With a career in management education for over 20 years, Dr. Laubie Li comes to University of Wollongong in Dubai with a wealth of experience in teaching, research, business, consulting and academic management. Dr Li holds a PhD degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia and has had many years of business and industry experience before embarking on an academic career.
He was responsible for management training in the Hong Kong Civil Service prior to taking up lecturing and academic management roles at several Australian universities. Most recently (2003-2011), Dr. Li was Associate Head of School and Executive Director, MBA Programs as well as Associate Professor of Business at the International Graduate School of Business (IGSB), University of South Australia. He also served as Associate Dean (Academic) at the Adelaide Graduate School of Business, University of Adelaide during 1996-2002.
In his academic leadership roles, Dr. Li has been active in international activities, developing and managing business programs in Asia and Europe. He is also heavily involved in international accreditation of business programs and academic quality audit in both Australia and the Asian region. Dr. Li regularly chairs academic accreditation panels for the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.
Dr. Lis teaching, research and consulting activities focus mainly on internationalisation, organisational restructuring, international joint ventures, knowledge management and strategic management. Since spending his sabbatical at Tsinghua University, one of the top universities in China, in 2008, his research interests are Chinese relationship management (Guanxi), learning organisation, market entry strategies and strategic congruence in the internationalisation process.
Serving on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE) and Career Development International, Dr. Li is working on a number of research projects, including "Updating the Guanxi Model for Contemporary Chinese Business and "Global Value Chain Governance". He publishes regularly in refereed journals and international conferences. His latest publication is a book chapter on "Market Entry Strategies for the Apparel Industry in China to be released in May this year.