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Jiatao (J.T.) LI

Senior Associate Dean, School of Business and Management
Lee Quo Wei Professor of Business
Head and Chair Professor, Department of Management

Director, Center for Business Strategy and Innovation

Email: mnjtli@ust.hk

 

Ph.D.

University of Texas, Management

M.B.A.

Portland State University, Management

B.S.

Dalian Maritime University, Mechanical Engineering

 

[BIO (Eng/ Chinese: /)]  [CV]  [Goolge Scholar]
[Publications (full list)]

 

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, School of Business and Management, Senior Associate Dean, since July 2013, Associate Dean (Faculty), April 2009 - Jun 2013.

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Management, Lee Quo Wei Professor of Business, since Feburary 2016, Chair Professor and Head, since July 2009, Professor and Head, July 2006 – June 2009, Acting Head, January – June, 2006, Associate and Assistant Professor, 1997 – 2006.

  • University of Hawaii, Department of Management, Associate Professor, 1994 – 1996 (on leave from 9/94 – 12/96), Assistant Professor, 1992 – 1994.

  • McKinsey & Company, Hong Kong, Management consultant, advised leading multinational corporations and Asian companies on corporate strategy and alliances/partnerships in Greater China, 1994 – 1996.

 

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

Refereed Journal Publications (Chronological, alphabetical)

  • Xie, Z. & Li, J.T. 2017. Selective imitation of compatriot firms: Entry mode decisions of emerging market multinationals in cross-border acquisitions. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 34: 47-68. (Download here)

  • Xie, Z. & Li, J.T. 2017. Export intensity, domestic competition, and product innovation in an emerging economy. International Journal of Technology Management, 74: 96-121. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T., Li, P., & Wang, B. 2016. Do cross-border acquisitions create value? Evidence from overseas acquisitions by Chinese firms. International Business Review, 25: 471-483. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T., & Wan, G. 2016. China’s cross-border mergers and acquisitions: A contextual distance perspective. Management and Organization Review, 12: 449-456. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T. & Xie, Z. 2016. Governance structure and the creation and protection of technological competencies: International R&D joint ventures in China. Management International Review, 56: 123-148. (Download here)

  • Yao, K & Li, J.T. 2016. Multi-market contact and foreign entry location decisions in China. Management International Review, 56: 95-122. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T., Qian, C. & Yao, K. 2015. Confidence in learning: Inter- and intra-organizational learning in foreign market entry decisions. Strategic Management Journal, 36: 918-929. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T., Tian, L. & Wan, G. 2015. Contextual distance and the international strategic alliance performance: A conceptual framework and a partial meta-analytic test. Management and Organization Review, 11: 289-313. (Download here)

  • Tang, Y., Li, J.T. & Yang, H. 2015. What I see, what I do: How executive hubris affects firm innovation. Journal of Management, 41: 1698–1723. (Download here)

  • Xie, Z. & Li, J.T. 2015. Demand heterogeneity, learning diversity and innovation in an emerging economy. Journal of International Management, 21: 277-292. (Download here)

    • Special Issue on "From Resources and Value Chains to Consumer Benefits and Innovation Ecosystems: Demand-Side Perspectives in International Business”

  • Yang, J.Y., Li, J.T., & Delios, A. 2015. Will a second mouse get the cheese: Learning from early entrants’ failures in a foreign market. Organization Science. 26: 908-922. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T. & Ng, C. 2013. The normalization of deviant organizational practices: The non-performing loans problem in China. Journal of Business Ethics, 114: 643-653. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T. & Qian, C. 2013. Principal-principal conflicts under weak institutions: A study of corporate takeovers in China. Strategic Management Journal, 34: 498-509. (Download here)

    • Republished in a summary form in the Chinese Management Insights, 2014.

