Professor Shaofeng Liu
Profiles

Professor Shaofeng Liu

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)

Role


Qualifications

 

Professional membership

 

Roles on external bodies

Expert Evaluator for research councils: 

  • European Commision (Horizon 2020 programme)
  • UK ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
  • UK EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
  • British Academy
  • UK Academy of Engineering

Editorial Boards for international journals: 

Programme Scientific Committee/ Chairing for international conferences:

Teaching interests

At undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels:

(1) Knowledge management and decision making

  • Knowledge representation and modelling
  • Knowledge reasoning/ inference
  • Knowledge-based decision support systems
(2) Management Decision Making
  •      Decision trees
  •     Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP)
  •     Analytical Network Process (ANP) 
  •     Linear Programming
  •     Group and organisational decision making
  •      Multi-criteria decision making
  •     Intelligent decision support: AI for decision making   
 (3) Operations Management
  •     Manufacturing and service processes
  •     Resource management
  •     Quality management
  •     Supply chain management 
  •     Lean operations
(4) Business in Context
  •     Business activities 
  •     Business strategic decisions (strategy, management and leadership models)
  •     Business organisation (size, ownership)
  •     Business environment (culture, economy, state and social influences)
(5) Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems 


Award from UK HEA:
- 2013-2014 UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) seminar series, workshop on "Exploring innovative approaches to experiential teaching and learning in Management Decision Making education", held on 23rd April 2014 in Plymouth.

Staff serving as external examiners

External examiner for PhD/MPhil research degree viva:

External examiner for over 10 PhD/MPhil research degrees inside and outside UK. Some of the most recent external examination include:

  • 2017, Loughborough University, UK.
  • 2016, University of Liverpool, UK.
  • 2016, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 2015, University of Strathclyde, thesis title "A strategic operations framework for disassembly in remanufacturing".
  • 2014, University of Central Lancashire, thesis title "Evaluation of business benefits of SaaS-based integrated enterprise systems for SMEs". 
  • 2014, University of Strathclyde, thesis title "Improving the process of cleaning in automotive remanufacturing".
  • 2013, University of Toulouse (France), thesis title " Decision support for infrastructure network vulnerability assessment in natural disaster crisis situations". 
  • 2013, Manchester University, Manchester Business School, thesis title "Knowledge Sharing by Using Knowledge Management Systems to Support Decision-Making Process in Multinational Corporations". 
  • 2013, Liverpool University, Liverpool Management School, thesis title " Carbon emission policies impact in logistics supply chain networks". 
  • 2013, Greenwich University, Greenwich Management School, thesis title "Decision Support for Operational ERP Systems Implementation in Small and Medium Enterprises".

Research interests

  Knowledge-based techniques in business and management, particularly:

  •     Decision making and intelligent decision support 
  •     Business intelligence and ERP systems
  •     Knowledge management (knowledge sharing, networking and mobilisation; lean KM)
  •     Business process improvement
  •     Resource management and quality management 
  •     Project management
  •     Multi-criteria decision analysis and life cycle assessment
  •     Lean and green operations management 
  •     Global manufacturing strategies and global supply chain management 

Current PhD projects:
  • Knowledge networking and mobilisation for project-focused change management, Ali Alkhuraiji.
  • Lean knowledge management for global supply chain integration decisions, Jiang Pan.
  • Knowledge networking and mobilisation framework for lean supply chain decisions. Huilan Chen.
  • The alignment of business and information systems for improving e-Government performance. Sulaiman Alfadhel. 
  • Modelling proactive resilient supply chains in fast moving consumer goods industry, Karim Soliman.
  • Developing Chinese oil port sustainability policy. Xuemuge Wang. 
  • The impact of inter-organisational knowledge management on supply chain resilience. Guoqing Zhao
  • Modelling strategic factors affecting cohesive decision making across multiple stakeholder groups. David Carter, DoS - Dr J. Moizer.
  • Supply chain collaboration in grocery retailing, Ghada Elkady , DoS - Dr J. Moizer
  • Logistics and production management: cost and investment analysis. Michael Radler. DoS - Prof Klaus Meier.
  • Innovative QoE Model for Multimedia Services,  Avsar Asan. DoS - Dr Lingfen Sun.
  • Supply Chain and Corporate Strategy, Andy Helming. DoS - Professor Klaus-Jurien Meier.

