Dr Yingru Li
- Senior Lecturer (Accounting & Finance)
With a concern for social justice and fairness, Yingru is interested in research that could have policy significance and impacts on the practice of corporate accountability for human rights and sustainable economy. In translating the theoretical concerns to the practice, she is closely engaged in projects that explore human rights issues in the corporate world and how to mobilize businesses to be “better” and more responsible.
Yingru is a member of the School's Accounting research cluster and is also co-convenor of the Glasgow Human Rights Network.
Areas of expertise:
- Human rights and business
- Justice and justification in business and accounting
- Corporate accountability
- Critical accounting
- Financial accounting and reporting
- The politics of standard setting
2023 - “What are “material” human rights issues in non-financial reporting practice?” (PI, £1500), by PRME seed research funding
2022 - Awarded with Dekaban-Liddle Junior Fellowship (£12,100) to develop research collaborations with Polish institutions on corporate accountability for human rights issues
2020 - "China’s responses to Covid-19" (Co-I, £333,963), funded by the UKRI Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research
2019 - "The role of National Human Rights Institutions in promoting human rights within private sectors" (PI, £14,224.95), funded by the Research Incentive Grant, The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Yingru is interested in supervising projects exploring accountability practices emerged and constructed in different contexts and networks:
- Platform accountability and network politics
- Corporate accountability, human rights and sustainability issues
- Individual felt accountability
She is also very interested in the moral and political conceptualization of accountability, and welcomes topics that look into justice and equality related issues in corporate world.
Current doctoral supervision
- Alrefaei, Najla Mutlaq M
Reform and the development of the accounting education in Saudi Arabia.
- Accountability and human rights (honours course)
- Accounting, image and power (honours course)
- Human rights and business (PGT course)
- Snape et al., May 2020, “What can China’s delayed ‘Two Sessions’ tell us about its Covid-19 ‘Normalization’ policy?”
- Li et al., May 2020, “China’s provincial ‘Two Sessions’ and Covid-19: Adaptations and Continued Vigilance” MEDIA REPORTS
- Duckett et al., Mar 2020, “China’s new coronavirus recovery strategy explained”, The Conversation
- Snape et al., June 2020, “Coronavirus: Beijing Outbreak shows China’s plan for preventing a second wave”, The Conversation
- Li and Duckett, Nov 2020, “What can the West learn from China about keeping campuses Covid-free?”, Times Higher Education