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Dr Lin Wu

Assistant Professor in Operations Management

Division: Operations Management and Information Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 115 9514019
Location: C13 (Si Yuan Building, Jubilee Campus)

Lin joined the Business School as Assistant Professor in October 2018. Prior to joining NUBS, Lin was working in the Sino-British College (SBC) USST in Shanghai as Lecturer in Business Management, and she conducted several modules for UK universities including University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and University of Huddersfield. Based on student evaluations, she received the overseas collaborator Inspirational Teaching Award by Sheffield Hallam University in 2018.

Lin conducted her doctoral research in the University of Nottingham Ningbo China from 2012 to 2016. Her dissertation investigated the role of corporate sustainability initiatives and capabilities on the sustainability performance of firms in the context of the Chinese automotive industry. Her PhD was co-funded by University of Nottingham and Ningbo Science and Technology Bureau under the Innovation Team Project. Lin's PhD research proposal won the second prize of Li Ning Dissertation Proposal Grant by International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) in 2014.

I am module convenor of the following modules:


Design of Operations Facilities and Systems (N14C52)
Supply Chain Management (N14C62)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Lin's research focuses on sustainability issues in Operations and Supply Chain Management and the role of Chinese traditional philosophies in corporate sustainability. She is also interested in the development of global digital supply chains in the context of One Belt One Road Initiative.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Subramanian, N.; Gunasekaran, A; Wu, L; Shen, T;, (2018), "Role of traditional Chinese philosophies and new product development under circular economy in private manufacturing enterprise performance", International Journal of Production Research, pp.1-17.

Wu, L; Subramanian, N; Gunasekaran, A; Pawar K, Doran, D, (2018), "A Two-dimensional, Two-level Framework for Achieving Corporate Sustainable Development: Assessing the Return on Sustainability Initiatives", Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol.27, pp.1117-1130.

Wang, Z.; Subramanian, N; Abdulrahman, M; Cui, H; Wu, L.; Liu, C;, (2017), "Port sustainable services innovation: Ningbo Port users? expectation", Sustainable Production and Consumption, Vol.11, pp.58-67.

Wu, L.; Subramanian, N.; Abdulrahman, M.; Liu, C.; Pawar, K;, (2017), "Short-term versus long-term benefits: balanced sustainability framework and research propositions", Sustainable Production and Consumption, Vol.11, pp.18-30.

Subramanian, N.; Abdulrahman, M; Wu, L; Nath, P;, (2016), "Green competence framework: evidence from China", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.27(2), pp. 151-172.

Wu, L.; Subramanian, N.; Abdulrahman, M.; Lai, K.; Pawar, K. (2015), "The Impact of Integrated Practices of Lean, Green, and Social Management Systems on Firm Sustainability Performance - Evidence from Chinese Fashion", Sustainability, Vol.7 (4), pp. 3838-3858, doi:10.3390/su7043838.


Wu, L.; Loo, T;, 2018, "Integrating operations and marketing research: role of sustainability and branding", in 2018 Seoul Symposium: the Future of Branding.

Wu, L.; Subramanian, N.; Abdulrahman, M.; Liu, C.; Pawar, K. 2015, "Short vs Long-term Gains or Short-term & Long-term Gains: Balanced Sustainability Framework", in Production and Operations Management (POM), conference, Washington, USA, 8-11May.

Wu, L.; Subramanian, N.; Abdulrahman, M.; Liu, C.; Pawar, K. 2014, "Sustainable Capabilities Improvement: Collective Practices Framework Development through Multiple Case Studies", in Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Logistics; Designing Responsible and Innovative Global Supply Chains, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 6-9 July.

Wu, L.; Subramanian, N; Abdulrahman, M; Liu, C;, 2014, "A Sustainable Practice-Performance Dynamic Capabilities Framework: Evidence from Chinese Auto Manufacturing Sector", in International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) Biennial Conference.

Wu, L.; Subramanian, N; Abdulrahman, M; Liu, C;, 2013, "The Impacts of Lean, Green and Social Practices on Firm Sustainable Performance", in IEEE Business Innovation and Technology Management Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China..



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