roles of competence trust and formal contract on knowledge transfer in alliances', in 5th Asia Academy of Management Conference, 5th Asia Academy of Management Conference, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, presented at 5th Asia Academy of Management Conference, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 19 December 2006 - 21 December 2006
2006
Yeung ; Lui SS; Lau , 2005, 'Corporate entrepreneurship, corporate networks, and adversity: An organizational learning perspective', in 65th Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Academy of Management Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, presented at Academy of Management Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 05 August 2005 - 10 August 2005
2005
Lui SS; Chu , 2005, 'Transaction cost and trust in procurement relationships', in Asia Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies, Asia Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies, Melbourne, presented at Asia Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies, Melbourne, 04 December 2005 - 07 December 2005
2005
Conference Presentations
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Lui SS; Chan C, 2015, 'Antecedents and outcomes of service team’s innovation.', presented at 29th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Queenstown, New Zealand, 02 December 2015 - 04 December 2015
2015
Conference Posters
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Man DC; Lui SS; Lai , 2009, 'Developing a Product Innovation Model for a Food & Beverage Company: A Showcase of Evidence-based Management', Melbourne, presented at ANZAM 2009, Melbourne, 01 December 2009 - 04 December 2009
2009
Book Chapters
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Lui SS; Chan , 2004, 'HRM in Hong Kong', in Budhwar P (ed.), Human Resource Management in Asia and the Pacific Rim, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 75 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203643167
2004

ARC Grants

  • 2014-2017: Australian Research Council Linkage Project. Innovation in Australian mid-market firms: The critical role of leader cognition. Project no. LP140100838. AU$340,000, (as Principal Investigator), AU$340,000.

  • 2011-2013: Australian Research Council Discovery Project. The Social network antecedents and performance outcomes of service innovation. Project no. DP110100880, (as Principal Investigator), AU$226,000.