Staff profile

Professor Qile He


Professor of Strategy and Performance Management

Subject

Business

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Derby Business School

Research centre

Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

q.he@derby.ac.uk

About

Professor Qile He, also known as Horace, is a Professor of Strategy and Performance Management at the University of Derby, UK. He was previously a Reader in Operations Management and the Associate Head of School for Research of the School of Strategy and Leadership at Coventry University, UK, successfully leading the school research portfolio. His research expertise and interests are in the area of interfirm alliances and partnerships, innovation strategies and processes of organizations, as well as sustainable and responsible business, and inter-organizational knowledge transfer. He has published over 80 papers in refereed journals, books, and leading international conference proceedings. Including prestigious international journals, such as British Journal of Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, and Food Control, He has supervised multiple PhD candidates to completion.

He is an elected council member of the British Academy of Management. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He is a reviewing expert for European Commission Horizon2020 projects. He serves in the editorial board of two international journals. He is also an editorial review board member for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (CABS 4*). He was a selected member of staff for RAE2008 and REF2014.

In the past, he has led 3 undergraduate/postgraduate courses to successful accreditation or re-accreditation by CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) and CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply). He also led the development of the Management Pathway of the Transnational Research Degree Programme of Coventry University to a successful launch in Dubai.

Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

International experience

Refereed Journal Papers

He, Q.*, Meadows, M., Angwin, D., Gomes, E., & Child, J. (2020). Strategic Alliance Research in the Era of Digital Transformation: Perspectives on Future Research. British Journal of Management.

Wang, Z., He, Q.*, Xia, S.*, Xiong, A. & Maas, G. (2020). Business Incubator Capacities and Regional Innovation Performance, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 158. 

Liu, S., Eweje, G., He, Q., & Lin, Z. (2020). Turning motivation into action: A strategic orientation model of green supply chain management. Business Strategy and the Environment. In press.

Koliousis, I., He, Q.*, Wu, Q., & Sarpong, D. (Accepted, in press). Using an integrated humanitarian supply chain EPR system to improve refugee flow management: a conceptual framework and validation. Production Planning & Control.

Azzam, A. a., He, Q.*, & Sarpong, D. (2020). The role of knowledge creation modes in architectural innovation. Strategic Change, 29, 77-87.

He, Q., Duan, Y., Wang, R., & Fu, Z. (2019). Consumers’ purchase intention of eco-friendly food: A responsible environmental behaviour perspective. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 43(5), 457-470.

He, Q., Gallear, D., Ghobadian, A., & Ramanathan, R., (2019). Managing Knowledge in Supply Chains: A Catalyst to Triple Bottom Line Sustainability. Production Planning & Control, 30(5-6), 448-463.

Wang, X., He, Q., Matetic, M., Jemric, T., and Zhang, X. (2017). Development and evaluation on a wireless multi-gas-sensors system for improving traceability and transparency of table grape cold chain. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 135(1), 195-207.

Xiao, X., He, Q., Li, Z., Antoce, A. O., & Zhang, X. (2017). Improving traceability and transparency of table grapes cold chain logistics by integrating WSN and correlation analysis. Food Control. 73(B), pp. 1556-1563. DOI 10.1016/j.foodcont.2016.11.019

Ramanathan, R., *He, Q., Black, A., Ghobadian, A., and Gallear, D. (2016). Environmental regulations, innovation and firm performance: A revisit of the Porter hypothesis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 155(2), pp. 79-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.08.116

He, Q., Ghobadian, A., Gallear, D., Beh, L.-S. and O'Regan, N. (2016), "Towards conceptualizing reverse service supply chains", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. 21(2), pp. 166-179.

Beh, L.-S., Ghobadian, A., He, Q., Gallear, D. and O'Regan, N. (2016), "Second-life retailing: a reverse supply chain perspective", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 21(2), pp. 259-272.

Xiao, X., He, Q., Fu, Z., Xu, M. and Zhang, X. (2016), "Applying CS and WSN methods for improving efficiency of frozen and chilled aquatic products monitoring system in cold chain logistics", Food Control, 60, pp. 656-666.

Gallear, D., Ghobadian, A., & He, Q. (2015) ‘The mediating effect of environmental and ethical behaviour on supply chain partnership decisions and management appreciation of supplier partnership risks’. International Journal of Production Research, 53(21), pp. 6455-6472.

Wu, Q., *He, Q. and Duan, Y. (2014) ‘Dynamic Capabilities for CSR Management: Towards Identifying Common Processes’, Society and Business Review, 9(3), 276-297.

