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Dr Boyi Li

Dr Boyi Li

Lecturer in Management

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Boyi Li is a Lecturer in Management at the Department of SITE, Business School. He earned a PhD in Information Systems from the London School of Economics. His research focuses on the institutional contexts of the open systems of innovation and creativity, and he is particularly interested in the ecosystem strategy of cultural and creative business in digital age (creative hubs, entrepreneurial community, cultural infrastructure etc.). He engages and publishes work in multiple disciplinary fields such as strategic management, information systems, development studies, and arts management. Boyi teaches management courses including strategical management, innovations in emerging economies, digital business models, and entrepreneurship.

Nationality: Chinese

Research interests

  • Ecosystem Strategy
  • Digital Business Models
  • Creative Cities

I’m particularly interested in the dynamics of creative hubs, cultural infrastructure (spatial and technological), and the transnational space of creative entrepreneurship.

Research projects

Unlocking the Creative Capital of Sino-British Cultural Ties: Entrepreneurs, Ecosystems, and Cities

Understanding Sharing Economy in China: From Networks to Governance

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Li B, Xiang Y (2019). Making the Space of Creativity in China: the Lens of Creative Capital. In Byrnes WJ, Brkic A (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Arts Management (Forthcoming), London: Routledge. Abstract.  Full text.
Li B (2015). Regional clustering through internet networks: the case of web-enabled entrepreneurial cluster in China.  Abstract.  Full text.
Avgerou C, Li B (2013). Relational and Institutional Embeddedness of Web-enabled Entrepreneurial Networks: Case Studies of Netpreneurs in China. Information Systems Journal, 23(5), 381-399. DOI.
Avgerou C, Li B, Poulemenakou A (2011). Exploring the Socio-economic Structures of Internet-enabled Development: a Study of Grass-roots Netpreneurs in China. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 49(4), 1-12. Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Rong K, Lin Y, Li B, Burström T, Butel L, Yu J (2018). Business ecosystem research agenda: More dynamic, more embedded, and more internationalized. Asian Business and Management, 17(3), 167-182. Abstract. DOI.
Avgerou C, Li B (2013). Relational and Institutional Embeddedness of Web-enabled Entrepreneurial Networks: Case Studies of Netpreneurs in China. Information Systems Journal, 23(5), 381-399. DOI.
Avgerou C, Li B, Poulemenakou A (2011). Exploring the Socio-economic Structures of Internet-enabled Development: a Study of Grass-roots Netpreneurs in China. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 49(4), 1-12. Full text.

Chapters

Li B, Xiang Y (2019). Making the Space of Creativity in China: the Lens of Creative Capital. In Byrnes WJ, Brkic A (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Arts Management (Forthcoming), London: Routledge. Abstract.  Full text.

Conferences

Park KR, Li B (2017). System Failure for Good Reasons? Understanding Aid Information Management Systems (AIMS) with Indonesia as State Actor in the Changing Field of Aid. the 14th international conference on social implications of computers in developing countries. 22nd - 24th May 2017. Abstract.  Full text.
Li B, Park KR (2017). Track Chair: Open Government Data: Policy and Politics. the 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research. 7th Jun - 9th Mar 2017. Full text.

Publications by year


2019

Li B, Xiang Y (2019). Making the Space of Creativity in China: the Lens of Creative Capital. In Byrnes WJ, Brkic A (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Arts Management (Forthcoming), London: Routledge. Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Rong K, Lin Y, Li B, Burström T, Butel L, Yu J (2018). Business ecosystem research agenda: More dynamic, more embedded, and more internationalized. Asian Business and Management, 17(3), 167-182. Abstract. DOI.

2017

Park KR, Li B (2017). System Failure for Good Reasons? Understanding Aid Information Management Systems (AIMS) with Indonesia as State Actor in the Changing Field of Aid. the 14th international conference on social implications of computers in developing countries. 22nd - 24th May 2017. Abstract.  Full text.
Li B, Park KR (2017). Track Chair: Open Government Data: Policy and Politics. the 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research. 7th Jun - 9th Mar 2017. Full text.

2015

Li B (2015). Regional clustering through internet networks: the case of web-enabled entrepreneurial cluster in China.  Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Avgerou C, Li B (2013). Relational and Institutional Embeddedness of Web-enabled Entrepreneurial Networks: Case Studies of Netpreneurs in China. Information Systems Journal, 23(5), 381-399. DOI.

2011

Avgerou C, Li B, Poulemenakou A (2011). Exploring the Socio-economic Structures of Internet-enabled Development: a Study of Grass-roots Netpreneurs in China. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 49(4), 1-12. Full text.

Awards and Honours

  • Best Lecturer Nominee, Student Guilds Teaching Awards University of Exeter, 2017
  • Best Postgraduate Taught Supervisor Nominee, Student Guilds Teaching Awards, University of Exeter, 2017
  • Research-Inspired Teaching, Business School Awards, University of Exeter, 2017
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Strategic Management SIG, EURAM 2016, Paris
  • Faculty Excellence Award, University of Exeter Business School, June 2015

External positions

  • Advisory Committee, China Open Data Index 2017, DMG Lab (Fudan University), the State Information Centre of The Central Government (China)
  • Asian Business and Management, Special Issue editor (2016 — 2017)

Invited lectures

  • March, 2018, Theorizing Ecosystem Leadership: The Paradox of Social Embeddedness, the Institute of Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge
  • January, 2018, Theorizing Ecosystem Leadership: The Paradox of Social Embeddedness, the School of Social Science (Institute of Economics), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • August, 2017, On Pragmatist Aesthetics: System Thinking In a Dialogue with Chinese Tradition of Liberalism, Arts Management and Cultural Industries Summer School, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • May, 2017, How to Leverage the Advantages of Social Embeddedness in Digital Age?, Keynote Speakers, Annual Conference of Xianyu Virtual Community Leaders, Hangzhou Headquarter, Alibaba Group, Hangzhou, China
  • April, 2017, Social Innovation and Pragmatist Aesthetics: The Art of Design or The Design of Art?, Institute of Cultural Industries lecture series, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • July, 2016, The Business of Streaming Data: From Service to Science, research lecture series, Department of Management, Business School, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  •  June, 2015, Hybrid Sociality - Theorizing Embeddedness in the Internet Age, Seminar Series, Renmin University of China Business School, Beijing
  • January 2011, Grassroots Innovation and Chinese Rural Entrepreneurship, “ICT and Development Crash Course” by The Student Initiative, University College London

  • Strategic Management
  • Digital Strategy (Digital Business Models)
  • Innovation in Developing Context
  • Arts Management