Feng Liu

Associate Professor
Sobey School of Business
Management

Faculty Member Information

Biosketch

Dr. Feng Liu is Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Sobey School of Business. She received her PhD in Business Administration (organizational behaviour and human resources) in 2013 from Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. In 2003, she received her MSc in Management (distinction) from Lancaster University, UK. Feng’s research interests focus on board team and top management team strategizing activities and emotion in organizations. She uses qualitative research methods such as video ethnography and interview to examine how strategies are formed, changed, and implemented in organizations. Feng’s research has been published in top-tier journals, such as Journal of Management Studies, Organizational Research Methods, and Strategic Organization. One of Feng’s current research projects is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanity Research Council (2017-2021), in which she and her colleagues study boardroom dynamics using video ethnography.

Interests

Feng’s research interests focus on board team and top management team strategizing activities and emotion in organisations. She uses qualitative research methods such as video ethnography and interview to examine how strategies are formed, changed, and implemented in organizations.

Education

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of British Columbia, 2013
M.S., Management, Lancaster University, 2003

Membership

2008 - Present, European Group of Organizational Studies
2007 - Present, Academy of Management

Scholarly Contributions

Book Chapters

Brundin Ethel, Liu Feng. (2015). "Emotion and strategizing", Cambridge handbook of strategy as practice (2nd Ed.), 632-646
Liu Feng, Maitlis Sally. (2010). "Non-participant observation", Sage encyclopedia of case study research , 609-611

Journal Articles

Kouamé Saouré, Liu Feng. "Capturing emotions in qualitative strategic organization research", Strategic Organization (Spring - 2020)
Jarrett Michael, Liu Feng. " “Zooming with”: A participatory approach to the use of video ethnography in organizational studies", Organizational Research Methods 21:2 (Spring - 2018), 366-385
Liu Feng, Maitlis Sally. "Emotional dynamics and strategizing processes: A study of strategic conversations in top team meetings", Journal of Management Studies 51:2 (Spring - 2014), 202-234

Presentation

Liu Feng, Maitlis Sally. "Seeing the unseen dynamics in the boardroom: A video-ethnographic study on board sensemaking", 35th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium (Summer - 2018)
Kouamé Saouré, Liu Feng. "Empirical research on emotion in organizations: Opportunities & challenges.", 35th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium (Summer - 2018)
Brundin Ethel, Liu Feng, Thomas Cryon. "Emotion in strategic management", Academy of Management Meeting (Summer - 2018)
Liu Feng, Jarrett Michael. "How the tail wags the dog: The role of TMT in making (or breaking) leaders.", 33th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium (Summer - 2017)
Liu Feng. "Board team sensemaking in board meetings. Presented in the Symposium on Inside the Black Box: Board Observation in Practice", Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Summer - 2015)
Liu Feng. "Doing video ethnography with board and top management teams. Presented in the PDW on Using Video in Research: Comparing and Contrasting Various Methodological Approaches.", Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Summer - 2015)
Liu Feng. "Doing video ethnography in top management strategizing research. Presented in the Symposium on Innovations in Qualitative Methods for Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management.", Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Summer - 2015)
Liu Feng. "Board team sensemaking in board meetings. Presented in the Symposium on Inside the Black Box: Board Observation in Practice.", Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Summer - 2015)

Conference Proceedings

Brundin Ethel, Liu Feng, Thomas Cryon. "Emotion in strategic management", Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2018 - 2018)