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Xiao Wang, SFHEA

Associate Professor, Double-PhD, Program Director of MSc Management

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Double-PhD, University of Groningen and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Associate Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU); Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK); Outstanding Teacher of XJTLU; Innovation and Entrepreneur Mentor of International Innovation Hub (IIH, XJTLU); Adjunct Senior Research Fellow of XIPU Institution (the think-tank of XJTLU). As a representative of Chinese PhD students studying in the Netherlands, he was invited by Dutch Royalty attending the state banquet welcoming President XI Jinping’s visit. His research areas include ecosystems of innovation and entrepreneurship, governmental entrepreneurship, social and green entrepreneurship, social and knowledge network, and cultural impacts on innovation and entrepreneurship. Besides academic output in journals, such as Technovation, RD Management, Industry and Innovation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, and Scientometrics, Dr.Wang has played a key role in several think-tank and advisory projects of XJTLU and works as a trainer and advisor of transcultural collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship for enterprises and governmental agencies.

汪潇,荷兰格罗宁根大学与中国科学院大学双博士、国际高等教育学院高级院士、博士生导师、西浦国际商学院管理学硕士(全日和非全日制)专业主任、西浦国际创新港创新与创业家导师、西浦智库特约高级研究员。深耕于数字化和全球化背景下的三创管理问题研究(创新、创业、创意),并擅长将研究成果转化为赋能企业动态战略制定及实施的方法和工具,并为企业创新突破和可持续发展提供建议和指导,其中代表性企业有:中国中车集团、意大利圣东尼集团、法国欧朗集团。除了代表性著作《Catch-up and Radical Innovation in Chinese State-Owned Enterprises》、《中华智慧远践有为》外,在国际一流学术期刊发表论文40余篇,有关战略新兴产业的研究报告被评为“江苏省社科应用研究精品工程优秀成果”。

Research interests

Creativity, Design-Driven Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Technological Innovation and Strategy (e.g, innovation ecosystem; cultural influences on innovation; dynamic innovation capability)

Futurology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (e.g, technological trend, innovation and social value creation; future entrepreneurship)

Social Entrepreneurship and CSR (e.g, the social impacts of innovation and entrepreneurship)

Network Organization (e.g, network organization; interactions between new formal and informal organizations)

Inter-Organizational Collaboration (e.g, organizational boundary and how the formal and informal groups influence IOC)

Knowledge Creation, Sharing and Management (e.g, the impacts of knowledge network multiplexity, individual characteristics, organizational institution and culture on KSM)

Social Capital and Social Network (e.g, social network efficiency and social capital quality; social network transfer)

Policy Research (e.g, use econometric approaches to examine policy’s effects; policy legitimacy study; innovation policy, health policy, energy policy, environment policy)

Inter-disciplinary Research


Program Director, MSc Management, International Business School Suzhou - XJTLU - 2021 to Present

Associate Professor, International Business School Suzhou - XJTLU - 2021 to Present

Deputy Program Director, IMBA, International Business School Suzhou - XJTLU - 2020 to 2021

Program Director, MSc Project Management, International Business School Suzhou - XJTLU - 2019

Internationalization Officer, Department of Strategic Management Organization, International Business School Suzhou - XJTLU - 2018 to 2021

Innovation Entrepreneur Mentor, International Innovation Hub - XJTLU - 2018 to Present

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, XIPU Institution - XJTLU - 2017 to Present

Assistant Professor, International Business School Suzhou - XJTLU - 2018 to 2021

Lecturer, International Business School Suzhou - XJTLU - 2016 to 2018

Advisor - MRT Engines Co., Ltd., The Netherlands - 2015 to 2017

Advisor - Shaanxi Qianlong Hi-Tech Ecological Agriculture Co., Ltd. - 2013 to 2016


SMO208 Entrepreneurship

BUS913 Futurology, Innovation and Business Opportunities

SMO405 Management Dissertation

IOM421 Dissertation / Capstone consultancy project

BUS303 Final Year Project

ECO415 Business Analytics Dissertation

IOM415 Supply Chain Management Dissertation

Workshops of entrepreneurship for XJTLU’s international students

Workshops of business plan writing for XJTLU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contests

Executive Education OE Programs, e.g. New-Age Leadership, Organizational Resilience, Innovation Ecosystem

ILEAD workshops: Business Education and Teaching Innovation

ENT202 Entrepreneurship

Executive Education for CRRC International Talent Program (2021): Open Innovation and Ecosystem Management

ENT101TC Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship

ENT001 Explore AI and Entrepreneurship

MAN208 Entrepreneurship

MAN913 Futurology, Innovation and Business Opportunities

MAN413 Management Dissertation

MAN303 Final Year Project

MAN445 Supply Chain Management Dissertation

MAN201 Corporate Social Responsibility

Executive Education for CRRC International Talent Program (2019): Cultural Differences and Working as a Chinese abroad

Executive Education for Santoni (2019): Entrepreneurship for Business Creation and Innovation

MAN311 Business in the Asia-Pacific Region

MAN477 Dissertation / Capstone consultancy project

MAN226 International Business

MAN412 Entrepreneurship and Business Creation

Business Research Methods

Organizational Culture, Branding and Leadership

Performance Management

Trans-Cultural Collaboration and Negotiation

Awards and honours

Innovative Work Award, 25th National Learning and Teaching Informatisation Practice Exchange, 2021

Module Leader of First-Batch Top Undergraduate Module (Entrepreneurship), Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, 2021

Second prize of Jiangsu Excellent Project Award for Applied Research of Social Sciences in 2020, 2021

Excellent Adjunct Senior Research Fellow Award, XIPU Institution, 2020/21

Outstanding Innovation and Entrepreneurship Mentor Award for the Sixth Dushu Lake Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, Communist Youth League, SIP Working Committee, 2020

Best Contributor to Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs (2017-2020), Career Center, XJTLU

Excellent Innovation and Entrepreneur Mentor Award, International Innovation Hub, XJTLU, 2020/21

2020 Distinguished Contribution Award, Senior Trainer in Learning and Teaching, ILEAD, XJTLU

2019/20 IBSS Teaching Innovation Award

2018/19 IBSS Service Award

2019 Outstanding Teacher, 2018/19 Annual XJTLU Learning and Teaching Awards

2017 Certificate in Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Merit), XJTLU

2017 Invited for presenation on teaching improvement in 2017 XJTLU Annual Learning and Teaching Colloquium.

2014 State Banquet Guest, Dutch Royalty.

2014 Double-PhD Program representative, EQUIS accreditation of Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen.

2013-2014 Bernoulli Scholarship (an honorable scholarship named after a historically significant Dutch mathematician Daniel Bernoulli), University of Groningen

2011-2012 Bernoulli Scholarship, University of Groningen

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Double-PhD, University of Groningen & University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

MSc / MRes, Xi'an Jiaotong University

BA, Xi'an Jiaotong University

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