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Professor Xiaobo Wu

Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Director of National Institute for Innovation Management (NIIM), Zhejiang University, China

Professor WU Xiaobo is currently serving as Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Zhejiang University, the director of National Institute for Innovation Management (NIIM), the director of the Zhejiang University—Cambridge University Joint Research Center for Global Manufacturing and Innovation Management and Ruihua Institute for Innovation Management. He also serves as Board member and the vice-president of the Central, East European and Middle Asian Network on Management Development Association (CEEMAN).

After obtaining his PhD degree in Management from Zhejiang University in 1992, Professor WU conducted his postdoctoral research at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (1996). He had been a visiting scholar of the Institute for Manufacturing and the Judge Institute of Management Studies at Cambridge University, UK (1996- 1997), and a Fulbright visiting scholar at Sloan School of Management at MIT, US (2000-2001).

Professor WU joined the Faculty of School of Management at Zhejiang University 1992. His primary research interests center around Managing Technological Innovation, Inclusive Innovation and entrepreneurship, Global Manufacturing and Network-based Competitive Strategy. He has published over 300 academic papers and over 30 books, and serves on the editorial boards of scholarly journals, including IEEE-Transaction on Engineering Management, Asian Journal of Technological Innovation, Journal of Engineering Management and etc.

His service to education communities includes Member of the Assessment Committee of the National Academic Degree Committee, State Council of China; the Supervisory Committee of Management Sciences and Engineering Management Education, the Ministry of Education of China; and the National MBA Education Steering Committee of China. He was also the Smiths Chair Professor of International Management at Leeds University, UK (2013-2016).

Professor WU has been actively involved in management consulting and was the advisor and board member of leading companies including Geely, Siemens China, Hikvision, Hangyang, Hengtong, XIZI UHC and etc. He is the Executive Vice President of International Council for Small Business (ICSB) China, and he had been elected the Senior Vice President of ICSB from 2011 to 2012. He also serves as the president of Zhejiang Provincial Technological Innovation Association and Hangzhou Enterprises Technological Innovation Association.

He has been dedicated in cultivating the Healthy Power who leading the future of China.

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