  • Li, J.T. & Tang, Y. 2013. The social influence of executive hubris: Cross-cultural comparison and indigenous factors. Management International Review, 53: 83-107. (Download here)

  • Xie, Z. & Li, J.T. 2013. Internationalization and indigenous technological efforts of emerging economy firms: The effect of multiple knowledge sources. Journal of International Management, 19: 247-259. (Download here)

  • Kozhikode, R. & Li, J.T. 2012. Political pluralism, public policies, and organizational choices: Banking branch expansion in India, 1948–2003. Academy of Management Journal, 55: 339-359. (Download here)

    • Finalist, the 2012 Best Paper Award for articles published in Academy of Management Journal

  • Li, J.T. 2011. Rethinking international and global strategy. Global Strategy Journal, 1: 275-278. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T. & Xie, Z. 2011. Global R&D strategies in an emerging economy: The development and protection of technological competencies. European Management Review, 8: 153-164. (Download here)

  • Yang, J.Y., Tipton, B. & Li, J.T. 2011. A review of foreign business management in China. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 28: 627-659. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T. 2010. Global R&D alliances in China: Collaborations with universities and research institutes. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 57: 78-87. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T. & Tang, Y. 2010. CEO hubris and firm risk taking in China: The moderating role of managerial discretion. Academy of Management Journal, 53: 45-68. (Download here)

    • Republished in a summary form in Chinese Management Insights, 2012, 1 (2): 756-78.

  • Li, J.T. & Yao, K. 2010. The role of reference groups in international investment decisions by firms from emerging economies. Journal of International Management, 16: 143-153. (Download here)

  • Kuilman, J. & Li, J.T.  2009. Grades of membership and legitimacy spillovers: Foreign banks in Shanghai, 1847-1935. Academy of Management Journal, 52: 229-245. (Download here)

  • Kuilman, J., Vermeulen, I. & Li, J.T. 2009. The consequents of organizer ecologies: A logical formalization. Academy of Management Review, 34:253-272. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T. & Kozhikode, R. 2009. Developing new innovation models: Shifts in the innovation landscapes in emerging economies and implications for global R&D management. Journal of International Management, special issue on Emerging CEO Agenda, 15: 328-339. (Download here)

  • Lee, S., Shenkar, O. & Li, J.T. 2008. Cultural distance, investment flow and control in cross-border cooperation. Strategic Management Journal, 29: 1117–1125. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T. 2008. Asymmetric interactions between foreign and domestic banks: Effects on market entry. Strategic Management Journal, 29: 873-893. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T. & Harrison, R. 2008. National culture and the composition and leadership structure of boards of directors. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 16: 375-385. (Download here)

    • Finalist, the 2008 Best Paper Award for the best articles published in the Corporate Governance: An International Review.

  • Li, J.T. & Kozhikode, R. 2008. Knowledge management and innovation strategy: The challenge for latecomers in emerging economies. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 25: 429-450. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T. & Yue, D.R. 2008. Market size, legal institutions, and international diversification strategies: Implications for the performance of multinational firms. Management International Review, 48(6): 667-688.(Download here)

  • Takeuchi, R., Shay, J.P. & Li, J.T. 2008. When does decision autonomy increase expatriates’ adjustment? An empirical test. Academy of Management Journal, 51: 45-60. (Download here)

  • Wang, H., Choi, J. & Li, J.T. 2008. Too little or too much? Untangling the relationship between corporate philanthropy and firm financial performance. Organization Science, 19: 143-159. (Download here)

    • Winner of Best Paper Award, Social Issues in Management Division, Academy of Management, Honolulu.

  • Wang, H. & Li, J.T. 2008. Untangling the effects of over-exploration and over-exploitation on organizational performance: The moderating role of environmental dynamism. Journal of Management, 34: 925-951. (Download here)

  • Yang, J.Y. & Li, J.T. 2008. The development of entrepreneurship in China. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 25:335–359. (Download here).

  • Li, J.T., Yang, J.Y. & Yue, D.R. 2007. Identity, community, and audience: How wholly owned foreign subsidiaries gain legitimacy in China. Academy of Management Journal, 50: 175-190. (Download here)

  • Kuilman, J. & Li, J.T. 2006. The organizers’ ecology: An empirical study of foreign banks in Shanghai.Organization Science, 17: 385-401. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T. & Hambrick, D.C. 2005.  Factional groups: A new vantage on demographic faultlines, conflict, and disintegration in work teams. Academy of Management Journal, 48: 794-813. (Download here)

  • Li, J.T. & Yue, D.R. 2005. Managing global research and development in China: Patterns of R&D configuration and evolution. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 17 (3): 317-337. (Download here)

 

Recent articles in media

 

SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Lin, L. & Li, J.T. 2016. Incumbent firms and breakthrough innovations under technological discontinuities: A real option reasoning. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Berlin, September.

