Yongqiang Li is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Law & Justice.

He has consulting experience on corporate and university governance and is an International College Coordinator, promoting law programs and maintaining collaborations with law specialised universities in China and Asia. His current research project investigates the interaction between law and disruptive technology, IP, and Belt and Road Initiative.

Yongqiang is Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia, as well as a National Accredited Mediator, Registered Migration Agent (MARN: 1798294) and Accredited Education Agent Counsellor (QEAC).

Yongqiang received two grants from the Australia-China Council and a number of industry grants. He has won awards and scholarships, including:

  • Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship
  • Australian Postgraduate Award
  • Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Research Excellence
  • ANZAM Conference 2012 Best Doctoral Paper Award
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad.

He is the editor-in-chief of Law and Governance Journal and is frequently on the editorial board, and a reviewer for journals. He is also co-president of the 2017 International Scientific Conference of Economic and Social Development.

Yongqiang has been invited to deliver more than 50 customised guest lectures to senior policy decision makers and business executives on topics related to law, policy and university governance. He has taught postgraduate and undergraduate units in:

  • evidence and criminal procedure
  • company law
  • business law
  • taxation law
  • management
  • economics
  • risk management
  • statistics.


Refereed journal articles

Li, Y., Dai, W., Armstrong, A., Clarke, A. and Du, M. (2015), Developing an integrated supply chain system for small businesses consortium in Australia: a service–oriented PHOENIX solution. International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 8(1), 81-89. ISSN 1740-0562

Li, Y., Armstrong, A. and Clarke, A. (2012), Determinants of business exits in Australia. Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics, 7(1), pp 31-38. ISSN 1833-4318.

Li, Y., Hassan, A., Abdirashid, E., Zeller, B. and Du, M. (2012), The impact of investor protection on financial performance of Islamic banks: An empirical analysis. Corporate Ownership and Control, 9(4), pp 50-60. ISSN 1727-9232 (print) 1810-3057 (online).

Li, Y., Armstrong, A. and Clarke, A. (2012), Determinants of regulatory burdens on non-listed small corporations in Australia: perceptions of small corporations' owner/managers. Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics, 7(1), pp 39-51. ISSN 1833-4318.

Pontines, V. and Li, Y. (2011), Regime dependence, Mrs. Machlup's wardrobe and the accumulation of international reserves in Asia. Economics Letters, 110(3), pp 231-234. ISSN 0165-1765.

PhD thesis

Li, Yongqiang (2014) Governance, Regulation and Performance of Non-listed Small Corporations in Australia: a Structural Equation Modelling Approach. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


Li, Y. (2017), Australian Law for Business Decision Making, Lawbook Co., 2017, Thomson Reuters. ISBN 9780455240244.

Li, Y. and Armstrong, A. (2017 forthcoming), Constraints to Small Businesses: the Challenges of Regulation, Financing and Taxation, Tilde Publishing.

Adams, M., Armstrong, A., Clarke, T., Eddie, I., Heenetigala, K., Lewis, P., Li, Y. and Richardson, A. (2011), Developing a responsive regulatory system for Australia's small corporations: governance for small business. Project Report. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

Conference presentations

Li, Y., Du, M., Armstrong, A. and Clarke, A. (2012), Board size and performance of small firms: a meta-analysis. In: 26th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: managing for volatility and instability. Soontiens, Werner, ed. Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Perth. ISBN 9780987415806.

Zhao, Y, Li, Y., and Zhang, Q. (2010), Space coverage performance analysis and simulation for track sensors located on the STSS system. In: 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing (ICICIP 2010), Dalian, China. Proceedings: IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 501-505. ISBN 9781424470471 (print), 9781424470501 (online).

Zhao, Y. and Li, Y. (2010), CRLB of initial state estimation for boost phase object based on 8-state gravity turn model using space-based observations. In: 2010 2nd International Conference on Signal Processings Systems (ICSPS 2010), Dalian, China. Proceedings: IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 781-789. ISBN 9781424468928 (print), 9781424468935 (online).

Zhao, Y., Yi, D., Li, Y. and Zhang, Q. (2010), Initial state estimation for boost phase cbject based on 8-state gravity turn model using pseudo-linear estimator. In: 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing (ICICIP) 2010, Dalian, China. Proceedings: IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 112-116. ISBN 9781424470471 (print).

View Yongqiang's publications in Victoria University's Research Repository.

Teaching responsibilities


Postgraduate units:

  • LML7901 Minor Research Thesis
  • BLO 5539 Australian Income Tax Law and Practice

Undergraduate units:

  • BLO1105 Business Law
  • BLO 2206 Taxation Law

Postgraduate research students & fellows


2 PhD students, 2 Visiting Professors, 2 Visiting Graduate Students, 16 Master of Laws Minor Research Theses Students.

Current supervision

7 PhD students, 1 DBA student, 9 Master of Laws Minor Research Theses students.

Research grants

  • 2015-2016 Industry collaborative project on “Chinese Migrants Business Women in Australia: Leadership and Skills Development” (Sole investigator) ($20,000).
  • 2014-2015 Australian Government Endeavour Fellowship project on ‘Small Business Financing and Local Government Policy in Australia and Malaysia: a Comparative Analysis’ (Sole Investigator) ($30,000).
  • 2013-2014 Australia-China Council Grant on ‘Integration of the GIS and supply chain management system in Chinese and Australian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises’ (Investigator) ($29,500).
  • 2012-2013 Australia-China Council Grant on ‘Entry barriers and entry modes of Australian small and medium-sized enterprises entering the Chinese market’ (Chief Investigator) ($11,000).
  • 2009-2013 Australian Research Council Industry Linkage Grant project on ‘Developing a responsive regulatory system for small corporations in Australia’ (APAI) ($200,000).
  • 2011-2012 Victoria University International Teaching and Learning Grant project on ‘Identifying the Students-at-risk’ (Investigator) ($10,000).
  • 2010-2011 Victorian state government funding of project on ‘Evaluating the economic impacts of business migrants in Victoria’ (Co-Investigator) ($50,000).

Professional memberships

  • Australia and New Zealand Law Teachers Association (member)
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (member)
  • International Association for Islamic Studies (member)
  • The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries UK (student member)

Industry experience

Yongqiang has extensive industry experience. He has:

  • delivered seminars to a wide range of stakeholders on topics such as small business governance, family business governance and university governance and regulatory compliance
  • delivered guest lectures on policy analysis, program evaluation, small business financing and strategic planning to senior government officials from various Ministries in China and Indonesia
  • developed and delivered seminars on social science research methodology to PhD students and junior staff in a number of universities in China, eg National University of Defence Technology
  • worked as a consultant on corporate governance and university governance to private education institutions in Australia and as an independent director on two corporate boards.

Appearances in the media

Australian SMEs can be successful in China

China's best at Victoria Law School.

Areas of expertise

  • Governance and regulation
  • Commercial law
  • taxation law
  • migration law
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Evidence-based policy
  • Econometric and statistical modelling
  • Engaging with China and Asia
  • Policy design and evaluation

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