Xuanwei Cao

Profile

Dr. Cao is an associate professor of management at International Business School at Suzhou (IBSS), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). Dr. Cao’s research interest, at the intersection of strategy and sustainability, include corporate environmental strategy, corporate sustainability, sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation. Since 2008, he has conducted one NSFC research project and ten contracted consulting research projects for Suzhou government as principal investigator. Currently, he is supervising a Ph.D student focusing on research of entrepreneurial orientation, corporate environmental strategy and performance. Dr. Cao is the honorary "Middle-Aged Academic Leadership" awarded by 'Qing-Lan Project' of the Education Department of Jiangsu Province.

In the past years, Dr. Cao pioneered many innovative teaching practices in XJTLU. He has developed broad international collaborations on research and teaching. Dr. Cao is the visiting researcher at Institute of China Business and Economy of University of Würzburg and Centre for Sustainable Management of University of Lüneburg, Germany.

Within IBSS of XJTLU, Dr. Cao is the team leader of PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) working group. Dr. Cao is also the founder, convener and host of PRME China Signatories Sustainability Management Education Roundtable Forum, an annual event of PRME signatories for promoting sustainability management education in business schools. Beyond IBSS, Dr. Cao keeps close engagement with businesses in Suzhou and Shanghai. Dr. Cao is a special invited consultant by Suzhou Industrial Park CSR Alliance.
  • Qualifications

    • PhD , Xi'an Jiaotong University, - 2008
    • PhD , Free University of Berlin, Germany, - 2008
    • MSc , Shanxi University, China, - 1999
    • BSc , Shanxi University, China, - 1996
  • Experience

    • Associate Professor, Business School, XJTLU - 2017 to Present
    • Lecturer, Business School, XJTLU - 2009 to 2017
    • Post Doctor and TA, Department of Business, Economics and Management, XJTLU - 2008 to 2009
    • RA, Management School, Xi'an Jiaotong University - 2004 to 2006
    • Lecturer, Shanxi University - 1999 to 2004
  • Research interests

    • Strategic Management Organization Theory CSR, Sustainability and Innovation Entrepreneurship & Leadership
  • Articles