  • Kozhikode, R., Li, J.T. & Krishnan, R., 2016. The consequences of political inclusion of regional language movements in India: A regression discontinuity analysis. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, August.

  • Li, J.T., K. Liu, & Zhou, J. 2016. Is the "red capitalist" strategy still useful for private firms: The mirage of market transition. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, August.

  • Ge, G., Qian, C. & Li, J.T. 2016. Interest alignment or rent extraction? The performance implications of stock option plans in China. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, August.

  • Xie, L., Wan, G. & Li, J.T. 2016. Eating, drinking, and karaoking": Rent-appropriation of knowledge-based assets in China. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, August.

  • Lin, L. & Li, J.T. 2016. Status asymmetry and status improvement. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, August.

  • Li, J.T., Yao, K. & Xie, L. 2016. Resource dependence and foreign direct investment entry into subnational regions in an emerging economy: The moderating role of cultural distance. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, New Orleans, June.

  • Wan, G. & Li,J.T. 2016. Paradoxical thinking, top management team job-related diversity and organizational innovation. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, New Orleans, June.

  • Xie, Z. & Li, J.T. 2016. Market openness, absorptive capacity, and innovation: Exploring learning by exporting in an emerging economy. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, New Orleans, June.

  • Xie, L., Wan, G. & Li,J.T. 2016. Building relational capital: An insurance perspective on firm innovation in China. Presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference, Rome, June.

  • Wu, J., Lao, K., Li, J.T., Wan, F. & Zhuo, S. 2016. The dynamic interactions of foreign and local rivals in emerging markets. Presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference, Rome, June.

  • Ge, G., & Li, J.T. 2015. All things are difficult before they are easy: R&D investment, learning barriers, and corporate performance in an emerging economy. Presented at the annual meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Denver, October; and the annual meeting of the Academy of ManagementAcademy of Management, Vancouver, August.

  • Kozhikode, R., Li, J.T. & Krishnan, R. 2015. The consequences of political inclusion of regional language movements in India: A regression discontinuity analysis. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, August.

  • Li, J.T., & Xie, L. 2015. Government direct-financing in firm R&D and firm innovation in an emerging economy: A behavioral agency perspective. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, August.

  • Li, J.T., & Zhou, J. 2015. A relational perspective of nationality dissimilarity: The positive effect on organization identification in international joint ventures. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, Bengaluru, June.

  • Xie, Z. & Li, J.T. 2015. Home country effects in cross-border acquisitions: Gaining confidence in majority control abroad. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, Bengaluru, June.

  • Yang J.Y., Tian L. & Li, J.T. 2015 Government corruption, entrepreneurial climate and nascent entrepreneurs' resource acquisition in a transition economy. Presented at the 9th Asia Academy of Management and 8th Taiwan Academy of Management Joint Conference, Hong Kong, June 24.

  • Takeuchi, R., Li, J.T., & Shay, J. P. 2015. Complexities associated with managing expatriate managers' retention in foreign subsidiary: Structural contingency perspective. Presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference with the theme “Rethinking Corporate Headquarters: Innovative Approaches for Managing the Multi-Divisional Firm”, St. Gallen, May 28-30.

  • Xie, Z. & Li, J.T. 2015. Market openness, absorptive capacity, and innovation: Exploring learning by exporting in an emerging economy. Presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference with the theme “From Local Voids to Local Goods: Can Institutions Promote Competitive Advantage”, Santiago, March 19-21.

  • Li, J.T. & Lin, L. 2014. Acquisition experience, attribution bias, and organizational learning. Presented at the annual meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Madrid, September; and the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August.

  • Li, J.T. & Wan, G. 2014. The downward spiral of organizational decline and top management team demographic faultlines. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August.

  • Li, J.T. & Zhou, J. 2014. Organizational identification in multi-cultural teams: How nationality dissimilarity matters. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August.

  • Xie, Z. & Li, J.T. 2014. Demand heterogeneity, learning diversity and product innovation in an emerging economy. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August.

  • Tian, L., Yang, J.Y. & Li, J.T. 2014. Sanding or greasing the wheel? Government corruption and nascent ventures' resources acquisition. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August.

  • Wu, J. & Li., J.T. 2014. The interplay of performance feedbacks and group-based market structure on risk taking by market followers: Theory and empirical evidence, 1990-2008. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August.

