Operations and Systems Management

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Professor Mark Xu

  • Qualifications: PhD (Open) MSc (UCLan) MA (Beijing) BA (Beijing) BA (Beijing)
  • Role Title: Head of Operations and Systems Management
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 02392844123
  • Email: mark.xu@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Operations and Systems Management
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


I received my Ph.D. in MIS from the UK Open University in 1998, and am currently a Reader in Information Management and head of Operations and Systems Management at the University of Portsmouth. My specialist interests are in strategic information management and systems, eCommerce strategy and implementation, ICT application for business, and traceability systems in global supply chain. I lead several research and KTP projects on business intelligence, knowledge management and activating ageing workforce. 


Teaching Responsibilities


I have been course leaders for MBA (International), BA (Hons) eBusiness, BA(Hons) Business Enterprise Systems and have been teaching postgraduate programmes including MBA, and undergraduate programmes at all levels on ICT skills for business, Business Information Systems, eCommerce, eBusiness Strategy development and implementation, Enterprise systems Issues.



Strategic information scanning, refining and reporting; Executive information systems (EIS) and Business Intelligence; Knowledge management; e-Business/m-Business strategy and logistics; Cyber security; The application of  ICT in organisations, Food safety in global supply chain. Current projects include: 1) Tracing food safety incidents for benchmarking, reporting and alerts; 2) A KTP to exploit and demonstrate hidden value within an integrated procurement process along complex global supply-chains, with Entec Global Ltd.



Research profile

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