Professor Vincent Xiaoguang Qi

Professor Vincent Xiaoguang Qi     
MBA (Cambridge), PhD (Minzu – UCL), FRAI

Professor Vincent Xiaoguang Qi, a Lifelong Member of Wolfson College at University of Cambridge, serves as PhD Supervisor in the college. Currently, Professor Qi is also invited to serve as a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, is an Honorary Professor at University of Liverpool and an Honorary Fellow of ‘Global Social Media Impact Project’ at University College London – UCL. Moreover, Professor Qi was a Visiting Research Professor at Peking University and Visiting Academic in Cornell University. In China, Professor Qi was officially recognized as a Professorial-Level Senior Economist.

Professor Qi is the author of a number of scholarly articles, book chapters and book. He is the author of the book Study of Organizational Culture in the Chinese Operations of Multinational Companies: A Business Anthropology Perspective. His academic research papers appear in world top academic refereed journals, such as Journal of Sustainable Tourism (ABS 3 journal) and Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems (SCI journal) funded by NSFC project. His book chapter Entrepreneurship in Indigenous Community: Sustainable Tourism and Economic Development in A Newly-Inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site was published by world top publisher Routledge. Working with the international research team, Professor Qi coined Self-gentrification by new theoretical approach; thereafter, they won the Newton Fund to conduct further research fully funded by ESRC Council. As a core collaborator, Professor Qi also participated, contributed and completed Project 'Technology Policy Research: The Case of European New Energy Strategy' fully funded by NSFC-National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.L142200010). Currently, he serves as an Associate Editor for International Journal of Business Anthropology and a member of Editorial Advisory Board for Journal of China Marketing. Professor Qi is a Fellow of Royal Anthropological Institute, a member of Academy of Management (AOM), and a member of Academy of International Business (AIB).



Professor Qi delivered speeches, lectures or seminars at a number of overseas and Chinese universities or organizations such as University of Cambridge, Harvard University, Cornell University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, HEC Paris, Queen’s University Belfast, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Beijing Normal University, and China University of Political Science and Law, as well as top Chinese Civil Think Tank and British Consulate-General Shanghai.

Professor Vincent Xiaoguang Qi has gained substantial experiences in China and the UK as well as other short-tem international assignments in more than 20 countries across 5 continents. In his early professional career, Professor Qi had served in several 500 fortune multi-national companies, international organizations and SMEs in different commercial, management or leadership roles, such as in Swedish Trade Council at Embassy of Sweden in Beijing, DHL, Deutsche Bahn, CMA CGM and K-Line. Professor Qi advises and co-founds VB. The mission of this entity is to bridge the eco-systems of international business with CSR focused. In 2012, Professor Qi was nominated as a finalist of “Yale World Fellow”, Yale University. Since 2014, Professor Qi also received several government awards in Beijing or Shanghai in recognition of his unique contribution to communities and social entrepreneurship, and was invited to contribute to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Professor Qi earned his PhD by a joint PhD program collaborated between University College London-UCL with a UCL Research Award and Minzu University of China with a scholarship awarded by China Scholarship Council, and collected a MBA degree (Executive MBA Programme) awarded by University of Cambridge.



In his spare time, Professor Qi enjoys swimming, tourism in ethnic regions and friends gathering.