Wu, Q., *He, Q., Duan, Y., (2013) ‘Explicating dynamic capabilities for corporate sustainability’, EuroMed Journal of Business, 8(3), 255-272.

He, Q., Ghobadian, A. and Gallear, D. (2013) ‘Knowledge Acquisition in Supply Chain Partnerships: The Role of Power’, International Journal of Production Economics141(2), 605-618.

Wu, Q., *He, Q., Duan, Y., and O'Regan, N. (2012) ‘Implementing dynamic capabilities for corporate strategic change towards sustainability’. Strategic Change, 21(5-6), 231-247.

He, Q., Gallear, D., and Ghobadian, A. (2011) ‘Knowledge transfer: The facilitating attributes in supply chain partnerships’. Information Systems Management, 28(1), 57-70.

Duan, Y., He, Q., Feng, W., Li, D., and Fu, Z. (2010) ‘A study on e-learning take-up intention from an innovation adoption perspective: A case in china’. Computers & Education55(2), 237-246.

He, Q., Duan, Y., Fu, Z., & Li, D. (2006) ‘An innovation adoption study of online E-payment in Chinese companies’. Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations4(1), 48-69.

He, Q., Ghobadian, A., Gallear, D., & Sohal, A. (2006) ‘Knowledge transfer between supply chain partners: A conceptual model’. International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 1(3), 231-262.

Book Chapters

Wu, Q., He, Q., & Duan, Y. (2019). Corporate Strategic Change towards Sustainability: A Dynamic Capabilities View. In A. L. Aybars Tuncdogan, Henk Volberda, Frans van den Bosch (Ed.), Handbook of Strategic Renewal: Core concepts, Antecedents, and MicroFoundations. New York: Routledge.

Bentley, Y., Richardson, D., Philpott, E., Owen, D., He, Q., Duan, Y., et al., (2010) ‘A research-informed curriculum design: The development of an MSc course in project management’. In A. M. & A. Coughlin (Eds.), Creating communities: Developing, enhancing and sustaining learning communities across the University of Bedfordshire (pp. 153-173): University of Bedfordshire.

He, Q., and Duan, Y. (2009) ‘Emerging online e-payment and issues of adoption’. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of information science and technology (2nd ed.). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global.

He, Q., Duan, Y., Fu, Z., & Li, D. (2008) ‘Factors affecting online e-payment adoption: A company perspective’. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Web Technologies for Commerce and Services Online (Advanced Titles in Electronic Commerce Series, vol. 3). Hershey, PA: Idea Group.

He, Q., Duan, Y., Fu, Z., and Li, D. (2008) ‘An innovation adoption study of online e-payment in Chinese companies’. In F. B. Tan (Ed.), Global information technologies: Concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications (pp. 1236-1254). Hershy, U.S.A: Information Science Reference.

Mirzabeiki, V. and He, Q. (2020) A Literature Review of Co-opetitive Relationship in Supply Chains", In proceedings of the British Academy of Management 2020 Conference (Online).

Wu, Q., He, Q., O'Regan, N., Ghobadian, A., Costanzo, L. and Fabra, I. T. (2020) Institutional Interactions: Driving Innovation Strategies and Capabilities, In proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada (Online).

Wu, Q., & He, Q. (2020). A study of pharmaceutical innovation ecosystem: The emerging role of DIY laboratories. In proceedings of the EurOMA 2020 Annual Conference, Warwick (Online).

Olajide, O. A., Kwak, D.-W., He, Q., & Lim, M. (2019). A conceptual framework of environmental sustainability in the oil and gas supply chains: natural resource based view (NRBV) and institutional theory approaches. In proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2019). Pawar, K. S., Potter, A., Rogers, H. & Glock, C. (eds.). Centre for Concurrent Enterprise, Nottingham University, p. 95-103.

Wu, Q., He, Q., O'Regan, N., & Ghobadian, A. (2019). The Role of Institutional Interactions in Developing Innovation Strategies and Capabilities of Firms. In proceedings of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) 2019 Annual Conference, Minneapolis, USA.

He, Q., Meadows, M., Angwin, D., Gomes, E., & Child, J. (2019). Strategic Alliance Research in the New Era. In proceedings of the BAM 2019 Annual Conference, Aston University, UK.

Wu, Q., He, Q., O'Regan, N., & Ghobadian, A. (2019). Developing Innovation Strategies and Capabilities through Institutional Interactions: A Longitudinal Study of China's Telecommunications Industry. In proceedings of the BAM 2019 Annual Conference, Aston University, UK.

