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Dr Jun Li

Senior Lecturer
EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Dr Jun Li
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1702 328391

  • Location

    GB.3.16, Southend Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Tuesdays: 14:00 - 16:00 Wednesday: 13:00 - 14:00

Profile

Biography

Jun's research focuses on the interplay between entrepreneurship and innovation. His research interests centre on entrepreneurship and wellbing, graduate entrepreneurship, ageing and entrepreneurship, incentives and innovation, and knowledge spillover and entrepreneurship. Jun is an Associate PhD Director at Essex Business School. He has taught entrepreneurship and innovation management at undergraduate and at Masters level and has supervised to completion ten PhD students. He has held various external examining positions for taught programmes and currently is the postgraduate entrepreneurship external examiner for Nottingham Trent University. He has also been a PhD external examiner for a number of UK and overseas institutions. Jun is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (JEEE), Associate Editor of New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, editorial board member of International Journal of Emerging Markets, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. He was a guest editor for the special issues of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Industry and Higher Education, and Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. He is currently one of the guest editors for a special issue of International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research (IJEBR) on Small Business Growth and Productivity. Jun is a board member of Chinese Association of Economics (CEA), UK and President of CEA (2011-2012). He also served as a Board Trustee of Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), UK, in 2017-2020. He is an Associate Research Fellow at Centre for China Public Sector Economy Research of Jilin University. He was an adjunct professor in a number of universities in China, including Zhejiang University, Shantou University, and Jianghan University.

Qualifications

  • BA Renmin University of China,

  • MA Renmin University of China,

  • PhD Lancaster University,

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Ageing society and third age entrepreneurship

Open to supervise

start-up, scale-up and high growth entrepreneurship

Open to supervise

Entrepreneurship, wellbeing, inequality and productivity

Open to supervise

Graduate entrepreneurship

Open to supervise

Chinese entrepreneurship and innovation

Open to supervise

Entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging economies

Open to supervise

Current research

Multilevel governance and partnership for effective regional innovation

Mass entrepreneurship in China: practices and policies

Government-backed venture capital schemes in China

Conferences and presentations

2011: Co-Convenor of 22nd CEA(UK) and 3rd CEA(Europe) Annual Conference, 14-15 July 2011, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin, Ireland, 2011

2010: Co- Convenor of International Conference of Graduate Entrepreneurship at Shantou University, China, 6-7 September 2010.

Shantou, China, 2010

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Business Creation and Growth (BE200)

  • Business Economics (BE201)

  • Managing Innovation (BE211)

  • Innovation Management (BE273)

  • Managerial Economics (BE274)

  • Applied Statistics and Forecasting (BE279)

Previous supervision

Titus Chitto Van Der Spek
Titus Chitto Van Der Spek
Thesis title: Exploring the Crux of Social Entrepreneurship: The Pursuit of Blended Value Creation
Degree subject: Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 4/1/2019
Hiva Rafiei
Hiva Rafiei
Thesis title: Introducing a Relational Approach to the Study of Emotions in Project Teams: The Case of a Public-Nonprofit Partnership Programme
Degree subject: Management Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 29/11/2018
Jingjing Qu
Jingjing Qu
Thesis title: Self-Employment and Work-Place Well-Being
Degree subject: Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/4/2018
Tianchen Li
Tianchen Li
Thesis title: Entrepreneurship and Environments: Start-Ups, Growth Aspirations, and Exit
Degree subject: Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 5/2/2018
Luis Rafael Figueroa Moron
Luis Rafael Figueroa Moron
Thesis title: Geography, Linkages and Capabilities: Innovation in the Agricultural Coffee Production in Latin America
Degree subject: Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/12/2015
Christabel Divine Brownson
Christabel Divine Brownson
Thesis title: The Impact of Government Entrepreneurship Promotion Policy Measures in Fostering Entrepreneural Culture in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria From 2004 to 2009
Degree subject: Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 13/1/2012
Lijiang Wang
Lijiang Wang
Degree subject: International Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Master of Science
Awarded date: 5/10/2011
Begum Ekmekcigil
Begum Ekmekcigil
Degree subject: International Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Master of Science
Awarded date: 6/10/2010
Sarah Cin-Cin Yacim
Sarah Cin-Cin Yacim
Degree subject: International Business and Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Master of Science
Awarded date: 6/10/2010
Sharmistha Singh
Sharmistha Singh
Degree subject: Creative Industry Management
Degree type: Master of Science
Awarded date: 6/10/2010
Anuj Rameshwarprasad Soni
Anuj Rameshwarprasad Soni
Degree subject: International Business and Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Master of Science
Awarded date: 6/10/2010
Stavroula Sokratous
Stavroula Sokratous
Degree subject: Organisation Studies and International Human Resource Management
Degree type: Master of Science
Awarded date: 6/10/2010
Angad Kharbanda
Angad Kharbanda
Degree subject: International Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Master of Science
Awarded date: 6/10/2010
Titus Chitto Van Der Spek
Titus Chitto Van Der Spek
Degree subject: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Degree type: Master of Science
Awarded date: 6/10/2010
Thandon Kosin
Thandon Kosin
Degree subject: International Business and Entrepreneurship
Degree type: Master of Science
Awarded date: 6/10/2010

