Dr Yan Li BSc, MPhil, PhD

Lecturer in Strategic Project Management

Key details

Dr Yan Li

Lecturer in Strategic Project Management


Dr. Yan Li completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on business model innovation, eco-efficiency and capability. She got her MPhil degree from the University Cambridge and BSC degree at Fudan University.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Teaching
    Module leader for BUSI 1637 Discover project management (Level 4); Module leader for BUSI 1712 Project planning and management (Level 5); Personal Tutor for final year undergraduates; Supervisor for Master students.
  • Research
    Active member of the Connected Cities Research Group (CCRG).
  • Administrative activities
    Department representative for Research Ethical Committee

Research / Scholarly interests

Dr. Li’ s research interests are in the areas of business model innovation, dynamic capability, industrial sustainability, sharing economy.

Recent publications

Book section

Holgado, Maria , Evans, Steve, Benedetti, Miriam, Dubois, Merane , Li, Yan , Morgan, Dai , Ferrera, Enrico , Rossini, Rosaria , Baptista, Antόnio J. , Lourenço, Emanuel (2018), MAESTRI Toolkit for industrial symbiosis: overview, lessons learnt and implications. Springer. In: , , In: Dzung Dao, Robert J. Howlett, Rossi Setchi, Ljubo Vlacic (eds.), Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2018. Springer, Cham , 130 (1st) . pp. 51-60 . ISBN: 9783030042899 ; 9783030042905 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04290-5_6) NB Item availability restricted.

Li, Yan , Holgado, Maria, Benedetti, Miriam, Evans, Steve (2017), Conceptual analysis of Eco-efficiency and Industrial Symbiosis: insights from process industry. Springer International Publishing. In: , , In: Giampaolo Campana, Robert J. Howlett, Rossi Setchi (eds.), Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2017: Selected papers on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies). Springer International Publishing, Smart Innovations, Systems and Technologies . ISBN: 9783319570778 (doi: https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/conceptual-analysis-of-eco-efficiency-and-industrial-symbiosis-i/12246046) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference item

Li, Yan and , Evans, Steve (2018), Capability snow model for business model innovation. In: R&D Management Conference, 30-04 July 2018, Milan, Italy , . , (doi: http://www.rnd2018.polimi.it/).

Conference proceedings

Li, Yan and , Evans, Steve (2019), Business model innovation for eco-efficiency: an empirical study. Springer. In: Advances in Production Management Systems, Sep 1-5, Austin, US , APMS 2019: Advances in Production Management Systems. Towards Smart Production Management Systems. Springer, Cham, Switzerland , 566 . pp. 143-150 . ISBN: 9783030299958ISSN: 1868-4238 (Print), 1868-422X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29996-5_17).

Li, Yan , Holgado, Maria, Evans, Steve (2017), Business model innovation in state-owned and private-owned enterprises in China. Springer. In: IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, , In: Irenilza Nääs, Oduvaldo Vendrametto, João Mendes Reis, Rodrigo Franco Gonçalves, Márcia Terra Silva, Gregor von Cieminski, Dimitris Kiritsis (eds.), Advances in Production Management Systems. Initiatives for a Sustainable World IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2016, Iguassu Falls, Brazil, September 3-7, 2016, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Cham (488) (1st) . pp. 528-535 . ISBN: 9783319511320 ; 9783319511337 ; 9783319845760ISSN: 1868-4238 (Print), 1868-422X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51133-7_63) NB Item availability restricted.