Basic Information

Dr. Shengli Li

Department of Information Management and E-Commerce

School of Management

Xi'an Jiaotong University


Office: 828, School of Management



Associate Professor, School of Management, Xi'an Jiatong University, 2016-Present

Assistant Professor, School of Management, Xi'an Jiatong University, 2013-2015


Phd in Information Systems                                                          2008-2013

Warrington College of Business, University of Florida


M.S. in Eletricial Engineering                                                        2006-2008

College of Engineering, University of Florida


B.S. in Eletrical Engineering                                                         2002-2006

School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Xi'an jiaotong University

Research Interests

Electronic Commerce

Economics of Information Systems

Cloud Computing

Social Network Analysis


  1. Shengli Li , Hsing K. Cheng, Yang Duan, Yu-Chen Yang, "A study of enterprise software licensing models", Journal of Management Information Systems, forthcoming

  2. Yu-Chen Yang, Chao Ding, Hsing K. Cheng and Shengli Li, “To join or not to join group purchasing organization: a vendor's decision”, European Journal of Operations Research, forthcoming

  3. Hsing K. Cheng, Shengli Li (Correspondence Author), and Yipeng Liu, “Limited version, time-locked or hybrid free trial: the deciding factor of network effects”,Production and Operations Management Journal, Vol.24, Issue 3, 2015, PP. 504-517 

  4. Brent Kitchens, Christopher A. Harle, and Shengli Li, “Quality of health-related online search results”, Decision Support SystemsVol. 57, Jan 2014, pp. 454-462

  5. Shengli Li, Yipeng Liu, and Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay, “Network effects in online two-sided market platforms: a research note,” Decision Support Systems, Vol. 49, Issue 1, May 2010, pp. 245-249

  6. Shengli Li and Hsing K. Cheng, “Software licensing in the case of no network effects”, E-Life: Web-Enabled Convergence of Commerce, Work, and Social Life, Volume 108 of the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, pp 323-333

  7. Shengli Li and Qiuyue Luo, “A study of digital music pricing models”, Proceedings of the Twentieth Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016), Chiayi, Taiwan, 2016

  8. Hsing K. Cheng, Shengli Li, and Yipeng Liu, “A study of hybrid software free trial”, Proceedings of the Nineth Workshop on e-Business (WeB 2010, Pre-ICIS workshop), St. Louis, 2010 (Nominated for Best Paper Award)

  9. Hong Guo, Shengli Li and Praveen Pathak, "Personal event detection in online social networking sites", Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop on e-Business (Web 2009, Pre-ICIS workshop), Phonix, 2009


  1. The Study of Enterprise Software Delivery Models in the Monopoly and Duopoly Markets, National Nature Science Foundation of China, 2015-2017, ¥230,000
  2. The Study on Optimal Enterprise Software Price and Quality under Different Delivery Models, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2015-2016, ¥50,000
  3. The Comparison Study between On-Premises and SaaS, Support for Young Scholars (By Xi'an Jiaotong University), 2013-2016, ¥40,000