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          Name: Liu Xielin 

          Title: Professor 

          Tel: 86-10-82680673 



          Research Areas:  

             Innovation Management 

             Policy Studies 



Liu Xielin is a professor at the School of Economics and Management, UCAS. His research areas mainly cover innovation policy, management of technology and innovation,management of entrepreneurship. Prof. Liu has published a lot of papers in Research Policy, Technovation, Journal of Management Studies,International Journal of Innovation Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Science and Public Policy. He was also Vice President of Chinese Association of Science of Science and Technology policy (1998-2010) and the main editor of Journal of Science of Sciences and Technology Management (since 2003).



1994    PhD.    Tsinghua University

1985    M.S.    Chinese Academy of Science

1982    B.S.     Peking University


Professional Experience

Nov. – Dec, 2010            Pacific Leadership Fellow at University of California

Sept. – Dec. 2006           Visiting professor at Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

Dec. 2004 – Feb. 2005    Visiting professor at Hitochibashi University, Japan

Oct. 1996 – June 2006    Professor at National Research Center for S&T Development, Ministry of Science and Technology

Apr. 1994 – Sept. 1996    Assistant professor at Tsinghua University

Feb. – Aug. 1995            Visiting fellow at Sloan School of Management, MIT



Selected publications in Journals

[1] Liu, Xielin, Dai, Hongyi and Peng Chen, Drivers of integrated environmental innovation and impact on company competitiveness: evidence from 18 Chinese firms accepted and forthcoming in Int. J. Technology and Globalisation, 2011.Vol. 5, No. 3/4

[2] Liu, Xielin,2010,China’s Catch-up and Innovation Model in IT industry,International Journal of Technology Management, , Vol. 51, Nos. 2/3/4

[3] Liu, Xielin and Tingting Zhi, 2010, Experience of Catching up in Science and Innovation in CAS, Science and Public Policy, vol.37,number 5.331-342

[4] Liu, Xielin, 2010, Can international acquisition be an effective way to boost innovation in developing countries? Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China, Vol.1, no.2

[5] Liu, Xielin, Wen-lin Zhu and Fengxian Wu, Innovation diffusion, mobile telephony adoption in China,International Journal of Innovation Management,Vol. 13, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 245–271

[6] Liu, Xielin and Steven White, 2001. Comparing innovation systems: A framework and application to China's transitional context.”  Research Policy, 30:1091-1114

[7] Steven White and Xielin Liu, 2001,Transition trajectories for market structure and firm strategy in China." Journal of Management Studies, 38:103-124

[8] Liu, Xielin and Steven White, 2001. “An exploration into regional variation in innovative activity in China.”  International Journal of Technology Management, 21:114-129

[9] Steven White,Xielin Liu  and Wei Xie, 2001.  “A survey of Chinese technology and innovation management literature, 1987-1997.” International Journal of Technology Management, 21:130-150

[10] Steven White and Xielin Liu,1998, Organizational processes to meet new performance criteria: Chinese pharmaceutical firms in transition, Research Policy 27,  369-383

[11] Liu, Xielin and Steven White, 1997. “Foreign technology and domestic inputs’ relative contributions to innovation in Chinese manufacturing industries,” Technovation,  Volume 17, Issue 3, March 1997, Pages 119-125



[1] Liu, Xielin and David Strangway, 2009,Building an Environmentally-friendly Society:challenges and Choices, Science Press, Beijing

[2] Liu, Xielin and Nannan Lundin, Globalisation of the Biomedical Industry and the Biomedical Innovation System of China, Sweden: SNS Förlag, 2007

[3] Tim Turpin and Liu Xielin, editors, Innovation, Technology policy and regional development: evidence from China and Australia, by Edward Elgar, 2003


Book Chapters

[1] Liu, Xielin, 2009, National innovation system in developing countries, the Chinese innovation system in transition, in Bengt-Ake Lundvall, et al edits, Handbook of Innovation system and Developing countries, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham

[2] Liu, Xielin and Lundin, N. 2009. “The National Innovation System of China in transition: From a plan-based towards market-driven”, in G. Parayil and A. D’Costa(edits), The New Asian Innovation Dynamics: China and India in Perspective,Hampshire:Palgrave Macmillan.27-49

[3] Liu, Xielin and Jingbing Liu, 2009, Science and Technology and Innovation Policy in China, in Jose Eduardo and V. Vitorino edits, BRICS and Development Alternatives: Innovation system and policies, Anthem Press, London

[4] Liu, Xielin and Nannan Lundin, 2008, Towards a market-based open system of innovation in China,  in Reinhard Meckl and Mu Rongping edits: Technology and Innovation Management, Theories, methods and practices from Germany and China.Oldenbourg Wissenshaftsverlag

[5] Liu, Xielin , Jinhui An and Nannan Lundin, 2007. The role of the government and the academia-industry network in biopharmaceutical industry of China, in Elias G.Carayannis, D.Assimakopoulos and M. Kondo edits, Innovation and networks and Knowledge clusters, finding from US, Europe and Asia, Macmillan Press

[6] Liu, Xielin and  Erh-Cheng Hwa,2006, China’s High-tech Drive, , in Yun-peng Chu and Hal Hill edits, The East Asian High-Tech Drive, Edward Elgar

[7] Liu, Xielin and Steven White, 2002 “An innovation network in transition: Incentives and strategies in China’s pharmaceutical industry.” Chapter contributed to The Management of Enterprises in the People's Republic of China, Kluwer


Current Research

Radical Innovation and Industrial Leadership;

Indigenous Innovation;



Science and Technology Policy;

Innovation Management ;