Wei Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Department of Accounting

Wei Li

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 investors to make investment decisions, management to make performance evaluation/financial reporting decisions and donors to make donation decisions. Her research outputs provide implications for companies and nonprofit organizations in areas of Financial Reporting, Performance Evaluation and Management. 

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. Li is a co-recipient of two research grants from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

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. Li is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and worked as an accountant in Agricultural Bank of China prior to joining academia.


Ph.D., Accounting, Washington State University, 2006, Master of Accounting, Washington State University, 2001 , Bachelor of Economics in International Finance, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, 1998



  • Li, Wei & Alam, Pervaiz & Meonske, Norman. Performance Measure Properties and Efficacy of Incentive Contracts: Perceptions of U.S. Employees. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (17-18), pp. 3378-3392.
  • Li, Wei & Mcdowell, Evelyn & Hu Michael. Effects of Financial Efficiency and Choice to Restrict Contributions on Individual Donations. Accounting Horizons, 26(1), pp.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, pp.195-218.
  • Wong-On-Wing, Bernard, Lan Guo & Li, Wei & Yang, Dan . Reducing Conflicts in Balanced Scorecard Evaluations. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 32 (4-5), pp. 363-377.