Dr Yichen Xi

Dr Yichen Xi

Department of Management
Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Yichen Xi, PhD, is a Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Birmingham, UK. He specialises in blockchain technology and its sophisticated applications since 2018. He is a certified Chartered Manager by the Chartered Management Institute and an Associate Fellow of Advance Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom. Driven by a passion for blockchain healthcare, he strives to make groundbreaking contributions to both conceptual and pragmatic ramifications.


  • PhD in Management, University of Birmingham, 2019-2023
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship, University of Warwick, 2013-2014
  • BEng in Automotive Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2008-2012


  • Blockchain Decentralised Ecosystem
  • Decentralised Trust
  • Metaverse
  • Public Sector Entrepreneurship
  • Public Sector Marketing
  • Decentralised Finance (Defi)
  • IoT+
  • Cryptocurrency


Xi, Y., Kromidha, E., Shiu, E. (2024). The importance of trust in fostering a digital blockchain infrastructure in China’s healthcare system. The Alan Turing Institute, ahead of print (ahead of print). 

Xi, Y., Kromidha, E., Shiu, E. (2024). A decentralized trust approach to a public-private blockchain entrepreneurial ecosystem. Academy of Management, ahead of print (ahead of print).