Organization and Strategy Seminar（2017-09）
Topic: Exporting,Learning and Innovating among Emerging Market Firms:The Moderating Role of Institutional Development
Speaker: JT LI, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Time: Friday, 22 September, 10:00-11:30 am
Location: Room 214 , Guanghua Building 2
Building on the recombinatory view of innovation and an institutional perspective, this study investigated how the institutional development in a firm’s home market and the difference in institutional development between the home and export markets might influence the effectiveness of learning through exporting. For exporters in emerging economies, institutions that support market transactions and innovation systems that promote local R&D investment were found to enhance the positive effect of exporting on firms’ innovation, while openness of the home market tends to dampen it. It was also shown that compared with exporting to advanced countries, exporting to other emerging markets is more effective in promoting innovation among emerging market firms. These findings arise from an empirical study of exporting and innovation among Chinese manufacturers.
Prof. Li is Chair Professor of Management, Lee Quo Wei Professor of Business, and Director of Center for Business Strategy and Innovation, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He served as Head of the Management Department from 2006 to August 2017; Associate Dean (Faculty) of the HKUST Business School from 2009 to 2013; and Senior Associate Dean of the HKUST Business School from 2013 to July 2017.
Prof. Li is an elected Fellow of of the Academy of International Business (AIB), and has been elected as Vice President of the AIB and the Program Chair of the 2018 AIB annual conference in the US. He is Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies, responsible for research related to strategy and policy in emerging economies. He has served as Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal, a leading journal in management, from 2009-2016. He is also on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Management, and Long Range Planning. He served as Program Chair of the Strategic Management Society’s special conference held in Hong Kong in December 2016.
Prof. Li is an expert on global business strategy. His current research interests are in the areas of organizational learning, strategic alliances, corporate governance, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on issues related to global firms and those from emerging economies. His research work has been published regularly in premier management journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of International Business Studies, and several of which have won best paper awards.
A passionate teacher at the UG, MBA, EMBA, Executive Education, and PhD levels, he has repeatedly been recognized on the Teaching Excellence Honor Roll and with teaching excellence citations over the years. During his tenure as Head of the Management Department, the department has won the Franklin Department Teaching Excellence Award six times. At HKUST, Prof. Li has served on various university-level committees, including as the Chair of the University Appointments and Substantiation Committee and a member of the University Administrative Committee. As Associate Dean (Faculty) of the HKUST Business School from 2009 to 2013, he was responsible for the school’s faculty development. As Senior Associate Dean from 2013 to 2017, he oversaw all aspects of the school’s research portfolio.
Prof. Li has served the Hong Kong community in multiple roles. He writes regularly for the Hong Kong Economic Journal. He has served on the Business Panel of the University Grants Committee in its Research Assessment Exercise, and he has been a member on the Research Grants Council’s Business Panel. He has also served on the Human Resources Committee of the Fu Hong Society which provides homes for the handicapped in Hong Kong. Since 2016，Prof Li has been contributing actively to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hong Kong by serving as a faculty mentor for start-up ventures at the Hong Kong X entrepreneurial platform.
Prof. Li received his Ph.D. in strategy from the University of Texas. He joined the HKUST in 1997 as an Assistant Professor of Management. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000, Full Professor in 2006, Chair Professor in 2009, and Lee Quo Wei Professor of Business in 2016. Before joining HKUST, he was with McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong, a global management consulting firm.
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