    • CAO, XUANWEI & Quazi, Ali 2017 'Does an institutional factor influence corporate environmental strategy? Looking through the Guanxi lens.', Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, vol. 8, no. 1, p. 94-112
    • Zhang, Hua, CAO, XUANWEI & Lang, Chungang 2015 'Absorptive capability and it's impact on Chinese firms' innovation strategy', Soft Science, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2014 'Institutional Entrepreneurs on Opportunity Formation and Exploitation in Strategic New Industry: Two Cases of Solar Energy Industry Development in China', International Journal of Emerging Markets, vol. 9, no. 3, p. 439-458
    • Cao, Chunhui, Xi, Youmin & CAO, XUANWEI 2013 'Study on Motivation and Strategic Choice of Enterprise's Energy Saving and Emission Reduction', Management Review, vol. 25, no. 7, p. 3-10
    • Zhang, Hua & CAO, XUANWEI 2013 'Research on Effect of Self-Monitor on Collaborative Network Construction and Collaboration', Business Research, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI, XIANG, LIUXU & LIU, PENG 2011 'Dynamic Corporate Environment Strategy: An Integrated View of Cognition and Action', Managerialist, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI, TANG, FANGCHENG & LANG, CHUNGUANG 2011 'Time Strategy: A Missing Dimension in Strategic Management Research', Academic Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI & ZABE-BRECHTEL, CHRISTOPH 2011 'An Institutionalism Perspective on New Industry Development: A Multi-Case Analysis of Wind Energy Industry', Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI & ZHANG, HUA 2011 'Strategic Choice, Managerial Cognition and the Forming & Breaking of Path Dependence: A Combined Perspective of Action and Cognition', International Business and Management, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI, ZHANG, XIAOJUN & XI, YOUMIN 2011 'Ambidextrous Organization in Harmony: A Multi-Case Exploration of the Value of HXMT', Chinese Management Studies, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI, XI, YOUMIN & XIANG, LIUXU 2010 'A Chinese View on Rebuilding the Integrity of Management Research: The Evolving HeXie Management Theory', Chinese Management Studies, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI & LIU, H.T. 2010 'Low-carbon Innovation with a Perspective of Institutionalism: What Can We Learn From the Development of Wind Industry in Denmark, Germany and U.S.', Managerialist, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI & XI, Youmin 2008 'Study on Complex Technology System Innovation from the Perspective of Path-- the Case of German HSGT', R&D Management, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI, XI, Youmin & CHEN, Xuelian 2008 'Review of Research on Path Dependence', Comparative Economic & Social Systems, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI & LANG, CHUNGUANG 2008 'Strategic Choice, Managerial Cognition and the Forming & Breaking of Path Dependence: A Combined Perspective of Action and Cognition', Managerialist, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI, XI, YOUMIN & ZENG, XIANJU 2008 'Upgrading Resource-Based Regional Industrial Clusters to Innovative Clusters: The Case of Shanxi Province in China', Asian Business & Management, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI & XI, YOUMIN 2008 'Forming and Constructing of Trust in Regional Cluster', R&D Management, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI & LI, RUILI 2007 'Path dependence and Breaking in the German Steel Industry: Inspiration from the Ruhr Area', Forum of Chinese Science and Technology, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2007 'The Role of Regional Innovation Network in Path Creation', Science and Technology Management, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI & MA, JUN 2007 'Innovation of Resource-based Region: from Path Dependence to Path Creation', China Soft Science, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI & XI, YOUMIN 2007 'A social psychological perspective on the forming of path dependence in industrial cluster', Canada Social Science, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI, ZHANG, XINGUO & XI, YOUMIN 2007 'Research on the Coordination Mechanism among Modular Organizations', R&D Management, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI & LI, RUILI 2007 'A Theoretical Framework for Regional Cluster Development Path', Science and Technology Management, vol. , no. , p.
    • CAO, XUANWEI & SHANG, YUFAN 2006 'Analysis on the Evolution of Organization HeXie Theme: A View Based on Self-Organization System', Chinese Journal of Management, vol. , no. , p.
  • Chapters, cases, readings and supplements

    • CAO, XUANWEI 2017, 'Pursuing Sustainable Business through Market-Political Ambidexterigy' in (eds) oikos 2017 case competition, , pp.
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2016, 'Corporate Social Responsibility' in (eds) Fair Development in China, , pp.
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2015, 'Sustainable Entrepreneurship on Opportunity Formation and Exploitation in Strategic New Industry' in Katerina Nicolopoulou (eds) Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social innovation, , pp.
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2014, 'Industrial Upgrading and Regional Innovation: Suzhou's Experiences and Lessons' in (eds) Suzhou Social Science Research Report, GuWuXuan Publishing, pp.
    • LIU, YIPENG, CAO, XUANWEI & XING, YIJUN 2012, 'A Tale of Two Cities in Regional Entrepreneurial Policy Making: A Comparative Study of Suzhou and Wuxi from a Path-Dependence Perspective' in (eds) Self-Reinforcing Processes in and among Organizations, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2012, 'an Integrated View of Cognition and Action' in (eds) Incorporating Technological Innovation and Environmental Strategy, In-Tech Open Access Publisher, pp.
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2011, 'Window of Opportunity in Wind Energy Industry' in (eds) Low Carbon Economy and Social Development, Petroleum Publishing, pp.
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2009, 'Green paradox: why we couldn't ignore the supply side of climate policies' in (eds) Global Warming: climate economics, politics and ethics, Social Science Literature Pressing, pp.
  • Conference presentations

