Faculty & Research


Shi Xianwei

Department of:  Organization Management

Assistant Professor

Phone:  +86 (0)21 62933211

Email:  xianwei.shi@sjtu.edu.cn




Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University            08/2019 – 

Ÿ Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations                                            

Imperial College Business School                                                                                  10/2018 – 08/2019

 Research Associate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship                                           


Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge                                                     10/2014 – 12/2018

ŸDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering (Manufacturing and Management)

Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge                                                     10/2013 – 09/2014

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Industrial Systems, Manufacturing and Management

Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University                                            08/2009 - 07/2013

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Industrial Engineering 


2018 European Academy of Management Annual Conference Best Paper Award

2017 Strategic Management Society Annual Conference Best PhD student Paper Award Finalist

2016 Strategic Management Society Annual Conference Best Paper Award Nominee


Reviewing for British Journal of Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Small Business Economics, Resouces Conservation & Recycling. Academy of Management Annual Meetings, European Academy of Management Annual Conferences, IACMR.

Research Interests

Firms' innovation ecosystems and regional entreprenuerial ecosystems: dynamics, governance, and competitions


Cao, Z., Shi, X*.  2020. A systematic literature review of entrepreneurial ecosystems in advanced and emerging economies. Small Business Economics. Online First. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-020-00326-y

Shi, X*. 2020. Unpacking the puzzle of China's innovation. Journal of International Management. (Invited book review). In Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2020.100757

Rong K., Ren Q., & Shi X. 2018. The determinants of network effects: Evidence from online games business ecosystems. Technological Forecasting & Social Change. 134(9): 45–60.

Working Papers

"Bricks without Straw: How Focal Firms without Enabling Technologies Play the Ecosystem Game", with Xingkun Liang and Shaz Ansari

"Exploring the Process of Ecosystem Emergence", with Yongjiang Shi and Ke Rong

"Exploring Competitions between Business Ecosystems" with Yongjiang Shi.

"Unpacking Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Health" with Yongjiang Shi.

"Innovation Ecosystem Governance" with Xingkun Liang.