Peter Ping Li

Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in International Business

Nottingham University Business School China
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University of Nottingham Ningbo China


199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China


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PhD (George Washington University) 

MBA (University of International Business and Economics) 

BA (Shanghai University of International Studies)


As Li Dak Sum Chair Professor of International Business, Dr Peter Ping Li is also part-time Research Director for the Greater China Region of US-based Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and part-time Professor of Chinese Business Studies at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Further, he is former Professor of International Business at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China, and retired Professor of Management at California State University.

His primary research focus is on building geocentric (West-meeting-East) theories from the cultural and historical perspectives, especially applying the Chinese philosophy of wisdom to the development of holistic, dynamic and duality theories. He has been widely recognized as one of the global thought leaders in two fastest emerging research streams: (1) multinational firms from the emerging economies, and (2) indigenous research on the Chinese management. He has published over 76 articles in various academic journals (56 in English journals and 20 in Chinese journals), 18 book chapters in English, and 5 books (2 in English and 3 in Chinese). In addition, he has also published over 34 articles in practice-oriented Chinese journals. He has been serving on the editorial boards of several major English journals, i.e., Academy of Management Discovery, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Management, Global Strategy Journal, and Cross-Cultural & Strategic Management. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Trust Research and the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Management and Organization Review as well as the former Senior Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management. Finally, he is on the extended senior team of Gao Feng Advisory in the Greater China region, on the advisory team of AMT Consultancy in China, and the senior academic advisor for Drucker Academy in Hong Kong.

Administrative Roles

Dr Li has some academic leadership experience, including being a group leader for the AACSB accreditation, being a group leader in academic committees, organizing academic conferences, chairing conference sessions, and serving as an editor for major academic journals.

In particular, in recent years Dr Li has been working hard to reach out to the business communities both in China and abroad (in the context of “Belt and Road Initiative”) to engage more in applied or practical research and consulting, especially in the areas of cross-border M&A and smart manufacturing.


Peter Ping Li has taught a wide range of degree programs, including undergraduate, master/MBA, EMBA/Executive Education, and doctoral programs at various universities in Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and China), Europe (Denmark and Germany) and the US. He has also served as supervisors for both master and Ph.D. students.

  • Related teaching areas:
  • Management and Organization Theories for PhD Students
  • Research Methodology for PhD Students                  
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Multinational Firms
  • Multinational/International Management
  • Inter-cultural Trust
  • Strategic Alliance Management
  • Chinese Traditional Philosophies for Modern Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Leadership
  • Doing Business in China

Research interests

Dr Li's primary research focus lies in the interdisciplinary and overlapped domain of strategic management and international business as well as entrepreneurship and innovation, around one central theme, i.e., building geocentric(East-meeting-West) theories by two approaches: (1) a balance between the historical trajectories of the West and the East with the former as the first-movers and the latter as the latecomers (especially the trajectory of emerging multinational firms to catch up and leapfrog by engaging in international strategic entrepreneurship), and (2) a balance between the cultural perspectives of the East and the West(especially the Chinese philosophy of wisdomconsisting of the ontology of ‘Tao” in terms of “Heaven (Objective)-Human (Subjective) Harmony” and “Being-Becoming Interface”; the epistemology of Yin-Yang Balancing in terms of holistic, dynamic, and duality-rooted interaction between opposite forces; the methodology of “Wu” in terms of intuitive imagination for insight by metaphor as the most valuable for creative cognition). The two indigenous approaches are represented by two core programs: (1) the modern practices of Chinese firms as the emerging players in both domestic and global contexts, and (2) the traditional perspectives of Chinese philosophy of wisdom with its unique geocentric (East-meeting-West) implications for both local and global management issues. In particular, an effective theory-practice balance is the ultimate goal.

Dr Li’s professional vision is to become a global thought leader in the above two programs.                 

