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Dr Wenying Fu

Assistant Professor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

I have received my doctoral degree from the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. I was Associate Professor in Human Geography at the South China Normal University in Guangdong, and have been appointed as Senior Lecturer at Northumbria since 2018. My areas of expertise include regional innovation systems, global production networks, and informal economies. I single-authored a book published by Springer, Towards a dynamic regional innovation system: Investigation into the electronics industry in the Pearl River Delta. My research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Economic Geography, Research Policy, Journal of Economic Surveys, Annals of Regional Science, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, German Journal of Economic Geography, etc. I have been funded as PI by by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Regional Studies Association.

Wenying Fu

Campus Address

Ellison B223
City Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE 8ST

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem versus regional innovation system: Conceptualization and application to Chinese cities, Qian, H., Fu, W. 14 Mar 2024, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Cities and Regions, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • State infrastructural power through scalar practices: On China’s decarbonization endeavors, Fu, W. 1 May 2024, In: Environment and Planning A
  • University–industry linkages in China from the agency perspective of university engagement: a systematic literature review, Liu, Y., Fu, W., Schiller, D. 1 Jun 2024, In: Science and Public Policy
  • Building innovative capacity in regional entrepreneurship and innovation (eco)systems: Startups versus incumbent firms, Fu, W., Qian, H. 1 Sep 2023, In: Growth and Change
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Fu, W. 1 Nov 2023, Contemporary Economic Geographies, Bristol University Press
  • The expansion of China’s market margins: navigating contingencies and conjunctures, Fu, W. 1 Oct 2023, In: Environment and Planning A
  • The Constitutive Role of State Structures in Strategic Coupling: On the Formation and Evolution of Sino-German Production Networks in Jieyang, China, Fu, W., Lim, K. 1 Jan 2022, In: Economic Geography
  • Spatial mobility and opportunity-driven entrepreneurship: The evidence from China labor-force dynamics survey, Fu, W. 1 Oct 2020, In: The Journal of Technology Transfer
  • Determinants of Networking Practices in the Chinese Transition Context: Empirical Insights from the Pearl River Delta, Fu, W., Revilla Diez, J., Schiller, D. 1 Mar 2017, In: Tijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
  • Industrial clusters as hothouses for nascent entrepreneurs? The case of Tianhe Software Park in Guangzhou, China, Fu, W. 1 Jul 2016, In: Annals of Regional Science

Tadhg Camm Investigating the potential for street food as a grassroots economy in China Start Date: 01/10/2023

Geography PhD August 31 2011


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