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Interdisciplinary Research Centre


Yongjiang Shi is a lecturer in the IfM Masters programme Industrial Systems, Manufacturing and Management and research director of the Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM). Dr Shi is a former lecturer in the school of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, Beijing, joining the IfM in 1994. He has undertaken extensive research into international manufacturing network configurations and has taken a leading role in the conceptualisation and delivery of the Centre’s research programme. His research interests include global manufacturing networks, business ecosystem development, the strategies of multinational corporations in China, and sustainable industrial systems.  He currently is also the Guangbiao Visiting Professor in Zhejinag University Management School where he is teaching Global Manufacturing and China Development for the EMBA Programme.


  • Industrial Systems and Globalisation
  • Chinese Manufacturing and Evolutions
  • Sustainable Industrial Systems and Development
  • Manufacturing Strategy: designing effective manufacturing and industrial systems
  • Industrial Systems Deconstruction: different configurations and capabilities
  • Business Ecosystems: value network transformation from social networks
  • Global Supply Chain and Value Network Management: design-operations-improvement
  • Chinese Manufacturing and Evolutions: development and crises in the last 30 years
  • Link Manufacturing Systems of Developing Countries' to the Global Networks
  • Chinese Cultures and Wisdoms and their Implication to Industrialisation
  • Sustainable Industrial System Development: Involvement-Measurement-Improvement
University Lecturer
Research Director of CIM
Dr. Yongjiang  Shi
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