Professor Xu has been a consultant to The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications China, British Telecom, Communication Association of Hong Kong (CAHK), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) of the United Nations, Central Policy Unit of Hong Kong SAR Government, Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA), China Mobile, Hutchison Telecommunications, Siemens, Audit Commission of HKSAR Government and Nortel Networks. His recent executive education experience is with China Mobile, China Telecom, CISCO, CITIC Pacific, Hutchison Global Crossing, Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, TCL, Tencent, Shanghai Luwan and Hongkou District Government, the National Telecommunications Commission of Thailand, the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) of China and Peihua Foundation of Hong Kong. He has also been invited as speakers by various workshops organized by institutions such as the ITU, APEC, European Commission, the MII, the Office of Communications Authority (OFCA) of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA), the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and the Department of Commerce of the U.S.
EMBA Programs: HKUST (Hong Kong)
MBA Programs: HKUST (Hong Kong), Texas University at Austin (US), Tsukuba University (Japan)
Professor Xu’s research interests include telecommunications policy, and technology and innovation management. He has published extensively in internationally renowned journals. He is currently the member of editorial advisory board of four international communication-related academic journals and one international technology and innovation policy-related academic journal. His new book Innovated by Hong Kong was published by the HKUST Business School in June 2009. He also published a book titled Chinese Telecommunications Policy in the US in September 2002. Professor Xu’s previous publications include a book titled Economic Accounting System for Posts and Telecommunications Enterprises, which is a scheme deployed in China since 1988 on how to reallocate revenues among all provincial branches by the former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. He participated in the formulation and deployment of this scheme. Professor Xu has prepared one research report for the Audit Commission of the Hong Kong Government on an assessment of competitions of local fixed network market, and three research reports for ITU of the United Nations on mobile-fixed network interconnection, 3G licensing and mobile multi-media regulation in China and Hong Kong. He also delivered a report sponsored by the CAHK on how to facilitate further cooperation between Hong Kong and the Mainland’s telecom sector under the framework of Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). In 2008 and 2011, sponsored by the industry and the Central Policy Unit of Hong Kong Government, Professor Xu has led two research projects on Hong Kong’s technology and innovation policy and proposed suggestion to the Hong Kong Government.
Professor Xu has professional experience in the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of China, British Telecom Laboratories and International Telecommunications Union’s Strategy Planning Unit working as lecturer, officer and researcher. Professor Xu is currently on the Board of Executive Directors of the International Telecommunications Society, member of Regulatory Affaires Advisory Committee (RAAC) of the OFCA, the President of the Regulation Issues Group of the Communications Association of Hong Kong and executive member of Hong Kong Telecommunications User Group.