In all of its research, the Long Institute seeks to follow these action guidelines:
- Bilateral: Where possible, work with partners in the U.S. and in China
- Interdisciplinary: Combine multiple disciplinary perspectives, including those from the social sciences, management, law, and the humanities.
- Theory and Practice integration: Develop work that derives insights from academic research and practice experience, and work that contributes to scholarship and practice.
- Comparative: Place findings from China in a comparative context, while contrasting existing theories and practices from the U.S. to Chinese data.
- Impact-Oriented: Seek to disseminate key research findings and form opinions to guide public and private practice.