Greensboro, N.C. – As it continues to expand in the Asia-Pacific region, the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) will seek to drive results in the coming year through a collaboration with international business expert Dr. Peter Ping Li.
Li, professor of Chinese Business Studies at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, will serve as CCL’s H. Smith Richardson Jr. Visiting Fellow from now until March 2015. Currently a Visiting Professor of International Business at Nottingham University Ningbo Campus in China, Li will help CCL explore new products, write manuscripts and conduct joint research with Chinese business leaders and organizations on West-meets-East models for leadership.
Li also serves part-time as Qiushi Chair Professor of Management at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Management at Renmin University in Beijing.
“Dr. Li’s academic credentials are superb, and, in particular, the breadth of his experience and research concerning China makes him an ideal partner,” CCL President and CEO John R. Ryan said. “We look forward to learning with and from him about the nature of leadership in China and helping more leaders and organizations accelerate their leadership development.”
Li is known globally as a leading scholar of Chinese indigenous management and emerging multinational firms. He is the author of two academic books in English and two others in Chinese, including two that are forthcoming this year: Bottom-up Innovation from the Emerging Economies: The Case of China (Edward Elgar) and The Indigenous Perspective on Chinese Management Research: Philosophical Foundations and Practical Applications (Beijing University Press). He has published several dozen articles and book chapters in leading journals and compilations on business management.
Li holds a Ph.D. in international business from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and an M.B.A. from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Shanghai International Studies University.
“I am extremely honored and excited to have the opportunity to work with a global provider of leadership development,” Li said. “China is rapidly becoming a global power with a special need for leadership development in the key areas of internationalization and innovation, including entrepreneurship, in the context of West-meets-East.”