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Cheng Li


International Business


  •  Klaus E. Meyer


Cheng’s research interests lie in the area of nonmarket strategy, with a focus on firm-government and firm-society relationships. Specifically, she examines how government ownership affects firm behavior and outcomes, and how partner misbehavior affects the corporate social responsibility performance of global firms. Cheng holds an MSc in Financial Economics from Cardiff University and has published research in the field of international business.


  • MSc., Financial Economics, Cardiff University
  • BSc., International Economics, Central South University

Research Interests

  • Global Strategy
  • Government-business Relation
  • Multinational Firms



  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., & Li, C. (2021). State ownership and internationalization: The advantage and disadvantage of stateness. Journal of World Business Doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2020.101112

Book Chapter

  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., & Li, C.  (2021). The Internationalization of State-owned firms: Within Country Drivers. In M. Wright, G. Wood, A. Cuervo-Cazurra, P. Sun, I. Okhmatovskiy, & A. Grosman (Eds.), Oxford Handbook on State Capitalism and the Firm: forthcoming. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


  • Al Mikalachki PhD Research Fund, 2020
  • Brock Scholarship, 2019-2023
  • Plan for Excellence PhD Scholarship, 2019-2023


  • Chair: Synchronous Panel Symposium – Internationalization of State-Owned Firms: Do Governments Help or Hinder? AIB, Virtual, 2020
  • Finalist for IM Division Best Paper in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Award: Global Framework Agreements as Substantive Commitments to Employment Practices in MNEs, co-authored with Klaus E. Meyer and ‪Htwe H. Thein, AoM, Boston, 2019‬‬
  • Formal and Informal Institutions: What Matters to Resource Constraints in Emerging Markets? co-authored with Klaus Meyer, AIB, Copenhagen, 2019



(anticipated completion 2023)

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