Xichen Sun

Xichen Sun

Assistant Professor

TiSEM: Tilburg School of Economics and Management
TiSEM: Department of Information Systems and Operations Management


Xichen is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Management, Tilburg School of Economics and Management. He has a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Operations and Supply Chain Management) from Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He holds a Master of Arts in Business Administration from Kobe University, Japan, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Tianjin University of Technology, China.

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Xichen's research lies at the intersection of service and sustainable operations, emphasizing the alignment of companies’ economic and environmental goals via various industrial endeavors. His work applies a broad set of methodological skills, including game theory, econometrics, empirically grounded analytics, system dynamics modeling, qualitative meta-analysis, and grounded theory.


Xichen taught Operations Management at Mays Business School. He currently teaches Supply Chain Design and Planning and Data-Driven Design Approaches in SCM at Tilburg School of Economics and Management. He co-founded BV Startup, a Texas 4-H club that facilitates positive youth development in communication, leadership, and teamwork skills through various entrepreneurial activities. He is also a Community Partner of Texas Youth Action Network. Xichen is passionate about teaching and developing the next generation of business leaders.


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