Shih-wei Hsu

Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour

Nottingham University Business School China
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Room 413, IEB


University of Nottingham Ningbo China


199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China


+86 (0)574 88180000 ext. 8293


PhD (University of Nottingham upon Tyne)

MSc (National Sun Yat-sen University)


Dr Shih-wei Hsu has been with The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China since 2007. He previously worked at the University of St Andrews. His research interests are in knowledge management, poststructuralism, leadership, risk theories, and business ethics.

Administrative Roles

  • Director of Teaching Development, Nottingham University Business School China
  • IBM/IBC/IBL Course Director



  • Analysing Organisations
  • Organisational Behaviour

Research interests

Leadership; knowledge management; business ethics; learning organization; critical management studies.


  • Knowledge management and business ethics.

Present & Future

  • Recent research has looked at critical leadership studies, social movement organizations and learning theories.


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Hsu, SW and Lamb, P (forthcoming) Still in search of learning organization? Towards a radical account of the Fifth Discipline, The Learning Organization
  • Lamb, P., Hsu, S. W., & Lemanski, M. (2019). A Threshold Concept and Capability Approach to the Cross-Cultural Contextualization of Western Management Education. Journal of Management Education, 1052562919851826.
  • Pedler, M and Hsu, SW (2019) Regenerating the learning organizations: Towards an alternative paradigm. The Learning Organization. 26 (1), 97-112.
  • Lamb, P., Ortenblad, A., and Hsu, SW. (2016) Pedagogy as Translation’: Extending the horizons of translation theory. International Journal of Management Review, 18(3), 351-365
  • Farquharson, Maris; Örtenblad, Anders; Hsu, SW. (2014) Trusting local translation: Experiences from transplanting a ‘Made in Britain’ entrepreneurship course in China. Management Learning, 45(2): 182-199.
  • Pedler, M and Hsu, SW (2014) Unlearning, critical action learning and wicked problems, Action Learning: Research and Practice, 11(3), 296-310
  • Örtenblad, Anders, Riina Koris, Maris Farquharson and Hsu, SW (2013) Business school output: A conceptualization of business school graduates. International Journal of Management Education. 29(2): 1-15.

Book Chapters

  • Jorgensen KM, Hsu, SW and Hersted, L. (2019) The learning organization: A critical analysis and future directions, Oxford Handbook of the Learning Organization
  • Hsu, SW (2016) Is critical management education possible in China. In Chris Grey and Isabelle Huault (eds.) Critical Management Studies: Global Voices, Local Accents. London: Routledge.
  • Hsu, SW (2016) Against CSR, In: Anders Ortenblad (ed.), Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility. Edward Elgar.
  • Hsu, SW (2016) Against CSR, In: Anders Ortenblad (ed.), Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility. Edward Elgar.
  • Örtenblad A., Lamb, P. and Hsu, S. (2015). Empowering students to translate management panaceas, in Örtenblad A., Handbook of Research on management Ideas and Panaceas, pp.399-420
  • Hsu, SW. (2015) Alternative Knowledge Management. In: Ortenblad, A. (ed) Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management. Edward Elgar.
  • Hsu, SW. (2013) Alternative learning organizations, in: Anders Örtenblad (ed.) Handbook of Research on Learning Organization: Adaptation and Context. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 358-37
  • Hsu, SW., Farquharson, Maris; Örtenblad, Anders. (2013) Foxconn: The Complexity of Management and Quality Control in a Chinese Context. Dynamics of International Business: Asia-Pacific Business Cases. Cambridge University Press, pp. 170-5.


  • Hsu, SW, Lamb, P. Qiu, Y. (2016) Report: An unlearning approach to pedagogy - Towards a student-centred learning experience. *Projected funded by UNNC Small Teaching & Learning Development.