Dr. Yiwen Fei

Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai

PhD-degree: November 18, 2004
Promotor: Prof. Dr. J.P.M. Groenewegen
Thesis: The Institutional Change in China after its Reform in 1979

Yiwen Fei was born on May 15th 1968 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China (PRC). He graduated from the School of Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) with a Master Degree in economics. Subsequently, he worked as a lecturer at the School of Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He has been an active lecturer and researcher in the field of Economics and Finance. In 1999, he was selected to participate in a Masterclass, which was organized by the China-Holland Education & Research Centre (CHERC) at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Since then, he has been Ph.D. candidate in the school of economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam. This thesis is the result of his research effort that lasted for four years, sponsored by CHERC.

Research topic: “ The Determinants and Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions in China”

The primary object of the research is to examine the determinants and effects of M&A in China, analyzing their relationship with institutions, corporate governance and shareholder wealth and forecasting the future development of M&A in China. In the west, the study of M&A has been at focus of economic research for a long time. But because of different countries, different times, different institutions and different motives, it is impossible to draw a univocal answer from China. M&A are paid more and more attentions in China’s transition economy. It is meaningful to perform an in-depth study of M&A in China.