Dr Ximing Ruan

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  • Qualifications:PhD, MBA, PGCert HE, PQ, APMP, FAPM, FHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer: Strategy&Operations
  • Department:FBL - Law
  • Telephone:+4411732 83182
  • Email:Ximing.Ruan@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

After working in IT and the construction industry for 10 years, I pursued degrees at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, including an MBA from the Business School and a PhD in project management from the Built Environment School. I joined the Business and Management department in 2012 after working four years at Robert Gorden University in Scotland. I am a Fellow of APM (Association for Project Management) with both APMP and PQ qualifications from APM. I supervise Masters and PhD students' research relating to SMEs, Project Management, Knowledge Management and Information ​Systems, Cross Culture Management, Supply Chain Management etc. 

A research project I participated in is Deconstruction and Recovery Information Modelling (DRIM) funded by EPSRC/Innovate UK, (£800,000; 1/May/2016---30/Apr/2018).

Area of expertise

Main expertise is in the following areas within a project management context:

  • Inter and intra organisational management, coordination in project environment.
  • Knowledge management and knowledge integration, knowledge transfer and the implications in human resource management.
  • Collaborative working and competitive working, strategic partnering.
  • Procurement systems and supply chain management.
  • Social Network Analysis and the its applications in project management.


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