Yong Li

Associate Professor





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I am a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship. My teaching, research and consulting center on strategic entrepreneurship, innovation and internationalization.



Associate Professor (with tenure), SUNY Buffalo, 2012-present

Courses developed and taught:

o   Technology Entrepreneurship, MGO665, MBA and Masters in Engineering

o   Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab), MGO695/MGO493, a credit-bearing seed-funding program

o   New Venture Creation, UE149, an Entrepreneurship Academy course


Academic Director, Entrepreneurship Academy, SUNY Buffalo, 2012-2015

Started the Academy and developed a series of academic programs, including designing the course module, initiating a guest-speaker series, creating and organizing the annual campus-wide Elevator Pitch Competition, and creating the eLab (video) in collaboration with STOR.


Visiting Professor, HSBC School of Business, Peking University, 2014-2016


Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo, 2006-2012

Courses developed and taught:

o   PhD seminar in Strategy, MGO796

Courses taught:

o   Fundamentals in Strategic Management, MGO403





Ph.D., Strategy, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL, 2006

Major concentration: Strategy

Minor concentration: International business

Dissertation Title: Corporate Venture Capital Investment Decisions

Over the years, I have learned a great deal from faculty at Illinois: Joseph Mahoney (Dissertation advisor), Rajshree Agarwal, Ruth Aguilera, Tailan Chi, Glenn Hoetker, Huseyin Leblebici, and Steve Michael, among others.


MBA, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 2000





Yong Li

School of Management

University at Buffalo, SUNY
326K Jacobs Management Center
Amherst, New York 14260-4000
Phone: (716) 645-2522
Fax: (716) 645-5078
URL: www.buffalo.edu/~yl67