Xiaobo Wu is the Dean of the School of Management, Zhejiang University. He also heads the National Institute for Innovation Management. He was Visiting Fellow to IfM, Cambridge University, and Fulbright Senior Visiting Fellow to Sloan School of Management, MIT. He has extensively published in international journals including the International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management. He holds numerous awards by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province. His current research interests are in technological innovation and competitive strategy, strategies for globalization of manufacturing and behaviour of Chinese firms entering the ‘beyond catch up’ stage of their development. Xiaobo Wu has also directed many research projects granted by central and local Government and National Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He has contibuted to the SDC initiative from the start and is now part of the Innovation management project on innovation of value chains.