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Eminent Scholar and Professor of International Business, Old Dominion University

Shaomin Li is an Eminent Scholar and Professor of International Business at Old Dominion University, where he serves as the Chair of the Management Department. He studies China, international political economy, and business. His works have appeared in Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist, and the New York Times. His most recent books are "Bribery and Corruption in Weak Institutional Environments" and "The Rise of China, Inc.: How the Chinese Communist Party Transformed China into a Giant Corporation," both published by Cambridge University Press.


  • 2002–present
    Chair professor, Old Dominion University


  • 1990 
    Harvard University, Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • 1988 
    Princeton University, Ph.D. in Sociology
  • 1981 
    Peking University, B.A. in Economics


Outstanding Faculty Award, State Council of Higher Education of Virginia, 2008