Mark Xu

Mark Xu, Ph.D. is a principal lecturer at University of Portsmouth. He is course leader for E-business and research group leader for Business Information Systems. His research interests are executive information systems with a focus on strategic information scanning, information support and executive’s information behaviour, and eCommerce strategy and implementation. He is a pooled researcher of AIM (Advanced Institute of Management Research) at London Business School. He is co-author of CIMA study books, and has published over 40 papers including some in leading international journals such as, Information & Management, International Journal of Information Management, Information Systems Management. He serves in the editorial board for International Journal of E-Business Research and as referee for other five international journals.

Publications

E-Business Adoption in SME-Models and Determinants: A Comparative Review of UK and KSA
Mark Xu, Maher Alhindi, Alessio Ishizaka, Martin Read. © 2016. 17 pages.
Twitplomacy: Social Media as a New Platform for Development of Public Diplomacy
Shumin Su, Mark Xu. © 2015. 14 pages.
Social media, underpinned by mobile devices and smart-technology, is rapidly changing the way how people communicate. In the context of public diplomacy, micro-blogging-based...
The Civil Internet Diplomacy and China’s Countermeasures
Shumin Su, Mark Xu. © 2013. 9 pages.
The Internet Civil Diplomacy is a major revolution and an emerging trend witnessed in the information age. It poses a significant impact on foreign affairs and official diplomacy...
Transnational Knowledge Transfer
Yanqing Duan, Mark Xu, Weizhe Feng. © 2012. 13 pages.
The Nature of Strategic Intelligence, Current Practice and Solutions
Mark Xu, Roland Kaye. © 2010. 19 pages.
This chapter discusses the nature of strategic intelligence and the challenges of systematically scanning and processing strategic information. It reveals that strategic...
An Ontology-Based Intelligent System Model for Semantic Information Processing
Mark Xu, Vincent Ong, Yanqing Duan. © 2010. 17 pages.
In the context of increasing usage of intelligent agent and ontology technologies in business, this study explores the ways of adopting these technologies to revitalize current...
Engaging SMEs In E-business: Insights From An Empirical Study
Mark Xu, Ravni Rohatgi, Yanqing Duan. © 2010. 20 pages.
The rapid rise of e-business has brought profound impact on, as well as significant challenges to, businesses of all sizes. The lack of anticipated engagement in e-business by...
An Integrative Framework for Strategic Intelligence
Mark Xu, G. Roland Kaye. © 2010. 18 pages.
This paper defines strategic intelligence as a distinct organisational resource that differs from competitive intelligence (CI) and business intelligence (BI). A literature...
E-Business Adoption in SMEs: Some Preliminary Findings from Electronic Components Industry
Mark Xu, Ravni Rohatgi, Yanqing Duan. © 2009. 18 pages.
The lack of anticipated engagement in e-business by Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) is a rising concern to the UK government and service providers alike. This article...
Decision Support Systems in Small Businesses
Yanqing Duan, Mark Xu. © 2009. 4 pages.
Decision support systems (DSSs) are widely used in many organisations (Arslan et al., 2004; Belecheanu et al., 2003; Dey, 2001; Gopalakrishnan et al., 2004; Lau et al., 2001;...
E-Business Adoption in SMEs: Some Preliminary Findings from Electronic Components Industry
Mark Xu, Ravni Rohatgi, Yanqing Duan. © 2009. 18 pages.
The lack of anticipated engagement in e-business by Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) is a rising concern to the UK government and service providers alike. This article...
The Nature of Strategic Intelligence: Current Practice and Solutions
Mark Xu, Roland Kaye. © 2009. 19 pages.
This chapter discusses the nature of strategic intelligence and the challenges of systematically scanning and processing strategic information. It reveals that strategic...
Engaging SMEs In E-business: Insights From An Empirical Study
Mark Xu, Ravni Rohatgi, Yanqing Duan. © 2008. 19 pages.
The rapid rise of e-business has brought profound impact on, as well as significant challenges to, businesses of all sizes. The lack of anticipated engagement in e-business by...
E-Business Adoption in SMEs: Some Preliminary Findings from Electronic Components Industry
Mark Xu, Ravni Rohatgi, Yanqing Duan. © 2008. 19 pages.
The lack of anticipated engagement in e-business by Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) is a rising concern to the UK government and service providers alike. This article...
Managing Strategic Intelligence: Techniques and Technologies
Mark Xu. © 2007. 324 pages.
Environments needing information technology and management skills combined often find that strategic information and intelligence is not always readily available. How to scan...
E-Business Adoption in SMEs: Some Preliminary Findings from Electronic Components Industry
Mark Xu, Ravni Rohatgi, Yanqing Duan. © 2007. 17 pages.
The lack of anticipated engagement in e-business by Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) is a rising concern to the UK government and service providers alike. This article...
E-Banking Application and Issues in Abbey National Plc
Mark X. Xu, Siobhan Wilkes, Mahmood H. Shah. © 2006. 6 pages.
The financial service is facing a new delivery challenge in the shape of the Internet and e-commerce (Akamavi, 2005). The Internet as a channel for banking service delivery is...
International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
Jeffrey Hsu. Est. 2005.
The emergence of electronic business is one of the most profound changes that revolutionized the process of buying, selling, and exchanging products and services over the...
Decision Support Systems in Small Businesses
Yanqing Duan, Mark Xu. © 2005. 5 pages.
Decision support systems (DSSs) are widely used in many organisations (Arslan et al., 2004; Belecheanu et al., 2003; Dey, 2001; Gopalakrishnan et al., 2004; Lau et al., 2001;...
Use of Decision Support Systems in Small Businesses
Yangqing Duan, Russell Kinman, Mark Xu. © 2002. 16 pages.
The research outlined in this chapter is concerned with current practice in relation to decision support systems (DSSs) in small businesses. The purpose of this research (based...