Publications

Journal articles (36)

Huang, Q., Liu, X. and Li, J., (2020). Contextualization in Chinese entrepreneurship research: An overview and some future research directions. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 32 (5-6), 353-369

Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC., Arranz, N., Li, J. and Fernandez De Arroyabe Arranz, M., (2020). Innovation as a driver of eco-innovation in the firm: an approach from the dynamic capabilities theory. Business Strategy and the Environment. 29 (3), 1494-1503

Li, Z., Li, J., Chen, J. and Vinig, T., (2020). Innovation with Chinese characteristics: theory and practice. Chinese Management Studies. ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print)

Stephan, U., Li, J. and Qu, J., (2020). A fresh look at self-employment, stress and health: accounting for self-selection, time and gender. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research. 26 (5), 1133-1177

Li, Z., Li, J., Chen, J. and Vinig, T., (2020). Innovation with Chinese characteristics: Theory and practice. Chinese Management Studies. 14 (2), 325-333

Huang, J., Sena, V., Li, J. and Ozdemir, S., (2020). Message Framing in P2P Lending Relationships. Journal of Business Research

Yao, L., Li, J. and Li, J., (2020). Urban Innovation and Intercity Patent Collaboration: A Network Analysis Approach Using China's National Innovation System. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 160, 120185-120185

Se, C., Mingxian, L. and Jun, L., (2020). Testing Operating Performance of Chinese Listed Firms before and after Cross-border M&As: The Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation. Innovation and Development Policy. 2 (1), 64-82

Fernandez De Arroyabe Fernandez, JC., Arranz, N., Arroyabe, M. and Li, J., (2019). An integrated model of organisational innovation and firm performance: generation, persistence and complementarity. Journal of Business Research. 105 (12), 270-282

Li, Z., Zhou, X., Jung, S. and Li, J., (2019). China’s 40-year Road to Innovation. Chinese Management Studies. 14 (2), 335-357

Li, J., Qu, J. and Huang, Q., (2018). Why are some graduate entrepreneurs more innovative than others? The effect of human capital, psychological factor and entrepreneurial rewards on entrepreneurial innovativeness. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 30 (5-6), 479-501

Li, Z., Li, J. and He, B., (2018). Does foreign direct investment enhance or inhibit regional innovation efficiency?. Chinese Management Studies. 12 (1), 35-55

Li, Z., Li, J., Liang, D. and Lee, T., (2016). Building multilevel governance and partnerships: an evaluation approach. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. 8 (2), 263-278

Li, Z., Ding, T. and Li, J., (2015). Entrepreneurship and economic development in China: evidence from a time-varying parameters stochastic volatility vector autoregressive model. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management. 27 (6), 660-674

Prange, C., Eng, T-Y. and Li, J., (2015). Collaborative New Product Alliances: A Review of the Literature and Research Perspectives. Strategic Change. 24 (4), 351-371

Prange, C., Eng, T. and Li, J., (2015). Collaborative New Product Alliances: A Review of the Literature and Research Perspectives. Strategic Change. 24 (2), 351-371

Barbara Bernhofer, L. and Li, J., (2014). Understanding the entrepreneurial intention of Chinese students. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. 6 (1), 21-37

Hizam-Hanafiah, M. and Li, J., (2014). Franchisee satisfaction of goal attainment: a discovery of hierarcy of entrepreneur goals. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. 6 (3), 243-267

Li, J. and Geng, S., (2012). Industrial clusters, shared resources and firm performance. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. 24 (5-6), 357-381

Wu, L. and Li, J., (2011). Perceived value of entrepreneurship: A study of the cognitive process of entrepreneurial career decision. Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship. 3 (2), 134-146

Wu, X., Geng, S., Li, J. and Zhang, W., (2010). Shared Resources and Competitive Advantage in Clustered Firms: The Missing Link. European Planning Studies. 18 (9), 1391-1410

GAO, J., LI, JUN., CHENG, Y. and SHI, S., (2010). IMPACT OF INITIAL CONDITIONS ON NEW VENTURE SUCCESS: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF NEW TECHNOLOGY-BASED FIRMS. International Journal of Innovation Management. 14 (01), 41-56

