Dr Ruoying Zhou

Teaching Fellow in Innovation, Technology and OperationsRuoying Zhou

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3999
  • Email: rz81@leicester.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 506, Level 5, Ken Edwards Building
  • Office hours: By appointment (please email)

Personal details

I joined the School of Business in October 2017 as a Teaching Fellow. I hold a PhD in Innovation Management from Aston University, and a MSc in Business and Management from the University of Strathclyde. I have undertaken work as a Research Assistant in the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, delivering research focused on University knowledge transfer office and community engagement performance.

Teaching

  • MN1014 - Economics for Management (BA Management Studies)
  • MN2123 - The Business Environment for Economics (BA Management Studies)
  • MN2103 - Research Methods (BA Management Studies)
  • MN3101/3103 - Dissertation Supervision
  • MN7702 - Managing Value Creation Processes from Idea to Market (MBA)
  • MN7319 - The Management and Shaping of Innovation (Postgraduate elective)

Research

My research interests are in the areas of R&D and innovation, firm productivity, and university-industry relations.

My current research concerns the impact of cooperation networks (e.g. through alliances with universities, customers, suppliers, and competitors) on innovation performance.

I also examine the role of University Knowledge Transfer Office in supporting Third Mission community engagement activities in the United Kingdom.

Publications

Conference papers

Zhou, R., and Gong, Y. (2017) ‘Innovation performance and the proximity of the industry-university collaboration Evidence from China. The 28th CEA (UK) and 9th CEA (Europe) Annual Conference. Manchester, United Kingdom, September 2017.

Zhou, R (2017) ‘A Resource-based View of Research Collaboration in China’, Asian Business and Management Special Issue and Conference. London, United Kingdom, April 2016.

Zhou, R (2017) ‘Collaborations for Technological Innovation: Evidence from China’, The 29th Annual Conference of Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Queenstown, New Zealand, December 2015.

Zhou, R., Vaidya, K, and Gong, Y (2014). ‘Cooperative R&D and Co-patenting: Theories and Some Evidence’, Annual Conference of Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Beijing, China. September 2014.

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