Mirzabeiki, V., & He, Q. (2019). Managing Co-opetitive Relationships in Supply Chains: A Narrative Review. In proceedings of the EurOMA 2019 Annual Conference, Helsinki.

Hubin, G., & He, Q. (2019). Does Logistics Clusters Promote Regional Economic Growth? The Case of China’s Yangtze River Economic Belt. In proceedings of the EurOMA 2019 Annual Conference, Helsinki.

Liu, J., & He, Q. (2019). Optimal sourcing strategies of fresh agricultural product retailers. In proceedings of the EurOMA 2019 Annual Conference, Helsinki.

Liu, S., He, Q., & Eweje, G. (2018, 9-11 December). The antecedents of supply chain collaboration on eco-innovation: an institutional and contingency theory perspective. In proceedings of the Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Devi, N., He, Q., Berkeley, N., & Timms, J. (2018). An exploration of the green bullwhip effect in food supply chains: An institutional theory perspective. In proceedings of the International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management 2018, Cranfield, UK.

Devi, N., He, Q., Berkeley, N., & Timms, J. (2018). A review of organisational theories to explore the phenomenon of green bullwhip effect. In proceedings of the International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management 2018, Cranfield, UK.

Olajide, O., Kwak, D.-W., & He, Q. (2018). A comparison of the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry supply chain with the UK: Taking a sustainability perspective. In proceedings of the Logistics Research Network 2018 Conference, Plymouth University, UK.

Ramanathan, U., He, Q., Subramanian, N., & Gunasekaran, A. (2018). Closed-loop supply chain collaboration: A study of the packaging industry. In proceedings of the BAM 2018 Annual Conference, Bristol, UK.

Tschochohei, M., Ambituuni, A., Omar, M., & He, Q. (2018). Investigating the drivers behind successful knowledge management activities in the context of German consultancy firms. In proceedings of the BAM 2018 Annual Conference, Bristol, UK.

Zhao, L., & He, Q. (2018). Does place attachment matter? Top-management characteristics, institutional pressures and SMEs' pro-environmental behaviour. In proceedings of the EUROMA 2018 Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary.

Guo, H., & He, Q. (2018, 24-26 June 2018). Study on Synergetic Development of Regional Logistics and Regional Economy in China's Yangtze River Delta. in proceedings of the EURAM 2018 Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary.

Madi, A., Cao, D., Garcia-Perez, A., He, Q. (2018), “Key Success Factors and Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation in Higher Education Institutions: Multiple Case Studies of Jordanian Universities”, ICBPM 2018: 20th International Conference on Business Process Management, London.

He, Q., Ghobadian, A. and Gallear, D. (2017) "Studies of Strategic Alliance Knowledge Transfer from 1990 to 2016: A Review of Research Methodology", in Proceedings of British Academy of Management 2017 Conference, Warwick University, UK

Tschochohei, M., Omar, M., Ambituuni, A. and He, Q. (2017) "Developing a comprehensive model of knowledge management processes and success factors: A study of German consultancy firms", in Proceedings of British Academy of Management 2017 Conference, Warwick University, UK

Alexander, A. E. and He, Q. (2017) "To be like water is the highest virtue": A systematic literature review of the Chinese Daojia philosophy in management research", in Proceedings of British Academy of Management 2017 Conference, Warwick University, UK

He, Q., Ghobadian, A., Gallear, D. and Ramanathan, R. (2017) "Managing Knowledge in Supply Chains: Catalyst to the Triple Bottom Line in Supply Chains", in Proceedings of The International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems (ICLS) 2017, Beijing, China.

Liu, S., Lin, Z. and He, Q. (2017) "Closed-loop supply chain practices in China: A strategic orientation perspective", The International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems (ICLS) 2017, Beijing, China.

He, Q., Duan, Y., Wang, R., and Fu, Z. (2016, September). Consumers’ purchase intention of eco-friendly food: A responsible environmental behaviour perspective. In proceedings of the British Academy of Management 2016 Annual Conference, Newcastle, UK.

Omidvar, O., Jolink, A., and He, Q. (2016, September). Environmental sustainability and acquisitions: The driving role of innovation. In proceedings of the British Academy of Management 2016 Annual Conference, Newcastle, UK.

He, Q., Ghobadian, A., and Gallear, D. (2016, 6-9 May). Power and trust in supply chain partnerships: Interactions and impact on partnership quality and performance. In proceedings of the POMS 27th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA.