Gao, J., Li, J., Cheng, Y. and Shi, S., (2010). Impact of Initial Conditions on New Venture Success: A Longitudinal Study of New Technology-Based Firms. International Journal of Innovation Management. 14 (01), 41-56

Li, J., (2009). Overseas technology incubators for international entrepreneurship: A Chinese experiment. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 10 (3), 181-190

Li, J., (2008). Small firm networking: contents and nature of knowledge sharing and learning. International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies. 2 (3), 272-272

Zhang, G., Peng, X. and Li, J., (2008). Technological entrepreneurship and policy environment: a case of China. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 15 (4), 733-751

Ding, X., Li, J. and Wang, J., (2008). In pursuit of technological innovation. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 15 (4), 816-831

Zhong, J., Wu, S. and Li, J., (2008). Organizational attributes and learning beyond the boundaries: Comparative case studies of two high-tech firms. Industry and Higher Education. 22 (5), 297-304

Li, J., (2008). Small firm networking: contents and nature of knowledge sharing and learning. International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies. 2 (3), creators-Li=3AJun=3A=3A

Li, J., (2008). Special Issue: Innovation and Knowledge Transfer: A Chinese Perspective. Industry and Higher Education. 22 (5), 273-274

Chen, G., Li, J. and Matlay, H., (2006). Who are the Chinese private entrepreneurs?. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 13 (2), 148-160

Li, J. and Matlay, H., (2006). Chinese entrepreneurship and small business development: an overview and research agenda. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 13 (2), 248-262

Li, J. and Mitra, J., (2006). Exploring Entrepreneurial Networking. Industry and Higher Education. 20 (2), 135-142

Li, J., Mitra, J. and Matlay, H., (2004). E-commerce and management of channel conflict: evidence from small manufacturing firms in the UK. International Journal of Technology Management. 28 (7/8), 747-747

Li, J., Zhang, Y. and Matlay, H., (2003). Entrepreneurship education in China. Education + Training. 45 (8/9), 495-505

Gibb, A. and Li, J., (2003). Organizing for enterprise in China: what can we learn from the Chinese micro, small, and medium enterprise development experience. Futures. 35 (4), 403-421

Books (3)

Ding, X., (2015). Incentives for Innovation in China. Routledge. 9780415603942

Li, J., (2013). China's Economic Dynamics. Routledge. 9781315855998

Li, J., (2002). Financing China's Rural Enterprises. Routledge. 9780415296823

Book chapters (6)

Li, J., Moral capital and organizational legitimacy: Evidence from the private sector in China. In: Institutional Foundations of Innovation: China’s Quest for Innovation with Chinese Characteristics. Editors: Dai, S. and Taube, M., . Routledge

Hussain, JG., Li, J. and Scott, JM., (2017). The Equity Gap Amongst Technology-Based Small Firms: Practices and Challenges for Government-Backed Venture Capital in China. In: The China Business Model: Originality and Limits. Editors: Paulet, E. and Rowley, C., . Elsevier. 99- 117. 9780081007570

Li, J., (2015). Bridging the equity funding gap in technological entrepreneurship: the case of government-backed venture capital in China. In: Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Finance. Editors: Hussain, J., . Edward Elgar Publishing. 185- 205. 1783478799. 9781783478798

Li, Z. and Li, J., (2014). State-owned enterprises (SOEs) in China?s transition to an innovation-oriented economy?. In: China's Economic Dynamics - A Beijing Consensus in the making?. Editors: Li, J. and Wang, L., . Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 978-0-415-63344-4

Wu, Z., (2009). China in the World Economy. In: China in the World Economy. Routledge. 275- 295. 0203871200. 9780203871201

Mitra, J. and Li, J., (2009). Regional Cluster Formation: A Case Study of the Software Cluster in Birmingham, UK. In: Enterprise Support Systems: An International Perspective. Editors: Manimala, MJ., Mitra, J. and Singh, V., . Sage. 9788178299273

Conferences (3)

Li, J. and Gao, W., (2013). Social Capital, Knowledge Strategy, and new Venture Performance: Evidence From Graduate Entrepreneurial Ventures in China

Li, J. and Wu, L., (2010). Perceived Value of Entrepreneurship: A Study of the Cognitive Process of Entrepreneurial Career Decision

Hanafiah, MH. and Li, J., (2009). Goals Attainment and Franchisees' Intention to Remain in the Franchise Systems: a Study in Malaysia

Grants and funding

2016

Mass entrepreneurship practice and policy: The case of Wuhan, China

Jianghan University China

2015

Multi-level Regional Collaboration and Governance: Theories and Practices

Jianghan University China

Contact

junli@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1702 328391

Location:

GB.3.16, Southend Campus

Academic support hours:

Tuesdays: 14:00 - 16:00 Wednesday: 13:00 - 14:00