Profile: Mingwei Liu

Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Ph.D. program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources


Mingwei Liu is an Associate Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University. He received a Ph.D. degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. His research interests fall into three broad areas. The first is comparative employment relations with a focus on Chinese employment relations, trade unions, human resource management, and skill development. The second is high performance work practices in different industries and national contexts. The third is international labor standards and corporate social responsibility in global value chains.

His publications appear in top industrial relations journals such as Industrial and Labor Relations Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, and numerous edited books. His research has won several prestigious national and international awards such as the John T. Dunlop Scholar Award of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (2014), the Early Career Research Award of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research (2014), the Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Award of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (2010), and the Early Career Fellowship Award of the Cardiff Business School (2010). In 2015 Professor Liu was selected as Chancellor's Scholar at Rutgers.

Professor Liu is on the editorial board of the Journal of International Business Studies and International Journal of Management Reviews, and is an ad hoc reviewer for near 20 leading international journals in the fields of industrial relations, business, management, political science, and area studies, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and several major international publishers such as Cornell University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, and Lexington Books. He provides consultation to a number of international organizations, governments, unions, and multinational corporations, and is a founding trustee of Electronics Watch, an innovative organization funded by the European Commission. 

Curriculum Vitae

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    Rutgers University
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