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Senior Lecturer in International and Chinese Business

+44 (0)131 650 3819


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

She is the principal 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 investigator 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 ranges from telecommunication technologies, open source software to vaccine development and so forth, focusing on technology transfer, IP and innovation institutional mechanisms in China.

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