Grants & contracts

Published over 140 peer-refereed research papers, including journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, guest editorial for journal Special Issues, and editorial for books and conference/workshop proceedings. See my Google Scholar Profile

Some recent journal papers: 

Recent editorial work:
  • Guest editor, Special Issue on Sustainable knowledge-based decision support systems for business performance improvement in real industrial environment", Industrial Management and Data Systems (IM&DS). Journal 2014 impact factor: 1.226. (Guest Editors: S Liu, B Delibasic, L Butel and X Han).
  • Guest editor, Special Issue on "Integrated Decision Support Systems", Journal of Decision Systems, 2015, 24(2). Print ISSN 1246-0125, online ISSN 2116-7052 (Editors: I Linden, J Papathanasiou and S Liu).
  • Guest editor, Special Issue on “Knowledge-Based Decision Systems” for Journal of Decision Systems, 2014, 23(2). Print ISSN 1246-0125, online ISSN 2116-7052 (Editors: S Liu, P Zarate and R Ribeiro).
  • Guest editor, Special Issue on “Prediction, Simulation and Optimization Methods for Decision Making” for International Journal of Decision Support Systems Technology, 2013, 5(3). Print ISSN: 1941-6296, online ISSN: 1941-630X (Editors: F Dargam, S Liu and I Linden).
  • Guest editor, Special Issue on “Modelling Decision Systems for Critical Applications” for International Journal of Decision Support Systems Technology, 2013, 5(2). Print ISSN: 1941-6296, online ISSN: 1941-630X (Editors: F Dargam, S Liu and I Linden).
  • Guest editor, Special Issue on "Collaborative Decision Making" for International Journal on Information and Decision Science, 2013, 5(3). (Jason Papathanasiou, S Liu and Pascale Zarate)
  • Guest editor, Special Issue on "Networking Decision Making and Negotiation" for International Journal of Decision Support Systems Technology, 2012, 4(2). (Fatima Dargam, Boris Delibasic, Jorge Hernandez and S Liu) 
  • Guest editor, Special Issue on "Networking Decision Making and Negotiation" for International Journal of Decision Support Systems Technology, 2012, 4(3). (Fatima Dargam, Boris Delibasic, Jorge Hernandez and S Liu)
  • Guest editor, Springer book on “Decision Support Systems in Industries, trends and solutions in the 21st century” for Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, 2013. ISSN: 1865-1348 (Editors: Jorge Hernández, S Liu, P Zaraté, F Dargam, B Delibasic and R Ribeiro) (in progress).
  • Guest editor, Springer book on "Decision Support Systems – Collaborative Models and Approaches in Real Environments" for Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP vol. 121), 2012. (Jorge Hernández, Pascale Zaraté, Fatima Dargam, Boris Delibasic, S Liu and Rita Ribeiro). ISSN 1865-1348, ISBN 978-3-642-32190-0.
  • Editor for workshop proceedings, EWG-DSS 2013 Thessaloniki Workshop on “Decisions in Internet Age”, 28th – 30th May 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Fatima Dargam, Boris Delibasic, Jorge Hernandez, S Liu, Rita Ribeiro, Pascale Zarate, Jason Papathanasiou)
  • Editor for workshop proceedings, EWG-DSS 2012 Liverpool Workshop on “Decision Support Systems & Operations Management Trends and Solutions in Industries”, 10th-12th April, 2012, Liverpool, UK. (Fatima Dargam, Boris Delibasic, Jorge Hernandez, S Liu, Rita Ribeiro and Pascale Zarate). ISBN: 978-0-9561122-4-8.
  • Editor for workshop proceedings, EWG-DSS 2011 London Workshop on “Decision Systems”, 23rd-24th June 2011, London, UK. (Fatima Dargam, Boris Delibasic, Jorge Hernandez, S Liu, Rita Ribeiro and Pascale Zarate)
  • Editor for workshop proceedings, EWG-DSS 2011 Paris Workshop on “Collaborative Decision Making”, 30th November – 1st December 2011, Paris, France. (Fatima Dargam, Boris Delibasic, Jorge Hernandez, S Liu, Rita Ribeiro and Pascale Zarate)

Links

Pages of previous colleagues:

Professor Alex Duffy   Professor Bob Young    Professor Chris McMahon   Dr David Guerra Zubiaga   Dr Denny Cheung   Dr Hawazen Alamoudi     Dr Iain Boyle      Dr Ian Whitfield     Dr George Gunendran   Dr Jason Matthews    Dr Jie Zhao    Dr John Hopkins   Dr Lian Ding      Dr Mansur Darlington      Peter Wild    Professor Roberto Rosso    Professor Steve Culley Dr Oluwafemi Oyemomi   Dr Uchitha Jayawickrama    


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