Assistant Professor
Ying LI
Assistant Professor
Ying LI

Research Interests

  • Industry emergence and evolution
  • Socio-cognitive perspective on technology
  • Geographic difference
  • Organizational and societal values
  • Creative industries

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Business Administration
  • M.A. Renmin University of China, Management
  • B.S. Beijing International Studies University, Management

Academic And Professional Experience

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Management, Assistant Professor, April 2024 - present.

  • Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), Department of Business Administration, Assistant Professor, Oct 2022- Mar 2024.


Refereed Journal Publications (Chronological, alphabetical)
  • Li, Y., & Khessina, O. In press. Before birth: How provisional spaces shape the localized emergence of new organizational forms. Academy of Management Journal. (Download here)

  • Li, Y. 2023. Its name suggests it belongs here: The power of a community namesake in decreasing founding rates during industry emergence. Strategic Organization, 21: 217–247. (Download here)

Review Activities

  • Ad Hoc reviewer:

    • Administrative Science Quarterly

    • Academy of Management Review

    • Organization Science

Honors And Awards

  • 2023. Winner, Best Dissertation Award, TIM (Technology and Innovation Management) Division, Academy of Management.

  • 2023. Runner-up, Industry Studies Association Dissertation Award

  • 2022. Nominated, Schein Best Student Paper Prize, Berkeley Haas Culture Conference.

  • 2021. Winner, Robert Ferber Dissertation Proposal Award, UIUC.

  • 2021. Winner, Best Student Paper Award, OMT Division, Academy of Management.

  • 2021. Nominated, Best Student Paper Award, EGOS Colloquium.

  • 2020. Emerging Scholar Award, the International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations.

  • 2019. Finalist, Best Symposium Award, OMT (Organization and Management Theory) Division, Academy of Management