I work for the University of Twente (UT) since 1999 (currently 50%). In the past years, I have done quite some organization andĀ 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. Ā 


  • Social Sciences

    • China
    • Enterprises
    • Evaluation
    • Efficiency
    • Research and Development
  • Computer Science

    • Innovations
    • Small and Medium Enterprise
    • Social Sustainability


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.

Research profiles

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.

Courses academic year 2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses academic year 2022/2023

NSFC joint project, titled "The Entitiesā€™ 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.


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