Jing Li named to 2016 cohort of RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Oct 17, 2016


Jing Li, Associate Professor of International Business and Canada Research Chair in Global Investment Strategy at the Beedie School of Business.

Jing Li, Associate Professor of International Business and Canada Research Chair in Global Investment Strategy at the Beedie School of Business.

Jing Li, Associate Professor of International Business and Canada Research Chair in Global Investment Strategy at the Beedie School of Business, has been named to the 2016 cohort of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Li is among the incoming 80 members named to the College, who represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

As a new member of the College, Li will work with her fellow cohort members to address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and scientists, for the advancement of understanding and the benefit of society.

“It is truly my great honor to join the College of RSC,” says Li. “I look forward to having more interactions with my colleagues in RSC and to generating more insightful research to advance our knowledge.”

An emerging leader in international strategic management, Li’s research examines where and how multinational firms invest, and what factors contribute to successful global investment.

As Canada Research Chair in Global Investment Strategy she focuses on the global investment strategies of emerging market firms, an important source of investment for Canada and competition for Canadian firms.

“Understanding the behavior of emerging market firms is critical because they are increasingly important investors in Canada,” she says. “How to attract investments from emerging markets? How to compete with them on the global stage? My research sheds light on these issues.

Specifically, Li’s recent research investigates how these firms address the challenges of legitimacy in their foreign acquisitions and how political relations between governments affect international investment strategies.

Her research interests also include management of international joint ventures and innovations in emerging markets.

She has published over 20 articles in various international business and strategy journals and sits on the editorial review boards of ten journals, including Strategic Management Journal and Journal of International Business Studies.

Li is also the Associate Director of the Jack Austin Center for Asia Pacific Business Studies at the Beedie School of Business, and serves as Senior Editor for the Asia Pacific Journal of Management and Management and Organization Review.

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences; in addition to Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership, The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Its mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.

For more information on the 2016 cohort of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, visit the RSC website.