Chengli Shu

Dr Chengli Shu

Senior Lecturer

Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Chengli Shu is an Associate Professor in the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, University of Adelaide. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Formerly, Chengli has worked for the University of New South Wales, Xi'an Jiaotong University, and Queensland University of Technology. Chengli held several leadership positions in the Chinese government and a Fortune 500 company for years.

Chengli’s research interests include entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy. He has published over 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the Entrepreneurship: Theory and PracticeJournal of Business EthicsJournal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of International MarketingLong Range Planning, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, among others. He has contributed several book chapters on innovation and entrepreneurship. Chengli has been the principal investigator for one general research project funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and one general research project funded by the Shaanxi Provincial Government. Chengli is also a key member of several research projects funded by the Chinese government. 

Currently, Chengli is sitting on the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research and is the Editor of the Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market & Complexity. Chengli serves as an ad hoc reviewer for more than 10 international leading journals, an external reviewer for the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Director of the Society of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity. Chengli has won the Best Paper Award from the Technology and Innovation Division of Academy of Management in 2010 and several awards from the Chinese government. Chengli has been selected as a Doctoral Fellow of the 2011 AMA Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium held at the Oklahoma State University and the inaugural PDMA-UIC Doctoral Consortium on New Product Development and Innovation in 2011 held in the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2018 Jin, J., Shu, C., & Zhou, K. (2018). Product newness and product performance in new ventures: Contingent roles of market knowledge breadth and tacitness. Industrial Marketing Management.
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    2017 Shu, C., Jin, J., & Zhou, K. (2017). A contingent view of partner coopetition in international joint ventures. Journal of International Marketing, 25(3), 42-60.
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    2017 Gao, Y., Shu, C., Jiang, X., Gao, S., & Page, A. L. (2017). Managerial ties and product innovation: The moderating roles of macro- and micro-institutional environments. Long Range Planning, 50(2), 168-183.
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    2016 Shu, C., Zhou, K. Z., Xiao, Y., & Gao, S. (2016). How green management influences product innovation in China: the role of institutional benefits. Journal of Business Ethics, 133(3), 471-485.
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    2015 Shu, C., Wang, Q., Gao, S., & Liu, C. (2015). Firm patenting, innovations, and government institutional support as a double-edged sword. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 32(2), 290-305.
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    2014 Shu, C., Liu, C., Gao, S., & Shanley, M. (2014). The Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship in Alliances. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 38(4), 913-940.
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    2012 Shu, C., Page, A., Gao, S., & Jiang, X. (2012). Managerial ties and firm innovation: is knowledge creation a missing link?. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 29(1), 125-143.
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    2010 Zhang, H., Shu, C., Jiang, X., & Malter, A. J. (2010). Managing Knowledge for Innovation: The Role of Cooperation, Competition, and Alliance Nationality. Journal of International Marketing, 18(4), 74-94.
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    2010 SHU, C., GAO, S., JIANG, X., & PAGE, A. L. (2010). MANAGERIAL GUANXI TIES, KNOWLEDGE CREATION, AND FIRM INNOVATION: EVIDENCE FROM CHINA.. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2010(1), 1-6.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2018 Shu, C. (2018). International venturing, green entrepreneurship, and firm performance. Poster session presented at the meeting of Academy of Management Annual Conference. Chicago, USA.
    2018 Shu, C. (2018). International venturing, green institutional entrepreneurship, and moderating role of SOEs versus non-SOEs: Empirical evidence from a transitional economy. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Center for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference. Brisbane, Australia.
    2017 Shu, C. (2017). How new ventures’ industry ties and entrepreneurs’ employment experience collectively impact resource acquisition in China? Moderating roles of institutional environments. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Center for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
    2016 Shu, C. (2016). Do every ties born equal? The interplay between strategic innovation, management innovation, and product innovation.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Academy of Management Annual Conference. Anaheim USA.
    2014 Shu, C. (2014). How green management influences product innovation in China: The role of institutional benefits.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Academy of Management Annual Conference. Philadelphia, USA.

Imitative new product development process: A cross national study among the US, China, and India (No. 71472150), The National Natural Science Foundation of China, the principal investigator, January 2015 to December 2018, 610,000 RMB (about 100,000USD) funded.

The process of imitative new product development, Social science research projects founded by the Xi'an Jiaotong University, the principal investigator, January 2013 to December 2014, 40,000 RMB (about 7,000USD) funded.

The antecedents of imitative new product development (No. 2013KRM21), Soft Science Research Program founded by the Science and Technology Bureau of Shaanxi Provincial Government, the principal investigator, July 2013 to June 2015, 30,000 RMB (about 5,000USD) funded.

New product development and protection in pharmaceutical industry (No. No.11&ZD170), Major Program of National Social Science Foundation of China, the key participant, January 2012 to December 2015, 800,000 RMB (about 120,000USD) funded.

The mechanisms of creating and introducing radical indigenous innovations (No. 71172187), National Science Foundation of China, the second participant, January 2012 to December 2014, 430,000 RMB (about 70,000USD) funded.

The evolution of innovation clusters and high-technology parks (No. 71003054), National Science Foundation of China, the first participant, January 2011 to December 2013, 225,000 RMB (about 35,000USD) funded.

Innovation, environment uncertainty, and the dynamics of new product development alliance evolution (No. 70902067), National Science Foundation of China, the second participant, January 2010 to December 2012, 185,000 RMB (about 30,000USD) funded.

Indigenous innovation strategies: Patterns and their influences on firms’ patent racing behaviors (No. 70772111), National Science Foundation of China, the sixth participant, January 2008 to December 2010, 185,000 RMB (about 30,000USD) funded.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Management of Innovation

Product Innovation and Management

Marketing Management

Consumer Behavior

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  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Board Member International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research
    2015 - ongoing Editor Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market & Complexity
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83136817
  • Email: chengli.shu@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 9
  • Org Unit: Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre

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