Shelley Xin Li is a doctoral candidate in the Accounting and Management unit at Harvard Business School. She studies how firms use management control and corporate governance mechanisms to drive learning, innovation, and long-term performance at both the organization and sub-organization levels. Contributing to the emerging literature in economics and accounting on motivating and managing innovation, her job market paper collects rich data at the individual and project level, and examines the conditions under which relaxing time constraints on execution tasks is associated with a higher probability of employees initiating bottom-up innovations. Shelley is expected to graduate in May 2016.
Prior to Harvard, Shelley worked as a financial reporting specialist. She received double Bachelor degrees in Economics and Law from Nankai University, and a M.A. in Economics from Duke University. She is a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Financial Risk Manager.