Dr Xiaobai Shen

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Senior Lecturer in International and Chinese Business

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Phone: +44(0)131 6503819
Room: 2.19


Profile

Background

PhD 1998 (Edinburgh), MPhil 1989 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), BSc. 1982 (Shanghai Institute of Railway Technology, a part of Tongji University).

  • Research Associate in IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Consultant at China Connection Consultancy, Edinburgh
  • Research fellow in the Chinese Institute of Management Science (Beijing) and the Chinese Institute of Management Science (Shanghai)
  • Teaching Fellow in Shanghai Institute of Railway Technology, China.

Dr Shen is currently a visiting Professor in Peking University Law School; she has also held a visiting position in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She is associate editor of the Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management.

Research interests

Currently, Xiaobai is working on the intellectual property- IP regimes in China. In general, her research is on the social analysis of technology (products/services), their markets, and the embedding broader context. She is specialised in the areas of telecommunications, information and computing sectors, in particular focusing on issues concerning emerging markets.

She is the prinsiple investigator for the research project on Convergence or differentiation in IP protection strategies and business models? The project is funded by the AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China and CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright & New Business Models in the Creative Economy.

She has acted as an investigators for several large research projects in biotechnology and ICT, including GM technology in China - the ESRC INNOGEN programme, and CIPR - collective intellectual property rights project under PRIME, funded by an EU commission and EU-China ICT Standards partnership. Her previous research range from telecommunication technologies, open source software to vaccine development, and so forth, focusing on technology transfer, IP and innovation institutional mechanisms in China.

Group membership

PhD Supervision

Xiaobai is supervising 0 PhD students


Publications

Innovation in China

Shen. (2015).
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The power of “a visible hand” to the building of innovation capabilities – a study of China’s ICT technologies

Shen and Naughton, J. (2013) Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China. 195-213.
Contribution to journal: Article

Technology Progress in the Chinese Construction Industry under the Iron-Fist of Government

Gong, Shen, Jiang and Carr. (2013) Technology Analysis and Strategic Management 25 (4). 387-402.
Contribution to journal: Article
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JOINING UP: The Social and Political Dimensions

Hughes, Richards, Bryant and Shen. (2013) 1. 461-501.
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter

Standards Development as Hybridization

Shen, Graham, Stewart and Williams. (2013) International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research 11 (2). 34-45.
Contribution to journal: Article

科技與社會︰社會建構論、科學社會學和知識社會學的視角: 從反傳統到反偽科學

Li and Shen. (2012).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter

From 3G to 4G: Standards and the Development of Mobile Broadband in China

Stewart, Shen, Wang and Graham. (2011) Technology Analysis and Strategic Management 23 (7). 773-788.
Contribution to journal: Article

Understanding the Evolution of Rice Technology in China - from traditional agricultural to GM Rice today

Shen. (2010) Journal of Development Studies 46 (6). 1026-1046.
Contribution to journal: Article

2009高技术发展报告 / 中国科学院: 合成生物学的科学意义和伦理及其社会规制问题

Shen, X. and Williams. (2009).
Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding: Chapter

From Anti Tradition to Anti Pseudo Science - science, 'Chinese scientism' and traditional medicine in modern China',

Shen, X. (2009).
Contribution to conference: Other

The Successful Model of Linux Development in China: Industry-University-Research Institute Strategic Cooperation under the Instruction of Government——A Case Study of Red-Flag Linux Software Co. Ltd.

zhou and Shen. (2008) China Soft Science.
Contribution to journal: Article

The Development of SARS Vaccine in China - a reflection on public and private sector roles

Shen and Duan, Y. (2007) International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development 6.
Contribution to journal: Article

Research and Development Partnership in Bringing Transgenic Rice to the Market (Zhuanjiyin Shuidao Chanyehua zhong de huoban guanxi)

Shen, Duan, Y. and Zhang, S. (2006) Science Research Management 27.
Contribution to journal: Article

A Critique of China's Utilitarian View of Science and Technology

Shen and Williams. (2005) Science, Technology and Society 10 (2). 197-223.
Contribution to journal: Article

A dilemma for developing countries in IP strategy? Lessons from a case study of software piracy and Microsoft in China

Shen. (2005) Science and Public Policy 32. 187-198.
Contribution to journal: Article

Developing Country Perspectives on Software: Intellectual Property and Open Sources - A Case Study of Microsoft and Linux in China

Shen. (2005) International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research 3. 21-43.
Contribution to journal: Article

Jishu de Shehui Xinchebg

Yin, Williams, Shen and Mingan. (2004).
Book/Report: Book

Jishu de Shehui Xingcheng Guan ji qi dui Zhongguo Xiandaihua de Tiaozhan

Shen and Williams. (2003) Kexue de Shehui Yingxiang 1. 52-56.
Contribution to journal: Article

The Social Shaping of Technology (SST) Perspective and the challenges for Chinese modernisation (Jishu de Shehui Xingcheng Guan ji qi dui Zhongguo Xiandaihua de Tiaozhan)

Shen and Williams, R. (2003) Impact of Science on Society (Kexue de Shehui Yingxiang) 22. 52-56.
Contribution to journal: Article