Dr. Liqin Ren

Liqin Brouwers-Ren

Dr. L. (Liqin) Brouwers-Ren

Assistant Professor

Office: RA 2212

T: +31 53 489 4128

E: l.ren@utwente.nl

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Liqin Ren is currently lecturer at the School of Management and Governance, specializing in Asian business and management. She has been lecturer at Hunan University (China), and then the Japanese government scholarship researcher at Chiba University (Japan) for one year and a half. She started her PhD in October 1999 at the University of Twente and completed in April 2004. Since then, she has been a post-doc researcher and then a lecturer. Her research focuses on the management of technical innovation in the Chinese (state-owned) enterprises, the relationship between the government and the SOEs, and the Chinese firms as complex adaptive systems in the process of the Chinese economy in transition.



Lecturer of Organization Theory and Design course


Lecturer of Organization & Management of Asian Companies course


Lecturer of Chinese Language course of the UT


Supervisor of bachelor and master students


National Natural Science Foundation of China project partner (NSFC Project No: 71173066, 2012.01-2015.12)


Initiator and Program Manager of the joint International MBA Program offered by the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and Hunan University (China)


Core player in the KNAW project Management of Technical Innovation of the Chinese Firms in the Transition Economy (project number: 05CDP022) and its follow-up (project number: 08CDP033)


Core player in the EU Asia-Link project Managing Implementation of Enterprise Information Systems (project number: ASIE/2005/105-567)


Evaluator of the international students that apply for the MSc Business Administration program of the School of Management and Governance


Co-organizer and lecturer of the Asian Business and Governance module


Member of the China Expert Group of the UT and “Internationalisering Groep” of the School of Management and Governance


Ren, L., Krabbendam, J.J. & Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de (2002). Application of a technical innovation audit tool in China: Three case studies of Chinese SOEs. In Xu, Q., Wu, X. & Chen, J. (Ed.), Management of Technology and Innovation in the 21st Century (pp. 276-280), Zhejiang University Press, ISBN 7-900647-20-1.

Ren, L., Krabbendam, J.J. & Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de (2003). De praktijk van technische innovatie: Een onderzoek in drie Chinese staatbedrijven. Netwerken: Exploitatie en exploratie, geselecteerde papers van het PREBEM Congres, pp. 47-57, ISBN 90-9017287-4.

Ren, L., Xie, G., Krabbendam, J.J. & Liu, J. (2003). The core processes of technical innovation in a Chinese state-owned bus company, Proceeding Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) ’03, the United States.

Ren, L., Krabbendam, J.J. & Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de (2004), Technical innovation success in China: The use of innovation mechanisms in Chinese SOE’s, CD ROM R&D Management Conference, Portugal.

Ren, L. (2004). Management of technical innovation in Chinese state-owned enterprises: Case studies from a stakeholder perspective, Thesis University of Twente, The Netherlands.

Ren, L. and Brouwers, H.J.H. (2004). Book Review: Knowing China, R&D Management Journal 34, 4, pp. 472-473.

Ren, L., Xie, G. and Krabbendam, J.J. (2005). Innovation in China: How does this affect business environment and multinationals’ business relationships potential, in: Giroud Axèle, Mohr Alex T. and Deli Yang (Eds.) Multinationals and Asia: Organizational and Institutional Relationships, Routledge/Curzon, ISBN 0415343232.

Ren, L., Krabbendam, J.J. and De Weerd-Nederhof, P. (2005). The Stakeholder Approach to the Chinese SOEs: A Financing Perspective, Economic Journal of Chiba University, 20: 3, pp. 160-187, Japan.

Ren, L., Krabbendam, J.J. and De Weerd-Nederhof, P. (2006). Innovation practices success in China: The use of innovation mechanisms in Chinese SOEs, Journal of Technology Management in China, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 76-91.

Ren, L. et al. (2007 and 2010), Technological innovation in China: The recent progress analysis, Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW) report.

Ren, L. and J.J. Krabbendam (2008), Technological innovation progress in central China, in R. Li-Hua et al. (ed) Proceedings 2008 International Conference on Technology Management and Innovation in China: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Centre, Oct. 21-23 2008, Beijing, published by China Association for Management of Technology and Management of Technology Study Centre, ISBN: 978-1-905732-49-4, pp. 115-132.

Lei, H., Ren, L. and Y. Zhang (2008), Short-term effects of circulation of all shares: An empirical study on listed companies, in : F. Wen et al. (ed) Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Business Intelligence and Financial Engineering, Oct. 28-30 2008 Changsha, Atlantis Press: Amsterdam-Paris, ISBN: 978-90-78677-13-0, pp. 859-863.

Ren, L, Zhu, D, Zeng, D and J.J. Krabbendam (2009), The innovative China under the financial crisis, in: Globalization of Technology, Innovation & Knowledge: The Euro-Asia Connection, Euro-Asian Management Studies Association (EAMSA), 22-24 October 2009, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland.

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.

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.



Member of China Association for Management of Technology


Member of Europe-Asia Management Studies Association