Innovation Entrepreneurship and Strategy


GUO Yidi

Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategy    Associate Professor


Office:B223 Lihua Building

Educational Background

PhD, Strategy, INSEAD (France & Singapore)

Master, Management Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

Bachelor, Management Information Systems (with distinction), Tsinghua University


Work Experience

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



Undergraduate Courses:

Business 101

Corporate Strategic Management

PhD Course:

Macro Management Theory


Research Areas

How conflicts of goals and structures influence organizations' strategic decision making and performance; how digital technologies influence firms and individuals



Journal articles:

Guo, Y. & Deng, Z. 2024. Hierarchical inconsistency among family-member top leaders and nonfamily executives' compensation levels: Evidence from Chinese family firms. Management and Organization Review, in press.

Guo, Y., Luo, X. R., & Li, D. 2022. Hierarchical inconsistency: A monitoring mechanism to reduce securities fraud in emerging markets. Organization Science, 33(6): 2187-2208.

Guo, Y., Huy, Q. N., & Xiao, Z. 2017. How middle managers manage the political environment to achieve market goals: Insights from China's state-owned enterprises. Strategic Management Journal, 38(3): 676-696.

Chen, J., Guo, Y., & Zhu, H. 2012. Can me-too products prevail? Performance of new product development and sources of idea generation in China – an emerging market. R&D Management, 42(3): 273-288.

Chen, J., Guo, Y., Huang, S., & Zhu, H. 2011. The determinants of the choice of innovation source for Chinese firms. International Journal of Technology Management, 53(1): 44-68.

Book chapter:

Huy, Q. N. & Guo, Y. 2017. Middle managers' emotion management in the strategy process. Chapter 6 in S. W. Floyd & B. Wooldridge (Eds.), Handbook of Middle Management Strategy Process Research. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp.133-153.

Teaching case:

Guo, Y., Duke, L., Huy, Q. N., & Xiao, Z. 2017. Longfor: A non-traditional company in China - When in Rome, do not do what the Romans do.


Industry Experience

Work experience in the world's leading strategy consulting firm and large state-owned enterprise in China



Distinguished Faculty Award, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua university (2023, 2021, 2018)

Best Reviewer Award, Management and Organization Review (2022, 2021)

SMS Hong Kong Special Conference Best Paper Prize (2016)

Dissertation Research Grant, Strategy Research Foundation (SRF) (2015)

Carolyn Dexter Award Nominee, Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2014)