Past: His previous focus was mostly on the traditional issues related to international business in general and emerging multinational firms in particular

Present & Future: His present and future focus is and will be mostly on the emerging issues of entrepreneurship and innovation in the special contexts of international business and digital transformation toward a new global ecosystem

Awards / Patents

  • Best Paper Award 2019 (one of 40 papers published in the past 40 years), Foreign Economics and Management (外国经济与管理)
  • Best Reviewer 2019 (外国经济与管理)
  • Review Committee Member, Drucker Management in China Award, Huazhang Publishing, 2018-2019 (华章出版社:德鲁克中国管理奖评选组委会)
  • Review Committee Member, Hidden Champions in China, China-Foreign Management Journal, 2018-2019 (中外管理杂志:中国造隐形冠军评选组委会)
  • Review Committee 2018 (12 members), The Recent Decade of Management, CEIBS Review (中欧商业评论:管理十年评审组委会)
  • Best Senior Editor 2017, Management and Organization Review (SSCI)
  • Best Conference Paper Award 2017, Academy of International Business China Chapter
  • National Natural Sciences Foundation of China (NSFC) Key Project Grant (自科基金重点项目71732007 for 2018-2022; Principle Investigator):The “Invisible-Touch” Model: Toward an Integrative (Theoretical and Practical) System of Strategic Transformation via “Reverse M&A” by Chinese Firms.
  • Council Member, Chinese Management Model Research (中国管理模式杰出奖理事会), 2017 - Present
  • 2016 Top Ten Scholars and Executives for Management Innovation in China, Tsinghua University,2016年度十大管理创新思想者和实践者当选获奖 (one of the five scholars)
  • Honorary Advisor, Peter F. Drucker Academy (Hong Kong),2016 - Present
  • Council Member, Management as Liberal Art (MLA) Grant, Shao Ming Lo Foundation (Hong Kong) (香港邵明路基金會). This foundation supports a broad range of projects focused on Advocacy, Research or Training of MLA, Education, Environment Conservation, and Animal Protection, 2016 - Present.
  • Council Member, The Chinese Academy of Management(中国管理现代化研究会理事), 2016 - Present
  • Research Development Fund 2015 (Research Grant and PhD Scholarship with a total of US$70,000), Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, for the research project of cross-border M&A by Chinese MNE in Advanced Economies, 2016 - 2018.
  • Top Research and Education Talent Award (苏州工业园科教杰出人才奖), Suzhou Industrial Park, China, 2015 - 2017.
  • Emerald Citations of Excellence Winners [Two Winners] in 2015 [from the major journals in the areas of Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, and Marketing]
  • H. Smith Richardson, Jr. Visiting Fellowship in 2014 [one award worldwide per year for one year], Center for Creative Learning, North Carolina, USA
  • The Overseas Talents Program (巴渝海外引智计划) in 2014, the City of Chongqing
  • Annual Best Paper Award for 2013 [one award per year]
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Management
  • Outstanding Author Contribution Awardfor 2013 [Book Chapter]
  • Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence
  • The Inaugural Best Reviewer Award 2004-2008 [one of five recipients]
  • Management and Organization Review
  • The Inaugural Outstanding Researcher of the Year 2007-2008
  • College of Business Administration, California State University, Stanislaus, 2008
  • Fellow (one of 150 selected global leading scholars from a sample of more than 1200 in the field of international business)Who’s Who in International Business Education and Research(Eds.) W. Shepherd, I. Islam and S. Raghunathan, Edward Elger Publishing, 1999
  • Fellowthe International Directory of Business and Management Scholars and ResearchHarvard Business School Press, 1995, 1996
  • FinalistEldridge A. Haynes Prize Competition,
  • Academy of International Business, 1992, 1994, 1996 and 1998        
  • Fellowthe Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society
  • George Washington University Chapter, 1991
  • Recipient, Aryamehr Scholarship (1987) & Daewoo Scholarship (1990)
  • George Washington University
  • Recipient (one of 38 selected from more than 9,000 contenders from China and Hong Kong), Competitive Scholarship for Ph.D. Study Overseas,
  • K.C. Wong Education Foundation, Hong Kong, 1987 - 1991


