Prof. Dr. Chengguang Li


Strategic Management

Academic Career and Research Areas

Chengguang Li is Professor of Strategic Management at the TUM School of Management of the Technical University of Munich. His research focuses on strategic and international management, especially joint ventures (JVs), and mergers and acquisitions (M&As). His work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Management, among others. He is member of the editorial review board of the Journal of International Business Studies and Global Strategy Journal.

Professor Li studied industrial engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and obtained a Master of Science from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a Master of Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. He earned a doctoral degree from the Technical University of Munich and worked as a post-doc at Paderborn University and as assistant professor at Ivey Business School.


    • Professor of the Year 2022 (3rd place), awarded by UNICUM under the patronage of the federal ministries BMBF and BMWK
    • Research Merit Award, Ivey Business School (each eligible year)
    • Teaching Award, Paderborn University (each eligible year)
    • Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alliance fellowship
    • German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) scholarship

    Li., C. (2022). Cultural friction in international joint ventures: Whose cultural distance affects market reactions? Journal of Management.


    Li, C., & Reuer, J. R. (2022). The impact of corruption on market reactions to international strategic alliances, Journal of International Business Studies, 53(1): 187–202.


    Li, C., Shenkar, O., Newburry, W., & Tang, Y. (2021). How country reputation differentials influence market reaction to international acquisitions, Journal of Management Studies, 58(6): 1609–1639.


    Meyer, K. E., Li, C., & Schotter, A. P. J. (2020). Managing the MNE subsidiary: Advancing a multi-level and dynamic research agenda, Journal of International Business Studies, 51(4): 538–576.


    Li, C., Brodbeck, F. C., Shenkar, O., Ponzi, L., & Fisch, J. H. (2017). Embracing the foreign: Cultural attractiveness and international strategy. Strategic Management Journal, 38(4): 950–971.