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Jiatao (J.T.) LI

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, July 2013 - July 2017, 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, since July 2009, Head, July 2006 – August 2017, Professor, 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 (In press). Exporting and innovating among emerging market firms: The moderating role of institutional development. Journal of International Business Studies.

  • 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

  • Wan, G., Xie, L., Li, J.T. & Jiang, D. 2017. Entertainment pays off? Relational strategies and profiting from innovation in China. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Houston, October.

  • Li, J.T., Zhou, J., Ge, G. & Chandrashekar, S.P. 2017. Entrepreneurs’ socio-economic status and government expropriation in China. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, August.

  • Xie, Z. & Li, J.T. 2017. Learning diversity and innovation: An empirical study of emerging economy exporters. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, August.

  • Huang, K.G. & Li, J.T. 2017. More than meets the eye: Contextual intelligence and reverse innovation from an emerging economy. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, August; presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, Dubai, July.

  • Wu, J., Lao, K., Li, J.T. & Wan, F. 2017. Dancing with shark: Search strategy, environmental complexity, and survival of local firms. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, Dubai, July.

  • Xie, L., Li, J.T. & Xie, J. 2017. Are external and internal R&D complementary or substitute for the product innovation of international joint ventures in China? Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business, Dubai, July.

  • Li, J.T., & Zhou, J. 2017. Nationality dissimilarity, organizational identification, and performance in international joint ventures. Presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference, Milan, March 30-31.

  • Li, J.T., Zhou, J., Ge, G. & Chandrashekar, S.P. 2016. The rich get richer?: Entrepreneurs’ socio-economic status and expropriation hazards in China. Presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference, Hong Kong, Dec. 10-12.

  • Xie, L., Wan, G., Jiang, D. & Li, J.T. 2016. Customer concentration and business entertainment investment: Evidence from Chinese listed firms. Presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference, Hong Kong, Dec. 10-12.

  • Lin, L. & Li, J.T. 2016. Incumbent firms and breakthrough innovations under technological discontinuities: A real option reasoning. 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. 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. 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. 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. Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, August.

  • Lin, L. & Li, J.T. 2016. Status asymmetry and status improvement. 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

  • Editor

    • Journal of International Business Studies (2016–)

  • Member of Editorial Board:

    • Academy of Management Journal (2013-)

    • 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

    • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

 

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.”