Associate Professor

  • Management

Shenzhen Audencia Business School (SABS)


Strategic management
Corporate social responsibility
Non-profits in China
Configurational studies

Curriculum vitae

PhD in Management
University of Manitoba, Canada (2008)

MA in Economics
Zhengzhou University, China (2001)

BA in Economics
Zhengzhou University, China (1998)



NI, N., & ZHAN, X. (2017). Embedded Government Control and Nonprofit Revenue Growth. Public Administration Review, 77(5), 730-742.

Ni, N., Chen, Q., Ding, S., & Wu, Z. Professionalization and Cost Efficiency of Chinese Philanthropic Foundations, VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations


Crilly, D., Ni, N., & Jiang, Y. (2016). Do-no-harm versus Do-good Social Responsibility: Attributional Thinking and the Liability of Foreignness. Strategic Management Journal, 37(7), 1316-1329.


McGinnis, J., & Ni, N. (2015). The Impact of Political Connections on Donations to Chinese NGOs. (Equal authorship). International Public Management Journal, 18(4): 514-535.

Ni, N., Egri, C., Lo, C., & Lin, C. (2015). Patterns of Corporate Responsibility Practices in Three Chinese Societies. Journal of Business Ethics, 126(2): 169-183.

Walker, K., Ni, N., & Dyck, B. (2015). Recipes for Successful Sustainability: Empirical Organizational Configurations for Strong Corporate Environmental Performance. Business Strategy and the Environment, 24: 40-57.


Ni, N., Qian, C, & Crilly, D. (2014). The Stakeholder Enterprise: Caring for the Community by Attending to Employees. Strategic Organization, 12(1): 38-61.

Walker, K., Ni, N., & Huo, W. (2014). Is the Red Dragon Green? An Examination of the Antecedents and Consequences of Environmental Proactivity in China. Journal of Business Ethics, 125(1): 27-43.


Sarkis, J., Ni, N., & Zhu, Q. (2011). Winds of Change: Corporate Social Responsibility in China. Ivey Business Journal, 75(1): January/February.


Ni, N., & Wan, F. (2008). A Configurational Perspective of Branding Capabilities Development in the Emerging Economies: The Case of the Chinese Cellular Phone Industry. Journal of Brand Management, 15(6): 433-451.

Valliere, D., Ni, N., & Wise, S. (2008). Prior Relationships and M&A Exit Valuations: A Set-theoretic Approach. Journal of Private Equity, 11(2): 60-73.


Jackson, G., & Ni, N. (2013). Understanding Complementarities as Configurations: Using Set Theoretical methods. In P. Fiss, B. Cambré, & A. Marx (Eds.), Configurational Theory and Methods in Organizational Research, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 38: 129-158.

Scientific activities

Member of the Editorial Review Board of Management and Organization Review (2013- present)

Ad Hoc Reviewer for:

  • Business & Society
  • Corporate Governance: An International Review
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • Management and Organization Review
  • Research in Sociology of Organizations
  • Socio-Economic Review

Advisory Board Member:

  • Comparative Methods for Systematic Cross-Case Analysis (2016- present)
  • Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Annual Conference (2016- present)

Member of:

  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
  • International Association for Chinese Management Research

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award (with D. Crilly), Governance and Institutions Track, Academy of International Business Annual Conference, Nagoya, Japan (2011)
  • Finalist for Temple Best Paper Prize (with D. Crilly), Academy of International Business Annual Conference, Nagoya, Japan (2011)
  • Nomination for All-Academy Carolyn Dexter Award (with P. Dass and K. Zantow), Academy of Management Annual Conference, Philadelphia, USA (2007)
  • Best Paper Award of the Strategy Division (with P. Dass and K. Zantow), Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada (2007)
  • Best Paper Award of the Strategy Division (with P. Dass), Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada (2005)