Haiyang Li

H. Joe Nelson III Professor of Management – Strategic Management

Dr. Haiyang Li is Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University. He earned a Bachelor and a Master in economics from Renmin 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 technology clusters. 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, and others. Dr. Li has served on the editorial review boards of multiple journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic 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), and International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR).

To read more about Prof. Li’s work, please visit Rice Business Wisdom and his website.

Teaching Interests:

  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Doing Business in China

Research Interests:

  • Technology Entrepreneurship and New Ventures Strategies
  • Strategic Innovation and Strategic Alliances
  • Multinationals’ Innovation Globalization in Emerging Markets
  • Product Innovation and Project Team Management in Technology-Based Firms