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Xiaowei Luo (Rose)
Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D. Sociology, Stanford University, 2000
M.A. Sociology, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1995
B.A. American Literature and Linguistics, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China, 1993

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2000.  Instructor, Intensive English, School of Economics, Fudan University, 1993-94. 

Recent Publications

Luo, X. 2003. What skills to train? An institutional analysis of training consulting organizations. Research in the Sociology of Work, 12: 73-102.

Luo, X. 2002. From technical skills to personal development: Employee training in US organizations in the 20th century. In The expansion of management knowledge: Carriers, ideas and circulation: 195-211. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

Luo, X. 2000. The rise of the social development model: Institutional construction of international technology organizations, 1856-1993. International Studies Quarterly, 44: 147-175.

Jang, Y., & Luo, X. 2000. Nation-State participation in intergovernmental technology organizations. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 2000: 255-284.

Honors and Awards

Best Reviewer Award, International Management Division, Academy of Management, 2001.

Academic Service

Member of Academy of Management, American Sociological Association, Pacific Sociological Association.

Teaching and Research

Teaching and research interests are organizational theories, historical changes in organizations, innovation and diffusion of organizational practices, human resource management, and cross-national variation in organization and management.

Contact Information:
163 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 265-0438

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