dr. L. Brouwers - Ren (Lichin)


About Me

I work for the University of Twente (UT) since 1999 (currently 50%). In the past years, I have done quite some organization and administrative work besides my function as Lecturer (for courses e.g. Intercultural Communication in de Creativity Technology module, Organization and Management of Asian Companies, International Studies Preparation ). Furthermore, I have ample experience with the Chinese universities and companies.  


Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises
Technical Innovation
Empirical Test
Innovation Performance
Economic Growth


Zhou, Q., Fang, G., Yang, Y-W., Wu, Y., & Brouwers-Ren, L. (2017). The performance effect of micro-innovation in SMEs: evidence from China. Chinese Management Studies, 11(1), 123-138. DOI: 10.1108/CMS-12-2016-0264
Other Contributions

Ren, L., Xie, G. and J.J. Krabbendam (2010), Sustainable competitive advantage and marketing innovation within firms: a pragmatic approach for Chinese firms, Management Research Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 79-89.

Ren, L, Zeng, D and J.J. Krabbendam (2010), Technological Innovation Progress in Central China: A Survey to 42 Firms, Journal of Knowledge-based Innovation in China, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 1756-1418.

Zhu, D, Zeng, D. and L. Ren (2010), R&D Performance of the Innovation Entities in the NIS: Based on the DEA Method, China Management Science, Iss. 18, pp. 560-566.

UT Research Information System


Courses taught are: Intercultural Communication; Organization & Management of Asian Companies; Management and Organization of Technological Innovation; Business Research Methods; Organization Theory and Design; Internaltional Studies Preparation. Supervisor of Ba/Ma end projects.



NSFC joint project, titled "The Entities’ Co-evolution and Operational Mechanism of Collaborative Innovation Ecosystem", 2015.01-2018.12, Project No. 71473067.

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) joint project partner, titled "The Conflicts Evolution Mechanism and Management Countermeasures on Industrial Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance", 2012.01-2015.12, Project No. 71173066.

Initiator and Program Leader of the joint International MBA Program offered by the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and Hunan University (China), 2008-2010.

KNAW projects, titled "Management of Technical Innovation of the Chinese Firms in the Transition Economy", 2008-2010, Project No. 05CDP022 and the follow-up Project No. 08CDP033.

Core player in the EU Asia-Link project Managing Implementation of Enterprise Information Systems, 2005-2008, Project No. ASIE/2005/105-567.

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 2208
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  2208
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands