Introduction



Dr.
Zhijian Cui is currently 
a tenured full Professor of Business Administration at School of ManagementUniversity of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, China and an Associate Professor of Operations Management at Graduate School of Business,  Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan  Zhijian is also the current President of INFORMS Technology, Innovation Management and  Entrepreneurship  Section.   Being a Chinese citizen and a permanent resident of Spain,  Zhijian  studied, worked and  lived in China, France,  U.S.A.,  Spain,  Hong Kong and Kazakhstan

Zhijian's  research interests mainly concern innovation management, in particular, the management of knowledge-intensive processes,  innovation strategy and the unique contexts of emerging market economies.   Zhijian teaches courses including operations & supply chain management, project management, service management, new product development and business model innovation from undergraduate to   master, doctoral and executive education levels.