Dr. Lili Wang
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
2. Structural Change and Economic Development
3. Economic Complexity and Innovation
5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Transitions
Lili Wang is a senior researcher at UNU-MERIT and also a guest professor at Dalian University of Technology, P.R.China. She obtained her PhD degree from Eindhoven University of Technology (Department of Technology Management, currently known as Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences) and joined UNU-MERIT in September 2008. She has been coordinating various research projects funded by the European Commission, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing Academy of Science and Technology, etc. She is currently leading one of the “Comprehensive Innovation for Sustainable Development” teams, i.e. Managing new technologies towards inclusive societies.
To address challenges in the 4th industrial revolution, it is important to understand the development of new technologies and to support the transition of existing structures into the sustainable development system. Managing new technologies is an important strategy not only for advanced countries, but also for developing countries. In the past years, Lili Wang has conducted research on new technologies in various domains, such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, solar energy technology, 3D printing technology, digitalisation and AI technology. Her work has been widely published in top peer-reviewed journals, such as Research Policy, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Regional Studies, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Journal of Informetrics, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Technology Transfer, Oxford Development Studies, Scientometrics, China Economic Review, Research Evaluation, etc.
Her recent research focuses on Managing New Technologies, digitalisation and society, including but not limited to the following research lines:
Lili is currently leading one of the Comprehensive Innovation for Sustainable Development (CI4SD) projects - Managing new technologies towards inclusive societies.
Lili’s journal publications can be found via ResearchGate and GoogleScholar: