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.  


Business & Economics
Dea Model
Economic Growth
Empirical Test
Innovation Performance
Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises (Smes)
Technical Innovation


Moshtaq, N. , Kreiner, I. , Brouwers-Ren, L. , & Franco-García, M-L. (2019). Towards social sustainability of industrial parks: The Dutch case. In 4° Congreso de Ingeniería, Ciencia y Gestión Ambiental AMICA - 5th International Conference of Greening of Industry Network: 28, 29 y 30 de octobre de 2019, Instituto de Ingeniería de la UNAM, Ciudad de México (pp. 236-244). Article ID 609 UNAM, Instituto de Ingeniería.
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.

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 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