Recent Publications in the Past Five Years

  • Academic Books in English [1 Book]
  • Stretched Bricolage for Innovation from the Emerging Economies: The Case of China. Edward Elgar(forthcoming in 2020; sole author).
  • Academic Books in Chinese [2 Books]
  • 中国管理研究本土视角哲学基础与实践应用 (The Indigenous Perspective on Chinese Management Research: Philosophical Foundations and Practical Applications), Beijing University Press (forthcoming 2020; sole author)
  • 再论案例研究方法理论与范例(A Revisit to Case Study Method: Theories and Exemplars), Beijing University Press (co-edited: Li, P.P., Yang, Z-Y & Cao, Y-F; Jan. 2019).
  • Articles in Refereed English Journals [56 Articles with 5-Year Impact Factors]
  • The Belt and Road Initiative toward an Inter-Continental Geo-Economic Ecosystem between Europe and China and Beyond: Strategic Implications for Multinational Enterprises around the World, Thunderbird International Business Review (in press), 2020 [co-authored: Li, P.P.,      Hofman, P. & Geraci, M.; ABS List Level 2]
  • The Cultural Roots of Compositional Capability in China: Balanced Moderation, Asia Pacific Journal of Management(in press), 2020 [co-authored: Zhou, S.S., Li, P.P., Zhou, A.J. & Prashantham. S.; SSCI: 3.86]
  • Paradoxes of Knowledge, Management, and Knowledge Management in Africa: An Editorial Introduction, Journal of Knowledge Management, 24 (1): 1-7, 2020 [co-authored: Gomes, E., Cunha, M.P., Zoogah, D., Wood, G. & Li, P.P.; SSCI: 4.488]
  • Reconceptualizing and Redirecting Research on Guanxi: “Guan-Xi” Interaction to Form a Multicolored Chinese Knot. Management and Organization Review, 15 (3): 643-677, 2019 [co-authored: Li, P.P., Zhou, S.S., Zhou, A.J. & Yang, Z-B.; SSCI: 3.27]      
  • The Unique Research on the Informal Ties and Social Networks in East Asia: Diverse Perspectives and New Research AgendaAsia Pacific Journal of Management, 36 (2): 305-319, 2019 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Xie, E.; SSCI: 3.86]
  • James March as an Academic Don Quixote: My Personal Memory. Management and Organization Review,14 (4): 827-832, 2018. [sole author; SSCI: 3.27]
  • The Traditional Chinese Philosophies in Inter-Cultural Leadership: The Case of Chinese Expatriate Managers in the Dutch Context, Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 25 (2): 299-336, 2018 [co-authored: Lin, L., Li, P.P. & Roelfsema, H.; SSCI: 2.62]
  • How to Approach the Ancient Chinese Wisdom: A Critical Commentary Concerning Sun Tzu’s The Art of WarManagement and Organization Review,13 (4): 913-920, 2017 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.; SSCI: 3.27/4.53]
  • Trust-Distrust Balance: Trust Ambivalence in B2B Sino-Western Relationships, Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 24 (3): 482-507, 2017 [co-authored: Jukka, M., Blomqvist, K., Li, P.P. & Gan, C.; SSCI: 2.62]
  • How Do Resource Structuring and Strategic Flexibility Interact to Shape Radical Innovation? Journal of Product Innovation Management, 34 (4): 471-491, 2017 [co-authored: Li, Y., Li, P.P., Wang, H. & Zhao, Y.; SSCI: 5.82]
  • The Time for Transition: Future Trust Research, Journal of Trust Research, 7 (1): 1-14, 2017. [sole author; ABS List]
  • Trust Portfolio toward an Integrative Framework: The Emerging Themes of Trust Context and Trust ComplexityJournal of Trust Research, 6 (2): 105-110, 2016. [sole author; ABS List]
  • The Taoist Spirit of Haier: The Metaphor of Sea Based on the Symbolism of WaterManagement and Organization Review, 12 (4): 803-806, 2016 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.; SSCI: 3.27/4.53]
  • The Emerging Research on Indigenous Management in Asia, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 33 (3): 583-594, 2016 [co-authored: Li, P.P., Sekiguchi, T. & Zhou, K.; SSCI: 3.86]
  • How to Enable Employee Creativity in a Team Context: A Cross-level Mediating Process of Transformational LeadershipJournal of Business Research, 69 (9): 3240-3250, 2016 [co-authored: Bai, Y., Lin, L. & Li, P.P.; SSCI: 4.75]
  • The Holistic and Contextual Natures of Trust: Past, Present, and Future ResearchJournal of Trust Research, 6 (1): 1-6, 2016. [sole author; ABS List]
  • The Global Implications of the Indigenous Epistemological System from the East: How to Apply Yin-Yang Balancing to Paradox Management, Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 23 (1): 42-77, 2016. [sole author; SSCI: 2.62]
  • Both Converging toward and Diverging from Global Paradigms: The Perspective of Yin-Yang Balancing for the Unity-in-Diversity DualityManagement and Organization Review, 11 (4): 807-813, 2015. [sole author; SSCI: 3.27/4.53]
  • Ranking and Mapping the Contributions by Overseas Chinese Strategy Scholars: A Systematic and Relevant AnalysisAsia Pacific Journal of Management, 32 (4): 1085-1108, 2015 [co-authored: Li, W., Li. P.P., Shu, C. & Zhou, M.; SSCI: 3.86]
  • Leader-Member Skill Distance, Team Cooperation, and Team Performance: A Cross-Culture Study in a Context of Sport TeamsInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations, 49: 183-197, 2015 [co-authored: Tian, L., Li, Y., Li. P.P. & Bodla, A.A.;SSCI: 2.20]
  • The Duality of Unity-in-Diversity in Trust Research: The Conceptual and Methodological Implications for Trust Research,Journal of Trust Research, 5 (2): 103-108, 2015. [sole author; ABS List]
  • The Economic-Social Duality for Executive Rationale: The Interplay between Resource Pool and Game Rule for Sense-Giving and Sense-MakingManagement and Organizational Review, 11 (2): 211-216, 2015.[sole author; SSCI: 3.27/4.53]
  • Balancing Formality and Informality in Business Exchanges as a Duality: A Comparative Case Study of Returnee and Local Entrepreneurs in ChinaManagement and Organization Review, 11 (2): 315-342, 2015 [co-authored: Lin, D., Lu, J., Li. P.P. & Liu, X.]. [SSCI: 3.27/4.53]

