Qian is a PhD candidate at Cass Business School. She's interested in strategy-as-practice, logics, and identity formation. She focuses on FinTech firms and InsurTech space in general. Prior to her life in London, she has spent years in Australia and U.S.A. She is a committed yogi and world traveler.
- Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy, U.K., Aug 2018
- Master of Commerce in Management (Research), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Jul 2007 – Dec 2008
- Bachelors of Commerce in Marketing, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, Sep 2004 – Jun 2007
- Bachelors of International Business, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, China, Sep 2003 – Jun 2007
- Guest Teacher, Marketing, London School of Economics and Political Science, Sep 2017 – Jun 2018
- Tutor, New Venture Thinking, Cass Business School, City, University of London, Sep – Dec 2017
- Instructor (Lecturer), Strategic Management, University of Missouri, Columbia, Jul 2015 – Jul 2016
- Research Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, Aug 2013 – May 2015
Memberships of professional organisations
- Academy of Management
- European Group for Organization Studies
- OMT Division, Academy of Management Conference (2019) Above-and Beyond-the-Call-of-Duty Reviewer Award
- OMT Division, Academy of Management Conference (2018) Above-and Beyond-the-Call-of-Duty Reviewer Award
- Academy of Management Meeting (2016) Best Student Paper in Management History division 2016
- Academy of Management Conference (2015) Best Student Paper in Management History Division
- University of Missouri - Columbia (2014) Trulaske, Sr. College of Business Centennial Mini Grants
- Zhejiang University (2010) Outstanding Teaching Staff of Continuing Education
- University of Missouri - Columbia Raymond and Susan Chen Trulaske College of Business International PhD Scholarship
- University of Missouri - Columbia Business Administration Scholarship, Trulaske College of Business
- University of Missouri - Columbia College of Business Scholarship, Trulaske College of Business
- University of Missouri - Columbia Ponder Scholarship in Business, Trulaske College of Business
Title of thesis: Practices and Institutional Logics in FinTech companies
Summary of research
The set of projects examines multiple aspects of FinTech industry from the perspective of strategy-as-practice, institutional logics, identity formation, and organizational culture. The overarching question is what makes FinTech a salient context and how Fintech firms and traditional financial institutes interact strategically to validate propositions and appropriate values stemming from technology and innovation.
- Chiles, T.H., Elias, S.R.S.T.A. and Li, (2017). Entrepreneurship as process. In Langley, A. and Tsoukas, H. (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Process Organization Studies London: Sage.
Conference papers and proceedings (14)
- Li, and Jarzabkowski, P. (2019). Unpacking business incubators: Sensemaking, resource enacting practices, and emerging ventures. The 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 8-14 August, Boston, MA.
- Li, , Jarzabkowski, P. and Furnari, S. (2019). Actualizing the potentiality: A process study on how emerging organizations realize the resource(s) in a corporate-run accelerating program. The 11th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies 19-22 June, Chania, Crete.
- Li, Q., Jarzabkowski, P. and Furnari, S. (2018). Strategy-as-practice, identity, and capability to perform in a pluralist context: A case study. 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 10 August, Chicago.
- Li, Q., Furnari, S. and Jarzabkowski, P. (2018). Start-up programs as a constraint to innovative disruption: Preliminary evidence from InsurTech start-ups. 34th EGOS Colloquium 10 July, Tallinn.
- Li, , Jarzabkowski, P. and Furnari, S. (2017). Co-construction of strategy and identity: The emergence of a Fintech start-up. FinTech Annual Conference 15 September, Toronto.
- Li, , Jarzabkowski, and Furnari, (2017). Strategizing into becoming through organization identity as a resource: A case study of a Fintech start-up. 33rd EGOS Colloquium 5-8 July, Copenhagen.
- Li, (2016). Through the looking glass: Toward a metaphysics of organizing practice in less institutionalized organizations. Academy of Management Meeting 9 August, Anaheim.
- Li, and Seyrek, U. (2016). A historical comparative perspective on theory development in organization studies. 8 Aug 2016 – 13 Aug 2017.
- Li, (2016). The masters of meanings: Using phenomenology to study meanings of work. 32nd EGOS Colloquium 7 July, Naples.
- Li, (2016). Know Thyself: Reflexivity as an identity work. Qualitative Research in Management and Organization Conference (QRM) 21 March, Albuquerque.
- Li, (2016). Beyond meaningful work: A phenomenological study on workers in education industry in China. Journal of International and Interdisciplinary Business Research Symposium 1 March, Los Angeles.
- Li, (2015). Know Thyself: A Reflection on Assumptions. Academy of Management Conference 5 August, Vancouver.
- Elias, S.R.S.T.A., Chiles, T.H. and Li, (2015). Austrian Economics and Organizational Entrepreneurship: A Typology. Academy of Management Conference Vancouver.
- Chiles, T.H., Elias, S.R.S.T.A., Li, and McMullen, J.S. (2014). Austrian Economics in Organization Studies: The Contribution of Hayek's Ideas. Austrian Economics Research Conference 10 March, Auburn.