Assistant Professor of Operations Management
Ph.D. The University of Toledo
Dr. Li was born and raised in China. After earning an undergraduate degree there, he came to the United States in 1999 to pursue his graduate degree. Before joining Simmons in 2013, Dr. Li taught Operations Management at several universities across the country.
Dr. Li's research lies at the interface of operations management, technology management, strategic management and organizational behavior. He is particularly interested in studying various strategic system design issues that can potentially facilitate or inhibit organizational operations performance. Dr. Li's work seeks to address issues such as how to successfully adopt a new technology for innovation, how advanced technology reshapes organizational decision-making process, and what performance outcome can be achieved through effective technology utilization.
Dr. Li is also interested in cross culture education and related curriculum design issues. His work on measuring student global competency has received multiple grants and awards.
In his spare time, Dr. Li enjoys traveling and photography.
- "Cultivating Student Global Competence: A Pilot Experimental Study", Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 11(1), 2013, 125-143.
- "Collaborative Knowledge Management Practices: Theoretical Development and Empirical Analysis", with Taradfar, M. and Rao, S., International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 32(4), 2012, 398-422.
- "The Relationship of Integration and Automation under an Uncertain Environment: A SEM Model", with Tu, Q., and Liao, K., International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 22(4), 2011, 344-361.
- "ERP Adoption in Chinese Small Enterprises: An Exploratory Case Study", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 22(4), 2011, 489-505.
- "Analyzing the Failures of ERP Implementation in Chinese SME", China Journal of Information Systems, 8, 2011, 1-13.
Awards & Accolades
- Chunhui Program for Short Term Visiting Scholars, Ministry of Education of China, June 2013.
- Honorable Mention, Decision Sciences Institute Instructional Innovation Award, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2012.
- Fulbright Group Project Abroad Fellowship to Egypt, July - Aug 2011.
- U.S. Department of Education Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program Grant for East Asian Seminars, and an exchange trip to Japan, 2010 - 2012.
- Roger Williams University Foundation to Promote Scholarship and Teaching Research Grant, 2010 - 2011.
- Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting Best Student Paper Award, Apr 2005.