  • Wan, G., Li, J.T. & Zhou, J. 2014. Top management team demographic faultlines, firm visibility and firm acquisition activity in China. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August.

  • Li, J.T., Li, P. & Wang, B. 2014. The liability of opaqueness: State ownership and the likelihood of deal completion in international acquisitions. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, Vancouver, July.

  • Yang, J.Y. & Li, J.T., 2014. Riding on the dragon: FDI bandwagon diffusions in China. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, Vancouver, July;and the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August.

  • Xie, Z. & Li, J.T. 2014. Market openness, absorptive capacity, and innovation: Exploring learning by exporting in an emerging economy. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, Vancouver, July.

  • Li, J.T., and Wan, G. 2014. Top management team faultlines and firm performance in China: A power circulation perspective. Presented at the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR) Beijing Conference, June 18-22.

  • Xie, Z. and J.T. Li, 2014. Competing globally and locally: Market disparity, market separation, and innovation performance of Chinese firms. Presented at the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR) Beijing Conference, June 18-22.

  • Li, J.T. & Wan, G. 2014. Micro-foundations of the organizational decline: The downward spiral and top management team demographic faultlines. Presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference with the theme Micro-Foundations for Strategic Management Research, Copenhagen, June 13-15.

 

 

REVIEW ACTIVITIES

  • Associate Editor

    • Strategic Management Journal (2009-)

  • Member of Editorial Board:

    • Academy of Management Journal (2013-)

    • Global Strategy Journal (2010-)

    • Journal of Business Research (2007-)

    • Journal of International Management (2002-)

    • Journal of Management (2011-)

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer (partial listing):

    • Academy of Management Review

    • Management Science

    • Organization Science

    • Academy of Management (Annual Meetings)

    • Academy of International Business (Annual Meetings).

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Multinational Corporate Strategy

  • International Expansion and Performance

  • Corporate Governance in Asia

  • Alliances/Joint Venture Success in China

  • Global R&D and Innovation in China

  • Chinese Management and Organizations

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2016. Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB)

  • 2013. Finalist of the AMJ Best Article of 2012 Award, Academy of Management.

    • Kozhikode, R. & Li, J.T. 2012. Political pluralism, public policies, and organizational choices: Banking branch expansion in India, 1948–2003. Academy of Management Journal, 55: 339-359.

  • 2012. Winner of the best paper award for the strategic management track at 8th Asia Academy of Management Conference.

    • Qian, C, Li, J. T., & Wang, H. "Seize the state, seize the day? The relationship between corporate political activities and corporate financial performance in a transition economy."

  • 2012. Winner of the IM Division Fundação Dom Cabral Best Paper in Strategy / IB Theory, the Academy of Management.

    • Yang, J.Y., J.T. Li & A. Delios. “Confidence in learning from others' failures: Foreign investment strategy in a transition economy.”

  • 2011. Nominated for the SMS Best Practice Implications Award, the Strategic Management Society, Miami.

    • Tang, Y., Li, J.T. & Yang, H. “How executive overconfidence affects firm innovation.”

  • 2009. Nominated for a 2008 Best Paper Award for the best articles published in the CGIR (Corporate Governance: An International Review).

    • Li, J.T. & Harrison, R. 2008. National culture and the composition and leadership structure of boards of directors. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 16: 375-385.

  • 2008. Nominated for both the SMS Best Conference Paper Prize, and the SMS Best Conference Paper for Practice Implications Award, the Strategic Management Society, Cologne.

    • Li, J.T. & Qian, C. “Mimetic diffusion, knowledge spillovers, and expatriate assignment practice.”

  • 2008. Nominated for the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business, Milan.

    • Li, J.T., & Yang, J.Y. “Competition, learning, and foreign entry strategy: The evolution of foreign subsidiaries in China.”

  • 2006. Winner of Best Paper Award, Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, Wellington.

    • Yang, J.Y., Li, J.T. &  Delios, A.. “Failure-induced learning, causal ambiguity, and foreign market entry.”

  • 2005. Winner of Best Paper Award, Social Issues in Management Division, Academy of Management, Honolulu.

    • Wang, H.,  Choi, J. &  Li, J.T. “Too little or too much? Reexamining the relationship between corporate charitable giving and corporate financial performance.”