Dr Ou Wang
Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness
Agriculture; Consumer Behaviour; E-commerce; Marine; Market Research; Marketing; Sustainability
Food marketing; Value chain analysis; Agribusiness; Agricultural economics; Applied economics
Qualifications: PhD UGent
Contact DetailsEmail: [email protected]
Phone: +64 7 838 4134
Ou is a senior lecturer in the Agribusiness Unit, based at the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics of The University of Waikato. He has a Ph.D. in food marketing and consumer behaviour. He has completed or been working on research and consultancy projects about value chain and/or consumer analysis for seafood, e-commerce food marketing, meat substitutes, blockchain food traceability, traditional food, European food, European beer, and the dietary health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 epidemic. He worked and had good academic collaborations in Europe, Oceania, China and North America. His consumer and value chain studies are published in international reputed journals. He is also a reviewer for several reputed academic journals. His teaching focuses on food consumer behaviour, agri-food systems, and agribusiness case analysis.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=26o3hx8AAAAJ&hl=en
Web of Science ResearcherID: https://publons.com/researcher/2515103/ou-wang/metrics/
Recent research projects:
2021, Principal investigator. 2021 UOW Strategic Research Fund, E-Commerce to Enhance Dietary Health and Wellbeing in the Covid-19 Era (20,000 New Zealand dollars), together with Prof. Frank Scrimgeour (University of Waikato), Prof. Riccardo Scarpa (University of Waikato), Associate Prof. Armando Perez-Cueto (University of Copenhagen), Karamea Insley (Te Arawa Fisheries) and Grant Meikle (4 Technology).
2020 to 2021, Principal investigator. 2020 WMS Contestable Research Funds, E-Commerce to Enhance the Sustainability in Food Consumption and Production (6,000 New Zealand dollars), together with Prof. Frank Scrimgeour (University of Waikato) and Prof. Riccardo Scarpa (University of Waikato).
2020 to 2021, Principal investigator. 2020 Flower Summer Research Funding, Consumer adoption of blockchain technology in food traceability in New Zealand (10,000 New Zealand dollars).
2019 to 2020, Principal investigator. WMS Contestable Research Funds, Future food consumption: A comparison between China and New Zealand (8,000 New Zealand dollars), together with Prof. Frank Scrimgeour (University of Waikato) and Prof. John Gibson (University of Waikato).
2019 to 2020, Principal investigator. 2019 University of Waikato Summer Research Scholarship Programme, Blockchain technology as a useful tool in food traceability? Using a strategic orientation approach (6,000 New Zealand dollars).
Value chain analysis
Wang, O., & Scrimgeour, F. (2021). Willingness to adopt a more plant-based diet in China and New Zealand: Applying the theories of planned behaviour, meat attachment and food choice motives. Food Quality and Preference, 93, 12 pages. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2021.104294
Wang, O., Somogyi, S., & Ablett, R. (2021). The influences of quality attributes and socio-demographics on Chinese consumers' general and online consumptions of Canadian, US and Australian lobsters. British Food Journal, online, 18 pages. doi:10.1108/BFJ-12-2020-1101 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14240
Wang, O., & Somogyi, S. (2020). Motives for luxury seafood consumption in first-tier cities in China. Food Quality and Preference, 79, 9 pages. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2019.103780 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14233
Wang, O., Somogyi, S., & Ablett, R. (2020). Chinese consumers’ willingness to pay for quality attributes and online purchase of lobsters imported from Canada, U.S. and Australia. In AARES 2020. Perth, Australia.
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