报告题目：Evaluating and developing resource-based operations strategy for competitive advantage: an exploratory study of Finnish high-tech manufacturing industries
报告人：Prof. Yang Liu
报告简介：Firms are struggling to achieve and maintain the competitive advantage in today’s turbulent business environment. How can we evaluate and (re)develop strategic initiatives that put into place operational capabilities to provide new sources of firm-level competitive advantage? We explore the practical intersection of operations management and strategy from resource-based view by evaluating and developing the sustainability level of operational competitive advantage, that how well the resource-based strategy can support its operations. The models utilise sense and respond (S&R) methodology for dynamic decision-making to detect and adjust resource allocation and in turn optimise the resource-based strategy in order to develop the operational competitive advantage in a sustainable manner. Eighteen case companies in Finnish high-tech manufacturing industries are selected for in-depth study and analysis with proposed models to conclude how the optimal adjustments of resource-based strategy by supporting its operations can lead to sustainable competitive advantage (SCA).
报告人简介：Yang Liu has received his M.Sc. (Tech.) degree in Telecommunications Engineering and D.Sc. (Tech.) degree in Industrial Management both from the University of Vaasa, Finland. He currently works as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Technology at the Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, and responsible for the international joint education program, as well as project leader of Botnia RoboCup team. He also works as an Adjunct Professor and Doctoral Supervisor in the Department of Production at the University of Vaasa. He holds Adjunct and Visiting Professorship in multiple universities as well. He has published over 60 scientific articles in refereed journals. He serves as Managing Guest Editor of JCLEPRO and referee in multiple ISI-ranked leading journals such as JPIM, EJOR, IJPR, IJPE, ESWA, IMDS, SMCA, HERA, etc. His publications have appeared in distinguished journals such as IJPR, SIGPRO, and JCLEPRO. His main research interests include global operational competitiveness and competitive advantage; short-range wireless communications, wireless sensor and actuator networks; control systems and autonomous robots; signal processing and pattern recognition.