Dr Jun Li - Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe)

Dr Jun Li

President of CEA (UK/Europe) 2011-12

Vice President of CEA (UK/Europe) 2012-13

Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Essex Business Scool, University of Essex, UK.

Email: junli@essex.ac.uk

Dr Jun Li previously held posts at University of Bedfordshire Business School, Birmingham City University Business School, and Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is currently a Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University and Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in China. He teaches and researches in the areas of entrepreneurship and policies, innovation management, and Chinese entrepreneurship. His recent publications include Financing China’s Rural Enterprises (Routledge, 2002), and edited special issues in Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development (2006) and Industry and Higher Education (2008).

Please see Dr Jun Li's page at the School of Entrepreneurship and Business, University of Essex.


Co-Editor of Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship

Books / book chapters / monographs

Regional cluster formation: a case study of the software cluster in Birmingham , UK in Manimala, M. (ed.) Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, New Delhi , (forthcoming) (with Mitra, J.)

(2006) (ed.) Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research in China, a special issue in Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol.13 (2).

(2002) Financing China’s Rural Enterprises, London and New York : Routledge Curzon, ISBN 0-415-29682-X. (simultaneously published by the University of Hawai’i Press, ISBN 0-8248-2744-9)

(2001) Internationalisation of SMEs: Challenges and Policies, Beijing : Mingjian Publishing House, ISBN 7-80112-354-9/F.114. (with Zhang, Q.)(in Chinese)

Recent refereed journal publications

(2007), Small firm networking – contents and nature of knowledge sharing and learning, International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, (forthcoming).

(2006), Who are Chinese private entrepreneurs? A study of entrepreneurial attributes and business governance , Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol.13 (2), 148-160 (with Chen, G. and Matlay, H.)

(2006), Chinese entrepreneurship and small business development: An overview and research agenda, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development , Vol.13 (2), 248-262 (with Matlay, H.)

(2006), Exploring entrepreneurial networking: an investigation into patterns of firm-specific behaviour, Industry and Higher Education, Vol.20 (2), 135-42. (with Mitra, J.)

(2005), Graduate employment and small businesses in China , Industry and Higher Education, Vol.19 (1), 45-54. (with Matlay, H.)

(2004), E-commerce and management of channel conflict: evidence from small manufacturing firms in the UK , International Journal of Technology Management , Vol.28 (7/8), 747-766 . (with Mitra, J. and Matlay, J.)

(2003), Managing enterprise development, Futures: Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies (special issue in small business development), Vol.35 (4), 403-421 . (with Gibb, A.A.)

(2002), Entrepreneurship education in China , Education and Training, Vol.45 (8/9), 495-505. (with Zhang, Y. and Matlay, H.)

(2002), Internationalisation of SMEs in China : some strategic considerations, Economic Management, No.3. (in Chinese). (with Zhang, Q.)

Refereed conference proceedings

(2006), Creative industries, the creative economy and entrepreneurship in the periphery, Proceedings of 29 th ISBE National Conference: International Entrepreneurship, November, Cardiff (with Gleave, B. and Mitra, J.).

(2005), Chinese entrepreneurship: evidence from recent nationwide surveys, Proceedings of 28th ISBE National Conference: Illuminating Entrepreneurship – the Theory and Practice of Enterprise Creation and Development, November, Blackpool (with Chen, G.).

(2004), Understanding entrepreneurial clusters: an investigation into patterns of firm-specific behaviours, Proceedings of 27 th ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference: Entrepreneurship and SME Development, November, Newcastle Gateshead (with Mitra, J.)

(2004), Clustering intensity and patterns of firm-specific behaviours, proceedings of 4 th Conference of International Entrepreneurship Forum, University of Paris , September (with Mitra, J.)

(2003), Building entrepreneurial clusters: clustering the knowledge of entrepreneurship in small and medium sized enterprises, Proceedings of 26 th ISBA National Small Firms Policy and Research Conference: Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the Knowledge Economy, November, Surrey, (with Mitra, J.)

(2002), Locating the value of e-business in the context of conflicts: innovation and ‘channel management’ in small businesses, Proceedings of 25 th ISBA National Small Firms Conference: Competing Perspectives of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, November, Brighton, (with Mitra, J.)

(2002), E-commerce and channel management strategies in small businesses – evidence from UK companies, Proceedings of 2 nd Conference of International Entrepreneurship Forum, September, Beijing (with Mitra, J.)

(2001), SMEs in the Internet era: from e-technology to entrepreneurship, Proceedings of ISBA Conference 2001, 14-16 November 2001, Leicestershire, (with Mitra, J.).

(2001), Entrepreneurship and management innovation in the Internet era: a small business perspective, Proceedings of International Conference on Entrepreneurship/Learning, June, Napoli , Italy . (with Mitra, J.)

(2001), The evolution of the IT software industry and technological entrepreneurship in India : some early considerations, Proceedings of the 46 th ICSB World Conference, 17–20 June 2001, Taipei, Taiwan, (with Mitra, J.).

Professional articles / e-papers / working papers

(2006), Book review of Yeung, H., Chinese Capitalism in a Global Era: Towards Hybrid Capitalism, London and New York : Routledge (2004), in Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol.13 (2), 284-6.

(2004), Science parks and entrepreneurship in the context of globalisation, China Investment Environment, Vol.1 (1).

(2004), Book review of Weill, P. and Vitale, M.R, Place to Space: Migrating to E-Business Models, Boston : Harvard Business School Press (2001), in Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol.11 (3), 418-9.

(2003), Book review of Paul Timmers, Electronic Commerce: Strategies and Models for Business-to-Business Trading, Chichester : John Wiley & Sons (2000), in Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol.10 (3), 358-360.

(2002), Context Analysis – the IT Cluster in the West Midlands, Business School, University of Central England. (with Mitra, J.)

(2002), Higher Education Institutions and the High Value Consumer Product Cluster in the West Midlands, Business School, University of Central England.

(2002), Competency Analysis – the SOLCO Project, Business School, University of Central England.

Research projects

(2005-6) Entrepreneurship Research Project (funded by Thames Gateway Partnership)

(2005) New Curriculum for International Transfer of Technologies for Entrepreneurial Development - Asia-Link EU project manager

(2003) Regional Entrepreneurship Review – the West Midlands (OECD LEED Programme).

(2002-3) Build Entrepreneurial Clusters (European Social Fund Programme).

(2001-3) Key Competencies for Local Economic Growth (Leonardo da Vinci Programme).

(2000-01) Technology, Information, Innovation and Learning Transfer for a Knowledge Creating Region (European Social Fund ADAPT Programme).


EU Asia-Link Programme Award. Value €250,000. Period: 2003-2005. Purpose: To research into developing an international Masters programme in entrepreneurship and innovation. Co-award holder: Professor Jay Mitra (University of Central England).

Trade Partner UK, Value £6,000, Period: 2002, Purpose: To support a group of 10 SMEs to attend the 'Exchange Mart' of the 2 nd IEF Conference in Beijing and to investigate business opportunities in China.