Qi Xu

Office: Xuri Building 505

Email: xuqi@dhu.edu.cn

research interests: supply chain management, Operation management


Qi Xu is a professor of Department of logistics and electronic commerce, and vice dean of Glorious Sun School of Business and Management at Donghua University in China. Professor Xu’s research interests are in the areas of supply chain management, operation management, service operation management, and e-commerce. His published works appear in several refereed journals, including Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Journal of Applied Research and Technology. Journal of Applied Research and Technology, Decision Support Systems. Prof. Xu has received various research grants including three National Nature Science Foundations of China (NSFC), Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (RFDP), Nature Science Fund of Shanghai of China, Science Foundation for the Excellent youth Scholars of Ministry of Education of China. She is an INFORMS Member, Chinese director of management science and Engineering Institute,Member of Shanghai municipal discipline appraisal group. She has been a visiting scholar at the Simth School of business in Maryland University and Pennsylvania State University. She has recently been reviewers for various journals such as Journal of system management in China, Operation and management in China, etc. She is currently reviewers for some Foundations such as National Nature Science Foundations of China.


  • 2000.09-2004.02  Management Science and Engineering, School of Management Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Ph.D.

  • 1996.09-1999.06  Computer Software and Theory, School of Information Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, M.A.

  • 1981.09-1985.06  Physics, Ningxia University, B.S.

Work Experience

  • Since 2005.06    Glorious Sun School of Business and Management, Donghua University, Deputy Dean, Professor

  • 2003.08-2005.06  School of Mathematics and Computer, Ningxia University, Professor

  • 1998.09-2003.07  Computer Center, Ningxia University, Associate Professor

  • 1985.07-1998.08  Computer Center, Ningxia University, Assistant Professor

Academic Experience

  • 2019.07-2019.10  Technical University of Munich, Senior Visiting Scholar

  • 2017.07-2017.08  McGill University, Visiting Scholar

  • 2009.08-2010.08  Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, Visiting Professor

Honors and Awards

  • 2019  the Hong Kong Sang Ma Award

  • 2014  the title of "Civilized Post of Supply Chain Management and E-commerce Research Team" by Shanghai Education System

  • 2013  Shanghai Excellent Course: "Supply Chain Management"

  • 2009  the second prize of the Ministry of Education Science and Technology Progress Award(no. 2009-267)

  • 2008  the Tianxiang Foundation Teaching Fellowship


Journal Papers

  • Shi, B., Xu, Q., & Sun, Z. (2020). Optimal pricing and production decisions of fashion apparel brands in a two‐stage sales setting. International Transactions in Operational Research, 28(2): 738-763.

  • Chen, Q., & Xu, Q. (2020). Joint optimal pricing and advertising policies in a fashion supply chain under the ODM strategy considering fashion level and goodwill. Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 1-31.

  • Liu, J., Xu, Q., & Zhang, G. (2020). Omni-channel strategy for an online retailer: considering experience service and shopping costs. INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, 1-25.

  • Liu, J., & Xu, Q. (2020). Joint decision on pricing and ordering for omnichannel bops retailers. Considering Online Returns. Sustainability, 12(4):1539.

  • Ding, Z., Chen, H., & Xu, Q. (2020). Research on the timing decision of supply chain low-carbon technology adoption under the double risks of carbon trading and carbon tax. Soft Science, (07):101-107.

  • Chen, Q, Xu, Q & Liu, J. (2020). Fashion apparel inventory and pricing optimization decision considering experiential service and promotion efforts. Control and Decision, (08):1935-1944.

  • Kong, X., Xu, Q., & Zhu, T. (2020). Dynamic evolution of knowledge sharing behavior among enterprises in the cluster innovation network based on evolutionary game theory. Sustainability, 12(1): 75.

  • Fan, D., Xu, Q., Fan, T., & Cheng, F. (2019). Inventory optimization model considering consumer shift and inventory transshipment in dual-channel supply chains. RAIRO-Operations Research, 53(1): 59-79.

