Full-time Professor

Guangwei Li

Publish Time:2019-02-25

Guangwei Li

Assistant Professor

 Research Area

Economics and Management of Technological  Innovation

Technology Entrepreneurship

Science and Technology Policy


Contact Information



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. 

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? Dr. Li's research has been funded by Carnegie Mellon Universitythe Bosch Group, and Shanghai Municipal Government. He is the recent winner of the Shanghai Pujiang Talent Program and Carnegie Mellon University 2017 William WCooper Doctoral Dissertation Award in Management or Management Science.

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.