Journal Service

  • Founding Editor-in-Chief & OwnerJournal of Trust Research [Routledge; ESCI as candidates for SSCI/SCI, ABS & Scopus], 2010 - 2016
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief & OwnerJournal of Trust Research [Routledge; ABS & Scopus], 2010 - 2016
  • Deputy Editor-in-ChiefManagement & Organization Review[SSCI: 3.27], 2020 - Present
  • Senior EditorManagement & Organization Review[SSCI: 3.27], 2016 - Present
  • Senior EditorForeign Economics & Management [in Chinese], 2016 - Present
  • Senior EditorAsia Pacific Journal of Management [SSCI: 3.86], 2014 - 2016
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue of Management & Organization Review[SSCI: 3.27]
  • In Memory of James March, 2019 - Present
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue of Asia Pacific Journal of Management [SSCI: 3.86]
  • Informal Social Networks in East Asia, 2016 - 2018
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue of Asia Pacific Journal of Management [SSCI: 3.86]
  • Indigenous Management Research in Asia, 2013 - 2016
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue of Management & Organization Review[SSCI: 3.27]
  • Indigenous Management Research in China, 2010 - 2012
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue of Management & Organization Review[SSCI: 3.27]
  • SME and Family Business in China, 2019 - Present
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue of Cross Cultural & Strategic Management [SSCI: 2.62]
  • The Belt-and-Road Initiative in the New Era of Globalization:Unique Opportunities and Challenges to MNEs, 2019 - Present
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue of Journal of Knowledge Management [SSCI: 4.49]
  • Paradoxes of Knowledge, Management, and Knowledge Management in Africa, 2018 - 2019

Articles in Refereed Non-English Journals [10 Articles]

