Qile He


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  • 10 h-Index
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Personal profile


Professor Qile He, also known as Horace, is Professor of Strategy and Performance Management at the University of Derby (email: q.he@derby.ac.uk). He was previously the Associate Head of School for Research of the School of Strategy and Leadership at Coventry University and a Reader in Operations Management. Horace’s research interests are in the area of interfirm alliances and partnerships and innovation strategies and processes of organizations. He is also interested in sustainable and responsible business, as well as supply chain optimization. He has published over 70 papers in refereed journals, books, and leading international conference proceedings. Including prestigious international journals, such as International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, and Food Control, He has supervised multiple PhD candidates to completion.

Horace is an elected council member of the British Academy of Management. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He serves in the editorial board of two international journals. He was a selected member of staff for RAE2008 and REF2014.

In the past he has led 3 undergraduate/postgraduate courses to successful accreditation or re-accreditation by CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) and CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply).

He received his first degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Denver with Distinction, and then he has got bursaries to study his two other MSc degrees in Management Science and Engineering (from China Agriculture University), and MSc Financial Decision Management with Distinction (University of Luton). He got his PhD degree from Middlesex University, London which was sponsored by a fully funded studentship, where he also received an MSc degree in Research Methods, again with a Distinction.

Research Interests

Inter-firm alliances and partnerships;

Innovation strategies and processes of organizations;

Sustainable and responsible business;

Supply chain optimization;

Vision Statement

I believe advances in research with strong theoretical and practical underpinnings are the foundations for better practice and more successful teaching. Successful research and teaching practices are most likely built on strong collaborations. As an active researcher in strategic management, operations management, and inter-firm alliances, I am passionate about collaborative research internally, nationally, and internationally on publications, research projects, and research disseminations, aiming for original impacts on both industry and society.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Middlesex University

External positions

Field External Examiner, Univeristy of West London

May 2017 → …

Co-Chair, Inter-organizational Collaboration SIG, British Academy of Management

1 Jan 2014 → …

Field External Examiner, University of the West of England

1 Oct 2013 → …

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Research Output 2006 2019

  • 345 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 29 Paper
  • 19 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 2 Conference proceeding

A conceptual framework of environmental sustainability in the oil and gas supply chains: natural resource based view (NRBV) and institutional theory approaches

Olajide, O. A., Kwak, D-W., He, Q. & Lim, M., 2019, Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2019). Pawar, K. S., Potter, A., Rogers, H. & Glock, C. (eds.). Centre for Concurrent Enterprise, Nottingham University, p. 95-103 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Resource-based view
Supply chain
Environmental sustainability
Natural resources
Conceptual framework

Corporate strategic change towards sustainability: A dynamic capabilities view

Wu, Q., He, Q. & Duan, Y., Apr 2019, Strategic renewal: Core concepts, antecedents, and microfoundations. Tuncdogan, A., Lindgreen, A., Bosch, F. V. D. & Volberda, H. (eds.). CRC Press, p. 52-75

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Factors Affecting Consumers’ Purchase Intention of Eco-friendly Food in China: The Evidence from Respondents in Beijing

He, Q., Duan, Y., Wang, R. & Fu, Z., Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Consumer Studies. 43, 5, p. 457-470 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Internal-External Control

Managing Co-opetitive Relationships in Supply Chains: A Narrative Review

Mirzabeiki, V. & He, Q., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

1 Citation (Scopus)

Managing Knowledge in Supply Chains: A Catalyst to Triple Bottom Line Sustainability

He, Q., Gallear, D., Ghobadian, A. & Ramanathan, R., 2019, In : Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations. 30, 5-6, p. 448-463 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knowledge management
Supply chains
Sustainable development
Supply chain management

Activities 2010 2019

EU Horizon 2020 Reviewing Expert

Qile He (Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: OtherReviewer of proposals for funding

British Academy of Management Annual Conference 2019

Qile He (Track Chair)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Journal of World Business (Journal)

Qile He (Peer Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Journal of Environmental Management (Journal)

Qile He (Peer Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

BAM Transition 2 Grant Reviewer

Qile He (Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: OtherReviewer of proposals for funding


2010 Dean’s Prize for Research

Qile He (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Presentation/Paper Award

Abdallah Abu Madi (Recipient), Dongmei Cao (Recipient), Alexeis Garcia-Perez (Recipient) & Qile He (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Business process management

Highly Commended Paper Award, Award for Excellence 2017, Emerald Literati Network

Qile He (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Supply chain management