Dr Pingli Li is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Middlesex University Business School. She worked as an associate professor in Beijing Technology and Business University before moved to London in 2001. She has taken the roles of programme and module leader, and taught the modules of Corporate Finance and Management Accounting at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Pingli’s research interests are in performance management, management control systems, and corporate governance. In addition to the publications in a number of Chinese accounting journals, she has published papers in British Journal of Management and Management Accounting Research (UK). She has successfully completed a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)-funded project on the control of international joint ventures acting as a principle researcher. The research project she is currently working on is Economic Value Added (EVA) implementation in Chinese State-owned Enterprises.

She has been on a 2-year part-time career break, and will resume her full-time employment in July 2013.

Publications

Refereed articles in Academic journals(2009 to date):

Li, P., Tang, G., Okano, H. and Chen, G. 2013. “The Characteristics and Dynamics of Management Controls in IJVs: Evidence from a Sino-Japanese Case”. Management Accounting Research (UK),http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mar.2013.04.002

Li, P., Parsa, S., Tang, G., and Xiao, J. 2012. “Is there an expectations gap in the roles of independent directors? an explorative study of listed Chinese companies”. British Journal of Management, 23(2), 206-222. (first published online: 17 JAN 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2010.00727.x)

Li, P., Tang, G. 2009. “The design of performance measurement systems in the organizational context- evidence from China”. Management Accounting Research (UK), 20(2009), 193-207.

Li.p., C. Gao, and H. Okano. 2011.”Management Control Practices and Relative Bargaining Power – the Interrelationships and Dynamics”. Journal of Management Accounting Studies, 2(2), 38-60 (in Chinese)

Articles in professional magazines and project reports (2009 to date):

Li, P., Tang, G., and Dai, N. 2012. “Economic Value Added Adoption in China’s State-owned Enterprises: A Case of Evolutionary Change”, the Chartered Institute Of Management Accounting, Research executive summary series, forthcoming

Li, P., Tang, G., and Okano.H.,2011. “The control of international joint ventures involving Chinese partners”, Financial Management, September, 54-55

Li, P., Tang, G., Okano.H, and Gao, Chen. 2011. “Management controls in automotive international joint ventures involving Chinese parent companies”, the Chartered Institute Of Management Accounting, Research executive summary series, 7(9), 1-8. http://www.cimaglobal.com/pingli

working papers:

"When strategy loses control: EVA in Chinese state owned enterprises", co-authored with A. Bhimani, G. Tang and N. Dai, presented at Accounting, Organizations and Society's "Research conference of management accounting from the field", June 6-8, 2013, Beijing.

"The use of levers of control in implementing stratgic changes: the case of EVA adoption in a Chinese SOE", co-authored with G. Tang and N. Dai.

"When strategy loses control: Economic Value Added in Chinese state owned enterprises", co-authored with Bhimani, Tang and Dai, presented at the "research conferenceon management accounting from the field" organised by Accouting, Oeganizations and Society in Beijing June 6-8, 2013.

"The use of the levers of control in implementing strategic changes: the case of EVA adoption in Chinese SOEs", co-authored with Tang and Dai.

Languages spoken

English (fluent)

Chinese(fluent)

  • Corporate Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Management Control System
  • Performance management
  • international management
  • Corporate Governance

Research grants and awards

Li, P., Tang, G. (2011-2012 ). £13,100. “Evolution of Performance Evaluation system in Chinese central SOEs: motives, actors’ interactions and effects”, funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA),(completed)

Li, P., and Croucher, R. (2011). £10,000. “Chinese Cities: Internal Issues and External Perspectives: A one-day workshop for City, Culture and Society”, Osaka City University (completed)

Li, P., Tang, G. and Chen, G. (2009-2010). £18,228, “Control of international joint ventures involving Chinese partners--- evidence from automobile industry”, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), (completed)

Tang, G., Li, P. and Chen, G. (2008-2010). 210,000 RMB Yuan (about £14,000), “The comparative study of the control of international joint venture in China”, the National Nature Science Foundation of China. (completed)

Tang, G., Li, P. and Chen, G. (2005-2007). $10,000. “Corporate budgeting: planning and control”. The World Bank. (completed)

"Stusy accoutning in its social and organizational context: collected papers of Anthony G. Hopwood" (in Chinese). ed. G. Tang, H. Okano and P.Li. Beijing University Publishing, 2013