Lode Li

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Professor Li has research interests in operations management and strategy, including time-based competition, technology choice, supply chain information sharing and coordination, service operations, and management of international manufacturing networks. A native of Shanghai, China, he was a research fellow in economics at the California Institute of Technology and an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the faculty of Yale in 1989. He is a member of the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences.



  • PhD, Northwestern University, 1984
  • MS, Northwestern University, 1982
  • BA, Fudan University, Shanghai, 1979


  • Sloan Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1983-1984
  • Competitive Earmarked Research Grant sponsored by Hong Kong Research Grant Council, 1996-1998


  • Management Science (1997-present) Associate Editor
  • Operations Research (1992-1996) Associate Editor