Li, Jizhen

Professor, Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Associate Dean, School of Economic and Management, Tsinghua University

Phone              (86) (10) 62772539
Office              258A Weilun Building
Office Hours   Tue./Wed.  11:00-12:00

Dr. Jizhen LI is a professor of Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, School of Economics & Management, Tsinghua University. He is also a research fellow and vice director at the Research Center for Technological Innovation at Tsinghua University,and the director at the Research Center for Competitive Dynamics and Innovation Strategy.

        Jizhen holds a PhD(2002) in Management Science, a MA in Management Science, and BE(1997) both in Automobile Engineering and Industrial Engineering from the Tsinghua University. He visited MIT Sloan School of Management as an International Faculty Fellow for half a year in 2006.  

        He teaches courses such as Management of Technological Innovation and Project Management.

        His research interests include Ditigal transformation and innovation, Management of technological innovation, Science & technology policy,  Project management ,and SMEs Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

        As Principal Investigator, he has finished or is working on more than 30 research projects, include six research projects funded by NSF of China. He has published more than 100 journal articles(mainly in Chinese).


Jiang Bian, Jason Greenberg, Jizhen Li, and Yanbo Wang. Good to Go First? Position Effects in Expert Evaluation of Early-Stage Ventures. Management Science (forthcoming)

Xiaolan Fu, Yawen Li, Jizhen Li, and Henry Chesbrough. When do latecomer firms undertake international open innovation: Evidence from China. Global Strategy Journal (forthcoming)

Yanbo Wang, Toby Stuart, and Jizhen Li. Fraud and Innovation. Administrative Science Quarterly. Vol.66, No.2, 267–297, 2021.

Jizhen Li, and Xiaohua Li. Guanxi, how China works. Administrative Science Quarterly. Vol.66, No.1, NP9–12, 2021.

Jizhen Li, Zixu Liu, and Jianghua Zhou. How to become the chosen one in the artificial intelligence market: the evidence from China. International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 84, No. 1/2, 8–24, 2020.

Jianghua Zhou, Jizhen Li, Hao Jiao, Hang Qiu, and Zixu Liu. The more funding the better? The moderating role of knowledge stock on the effects of different government-funded research projects on firm innovation in Chinese cultural and creative industries. Technovation, Vol.92-93, 102059, 2020

Yawen Li,Zhou Zhong,Jiancheng Guan,Jinyi Zhou, and Jizhen Li. Firm size affecting efficiency of production and commercialization of knowledge: embedded in cluster development[J]. Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 28(1), 94-118, 2020.

Jiamin Zhang, Han Jiang, Rui Wu, and Jizhen Li. Reconciling the Dilemma of Knowledge Sharing: A Network Pluralism Perspective. Journal of Management. Vol. 45, No. 7, 2635–2665, 2019. 

Hao Jiao, Jifeng Yang, Jianghua Zhou, and Jizhen Li. Commercial Partnership and Collaborative Innovation in China: The Moderating Effect of Technological Uncertainty and Dynamic Capabilities. Journal of Knowledge Management. Vol. 23(7):1429-1454, 2019. 

Jianghua Zhou, Rui Wu, and Jizhen Li. More ties the merrier? Different social ties and firm innovation performance. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. Vol. 36(2): 445-471, 2019. 

Yanyu Wang, Zhenzhen Xie, Wei Xie, and Jizhen Li. Technological Capabilities, Political Connections and Entry Mode Choices of EMNEs Overseas R&D Investments. International Journal of Technology Management. Vol. 80(1/2): 149–175, 2019. 

Xiaoting Hu, Jizhen Li, and Zhanming Jin. How ordinary returnees and foreigners drive firms’ exports? Review of International Business and Strategy. Vol. 29(1): 2-24, 2019. 

Si Zhang, Delin Yang, Shumin Qiu, Xiang Bao, and Jizhen Li. Open innovation and firm performance: Evidence from the Chinese mechanical manufacturing industry. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. Vol. 48(1): 76-86, 2018. 

Yanyu Wang, Wei Xie, Jizhen Li, and Chenxi Liu. What factors determine the subsidiary mode of overseas R&D by developing-country MNEs? Empirical evidence from Chinese subsidiaries abroad. R&D Management, Vol. 48(2): 253–265, 2018. 

Daniel Armanios, Charles Eesley, Jizhen Li, and Kathleen Eisenhardt. How entrepreneurs leverage institutional intermediaries in emerging economies to acquire public resources. Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 38, No. 7, pp. 1373–1390, 2017. 

Yanbo Wang, Jizhen Li, and Jeff Furman. Firm Performance and State Innovation Funding: Evidence from China's Innofund Program. Research Policy. Vol.46, No. 6, pp. 1142–1161, 2017. 

Si Zhang, Na Li, and Jizhen Li. Redefining Relational Rent: Gaining from Collaborative Innovation. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Vol. 117, No. 3, pp. 315-326, 2017.

Zhongjuan Sun, Jun Hou, and Jizhen Li. The Multifacetd Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Innovation. Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, Vol. 25, No. 7, pp. 168-13, 2017.

Jizhen Li, Zhijun Chen, and Thomas Schott. Innovation benefitting exporting: Benefit enhanced by transnational networking. International Journal of Business and Globalisation. Vol. 16, No. 3, pp.245-263, 2016.

Xiaolan Fu, and Jizhen Li. Collaboration with Foreign University for Innovation: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Firms. International Journal of Technology Management. Vol. 70, Nos. 2/3, pp.193-217, 2016.

Tingru Cui, Jonathan Ye, Teo Hock Hai, and Jizhen Li. Information Technology and Open Innovation: A Strategic Alignment Perspective. Information & Management. Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 348-358, 2015.

Yimei Hu, Si Zhang, Jizhen Li, and Olav Sorensen. Gaining Relational Competitive Advantages: A Conceptual Framework on Rents Generation and Appropriation. European Journal of International Management. Vol.9, No.5. pp. 566-592, 2015.

Elaine Walsh, Caroline Hargreaves, Hillemann-Delaney Ulrike, and Jizhen Li. Doctoral researchers and entrepreneurship: 'a responsibility to improve the future' or a 'dirty word'? Studies in Higher Education. Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 775-790, 2015.

Xiaolan Fu, Jizhen Li, Hongru Xiong, and Henry Chesbrough. Open Innovation as a Response to Constraints and Risks: Evidence from China. Asian Economic Papers. Vol. 13, No. 3, 30-58, 2014.

Jizhen Li, Si Zhang, Poh Kam Wong, and Xiaolan FU. Harnessing Internal and External Resources for Innovation in Emerging Economies. Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 99-101, 2014.

Jizhen Li, Yueheng Wang, and Xudong Gao. A study of the Beijing Science and Technology Resource Platform. Industry and Higher Education. Vol. 27, No. 4, pp 287-296, 2013.