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.


  • 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)


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.


Zhou, R., and Tang, P (2019). The role of university Knowledge Transfer Offices: Not just commercialize research outputs! To be published in Technovation (In press). Available at:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166497217307897?via%3Dihub (Accessed: 04/12/2019).

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