  • The Global Implications of Eastern Epistemology: How to Apply the Frame of Yin-Yang Balancing to Paradox Management (in Chinese, 东方本土的认识论体系对全球的启示: 如何将阴阳平衡理论运用于悖论管理), Chinese Journal of Management(管理学报), 2020 (in press). [sole author]    
  • The Engaged Scholarship and Indigenous Management Research: The Unique Implications for Cross-Boundary Cooperation (in Chinese, “入世治学”与本土管理研究:跨界合作的独特意义), Quarterly Journal of Management (管理学季刊), 2020 (in press) [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Zhou, S-S.].
  • The Future of Business Schools: Unity of Rigor and Relevance (in Chinese, 商学院的未来之路:知行合一), Foreign Economics and Management (外国经济与管理), 41 (5): 141-152, 2019 [co-authored: Wang, X., Li, P.P. & Bi, Z-H.].
  • The Knowing-Acting Balancing as an Approach of Management Research: Integrating the Way of Drucker and the Way of March (in Chinese, 管理学术研究的“知行合一”之道:融合德鲁克之路与马奇之路), Foreign Economics and Management (外国经济与管理), 40 (12): 22-45, 2018 [co-authored: Li, P.P., Yang, Z-Y & Chen, C-H.].
  • [This article has been included in one of the three best-known interdisciplinary academic journal digests in China (高等学校文科学术文摘). This is generally considered equivalent to a top-tier academic journal in China]   
  • Wu-based Thinking Integrating the East with the West: The Analysis of Elon Musk’s Four Metaphors (in Chinese, 东西融合之悟性思维:伊隆.马斯克的隐喻谜团), Foreign Economics and Management (外国经济与管理), 40 (1): 124-140 2018 [co-authored: Wang, X. & Li, P.P.].
  • The Etic-Emic Balancing in the Chinese Management Research (in Chinese, 东西融合,负阴抱阳), Chinese Journal of Management(管理学报), (14): 26-27, 2017 [co-authored: Li, P.P. Yang, Z-Y.].
  • Holistic Integration: The Implications of Drucker’s Road for the Indigenous Research in China  (in Chinese, 融会贯通: “德鲁克之路”对中国本土管理研究的启示), Foreign Economics and Management (外国经济与管理), (6): 3-11, 2017 [co-authored: Zhou, Y-J., Li, P.P. Yang, Z-Y.].
  • [This article has been included in one of the three best-known interdisciplinary academic journal digests in China (中国社会科学文摘). This is generally considered equivalent to a top-tier academic journal in China]   
  • A Conceptual Framework of “Wu”-based Innovation at the Team Level:A Case Study on Indigenous Innovation in the Context of Aerospace Projects (in Chinese, 团队悟性创新理论框架: 中国航天工程情境下的本土创新案例研究), Foreign Economics and Management (外国经济与管理), 39 (3): 3-24, 2017 [co-authored: Wang. X. & Li, P.P.].
  • The Yin-Yang Balancing in the Chinese Management Research (in Chinese, 土洋融合,负阴抱阳), Chinese Journal of Management(管理学报), 2017 (1): 26-27 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.].
  • Past-Present and East-West Balancing: The Unique Implications for the Chinese Indigenous Management Research (in Chinese, 古今呼应,东西对话: 中国本土管理研究的独特意义), Jinan University Journal (济南大学学报-社会科学版), (1): 12-15, 2017 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.].

Articles in Refereed English Books [5Chapters]

  • The Puzzle of Underdog’s Victory: How Chinese Firms Achieve Stretch Goals Through
  • Exploratory Bricolage. In Handbook of Innovation in China, X-L Fu, J. Chen & B. McKern (Eds.), Oxford University Press, 2020 (forthcoming) [co-authored: Li, P.P., Zhou, S.H. & Yang, Z-Y.].
  • Realizing Stretch Goals via Exploratory Bricolage: The Case of Chinese Entrepreneurial Firms.   In The Institutional Foundations of Innovation: China’s Quest for Innovation with Chinese    Characteristics, S-P. Dai & M. Taube (Eds.), Routledge, 2019 (Chapter 10, 216-234) [co-authored:Zhou, S.H., Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.].
  • Forward: The Deep-Level Substance of the Belt-and-Road Initiative. In China’s Belt and Road Initiative Changing the Rules of Globalization,W. Zhang, I. Alon & C. Lattemann (Eds.), 2018 (vii-x), London: Palgrave Macmillan. [sole author]
  • The Epistemology of Yin-Yang Balancing as the Root of Chinese Traditional Culture, The Psychological and Cultural Foundations of East Asian Cognition: Contradiction, Change, and Holism, J. Spencer-Rodgers & K-P. Peng (Eds.), Oxford University Press, 2018 (Chapter 2, 35-79). [sole author]
  • Trust as a Leap of Hope for Transaction Value: A Two-Way Street above and beyond Trust Propensity and Expected TrustworthinessMotivating Cooperation and Compliance with Authority: The Role of Institutional Trust (The Nebraska Symposium Series), B.H. Bornstein & A.J. Tomkins (Eds.), Springer, 2015 (Chapter 3, 37-53). [sole author]

Practical Journal Publications [31 Articles]

