A paper written by the IBSS Department of Strategic Management and Organisation (SMO) academic staff, Dr. Cheng Xu, has been accepted by the top international journal Business Strategy and the Environment (ABDC A, ABS 3, SSCI Q1, IF=12.83). The paper is titled How does technological opportunism affect firm performance? The mediating role of resource orchestration. Business Strategy and the Environment (BSE) is the leading academic journal in its field, publishing top-quality peer-reviewed research. It seeks to provide original contributions that add to the understanding of business strategies and go towards improving the natural (green) environment.

Dr. Xu's research primarily focuses on the implications of cutting-edge technologies, such as generative AI, WEB 3.0, blockchain, big data, cryptocurrency and the metaverse, for modern business practice and financial markets. He delves into the transformative potential of these advanced technologies, focusing on their impact on the environment, energy consumption, health and ethics. Dr. Xu has published several articles in esteemed international journals, including the Journal of Business Research, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Economic Psychology, Global Finance Journal, Finance Research Letters (3), Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Journal of Innovation and Knowledge, Borsa Istanbul Review, and Journal of Consumer Behaviour (2).

Prior to earning his Ph.D., Dr. Xu worked as a strategy manager and special assistant to the CEO of the Beijing Science Park Development Group, which develops and operates Zhongguancun Parks. He also served as a senior investment manager for multinational real estate funds, where he led or participated in numerous multimillion-dollar mergers, acquisitions, and investment initiatives. As a strategy and management consultant, he has worked for several renowned companies, such as Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, the Beijing Tourism Development Committee, China Communications Construction Group, and Beijing Airport Economic Development Co., Ltd.


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