UTEP Associate Professor Named Foreign Policy Research Institute Templeton Fellow
Last Updated on October 07, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Originally published October 07, 2021
By Laura L. Acosta
Mengge Li, Ph.D., associate professor at The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Business Administration, has been named a 2021 Templeton Fellow in the Africa Program of the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI).
Li joined UTEP’s Department of Marketing and Management in 2015. His research interests are mainly in strategic management, and his work has been published in leading management journals, including the Journal of Management, Group & Organization Management, and the Journal of Management & Governance. His current research examines the effects of leaders on interorganizational relationships and international business strategies.
“I am honored to be appointed as a Templeton Fellow in the Africa program at FPRI,” Li said. “It brings great opportunities for me to conduct important research on international business and politics. The global political and economic landscape is becoming increasingly complex due to the increasing interconnectedness, collaboration, and competition in today’s globalized and multi-polar world. So, scholars and policymakers need to renew their knowledge on the interplay between Africa, China and United States. I am excited to take on this important task, and I look forward to working with renowned scholars at FPRI to advance our knowledge of global business in the multi-polar world.”
FPRI is dedicated to producing the highest quality scholarship and nonpartisan policy analysis focused on crucial foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. Templeton Fellows in the Africa Program seek to inform and educate policymakers, business leaders, and the American public on the diversity and complexity of the African continent through their research.
Li holds a doctoral degree in business administration from the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He received his master’s degree in information systems and operations management from the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida, and his bachelor’s degree from South China Agricultural University.