    • 2008-2009, 2009 International Conference on Industrial Globalization and Technology Innovation / A Conceptual Framework for Research on Time Strategy
    • 2009-2010, 2009 5th Annual Sci. & Tech. Policy and Management Science Conference / Research on the Evolution of Regional Development Path: A Perspective of Organization Learning
    • 2009-2010, The 7th International Conference on Management / Triangle Dynamics of Institutional Innovation: Inspirations from Wind Energy Industry in Denmark, Germany and the U.S.
    • 2009-2010, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Management Science / Time Strategy for Environmental Technology Innovation: An Integrated View of Cognition and Action
    • 2010-2011, The Third National Forum on Strategic Management / Time Strategy: A Literature Review
    • 2011-2012, 7th Symposium on Strategic Learning / Environment Strategy: An Integrated View of Cognition and Action
    • 2010-2011, The 27th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium / The Role of Guanxi in Changing Corporate Environment Strategy of Localized Foreign Invested Enterprises in China
    • 2010-2011, 2011 International Conference on Strategic Management / A Study on Opportunity Formation in New Strategic Industries
    • 2011-2012, 2012 Emerging Markets Conference / Institutional Entrepreneurs on Opportunity Formation and Exploitation in Strategic New Industries: A Case of Solar Energy Industry Development in Inland Region of China
    • 2011-2012, 2nd Conference of the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation / Service-oriented Government as a driver for regional innovation: The Case of Suzhou and Wuxi, China
    • 2011-2012, 28th EGOS Colloquium / Path convergence vs. Path divergence: An Institutional Entrepreneur Perspective on Regional Development
    • 2012-2013, 29th EGOS Colloquium / Entrepreneurial opportunity, path dependence and industry-institution co-evolution: the Chinese nutrition and health food industry, 1984-2010
    • 2013-2014, Industrial Upgrading and Urbanization Conference / Strategic New Industry Development in China: A Critical Analysis of the Role of Local Government
    • 2013-2014, International Association for Business and Society / Influence of Chinese Harmonious Culture on CSR
    • 2014-2015, Oikos Entrepreneurship Academy / In the name of Patriotism: Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Opportunity Creation and Institutional Change.
    • 2014-2015, 2015 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference (HERC). / The Evolution of Legitimacy Sources of Chinese Business Schools.
    • 2015-2016, 2016 International Association Business & Society Conference / A Corporate Political View of Sustainable Entrepreneurship: The Coevolution of Entrepreneur Opportunity and Institution
    • 2016-2017, the 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017 / Market-political ambidexterity of sustainable entrepreneurship: An institutional work analysis.
  • Grants

