Guangwei Li    Assistant Professor, PI
Institute School of Entrepreneurship and Management
Research Area Innovation, Knowledge Management, R&D Strategy, Distributed Collaboration
Contact Info.
Guangwei Li joined the School of Entrepreneurship and Management faculty in 2017 as an Assistant Professor. He received his B.A. in Economics from University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, in 2002, a master’s degree in Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management–Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Technological Change from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017. From 2002 to 2006, he severed as a customs officer in Hangzhou Customs.
  Research Interests  
Dr. Li is interested in studying three broad topics: How can nations promote innovation to increase productivity and generate growth? How can established firms better manage innovation and translate technology into competitive advantage and profitability? How can technology-based new enterprises be created and grown?
His current research focuses on the geographic shift in innovation led by multinationals to emerging economies and its implications for global knowledge management and R&D strategy. He investigates the relationship between multinational R&D offshoring and the entry of China and India into the global innovation landscape, the effects of international collaboration teams on intrafirm knowledge transfer across borders, and the role of multinational R&D offshoring in the knowledge acquisition of host-country organizations.
  Selected Publications  
Branstetter, Lee, Guangwei Li, and Francisco Veloso. 2015. “The Rise of International Coinvention.” In The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy, edited by Adam Jaffe and Benjamin Jones. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.


The Role of R&D Offshoring in Knowledge Diffusion: New Evidence from China

“Bridge to Excellence? The Impacts of International Coinvention on Multinational R&D in China,” with Lee Branstetter and Francisco Veloso.

“New Development in Idea Sharing: Intrafirm Knowledge Flow across Borders through Coinvention,” with Francisco Veloso.