Full-time Researcher
Li, Xibao
Associate Professor, Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Tel: (86) (10) 62795443
Email: lixibao@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn
Office: 534 Weilun Building

Xibao Li is an associate professor at School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. He is also a research fellow at National Entrepreneurship Research Center and Research center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University. He received his Bachelor in Industrial Management (Major) and Automation Control (Minor) from Shanghai JiaoTong University, a Master in Technology Economics from Tsinghua University, and another Master in Applied Statistics from the Ohio State University. He got a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management from the Ohio State University.

Dr. Li's research interests mainly focus on management of innovation, technology-based entrepreneurship, and knowledge management. His scholarly work has appeared in international journals such as Research Policy, International Journal of Technology Management, Journal of Small Business Management, and World Deelopment. He also published in Chinese journals including Chinese Journal of Economics, Management World and China & World Economy. Dr. Li coauthored Global Entrepreneurship Monitor - China Report (2005, 2007), and was the principal investigator of two projects funded by Natural Science Foundation and Social Science Foundation of China. He has been invited to talk at international conferences and serves as an ad-hoc referee for many academic journals.


Matias Remirez, Xibao Li, Weifeng Chen (2013), The importance of intra-regional labour mobility in problem-solving: Evidence from Beijing Zhongguancun Science Park, accepted at Regional Studies.

Xibao Li, Hao Ni (2012), Intellectual Property Management and Patent Propensity in Chinese Small Firms, Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, 14(1), 43-58.

Xibao Li (2012), Behind the Recent Surge of Chinese Patenting: An Institutional View, Research Policy, 41(1), 236-249.

Xibao Li (2011), Sources of External Technology, Absorptive Capacity and Innovation Capability in Chinese Stated-Owned High-Tech Enterprises, World Development, 39(7), 1240-1248.

Xibao Li, Guisheng Wu (2010), In-house R&D, Technology Purchases and Innovation: Empirical Evidence from Chinese Hi-Tech Industries 1995-2004, International Journal of Technology Management, 51(2/3/4), 217-238.

Delin Yang, Xibao Li, Jiagui Chen (2010), Patent Propensity in Small Technology-based Firms: Evidence from Zhongguancun Science Park, China & World Economy, 18(1), 99-116.
Matias Ramirez, Xibao Li (2009), Learning and Sharing in a Chinese High-Technology Cluster: A Study of Inter-firm and Intra-firm Knowledge Flows between R&D Employees,
 New Technology, Work and Employment, 24(3), 277-296.

Xibao Li, Ronald K. Mitchell (2009), The Pace and Stability of Small Enterprise Innovation in Highly Dynamic Economies: A China-Based Template, Journal of Small Business Management, 47(3), 370–397.

Xibao Li (2009), China’s Regional Innovation Capacity in Transition: An Empirical Approach, Research Policy, 38(2), 338-357.

Xibao Li (2006), Regional innovation performance: Evidence from domestic patenting in China, Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice, 8(1/2), 171-192.