Department of Management, Society and Communication

External lecturer

Room: POR/24.A-1.76
E-mail: xl.msc@cbs.dk

I am, by inclination, a theory-oriented researcher, aspiring to develop new theories that deepen our understandings of critical academic questions and important practical issues. I have broad research interests within business and management field. Currently, I focus on addressing some foundational theoretical questions of international business, strategic management, and paradox research. I am particularly interested in bridging Chinese and Western perspectives in business and management scholarship.

Primary research areas
  • International business
  • Strategic management
  • Quantum management thinking
  • Management and organizational paradox
  • Indigenous Chinese management research
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Teaching at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Asian Economic Organization and Competitiveness (BSc in International Business in Asia, formerly ASP)
  • Institutions and Business Strategies in the Chinese Context (MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BLC)

Teaching at Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC), Beijing, China

  • Government and Business (MScoSci in Public Management & Social Development)


Selected publications

Xin Li (forthcoming). ‘Is “Yin-Yang balancing” superior to ambidexterity as an approach to paradox management?’, Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Xin Li & L. Ma (forthcoming) ‘Chinese management research needs self-confidence but not over-confidence’, Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Xin Li, V. Worm, & P. Xie (2018) ‘Towards an integrative framework of conflict-handling behaviour: Integrating Western and Chinese perspectives’, Asia Pacific Business Review, 24(1): 22-36.

Xin Li (2018). ‘How emerging market resource-poor firms compete and outcompete advanced country resource-rich rivals: An asymmetry reversing theory’, Cross-Cultural & Strategic Management, 25(3): 538-544.

Xin Li (2018). ‘Zhong-Yong as dynamic balancing between Yin-Yang opposites’, Cross-Cultural & Strategic Management, 25(2): 375-379.

Xin Li & L. Ma (2015) ‘Management practices across countries: Converging in some aspects but diverging in others’, Management and Organization Review, 11(4): 795-805.

Xin Li (2014) ‘Can Yin-Yang Guide Chinese Indigenous Management Research?’, Management and Organization Review, 10(1): 7-27.

Xin Li & J. Gammelgaard (2014) ‘An integrative model of internationalization strategies: The corporate entrepreneurship – institutional environment – regulatory focus (EIR) framework’, Critical Perspectives on International Business, 10(3): 152-171

Publications sorted by:
Xin Li; Torben Juul Andersen; Carina Antonia Hallin / A Zhong-Yong Perspective on Balancing the Top-down and Bottom-up Processes in Strategy-making
In: Cross Cultural and Strategic Management, Vol. 26, No. 3, 2019, p. 313-336
Journal article > peer review
Xin Li / A Confucian Buddhist Solution to Managing Paradox
Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Xin Li / A Discussion on Yin-Yang, Zhong-Yong, Ambidexterity, and Paradox
Frederiksberg : Asia Research Community, CBS 2019, 29 p. (Copenhagen Discussion Papers, No. 68)
Working paper
Lijun Dong; Xin Li; Frank McDonald; Jiaguo Xie / Distance and the Completion of Chinese Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions
In: Baltic Journal of Management, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2019, p. 500-519
Journal article > peer review
Xin Li / Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Power as Motives for FDI : A Self-reliance Theory of Chinese Reverse FDIs.
Poster session presented at The 7th Reading-UNCTAD International Business Conference, 2019, 1 p.
Poster > peer review
Xin Li / How China Goes Global : A Collectivized Internationalization Process Model.
Poster session presented at The 7th Reading-UNCTAD International Business Conference, 2019, 1 p.
Poster > peer review
Xin Li / Is "Yin-Yang Balancing" Superior to Ambidexterity as an Approach to Paradox Management?
In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2019, p. 17-32
Journal article > peer review
Xin Li / The Neither-and Solution to Paradox : Inspirations from Buddhism, Quantum Physics, and James March.
Paper presented at “Remember James March” Conference , 2019
Paper > peer review
Xin Li; Li Ma / Chinese Management Research Needs Self-Confidence but not Over-confidence
In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 28.2.2018
Journal article > peer review
Xin Li / How Emerging Market Resource-poor Firms Compete and Outcompete Advanced Country Resource-Rich Rivals : An Asymmetry Reversing Theory.
In: Cross Cultural and Strategic Management, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2018, p. 538-544
Journal article > peer review
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