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Yi Li

Yi Li

BMgt (Hons) UIBE; PhD ANU
Lecturer

Rm 4111
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 8627 5935
Fax +61 2 8627 4479
yi.li2@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Dr. Yi Li is Lecturer Of Chinese Business Management in Discipline of International Business, at the University of Sydney Business School. His research interests include internationalization of firms in emerging economy, institutional approaches of business strategy, and dynamic evolution of control in international joint ventures. Yi received his Bachelor Degree with Honours at University of International Business and Economics, and his Ph.D. in International Business from the Australian National University. Before joining the Discipline in 2017, he was the International Research Fellow in China Europe International Business School, which ranks Top 20 in the world. His work has been published or forthcoming in journals such as Organization Studies, Global Strategy Journal, International Business Review, Management International Review, Journal of Business Research, Technovation and others. He has won national competitive research grants such as National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant. He currently serves as an editor of Chinese Management Studies (ABDC: C).

Research Interests

Yi currently has interests on two broad streams of research:

  1. International business strategies of emerging market multinational enterprises – which involves understanding the influences of environmental contexts and top management team’s structure on firms’ strategies and corresponding performances. 
  2. Institutional perspectives – which approaches the behaviour of multinational enterprises through comparative institutional analysis (or comparative capitalism), and integrates insights from neo institutional economics and multiple institutional logics.  

2017

4
Journal Article/s

Cui L, Fan D, Liu X and Li Y 2017 'Where to Seek Strategic Assets for Competitive Catch-up? A Configurational Study of Emerging Multinational Enterprises Expanding into Foreign Strategic Factor Markets', Organization Studies, vol.38:8, pp. 1059-83 [Link]

Fan D, Li Y and Chen L 2017 Forthcoming 'Configuring Innovative Societies: The Crossvergent Role of Cultural and Institutional Varieties', Technovation [Link]

Chen L, Li Y and Fan D 2017 Forthcoming 'How Do Emerging Multinational Enterprises Configure Political Connections across Institutional Contexts?', Global Strategy Journal

Li Y and Cui L 2017 Forthcoming 'The Influence of Top Management Team on Chinese Firms' FDI Ambidexterity', Management and Organization Review

5
Conference Paper/s

Li Y, Cui L, Meyer K and Fan D 2017 'Fuzzy Logic and Strategic Fit: A Configurational Approach to Internationalization Performances of Emerging Economy Firms’ Foreign Direct Investment', 2017 Academy of International Business Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th July 2017

Chen L, Li Y and Fan D 2017 'How Do Political Connections Help EMNEs Overcome Institutional Distance?', 2017 Academy of International Business Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th July 2017

Li Y and Zhou L 2017 'How Different Types of FDI in Developed Countries Influence Emerging Economy Firms’ Productivity', 2017 Asia Academy of Management Conference, Kitakyushu, Japan, 21st June 2017

2016

4
Journal Article/s

Fan D, Cui L, Li Y and Zhu J 2016 'Localized Learning by Emerging Multinational Enterprises in Developed Host Countries: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Australia', International Business Review, vol.25:1 Part A, pp. 187-203 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Chen L, Fan D and Li Y 2016 'Engaged Learning of Emerging Multinationals: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis of Chinese Firms in the European Union', 2016 Academy of International Business Conference, New Orleans, United States, 30th June 2016

2015

4
Journal Article/s

Cui L, Li Y, Meyer KE and Li Z 2015 'Leadership Experience Meets Ownership Structure: Returnee Managers and Internationalization of Emerging Economy Firms', Management International Review, vol.55:3, pp. 355-87 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Fan D, Li Y and Chen L 2015 'Configuring an Innovative Society: A Dual Perspective of Cultural and Institutional Varieties', 2015 Academy of International Business Conference, Bengaluru, India, 30th June 2015

Li Y, Cui L and Fan D 2015 'Strategic Fit in Emerging Economy Firms' Internationalization: A Configurational Approach', 2015 Academy of International Business Conference, Bengaluru, India, 30th June 2015

2014

2
Book Section/s

Liu C, Li Z, Li Y and Cui L 2014 'Low-Level Management Control and Cross-Border Knowledge Transfer of Emerging Economy Firms' in Emerging Market Firms in the Global Economy (International Finance Review, Volume 15), ed. Pattnaik C and Kumar V, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, United Kingdom, pp. 97-120 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Fan D, Cui L, Li Y and Zhu CJ 2014 'Local Responsiveness of Chinese FDI Projects in Australia: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis of Configurations', 2014 Academy of International Business Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 26th June 2014

Cui L and Li Y 2014 'Top Management Team Functional Diversity and Mixed Foreign Direct Investment by Emerging Economy Firms', 2014 Academy of International Business Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 26th June 2014

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Cui L, Li Y and Li Z 2013 'Experiential drivers of foreign direct investment by late-comer Asian firms: The Chinese evidence', Journal of Business Research, vol.66:12, pp. 2451-9 [Link]

Li Z, Li Y and Liu C 2013 'Modeling the strategic mutation of international joint ventures: Insights from 494 international joint ventures', Chinese Management Studies, vol.7:3, pp. 470-87 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Wang SH and Li Y 2013 'Experiential and Vicarious Learning of Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises: An Investigation of Cross-Border M&As', 2013 Academy of International Business Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 6th July 2013

Li Y, Cui L and Wang SH 2013 'Institutional Diversification and Multinational Enterprise Performance', 2013 Academy of International Business Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 6th July 2013

Liu C, Li ZJ, Li Y and Liang YT 2013 'Institutional Environment and Multinational Enterprises' Post Entry Choices - an Institutional Perspective', 2013 Academy of International Business Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 6th July 2013

2012

5
Conference Paper/s

Liu C, Li Y and Li ZJ 2012 'Returnee managers and internationalization of emerging economy firms: The moderating role of corporate governance', 2012 Academy of International Business Conference, Washington DC, United States, 3rd July 2012

2011

5
Conference Paper/s

Li Y, Cui L and Li ZJ 2011 'Low-Level Management Control and Emerging Economy Firms’ Cross-Border Knowledge-Transfer', Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 9th December 2011

Li ZJ, Zhang ZL and Li Y 2011 'Parent Control Types and Strategic Intentions: An Empirical Research Based on Sino-foreign Joint Ventures', Academy of International Business (AIB) Southeast Asia Regional Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 3rd December 2011

Liu C, Li Y and Li ZJ 2011 'Experiential drivers of foreign direct investment: A managerial cognition perspective', 2011 Academy of International Business Conference, Nagoya, Japan, 28th June 2011

Li ZJ, Li Y and Zhang ZL 2011 'Institutional environment and international joint venture’s strategic mutation: An institutional perspective', 2011 Academy of International Business Conference, Nagoya, Japan, 28th June 2011

Li ZJ, Zhang ZL and Li Y 2011 'Inter-partner credible threat in international joint ventures: An infinitely repeated prisoner's dilemma model', International Conference on Business, Engineering and Information Technology Management (BEIM 2011), Shanghai, China, 8th May 2011

Li ZJ, Li Y, Zhang ZL and Chen D 2011 'Experience and mode choice of sequential foreign direct investment', 2011 Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 30th April 2011

2010

5
Conference Paper/s

Li ZJ, Li Y, Wu JF and Chen D 2010 'International expansion strategy of firms in China: An empirical study on information technology industry', 7th International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management (ICSSSM’10), Tokyo, Japan, 30th June 2010

Recent Units Taught

  • IBUS6001 International Business Strategy

    2017: S2,