  • The Cognitive Paradigm under VUCA: The Second-Home Strategy in the Transformation of Global Value Network (in Chinese: 应对VUCA的认知范式: “第二故乡”战略与全球价值链重构). Tsinghua Business Review (清华管理评论), Beijing, 2020 (forthcoming). [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.]
  • The Perspective of Yin-Yang Balancing and Dynamic Capability: The “Gray” Threshold for Dynamic Capability Delineates Corporate Achievement (in Chinese: 阴阳平衡思维方式与动态能力理论:VUCA时代企业“灰度”动态能力决定企业高度). Tsinghua Business Review (清华管理评论), Beijing, 2019 (11): 35-41. [co-authored: Ding, W-X., Teece, D. & Li, P.P.]
  • A Smart Approach to the Digital Transformation of Business Firms: Knowing yourself and Knowing Others as well as Diversity in-Diversity (in Chinese: 破解企业数字化增长难题的锦囊妙计:知己知彼与和而不同). Tsinghua Business Review (清华管理评论), Beijing, 2019 (9): 84-93. [co-authored: Li, P.P., Zhu, J-Z. & Zhou, S.S.].
  • The Internet of Everything for the Multi-Intelligent Ecosystem:  Future Business Model and Organizational Design (in Chinese: “万联网”与多智生态系统:未来商业模式与组织架构). Tsinghua Business Review (清华管理评论), Beijing, 2019 (3): 86-101. [co-authored: Li, P.P., Yang, Z-Y. & Hu, H.].
  • The Self-Cultivation of “Well-Known Second-Fiddler” (in Chinese: 一个“名配角”的自我修养). Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2019 (1): 46-56 [co-authored: Li, P.P., Zhou, S.S. & Zhou, A.J.].
  • The 3-E Design: The New Organizational Structure for Future Ecosystem (in Chinese: “三台架构”:面对未来的生态型组织范式). Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2018 (11-12): 92-105 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.]
  • Human-Computer Integration as New Intelligence: AI 3.0 (in Chinese: 人机融合智能: 人工智能3.0). Tsinghua Business Review (清华管理评论), Beijing, 2018 (7-8): 73-82 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.].
  • The “Exponential Effect” of Serial Cross-Border M&A: The Implications of “Joyson Model” for Strategic Transformation (in Chinese: 连续跨国并购的“指数效应”: “均胜模式”对企业战略转型升级的启示). Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2018 (7): 38-54 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.]
  • Strategic “Wind” and “Water” for Corporations: How to Realize the Three Primary Dreams (in Chinese: “企业战略风水学”: 实现企业的三大梦想). Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2018 (2/3): 72-85 [co-authored: Li, P.P., Zhou, S.S. & Zhou, A.J.].
  • Internationalization and Reconstruction of Firms: The Integration between “Going out”  and “Going up” (Preface to the book of “Going to the Ocean Again: The Case Study of the Process of Internationalization among Chinese Firms”) (in Chinese: “再下西洋:中国企业国际化案例复盘”), 2018: 1-7. [sole author]
  • A New Era Calls for New Management Theories: The Dynamic Capability Theory by David Teece (in Chinese, 新时代呼唤管理理论创新:大卫.梯斯与动态能力理论), Tsinghua Business Review (清华管理评论), Beijing, 2017 (12): 58-67 [co-authored: Li, P.P., Yang, Z-Y. & Wang, X.].
  • The Yin and Yang of Fenglin Group: Human Nature on the Left and Management on the Right (in Chinese, “丰林的负阴抱阳: 人性向左, 管理向右; 评论 “丰林集团: 一家中国企业的人文管理试   验”), Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2017 (12): 91 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.].
  • The “Second-Home” Strategy: The Approach to Corporate Transformation in the Context of “Belt-and-Road” Initiative (in Chinese, “第二故乡”战略: 一带一路格局下的企业转型模式), Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2017 (12): 92-107 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.].
  • The “Invisible-Touch” Strategy: The Unique Model for the Reverse M&A by Chinese Firms (in Chinese, “隐形整合” 战略: 中国企业“逆袭并购”的独特模式”), Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2017 (10): 102-113 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.].