  • Liu, J., & Xu, Q. (2019). Research on the impact of "showrooms" on demand distribution, pricing and revenue under omni-channel retailing. Chinese Journal of Management Science, (12):88-99.

  • Xu, Q. & Gao, X. (2019). Research on inventory ordering and redistribution strategies of shared platforms considering information sharing. Chinese Journal of Management, (11):1719-1728.

  • Liu, J., Xu, Q., & Chen, Q. (2019). Omni-channel bops pricing and service decisions when considering online returns and channel costs. Chinese Journal of Management Science, (09):56-67.

  • Xu, Q., & Zhang, H. (2019). Research on the optimal strategies of both parties in creative crowdsourcing based on multi-attribute reverse auction. Shanghai Management Science, (03):36-42.

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • 2019.06  Attended the INEKA annual conference in Verona, Italy, and read the paper "Impact of omni-channel BOPS on demand allocation and profitability when considering experience service". Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Academy.

  • 2019.01  Participated in the POMSK2019 academic conference (10th POMS-HK International Conference, January 5-6), and read the paper "Optimal inventory and pricing decision of fashion apparel retailers considering experience service and promotional efforts.

  • 2016.11  Participated in the INFORMS 2016 annual meeting in the United States and presented the paper "Fast Fashion O2o Channel Optimal Service Under Different Revenue Model".

  • 2019.08.28-2019.08.30  Optimal Inventory and Pricing Decision of the Fashion Apparel Retailer with Considering Promotional Efforts and Experience Service Participated in the MIM/IFAC International Academic Conference in Berlin, Germany, and promoted the paper

  • 2018.06.25-2018.06.27  Participated in GIKA International Conference in Spain (Digital Transformations and Value Creation in International Markets, Spain, Valencia 2018), and read the paper "Optimizing service decisions with different profit models in an online to offline supply chain".

Teaching and Research Projects

  • 2020-2021  Research on the impact of the new crown epidemic on my country’s industrial supply chain and countermeasures, Shanghai Soft Science Key Project (20692104100), Principal

  • 2019-2023  Theoretical research on enterprise operation and resource allocation in the sharing economy environment---optimizing allocation and operation strategy of shared inventory/warehouse resources in the sharing economy, National Natural Science Foundation of China Key Project (71832001) Sub-project, Participant

  • 2016-2019  Research on o2o integration and collaborative optimization of fast fashion supply chain under omni-channel mode, National Natural Science Foundation of China (71572033), Principal

  • 2013-2016  Research on optimal regulation of low-carbon supply chain based on carbon footprint accounting analysis, Shanghai Social Science Planning Project (2013BGL014), Principal

  • 2012-2015  Research on collaboration strategy of hybrid dual-channel supply chain for short life cycle products under network environment, National Natural Science Foundation of China (71172174), Principal

  • 2012-2014  Research on carbon footprint measurement and collaborative control of textile and apparel supply chain, Shanghai Pujiang Talents Program Project (12PJC020), Principal

  • 2012-2014  Research on the coordination and control of inventory in the dual-channel supply chain of textile and apparel supply chain with coexistence of online direct sales and traditional retail, Doctoral Fund of the Ministry of Education (20110075110003), Principal

  • 2011-2013  Research on supply chain coordination and optimization under dual distribution channels, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission Scientific Research and Innovation Project (12ZS58), Principal

  • 2008-2010  Research on generalized rapid response mechanism, model and operation strategy of textile and apparel supply chain, National Natural Science Foundation of China (70772073), Principal

  • 2008-2010  Research on my country's modern logistics service innovation model, system and performance evaluation, National Soft Science Research Program (2007GXQ4D154), Principal

  • 2008-2009  The generalized rapid response system and its application for the collaborative textile and apparel supply chain, Shanghai Natural Science Foundation (07ZR14003), Principal

  • 2007-2010  Research on collaborative management of textile and apparel supply chain based on time competition, Shanghai Social Science Planning Project (2007BZH001), Principal


  • Undergraduate: Supply Chain Management

  • Graduate: Operation Management Research