Xianwei SHI

  • Department:Organization Management
  • Phone:+86 (0)21 62933211
  • Title:Assistant Professor
  • Email:xianwei.shi@sjtu.edu.cn
  • I mainly use qualitative methods to explore issues in innovation and entreprenuerial ecosystems. My first-authored research has appreared at the Academy of Management Journal, Research Policy (2x), and Management and Organization Review, among others.


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

     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

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in 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 

  • Research Interests

    Firms' innovation ecosystems and regional entreprenuerial ecosystems: dynamics, governance, and competitions; Qualitative research.


    1. Shi, X., Liang, X., Ansari, S. 2023. Bricks without straw: Overcoming resource limitations to architect ecosystem leadership. Academy of Management Journal.  https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2021.1440

    2. Shi, X., Liang, X., Luo, Y. 2023. Unpacking the intellectual structure of ecosystem research in innovation studies. Research Policy. 52(6), 104783. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2023.104783

    3. Shi, X.*, Shi, Y. 2022. Unpacking the process of resource allocation within an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Research Policy. 51(9), 104378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2021.104378

    4. Shi, X., Luo, Y., Hou, H., Rong, K., & Shi, Y. 2022. Exploring the process of business ecosystem emergence: insights from the Chinese mobile phone industry. Management and Organization Review. 18(1): 4-42. (FirstView Article of the Month, Lead Article of the Issue) https://doi.org/10.1017/mor.2021.39

    5. Cao, Z., Shi, X*.  2021. A systematic literature review of entrepreneurial ecosystems in advanced and emerging economies. Small Business Economics. 57(1): 75-110. (Google Scholar Citation: 408, as of July 2024, ESI Hot Paper, Highly Cited Paper) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-020-00326-y

    6. Shi, X*.  2020. Unpacking the puzzle of China's innovation. Journal of International Management. 26(4). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2020.100757

    7. Liang, X., Luo, Y., Shao, X., & Shi, X*. 2022. Managing complementors in innovation ecosystems: a typology for generic strategies. Industrial Management & Data Systems. 122(9): 2072-2090. http://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-12-2021-0809

    8. 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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2018.05.007 

    9. Zhang, H., Hu, Y., Shi, X., & Gao, Y. 2022. When and how do innovation ecosystems outperform integrated organizations? On technological interdependencies and ecosystem performance. Industrial Management & Data Systems. 122(9): 2091-2120. http://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-11-2021-0720

    10. Liang X., Shi X., & Shi Y. 2020. Innovation Capability Evolutions of Chinese Flagship Companies. In Maureen M. & Jin J. ed Creating Leading Edge Technical Competencies in Chinese Companies. Edward Elgar Publishers.


    2024 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings

    2024 European Academy of Management Strategy SIG Best Paper Award

    2023 Academy of Management Annual Conference OSCM Division Chan Hahn Best Paper Award Finalist

    2020 Shanghai Pujiang Talent

    2020 Shanghai Chenguang Scholar

    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


    Editorial board member: Journal of Operations Management, Management and Organization Review

    Reviewing for Journal of International Business Studies,  Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Operations Management, Management and Organization Review, Long Range Planning, Technovation, 管理评论,管理学季刊,科学学与科学技术管理

  • Qualitative Research Methods (Masters and PhDs)

    Academic Writing and Ethics (MBA, EMBA) (Teaching evaluation 98.77/100, top 15%)

    Innovation Bootcamp (MTT)

    Principles of Management (Undergraduates, in English) (Teaching evaluation rank No.3 out of 146 courses in Antai.)

    Philosophy of Management Research (Masters and PhD)