Professor Xi Youmin
Professor XI Youmin was appointed Executive President of Xiían Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of University of Liverpool in August 2008. As a visiting professor, he has conducted joint research projects and discourses in universities in Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. His research and teaching areas cover strategic management and policy analysis, decision-making and decision support system, management behavior and firm theory, etc. He put forwarded a theory: Harmony Theory in 1987 and extended it to HeXie Management Theory. Professor Xi has successfully supervised over 100 Master and PhD students and gained many important research funds from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and central and local governments as well as industrial sector. As author or co-author, he has published more than 300 academic papers and 20 books. He has received over ten prizes at provincial or ministerial or national levels and was awarded National Young and Middle Age Experts with Distinguished Contributions, Prize of Science and Technology for Chinese Youth as well as Prize for Chinese Young Scientists. Professor Xi completed an ME in system engineering in 1984 and in 1987 he was the first awarded Doctor degree in the field of management engineering in mainland China.