My research aims to shed light on how to manage participation and status dynamics in multinational teams. Specifically, one of my studies examines how language proficiency, an understudied construct, adds a unique layer to team dynamics above and beyond the commonly studied dimensions of cultural and demographic diversity (Li, Yuan, Bazarova, & Bell, 2018). Our paper has received the 2015 Best Student Paper Award and 2015 Student Transnational Research Award from the Academy of Management. In a related paper, my collaborators and I studied how people from different national and organizational cultures view, gain, maintain, and utilize status (Li, Chen, & Blader, 2016).
For my research on employee turnover, I study how and why unit-level changes, for example, leader departures, lead to unit instability or collective turnover (Li, Hausknecht, & Dragoni, 2020). Our paper has received the 2018 Best Micro Paper Award from the International Association for Chinese Management Research.
I taught Negotiations at the Master's level at Cornell University. I am currently teaching undergraduate Organizational Behavior at Scheller.