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 a PhD Supervisor in the College. Professor Qi also serves as an Honorary Fellow of the ‘Global Social Media Impact Project’ at University College London. In China, Professor Qi is officially recognised as a Professorial Senior Economist in international business and strategic management, also a Professorial Senior Engineer in logistics engineering and supply chain science. Most recently, Professor Qi has also been invited to sit and contribute as a Marcel Mauss Chair Distinguished Professor.
Professor Qi is the author of a number of scholarly articles, book chapters and books. 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 and SSCI 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 a new theoretical approach; thereafter, they won the Newton Fund to conduct further research fully funded by the ESRC Council. As a core collaborator, Professor Qi also participated, contributed and completed the 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 the International Journal of Business Anthropology and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of China Marketing. Professor Qi is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, a member of the Academy of Management (AOM), and a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB). Professor Qi has been a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, a Visiting Research Professor at Peking University, a Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University, a Visiting Academic at Cornell University and is an Honorary Professor of the University of Liverpool.
Professor Qi has delivered speeches, lectures and seminars at a number of overseas and Chinese universities or organisations such as the University of Cambridge, Harvard University, Cornell University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, HEC Paris, Queen’s University Belfast, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Beijing Normal University, and the China University of Political Science and Law, and at the Chinese Civil Think Tank and British Consulate-General Shanghai.
Professor Qi has gained substantial experiences in China and the UK as well as other international assignments in more than 20 countries across five continents. In his early professional career, Professor Qi served in several of the 500 fortune multi-national companies, international organisations and SMEs in different commercial, management and leadership roles (e.g. at the Swedish Trade Council at Embassy of Sweden in Beijing, DHL, Deutsche Bahn, CMA CGM and K-Line). Professor Qi advises and co-founded VB. The mission of this entity is to bridge the eco-systems of international business with CSR focus. In 2012, Professor Qi was nominated as a finalist for 'Yale World Fellow', Yale University. Since 2014, Professor Qi has received several government awards in Beijing and Shanghai in recognition of his unique contributios to communities; he was also invited to contribute to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Professor Qi earned his PhD through a collaborative PhD programme between University College London (UCL) with a UCL Research Award and Minzu University of China with a scholarship awarded by the China Scholarship Council. He also gained an MBA degree through the Executive MBA Programme, awarded by the University of Cambridge.
In his spare time, Professor Qi enjoys swimming, tourism in ethnic regions and friends gathering.