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Faculty and Staff Profile

He Li

Assistant Professor

Office: 420H Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Business Information & Technology
University of Memphis 2019

B.B.A. Financial Intelligence and Information Management
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics 2015

 Courses Taught

MGT 4560 Business Data Management
MBA 8660 Big Data Management for Analytics
DSA 8660 Data Management and Warehousing
MGT 3180 Management Information Systems


He Li is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at Clemson University's College of Business. His research focuses on firms’ various IT-enabled competitive strategies in emerging contexts such as digital platform ecosystems, IT security management, and digital transformation. He uses econometrics methods such as panel vector autoregression, dynamic panel models, and survival analysis, as well as business analytics approaches such as text mining in his research. He’s studies try to balance theoretical rigor and empirical robustness. His work has been published in JMIS, JAIS, International Journal of Production Research, Information & Management, among others.

 Research Interests

Digital Platform Ecosystems; IT Security; Digital Transformation

 Research Publications

Li, H., Yoo, S., and Kettinger, W. J. (Forthcoming). “The Roles of IT Strategies and Security Investments in Reducing Organizational IT Security Breaches,” Journal of Management Information Systems.

Li, H., and Kettinger, W. J. (Forthcoming). “The Building Blocks of Software Platforms: Understanding the Past to Forge the Future,” Journal of the Association for Information Systems.

Wu, J., Li, H., Liu, L., and Xu, Y. (Forthcoming). “Prior Ties, Investor Role, and Venture Capital Syndication,” Small Business Economics.

Wu J., Li, H., Lin, Z., and Goh, K.Y. 2017. “How Big Data and Analytics Reshape the Wearable Device Market – The Context of E-Health,” International Journal of Production Research (55:17), pp. 5168-5182.

Wu, J., Li, H., Liu, L., and Zheng, H. 2017. “Adoption of Big Data and Analytics in Mobile Healthcare Market: An Economic Perspective,” Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (22), pp. 24-41.

Wu, J., Li, H., Lin, Z., and Zheng, H. 2017. “Competition in Wearable Device Market: The Effects of Network Externality and Product Compatibility,” Electronic Commerce Research (17:3), pp. 335-359.

Wu, J., Li, H., Zheng, H., and Xu, Y. 2017. “Signaling in Joint Venture Capital: A Social Network Perspective,” Industrial Management & Data Systems (117:10), pp. 2340-2363.

Wu, J., Li, H., Cheng, S. and Lin, Z. 2016. “The Promising Future of Healthcare Services: When Big Data Analytics Meets Wearable Technology,” Information & Management (53:8), pp. 1020-1033.

Li, H., Wu, J., Gao, Y., and Shi, Y. 2016. “Examining Individuals’ Adoption of Healthcare Wearable Devices: An Empirical Study from Privacy Calculus Perspective,” International Journal of Medical Informatics (88), pp. 8-17.

Wu, J., Goh, K.Y., Li, H., Luo, C., and Zheng, H. 2016. “The Effects of Communication Patterns on the Success of Open Source Software Projects: An Empirical Analysis from Social Network Perspectives,” Journal of Global Information Management (24:4), pp. 22-44.

Gao, Y., Li, H., and Luo, Y. 2015. “An Empirical Study of Wearable Technology Acceptance in Healthcare,” Industrial Management & Data Systems (119:9), pp. 1704-1723.