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Li Xie

Assistant Professor

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Personal profile

Personal profile

My primary research interests lie in the field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Patents; SMEs; RD subsidies); Corporate Governance (e.g., non-financial information disclosure, impression management, earnings management); CSR/ESG; Innovation Intermediaries; Digital Transformation; Text Analysis.

Research interests

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (patents; RD subsidies; SMEs)

Corporate Governance (e.g., non-financial information disclosure, impression management, earnings management)


Innovation Intermediaries

Digital Transformation

Text Analysis


Assistant Professor in Finance, International Business School Suzhou, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2016 to Present

Research Fellow in Accounting and Finance, University of Southampton - 2015 to 2016

Teaching Assistant, International Finance, Durham University - 2012 to 2014


FIN409 Financial Analysis

I have been supervising one PhD student as principal supervisor and one PhD student as co-supervisor.

Dissertation supervision experience: FIN405 Industry Research Project and FIN412 Finance Dissertation, and undergraduate dissertation of BUS303 Final Year Dissertation.

I had previously taught ACF205 International Finance, ACF202 Accounting Theory, ACF438 Topics in Contemporary Accounting and Finance, ACF449 International Financial Management Dissertation, and Tutorials of ACF108 Introduction to Finance.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD , Durham University, - 2014

MSc , Durham University, - 2009

Person Types

  • Staff


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