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Dr Xiao Lin



Xiao Lin is a lecturer in Operations Management at the School for Business and Society, University of York. Prior to joining school, Xiao Lin was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark. Before that, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University, Denmark.

She obtained her MSc and PhD in Logistics and Operations Management from Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK. Her research was mainly concerned with the socio-technical transition in sustainable mobility. Xiao Lin has a keen interest in interdisciplinary research including operations management, urban logistics, environment, energy and innovation.

Departmental roles

Programme Leader;



  • Operations management
  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainable business models
  • Sustainability transitions
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Urban logistics
  • Electric vehicles/bicycles
  • Vehicle-to-grid


Selected publications

Kester, J, Noel, L., Lin, X., Zarazua de Rubens, G., and Sovacool, B. (2019). The coproduction of electric mobility: Selectivity, conformity and fragmentation in the sociotechnical acceptance of vehicle-to-grid (V2G), Journal of Cleaner Production, 207, pp. 400-410.

Lin, X., Wells, P., and Sovacool, B. (2018). The Death of a Transport Regime? The Future of Electric Bicycles and Transportation Pathways for Sustainable Mobility in China. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 132, p. 255-267.

Lin, X., Wells, P., and Sovacool, B. (2017). Benign mobility? Electric bicycles, sustainable transport consumption behaviour and socio-technical transitions in Nanjing, China. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 103, p. 223-234.

Wells, P. and Lin, X. (2015). Spontaneous emergence versus technology management in sustainable mobility transitions: Electric bicycles in China. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 78, p. 371-383.

Nieuwenhuis, P. and Lin, X. (2015). China’s Car Industry. In: Nieuwenhuis, P and Wells, P. eds. The Global Automotive Industry. Wiley, p. 109-126.

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University of York
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People, Operations and Marketing

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