Department of International Economics and Management

Peter Ping

Room: POR/24-3.57
Primary research areas

Emerging Multinational Firms

Indigenous Research on Chinese Management

Organizational & Inter-cultural Trust

Disruptive Innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Entrepreneurial Imagination

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My primary research focus is on reexamining the extant Western theories from the cultural and historical frames of China and East Asia, especially applying the Chinese philosophy of wisdom to the development of holistic, dynamic and duality theories. I have been widely recognized as one of the leading scholars in two fast emerging research streams: (1) multinational firms from the emerging economies, and (2) indigenous research on the Chinese management. He has published over 30 articles in various academic journals. He is serving on the editorial boards of five major management journals, and also Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Trust Research



Inter-cultural Trust and Trust-building
Alliance Management
Multinational Innovation


Ph.D. Supervision
Master Thesis Supervision

Selected publications

Disruptive Innovation in Chinese and Indian Businesses: The Strategic Implications for Local Entrepreneurs and Global Incumbents (edited book, February 2013, Routledge)

Toward an Integrative Framework of Indigenous Research: The Geocentric Implications of Yin-Yang Balance. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 29 (4): 849-872, 2012.

Exploring the Unique Roles of Trust and Play in Private Creativity: From the Complexity-Ambiguity-Metaphor Link to the Trust-Play-Creativity Link. Journal of Trust Research, 2 (1): 71-97, 2012.

Toward a Learning-based View of Internationalization: The Accelerated Trajectories of Cross-Border Learning. Journal of International Management (Special issue: 50 Years of IB Research), 16 (1): 43-59, 2010.

Learning Trajectory in Offshore OEM Cooperation: The Transaction Value for Local Suppliers in the Emerging Economies. Journal of Operations Management, 28 (3): 269-282, 2010.

Publications & dissemination
Yuan Li; Peter Ping Li; Haifeng Wang; Yucheng Ma / How do Resource Structuring and Strategic Flexibility Interact to Shape Radical Innovation?
In: Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 34, No. 4, 1.7.2017, p. 471-491
Journal article
Peter Ping Li / The Time for Transition : Future Trust Research.
In: Journal of Trust Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2017, p. 1-14
Minna Jukka; Kirsimarja Blomqvist; Peter Ping Li; Chunmei Gan / Trust-distrust Balance : Trust Ambivalence in Sino-Western B2B Relationships.
In: Cross Cultural and Strategic Management, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2017, p. 482-507
Journal article
Peter Ping Li / Global Implications of the Indigenous Epistemological System from the East : How to Apply Yin-Yang Balancing to Paradox Management.
In: Cross Cultural Management, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2016, p. 42-77
Journal article
Yuntao Bai; Li Lin; Peter Ping Li / How to Enable Employee Creativity in a Team Context : A Cross-level Mediating Process of Transformational Leadership.
In: Journal of Business Research, Vol. 69, No. 9, 2016, p. 3240–3250
Journal article
Peter Ping Li; Tomoki Sekiguchi; Kevin Zhou / The Emerging Research on Indigenous Management in Asia
In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2016, p. 583-594
Peter Ping Li / The Holistic and Contextual Natures of Trust : Past, Present, and Future Research.
In: Journal of Trust Research, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2016, p. 1-6
Peter Ping Li; Steven Shijin Zhou; Abby Jingzi Zhou / The Taoist Spirit of Haier : The Metaphor of Sea Based on the Symbolism of Water.
In: Management & Organization Review, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2016, p. 803-806
Journal article
Peter Ping Li / Trust Portfolio Toward an Integrative Framework : The Emerging Themes of Trust Context and Trust Complexity.
In: Journal of Trust Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2016, p. 105-110
Daomi Lin; Jiangyong Lu; Peter Ping Li; Xiaohui Liua / Balancing Formality and Informality in Business Exchanges as a Duality : A Comparative Case Study of Returnee and Local Entrepreneurs in China.
In: Management & Organization Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2015, p. 315-342
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