    • CAO, XUANWEI 2017, Principal Investigator, Open Innovation Development Path in Suzhou, 50000.0000,
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2017, Principal Investigator, Eco-Civilization Development in Suzhou: Challenges and Development Mechanism, 0.0000,
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2016, Co-Principal Investigator, How Sustainability is Our Campus? The Gap, the Dream, and the Design Towards a Sustainable University, 0.0000,
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2016, Principal Investigator, Exploring and explaining the role of political connection of management team in corporate environmental improvement in China, 7500.0000,
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2016, Co-Principal Investigator, How Sustainable is Our Campus? The Gap, the Goal, and toward Cogent Design of a Sustainable University, 9000.0000,
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2016, Principal Investigator, Exploring Sustainability Education Curriculum Development in XJTLU, 0.0000,
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2016, Principal Investigator, Confucian Entrepreneurship, Responsible Leadership and CSR Practices in Private Enterprises in China, 70500.0000,
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2016, Co-Investigator, An exploration of collaborative community planning in SIP, ,
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2016, Principal Investigator, Jiangsu Goverment Overseas Study Scholarship, 70000.0000,
    • CAO, XUANWEI & Yin, Juelin 2014, Principal Investigator, CSR Development Investigation in SIP, 80000.0000, Suzhou Industrial Park Administration Committee
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2014, Principal Investigator, Entrepreneurial Orientation, Corporate Environmental Strategy and Sustainability Performance: A Comparison of SOEs, FIEs, and POEs in China, ,
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2014, Principal Investigator, Research on the Formation and Implementation of Corporate Environmental Strategy: A Content-Analysis of Public Listed Companies in China, 84000.0000,
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2013, Principal Investigator, Path Dependence and Creation in Industury transformation and upgrading - A case study of Suzhou, 15000.0000, 2013 Suzhou Socail Science Applied Research Funding Programme
    • CAO, XUANWEI, HOLT, ROBIN & DAVIES, DOUGLAS 2012, Principal Investigator, Teaching Development Fund (TDF) in XJTLU: Exploring Good CSR Teaching Practices in Management Education in XJTLU, 27000.0000,
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2010, Principal Investigator, Industrial upgrading and regional innovation research Based on the Suzhou higher education research institutions (HEI), 30000.0000, Suzhou Science and Technology Programme
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2010, Principal Investigator, Time Strategy on Environmental Technology Innovation: An Integrated Perspective of Cognition and Action, 160000.0000, National Natural Science Foundation of China
    • Xi, Youmin & CAO, XUANWEI 2010, Co-Principal Investigator, Research Grant: Research on the relationship between university governance and science innovation capability (2009.9-2010.7) (National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) ), 80000.0000, NSFC
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2009, Principal Investigator, Research on the path of restructuring and upgrading Suzhou's industries, 8000.0000, Suzhou Social Science Association Research Fund
    • CAO, XUANWEI 2009, , Research on the organizational innovation of mobility-based public science education in Suzhou, 0.0000, Suzhou Science Association Soft Science Fund
  • Professional service activities

    • 2017- German Chamber of Commerce "More Than A Market Award" Jury Member
    • 2016- European Chamber Sustainability Business Awards Jury Member
    • 2016 Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Company.
    • 2016 Centre of Sustainability Management, Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany.
    • 2016 Asian Business & Management.
    • 2013 NSFC Management Department Reviewer.
    • 2013 China-Germany Environmental Governance Workshop.
    • 2012 Xi'an Jiaotong University Suzhou Academy.
    • 2012 IMRA Conference.
    • 2011 EGOS.
    • 2011 Renmin University (Suzhou) International College.
    • 2010 IACMR.
    • 2009 Young Scholar Working Committee, Systems Engineerging Society of China.
  • Courses taught

    • MAN001 Business Essentials
    • MAN104 Doing Business in China
    • MAN201 Corporate Social Responsibility
    • MAN303 Final Year Project
    • MAN314 Strategic Management and Business Policy
    • MAN413 Dissertation (MSc MAN)
    • MAN433 Business and Management as a Social Science
    • MAN441 Contemporary Issues in the Ethics of Business Analytics
    • MAN455 Global Sustainability and Social Responsibility
    • MAN601 PhD Supervision
  • Professional memberships

    • Fudan ThinkTank Visiting Fellow
    • Senior Fellow of Higher Educatin Academy
  • Awards and honours

    • 2015 Jiangsu Government Scholarship for Overseas Studies, Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education
    • 2014 "Middle-Aged Academic Leadership" selected and awarded by 'Qing-Lan Project' of the Education Department of Jiangsu Province, Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education
    • 2013 Young Excellent Teacher, the Education Department of Jiangsu Province under the support of Qing-Lan Project of Jiangsu Province
    • 2013 Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy (HEA, UK).
    • 2013 Certificate of Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (CPS), University of Liverpool
    • 2009 Best Paper, China Academy of Sci. & Tech. Policy and Management Science
    • 2006 Ph.D Scholarship, China Scholarship Council
    • 2006 Ph.D Scholarship, HSS, Germany
    • 2003 Scholarship from The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, InWEnt (Capacity Building International, Mannheim, Germany)
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 88161711
  • Email

    Xuanwei.Cao@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • Address

    BS226
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P.R.China
    215123