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Research Interests

Research Interests:

  • (Entrepreneurial) leadership
  • Migrant/refugee entrepreneurship
  • Identity and reputation
  • Knowledge management
  • Daoist philosophy
  • Qualitative research methods

Following industrial experience in MNCs and SMEs in Shanghai for eight years, Hongqin studied for a PhD in leadership at the University of Exeter Business School, where she got full studentship. Her research has covered British, Chinese and Australian contexts associated with both SMEs and large organizations. Hongqin has published in top journals such as British Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship & Regional Development. Her research focuses on three areas. First, on how entrepreneurs/migrants/refugees evolve leadership skills to grow their businesses. Second, on the identity and reputation. Third, on some of the methodological, fieldwork and practical challenges with interviewing business elites. She welcome PhD students from related research areas.  

Selected publications

  1. Harvey, W., Beaverstock, J.V. and Li, H. (2019) ‘How can organisations manage their reputations in response to threats?’. The European Business Review. March-April, 2019. 
  2. Harvey, W., Beaverstock, J.V. and Li, H. (2018) ‘Commons threats and reputation change in executive search firms’. British Journal of Management. Vol. 00, 1–22. 
  3. Jones, O. and Li, H. (2017). Effectual entrepreneuring: sensemaking in a family-based start-up. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development29(5-6), 467-499.

 I welcome PhD students related to leadership, entrepreneurship, reputation, identity, and knowledge management.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

Sep 2012Nov 2016

MSc

Sep 2011Aug 2012

MA, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Sep 2003Mar 2006

BA

Sep 1996Jun 2000

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Hongqin Li is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Threat Business & Economics
Entrepreneurship Business & Economics
Start-up Business & Economics
Sensemaking Business & Economics
Effectuation Business & Economics
Disposition Business & Economics
Heuristics Business & Economics
Empirical data Business & Economics

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Research Output 2017 2019

How can organisations manage their reputations in response to threats?

Harvey, W. S., Beaverstock, J. V. & Li, H., Mar 2019, The European Business Review, p. 45-46.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

reputation
threat

Common Threats and Managing Reputation in Executive Search Firms

Harvey, W. S., Beaverstock, J. V. & Li, H., 7 Jun 2018, In : British Journal of Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Watches
Threat
Social media
Reputation management
Global financial crisis

Effectual entrepreneuring: sensemaking in a family-based start-up

Jones, O. & Li, H., 5 Mar 2017, In : Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. 29, 5-6, p. 467-499

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Disposition
Start-up
Effectuation
Sensemaking
Experiential learning