Oyedepo, G. A., Duan, Y., Bentely, Y., and He, Q. (2016, June 15-18). Understanding SMEs' corporate sustainability behaviour - a responsible environmental behaviour perspective. In proceedings of the ICSB2016 World Conference, New York, USA.

Oyedepo, G. A., Duan, Y., He, Q., and Bentely, Y. (2016, 15-16 September). Achieving sustainability improvement in UK small and medium enterprises. In proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, JAMK University of Applied Science, Jyväskylä Finland.

He, Q., Ghobadian, A., Gallear, D., O'Regan, N. and Beh, L.-S. (2015), "Reverse Service Supply Chains: The Parsimonious Conceptual Models", In proceedings of the British Academy of Management 2015 Conference, Portsmouth, UK.

Oyedepo, G. A., Duan, Y., Bentley, Y. and He, Q. (2015), "Assessing the Impact of Key Stakeholder on Sustainability Adoption in UK Small and Medium Enterprises", In proceedings of the British Academy of Management 2015 Conference, Portsmouth, UK.

Oyedepo, G. A., Duan, Y., Bentley, Y., and He, Q. (2015). SMEs and sustainability: Making it work. Paper presented to the Railway Industry Association's Safety, Standards and Sustainability Group (18th November 2015, London UK).

Ramanathan, R., He, Q., Black, A., Ghobadian, A. and Gallear, D. (2015), "Environmental Regulations, Innovation and Performance: Case Studies and Propositions", In proceedings of the British Academy of Management 2015 Conference, Portsmouth, UK.

He, Q., Ghobadian, A. and Gallear, D. (2015) ‘Towards Clarifying the Nature of Reverse Service Supply Chain’, In proceedings of the 22nd EurOMA Conference, Neuchatel, Switzerland.

He, Q., Ghobadian, A., and Gallear, D. (2014) ‘The interaction between trust and power in supply chain partnerships and its influence on firm performance’. In Proceedings of the British Academy of Management 2014 Conference, Belfast.

He, Q., Ghobadian, A., Gallear, D., & Ramanathan, R. (2014) ‘Will knowledge management benefit supply chain sustainability? Comparison of perceptions of academics and practitioners’. In Proceedings of the 21st EurOMA Conference, Palermo, Italy.

     Funded Research Projects

  • 2018 – The Academy of Korean Studies/South Korea, Introduction of Korean Studies Promotion Project. 
  • 2017 – Guangdong Social Science “13th 5-Year Project” Collaboration Project, China, “Empirical Study of Impact of Environmental Regulations on Green Supply Chain Management”.
  • 2016 – Pump Prime Project, “An Assessment of UK’s Food Supply Chain Resilience in Response to Climate Changes and Extreme Weather Events”.
  • 2015 – Seed Corn Funding Project, “Inter-firm Environmental Collaborations: the Impact on Business and Sustainable Performance”.
  • 2013 – Small Research Grant, “Do Firms Experience Isomorphic Change toward Sustainable Supply Chain Management? A Multiple-Case Study of Firms in the UK and China”.
  • 2012 – Rising Star Programme Project, “An Empirical Study of the Role of Knowledge Management in Building Sustainable Supply Chains”.
  • 2010 – Dean’s Research Grant, “An Explorative Study of the Role of Knowledge Management in Sustainable Supply Chain Management”.
  • 2010 – RiT Project, “A Systematic Review of Contemporary Development in Logistics and Supply Chain Management”.
  • 2008 – RiT Project, “A Study of Contemporary Project Management Tools and Techniques Used in Organisations”.

    Member of the Editorial Boards

  • Information Processing in Agriculture
  • Journal of Cleaner Production (Special Volume)
  • International Journal of Operations and Production Management (Editorial Review Board Member)

    Journal Reviewer

  • International Journal of Operations and Production Management
  • Journal of World Business
  • British Journal of Management
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • International Journal of Production Economics
  • International Marketing Review
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Group and Organization Management
  • International Journal of Production Research
  • Journal of Environmental Management
  • Industrial Marketing Management
  • Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Technovation
  • Academy of Management Perspectives
  • Society and Business Review
  • International Journal of Information Management
  • Information Processing in Agriculture
  • Complexity
  • International Journal of Logistics
  • Journal of Strategy and Management
  • Mathematical Problems in Engineering
  • EuroMed Journal of Business
  • Management of Environmental Quality