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Dr Pingli Li BSc, MSc, PhD.

Associate Professor of Accounting, Director of PhD Programmes 

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Dr Pingli Li is an Associate Professor of Accounting and the Director of PhD Programmes at Southampton Business School.

Pingli has taken the roles of programme and module leader, and taught the modules of management accounting, corporate finance, financial statement analysis, and international accounting at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has also served as the external examiner of degree programmes at a number of univeristies, such as  Cranfield University for MBA and MSc in Management and Imperial College Business School for the UG programmes.

Pingli’s primary research interests are in  management control systems and organizational change, including the institutionalization of management accounting practices and the roles of management accountants in private and public sector organizations. Her research also extends to the characteristics of board members and corporate governance, such as the roles of female and academic directors. In addition to the publications in a number of Chinese accounting journals, her recent publications appear in British Journal of Management,  Management Accounting Research (UK) and ABACUS. She has successfully completed a number of externally funded research projects. Currently she has been working on the projects on performance measurement and management of public hospitals, management control package and IT technology and the evolving roles of management accountants.

She serves as Associate Editor of Management Accounting Studies (CMAS, China) and editorial board member of the Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management (ISSN: 1176-6093, Emerald). She has  also acted as a reviewer for British Journal of Management, Accounting Education: an international journal, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, and a variety of international conferences, such as Annual Meeting of America Accounting Association and Academy of Management.

Pingli welcomes PhD applications in her research areas.

She has previously held the roles of Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at Middlesex University (UK) and Beijing Technology & Business University (China).

Research interests

Pingli’s primary research interests are in  management control systems and organizational change, including the institutionalization of management accounting practices and the roles of management accountants in private and public sector organizations. Her research further extends to the characteristics of board members and corporate governance, such as the roles of female and academic directors.

Currently she has been working on a number of projects on performance measurement and management of public hospitals, management control package and IT technology and the evolving roles of management accountants.

Pingli welcomes PhD applications in the above areas.

Pingli has supervised a number of PhD students’ theses to completion on the topics of blockholders and corporate governance, administrative culture, and earnings management during the global financial crisis.  She has also examined PhD theses, as internal and external examiner, on the topics of CSR and management control package.

She is currently supervising a number of PhD students at all stages, conducting their research on topics across her current research interests, including performance measurement and management in Chinese public hospitals, management control packages and IT techlonogy development, the roles of female directors and senior management’s characteristics in corporate governance. 

Projects funded externally:

 

‘Management Accounting Theoretical Framework and Practice Guidance for Public Sectors’, 2017,  commissioned by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, and collaborated with Prof Xuegang Cui (Beijing Normal University).

“The Use of Management Accounting Techniques in the Public Hospitals in China”, 2016-2017, commissioned by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, and collaborated with Prof Xuegang Cui (Beijing Normal University), and Ms YuanYuan Xu (Cancer Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences).

Li, P., Tang, G., and Dai, Lu. (2015 -2017). "Strategic controls in Chinese business groups – a longitudinal case study”, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). (as PI)

Li, P., Tang, G. (2011-2012 ). “Evolution of Performance Evaluation system  in Chinese central SOEs: motives, actors’ interactions and effects”, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) (as PI)

Li, P., and Croucher, R. (2011).  £10,000. “Chinese Cities: Internal Issues and External Perspectives: A one-day workshop for City, Culture and Society”, Osaka City University, (as PI)

Li, P., Tang, G. and Chen, G. (2009-2010). “Control of international joint ventures involving Chinese partners--- evidence from automobile industry”, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), (as PI)

Tang, G., Li, P. and Chen, G. (2008-2010). “The comparative study of the control of international joint venture in China”, the National Nature Science Foundation of China

Research group

Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance

Administration, Leadership and Management:

  • Director of PhD programmes at Southampton Business School (Current)
  • Programme lead of MSc Accounting and Management (Previously)

Roles within the Professional Academy and Society:

  • Committee for the Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education (2021/22), American Accounting Association 
  • Member and Rep of the Southampton Business School at Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee of FBLA (2016-2017)

Editorial Board Memberships: 

  • Associate Editor: Management Accounting Studies (CMAS, China)
  • Editorial board member : of Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management (ISSN: 1176-6093, Emerald)
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I currently teach MANG 6026 Management Accounting (1) and MANG 6027 Management Accounting (2)

Dr Pingli Li
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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