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CDA welcomes Prof. WU Xiaobo as new Member of the CDA Scientific Advisory Board

Vienna/Hangzhou, 22 December 2022 – 12:00 CET/19:00 CST

Source: Zhejiang University 2022

Gaining deep insights in innovation and corporate innovation management as well as capacity building in the National Innovation Systems of China, European countries and ‘The West’ in general is a major focus of our work at CDA. The comparative understanding of the driving forces, mechanisms and the dynamic of innovation is a corner stone for building strong global innovation networks to fight global warming and organise the transformation towards a global circular economy in the 21st century. It is therefore our pleasure to welcome one of China’s leading experts in innovation management, Prof. Wu Xiaobo, as a new Member of the CDA Scientific advisory board. He is currently the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Founding Director of the National Institute for Innovation Management (NIIM) at Zhejiang University. In the context of Sino-European joint research he is the Co-Director of the Joint Research Center for Global Manufacturing and Innovation Management of Zhejiang University and University of Cambridge. He is also a member of the Babbage Policy Network at Cambridge Industrial Innovation Policy (CIIP) which is based at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) a division of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering.

Since 2015 Professor Wu is the Cheung Kong Chair Professor of Innovation & Strategy, Ministry of Education, China and he is Professor at School of Management of Zhejiang University. From 2009 – 2017 he was Dean of School of Management of Zhejiang University. In Europe he was the Smiths Chair Professor of International Management at Leeds University, UK (2013-2016). Currently he also serves as Board member and the vice-president of the Central, East European and Middle Asian Network on Management Development Association (CEEMAN).

He holds memberships of the Assessment Committee of the National Academic Degree Committee (State Council of China), the Supervisory Committee of Management Sciences and Engineering Management Education (Ministry of Education, P.R. China), of Academy of Management Science and Engineering, P.R. China, and of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Production in Switzerland.

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.

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.

About National Institute for Innovation Management (NIIM) at Zhejiang University

National Institute for Innovation Management at Zhejiang University (National-level Philosophy and Social Science Innovation Base) is an important research base in China's innovation management field, known for its pioneer work in initiating studies in China on technological innovation management and sustainable competitiveness as well as its remarkable achievements and comprehensive cooperation network worldwide. Based on long-term exploration, NIIM has creatively proposed original innovation management theories and paradigms such as “Secondary Innovation Management”, “Portfolio Innovation Management”, “Total Innovation Management”, “C Theory”, and has made important contributions to the theories and practices of technological innovation management with Chinese characteristics.

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National Institute for Innovation Management (NIIM), Zhejiang University

West District of Zijingang Campus

866 Yuhangtang Road

Hangzhou, Zhejiang,

310058 P.R. China

School of Management, Zhejiang University

West District of Zijingang Campus

866 Yuhangtang Road

Hangzhou, Zhejiang

310058 P.R. China


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