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Dr Chengwei Liu

Associate Professor of Strategy and Behavioural Science

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For more information and downloading published papers, please visit Chengwei's personal website:
Chengwei's personal website

Teaching in 2018-2019

Doctorate in Business Administration
  • WBDB18: Innovation & Technology Management
Evening Executive MBA (London)
  • IB9S9N: Strategic Advantage
Executive MBA
  • IB9AP0: Behavioural Sciences for the Manager
  • IB9GV0: Doing Business in China
  • IB9S90: Strategic Advantage
Executive MBA (London)
  • IB9APL: Behavioural Sciences for the Manager
  • IB9S9L: Strategic Advantage

Behavioural Science Group, Strategy & International Business

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 22087  /  Room: 2.223


Download Chengwei's CV here

Download Chengwei's published papers here

Chengwei Liu (Ph.D., Cambridge) is Associate Professor of Strategy and Behavioural Science and Course Director of EMBA Programmes at Warwick Business School's London Shard Campus. Thinkers50 name Chengwei as a next generation management guru and Poets&Quants name Chengwei a Top 40 under 40 MBA Professor.

Chengwei is an expert on executive decision making and strategizing. He turns decision biases on their head and teaches executives (a) how to gain advantages by exploiting competitors' predictable biases and mistakes; (b) how to "nudge" leaders and stakeholders to improve decision making; (c) how to engineer diversity within organizations and their ecosystem to enhance creativity and innovation. Chengwei also studies the role of luck in business and his forthcoming book (2019) elaborates how leaders can maximize the return on luck by avoiding being fooled by randomness and to take advantage of the ways others mistake luck for skill.

Trained as an economist at National Taiwan University, Chengwei obtained his PhD at University of Cambridge and taught at University of Oxford, National University of Singapore, Peking University and Boston University. His work is featured in leading academic journals and Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, New York Times, Financial Times, the Times, Forbes, Psychology Today, Der Spiegel, and the BBC. Chengwei has won 12 excellent teaching awards since 2012.

In 2016, Chengwei is appointed as a member of the editorial board of Organization Science.

Chengwei's interview with Professor Emeritus James G March at Stanford: video


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