Dr Tianchen Li the Program Leader of BA Business Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship (general & top-up) and a Senior Lecturer in International Management and Innovation at Middlesex University. Prior to joining Middlesex Business School, he held a teaching position at University of Essex since 2014.
Tianchen holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship and an M.A. in Social Science Data Analysis from University of Essex, a MSc. in International Business from University of Liverpool and a B.A. in Computer Science and Technology from China. He specialises in the use of advanced quantitative methods, including econometrics, panel data analysis, multilevel models and bayesian statistics, and has experience of research in both academic and industrial contexts.
Tianchen’s research interests include entrepreneurial start-ups, the internationalization of firms, and management innovation, and has published in a number of international journals such as Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Journal of Business Research, Management Decision, Journal of General Management, among others.
Tianchen is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Tianchen has substantial experience of high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has experience of designing, leading, and delivering modules in the following fields:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MGT 3014 Innovation Management (ML);
MGT 2225 Principle of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Fast Track) (ML)
Advanced Quantitative Analysis and Statistics
MGT 3028 Business Analytics (ML)
Quantitative Research Methods:
MGT 4900 International Business Management Project
MGT 4543 Management Analytics (ML)
Tianchen was nominated for the Best Module Award for the Students' Choice Awards of the University of Essex Students' Union, UK, 2014
Li, T. (2023). International competitiveness readiness, home country institutions and early internationalisation. Management Decision, 61(3), 838-860
Li, T. (2023). What explains entrepreneurial start-ups across countries: an integrative model. Journal of General Management, 48(2), 195-209
Yu, C., Wang, Y., Li, T., & Lin, C. (2022).Do top management teams’ expectations and support drive management innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises? Journal of Business Research, 142, 88-99
Li, T. (2021). Institutional environments and entrepreneurial start-ups: an international study. Management Decision, 59(8), 1929-1953
Yang, M., Li, T., & Wang, Y. (2020). What explains the degree of internationalization of early-stage entrepreneurial firms? A multilevel study on the joint effects of entrepreneurial self-efficacy, opportunity-motivated entrepreneurship, and home-country institutions. Journal of World Business, 55(6), 101114
Jin, Z., Richard, L., & Li, T. (2020). A multi-level study of entrepreneurial characteristics, IPR, and the degree of internationalization. Academy of Management Proceedings. ISSN 0065-0668
Li, T. (2019). Engagement in international entrepreneurship: interactive effects of resource-based factors and institutional environments. Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, 9(1), 1-17
Li. T. (2019). A novel approach to explain the heterogeneity of entrepreneurial activities. Applied Research International Proceedings. ISBN 978-1-78972-537-7
Li, T. (2018). Internationalisation and its determinants: A hierarchical approach. International Business Review, 27(4), 867-876
Li, T. (2018). What Explains the Varying Degree of Internationalisation? Internal or External Factors. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 6(2), 29-43
Li, T. (2017). Internationalization Drivers of Early-stage Entrepreneurial Firms: Resources and Institutions. Academy of Management Proceedings, ISSN 0065-0668