Dr. Haiyang Li is associate professor of strategic management and
innovation at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice
University. He earned a Bachelor and a Master in economics from
Renmin (People’s) University of China and received a Ph.D. from City
University of Hong Kong. Before joining Rice University, he was on the
faculty of Department of Management at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Li’s research interests focus on technology entrepreneurship and innovation (particularly in
China’s transition economy), strategic alliances and multinational firms’ innovation in emerging
markets, as well as the growth of China's high tech science parks. His articles on the above issues
have appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of
Marketing, Organization Science, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Management and
Organization Review, Journal of High Technology Management Research, Journal of
International Marketing, International Business Review, and others. His paper entitled “The
effects of control systems on salesperson trust in the sales manager: a contingency model and
empirical test in the context of new product launch” (co-authored with Kwaku Atuahene-Gima)
won the Best Paper Award in the Sales SIG track of the 2001 American Marketing Association
(AMA) Winter Marketing Educators’ Conference.
Dr. Li has served on the editorial review boards of multiple journals including the Academy of
Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of High Technology
Management Research, International Journal of Emerging Markets, and Multinational Business
Review. He is a keen supporter of the profession through his membership of several professional
associations including Academy of Management (AOM), Strategic Management Society (SMS),
Academy of International Business (AIB), International Association of Chinese Management Association (PDMA).