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Wei Li

Associate Professor

Wei Li received her Ph.D. from Washington State University in 2006. Her main research interests are to examine whether and how psychological and social factors influence (1) investors to make investment decisions, (2) management to make performance evaluation/financial reporting decisions and (3) donors to make donation decisions. Her research outputs provide implications for companies and nonprofit organizations in areas of financial reporting, performance evaluation and management. Dr. Li has presented her research work at numerous national and international conferences, and published in top accounting journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society and Accounting Horizons. Dr. Li is a co-recipient of two research grants from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). 

Dr. Li teaches financial accounting at both undergraduate and MBA levels. She also teaches Ph.D. seminar in behavioral research. She has won teaching excellence awards from the College of Business Administration and the University. Dr. Li is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and worked as an accountant in Agricultural Bank of China prior to joining academia.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Li, Wei, Pervaiz Alam, and Norman Meonske. Performance Measure Properties and Efficacy of Incentive Contracts: Perceptions of U.S. Employees. International Journal of Human Resource Management 24 (17-18): 3378-3392.

Li, Wei, Evelyn McDowell, and Michael Hu.  Effects of Financial Efficiency and Choice to Restrict Contributions on Individual Donations. Accounting Horizons 26 (1): 111-123.

Li, Wei. Self Promote or Not? An Examination of the Effect of Management’s Self Promotion in Management Disclosures. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research 13: 195-218.

Wong-On-Wing, Bernard, Lan Guo, Wei Li, and Dan Yang. Reducing Conflicts in Balanced Scorecard Evaluations. Accounting, Organizations and Society 32 (4-5): 363-377.
Research Areas
  • Financial Reporting
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Nonprofit Management
Wei Li
Department of Accounting
Phone: 330-672-1125