Jing Li

  • Research Centre Director, Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Studies
  • Research Chair, International Business
  • Associate Professor, International Business
  • Ph.D. (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana,USA); B.A. Econ. (Peking University, Beijing, China)

    Burnaby Room: WMC 3347
    Burnaby Phone: 778.782.4568

    Email Address: jingli@sfu.ca

    Curriculum Vitae: View


    Associate Professor Jing Li joined the Beedie School of Business in 2004 from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University where she earned her PhD.  Jing is also the Associate Director of the Jack Austin Center for Asia Pacific Business Studies.  She is a member of College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists at the Royal Society of Canada. Her research interests include international investment strategies of firms, emreging market multinational enterprises, and management of international joint ventures.  She has published over 20 articles in various international business and strategy journals and sits on the editorial review boards of multiple journals, including Strategic Management Journal and Journal of International Business Studies.  She also serves as Senior Editor for Management and Organization Review

    Jing finds that Vancouver's multicultural environment makes it easy to integrate into the local culture. She particularly enjoys Vancouver's outdoor lifestyle, making time to hike and bike in the midst of preparations for teaching classes about global investment strategies. 

    Research Interests

    International Investment Strategies, Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises, International Joint Ventures, Innovation in Emerging Markets

    Selected Publications

    Articles and Reports

    Li, J., Xia, J., Shapiro, D., & Lin, Z. (2018). Institutional compatibility and the internationalization of Chinese SOEs: The moderating role of home subnational institutions. Journal of World Business, 53(5). http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2018.02.002

    Li, J., Xia, J., & Lin, Z. (2017). Cross-border acquisitions by state-owned firms: How do legitimacy concerns affect the completion and duration of their acquisitions? Strategic Management Journal, 38(9), 1915-1934. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2609

    Li, J., Meyer, K., Zhang, H., & Ding, Y. (2017). Diplomatic and corporate networks: Bridges to foreign locations. Journal of International Business Studies. http://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-017-0098-4

    Li, J., Xia, J., & Zajac, E. J. (2017). On the duality of political and economic stakeholder influence on firm innovation performance: Theory and evidence from Chinese firms. Strategic Management Journal. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2697

    Shapiro, D., Vecino, C., & Li, J. (2017). Exploring China's state-led FDI model: Evidence from the extractive sectors in Latin America. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 1027. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-017-9526-z

    Meyer, K., Ding, Y., Li, J., & Zhang, H. (2014). Overcoming distrust: How state-owned enterprises adapt their foreign entries to institutional pressures abroad. Journal of International Business Studies, 45(8), 1005-1028. http://doi.org/10.1057/jibs.2014.15

    Li, Y., Vertinsky, I., & Li, J. (2014). National distances, international experience, and venture capital investment performance. Journal of Business Venturing, 29(4), 471-489. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2013.08.002

    Li, J., Newenham-Kahindi, A., Shapiro, D., & Chen, V. Z. (2013). The two-tier bargaining model revisited: Theory and evidence from China's natural resource investments in Africa. Global Strategy Journal, 3(4), 300-321. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.2042-5805.2013.01062.x

    Li, J., & Li, Y. (2010). Flexibility versus commitment: MNEs' ownership strategy in China. Journal of International Business Studies, 41(9), 1550-1571. http://doi.org/10.1057/jibs.2010.25

    Li, J., Chen, D., & Shapiro, D. (2010). Product innovations in emerging economies: The role of foreign knowledge access channels and internal efforts in Chinese firms. Management and Organization Review, 6(2), 243-266. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8784.2009.00155.x

    Li, J., Zhou, C., & Zajac, E. J. (2009). Control, collaboration, and productivity in international joint ventures: Theory and evidence. Strategic Management Journal, 30(8), 865-884. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.771

    Zhou, C., & Li, J. (2008). Product innovations in emerging market-based international joint ventures: An organizational ecology perspective. Journal of International Business Studies, 39(7), 1114-1132.

    Li, J., & Rugman, A. M. (2007). Real options and the theory of foreign direct investment. International Business Review, 16(6), 687-712.

    Rugman, A. M., & Li, J. (2007). Will China's multinationals succeed globally or regionally? European Management Journal, 25(5), 333-343. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2007.07.005

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