Fasheng Xu is a tenure-track assistant professor of supply chain management. He teaches classes in supply chain management. Prior to joining Syracuse University, Xu was a research fellow of the Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis; and an adjunct faculty member at Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, Saint Louis University. His research interests lie at the interface of operations, finance and economics. Much of his current research is focused on studying the emerging operations issues under financial frictions, in the contexts of supply chain finance, crowdfunding platform and blockchain technology; and identifying the implications for individuals and businesses. Moreover, Xu is interested in issues broadly arising in information economics, social and economic networks, and the design and operations of online marketplaces and platforms. He received a B.S. in industrial engineering and operations research from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and a Ph.D. in operations management from Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis.