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Dr Xishu Li

Visiting Researcher

Xishu Li

The Management School



Research overview

I am an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Department of Management Science, Lancaster University Management School, UK.

Ph.D. (2019) in Operations Management, from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. My dissertation is on dynamic decision making under supply chain competition.

I am specialized in operations management, supply chain management, real-time optimization, pattern recognition, and software development. My research topics include capacity investment, transportation planning, supply disruption risk forecasting, new product development, technology adoption, and contracting in new forms of economy. Some examples of the research questions are: how (when) should firms invest in their production capacity for a new product under competition and uncertain consumer tastes? how to measure demand risk and consumer taste uncertainty? how should firms sign contracts with gig workers to ensure a sustainable and robust labor supply? how to assess supply disruption risk with limited data?

In all of my research, I work closely with firms, especially those in the aviation, retail, and pharmaceutical industries. Some examples of the firms which I work with are Fokker, Air France-KLM, Philips, and Amazon Web Service. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for innovation, I thrive in solving practical problems and providing impactful solutions. My focus extends beyond theoretical exploration as I actively engage in the implementation process, ensuring the seamless integration of my solutions.


Please view my work at this website: https://xishu.artificialintelligence.works/

PhD supervision

I am looking for Ph.D. students who are interested in studying operations problems such as contracting in the gig and sharing economy, operations management, and supply chain management. I have been supervising (first supervisor) Ph.D. students since 2018. I have experience in guiding both students with a quantitative background and students with a qualitative background.

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