  • The Unique Approach to M&A by Wanfeng Tech: The Invisible-Touch Model (in Chinese, 万丰科技跨国并购的独特性: 隐形整合; 评论 “万丰科技: 跨国并购的模范生”), Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2017 (8): 89 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.].
  • Humble and Natural Approach to Opportunities and Success:  The Inactive Action by Hikvision (in Chinese, 平和与成就: 海康威视的无为而治; 评论 “海康威视: 创新从何而来”), Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2017 (8): 101-102 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.].
  • The Management Paradigm for Knowledge Makers from the Perspective of Chinese Wisdom (in Chinese, “知识创客”的中国智慧管理范式; 评论“视源股份: 什么是真正的管理”), Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2017 (7): 82 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.].
  • Bricolage under Stretch Goal: The Unique Mode of Innovation in China (in Chinese, 梦想性巧创: 中国企业的独特创新范式), Tsinghua Business Review (清华管理评论), Beijing, 2017 (6): 74-80 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Zhou, S-H.].
  • The Updating of Management Thoughts (in Chinese, 管理思想的更新升级: 评论“志邦厨柜: 目标管理的正确打开方式”), Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2017 (5): 96 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.].
  • The Ambi-Bricolage: The Case of Yuanjia Village (in Chinese, 双重兼顾式巧创: 袁家村草根逆袭神话), Business Review(商业评论), Shanghai, 2017 (4): 98-112 [co-authored: Zhou, S-H. & Li, P.P.].
  • The “Water” Perspective of Firm Growth (in Chinese, 企业成长的“水哲学”), Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2017 (2): 64-76 [co-authored: Li, P.P., Zhou, S.S. & Zhou, A.J.].
  • The Exemplar of East-Meeting-West: Nonaka and Knowledge Management (in Chinese, 东西融合的典范: 野中郁次郎与知识管理), Tsinghua Business Review (清华管理评论), Beijing, 2017 (1-2): 92-98 [co-authored: Li, P.P., Zhou, A.J. & Zhou, S.S.].
  • A Dialogue with Katherine Eisenhardt: Uncertainty and Simple Rule (in Chinese, 与凯瑟琳.艾森哈特的对话: 不确定性与简洁法则), Tsinghua Business Review (清华管理评论), Beijing, 2016 (12): 56-64 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Yang, Z-Y.].
  • Karl Weick and Taolism: Uncertainty Calling for Non-Rationality (in Chinese, 不确定时代呼唤“非理性” : 维克思想与道家哲学德不期而遇与不谋而和), Tsinghua Business Review (清华管理评论), Beijing, 2016 (11): 75-81 [sole author]
  • [This article has been included in one of the three best-known interdisciplinary journal digests in China, (新华文摘).This is generally considered equivalent to a top-tier journal in China]   
  • Creative “foolishness” for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (in Chinese, 傻子精神与创新和创业), Business Review (商业评论), Shanghai, 2016 (9): 128-138 [co-authored: Li, P.P. & Zhou, S.S.].
  • A Dialogue with James March (in Chinese, 与马奇对话: 领导力, 探索式学习与本土管理学), Tsinghua Business Review(清华管理评论), Beijing, 2016 (5): 6-12 [sole author].
  • James March: The Greatest Master after Peter Drucker (in Chinese, 马奇: 德鲁克之后的顶级管理大师——马奇独特思想体系的深远意义), Tsinghua Business Review (清华管理评论), Beijing, 2016 (5): 40-45 [sole author].
  • Yin-Yang Perspective for Paradox Leadership: The Wisdom  of Blending the East and West for Paradox Management (in Chinese, 阴阳两仪领导力: 在东西合璧的哲学中探求矛盾管理的智慧), Center for Creative Leadership (美国创新领导力中心研究白皮书,领导力前沿研究报告), 2016 [Brittain, J., Li, P.P. & Zhao, S.].
  • Water and Fire (in Chinese, 一半海水,一半火焰), IT Manager World (IT经理世界) 年终点评, 2015 (12): 54-57 [co-authored: Sunny, S. & Li, P.P.].
  • Learning from Proactive Trial-and-Error: Finding the Right Direction (in Chinese, 主动试错:发现互联网+新大陆的航标). Tsinghua Business Review (清华管理评论), Beijing, 2015 (12): 60-67 [co-authored: Sunny, S., Zou, B. & Li, P.P.].
  • The Yin-Yang Balancing in Merger and Acquisition (in Chinese, 并购中的阴阳平衡). China-Europe International Business School Journal (中欧商业评论), Shanghai, China, 2015 (7): 64-69 [co-authored: Sunny, S. & Li, P.P.].