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Research Interests

Responsible Innovation, Transformational Entrepreneurship, STI and Society

PhD Project

  • Thesis Title:
    Situated Framings of Responsible Innovation in a Chinese Context – Case Study of Changsha County

  • Research Aims and Objectives:

    Overall Aim: to explore how Responsible Innovation (RI), a notion originated from the global North, could be framed in a Chinese context, particularly at a local grassroots level or micro level.

    Objective One: to understand how policy discourses around innovation and responsibility can mobilise various social actors in a Chinese context.

    Objective Two: to understand framings of innovation and responsibility under a Chinese business context, and ways in which innovation and responsibility related discourses flow and translate.

    Objective Three: to construct a set of situated framings of RI in a Chinese context, by examining perceptions and sense-making processes in and around discourses of innovation, responsibility, and RI.

  • Methodology:

    This thesis follows a qualitative, interpretivist, and ethnographic approach which fits well with the research objectives that require in-depth and context sensitive data. For data analysis, this thesis attempts to develop a novel analytical framework which I termed ‘The 3-Tier ANT- DA Analytical Framework’ based on Actor-network Theory and Discourse Analysis.

  • Supervisors:
    Professor Gareth Shaw and Professor Richard Owen

Master's Project

  • Dissertation: Auditing the Innovation Potential and Management of Chinese SMEs at County Level – Case Study of Changsha County
  • Based on a field research using quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews.

Education/Academic qualification

Management Studies, Doctorate, University of Exeter

International Management, MSc, University of Exeter

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discourse analysis Social Sciences
biology Social Sciences
innovation Social Sciences
Innovation Business & Economics
narrative Social Sciences
responsibility Social Sciences
discourse Social Sciences
science Social Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 7 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Chapter

负责任创新在中国基层的建构: 长沙县CfO公司案例研究

Li, F., 1 Jun 2019, 负责任创新的理论与实践. Wang, Q. & Brey, P. (eds.). Science Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

责任式创新: “内涵-理论-方法”的整合框架

Mei, L., Chen, J. & Li, F., 15 Mar 2018, In : Studies in Science of Science. 2018, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Innovation process

负责任创新: 内涵辨析与启示

Mei, L., Chen, J. & Li, F., 18 Feb 2017, In : Studies in Dialectics of Nature. 2017, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Innovation activities
Negative externalities
7 Citations (Scopus)

Framing responsible innovation in synthetic biology: the need for a critical discourse analysis approach

Li, F., Owen, R. & Simakova, E., 30 Jan 2015, In : Journal of Responsible Innovation. 2, 1, p. 104-108 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

discourse analysis