Lei Chen

Office: Xuri Building 305

Email: chen.lei@dhu.edu.cn

research interests: Strategic Innovation, Data Analysis


Lei Chen, Associate Professor, Glorious Sun School of Business and Management. Dr. Chen teaches serval courses for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including Business Statistics, Project Management, Decision Support Systems, Strategic Management, Quantitative Research methods. His research covers various fields, such as Innovation and Creativity, Strategy Alliance, Design Innovation, and Start-up Entrepreneurship. He is an empirical researcher and familiar with a range of methods and techniques.


  • 2007.01-2010.12  University of Central Lancashire, Ph.D.

  • 2005.09-2006.12  MSC Business Administration Information Technology, University of Central Lancashire, M.A.

  • 2003.09-2005.07  BSC Management Information Systems, University of Central Lancashire, B.S.

Work Experience

  • Since 2017.09    Glorious Sun School of Business and Management, Donghua University, Associate Professor

  • 2011.09-2017.09  Glorious Sun School of Business and Management, Donghua University, Assistant Professor

Academic Experience

  • 2019.09-2020.10  Central Michigan University,Visiting Scholar

  • 2003.01-2010.12  University of Central Lancashire,Student

Honors and Awards

  • 2017  Shanghai High Education contest, The Third Prize

  • 2012  Shanghai Chen-Guang Excellence Program


Journal Papers

  • Wu, C., & Chen, L. (2020). Types & models of product-service system design in design agencies. Journal of Donghua University, (37): 425-435.

  • Wu, C., & Chen, L. (2017). Research on user experience map model in sharing product service design. Packaging Engineering, (18): 62-66.

  • Wu, C., & Chen, L. (2017). Research and application of product elements design model based on the introversion. Packaging Engineering, (22): 141-146.

  • Chen, L.,& Zhu, B. (2016). A research on effectiveness of governmental support China Soft Since, (12): 237-242.

  • Chen, L. (2015). Reviewing corporate’s strategies from business networking perspective: A case study in training & education institutes. Business Research, 57(2): 98-105.

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Zheng, H., & Chen, L. (2020). Affecting factors of consumers' purchase decision on sustainable fashion clothing products, presented at IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.

  • Chen, L., & Stevenson, D. (2016). Money Is Important, and What Else? Explore the Government Supports in Chinese Creativity Industries, presented at International Conference on Culture Policy Research.

  • Chen, L. (2015). Reviews on third-party website and e-Commerce overseas expansion strategy, presented at IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.

  • Chen, L. (2015). Strategy relationship governance in business networks, presented at International Conference on Advanced Management Science and Information Engineering.

  • Shen, B., Qian, R., & Chen, L. (2015). Optimal pricing and online retail service for luxury fashion with social influence, presented at International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management.

  • Chen, L. (2015). Strategic innovation, implementation, and performance, how do they work together? An experimental study in software industry, presented at ICISME International Conference on Information Science and Management Engineering.

Chapters, Academic Books, and Textbooks

  • Chen, L., & Chen, W. (2018). Concerto in Perfect Harmony: The Innovation Capability of State-Owned-Enterprises and Governmental Supports, Economic and Management Publishing House.

Teaching and Research Projects

  • 2017  The conceptual mechanism of art education practices and urban space design, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.

  • 2013  Research on crafting focal company's strategy by two-level hierarchy approach-based on industrial network theory, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

  • 2013  Hierarchical strategy in the industry network environment, Ministry of Education of China.

  • 2012  Design and evaluation of strategy implementation for small production companies, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission & Shanghai Education Development Foundation.


  • Undergraduate: Apply Statistics, Decision Support System in Enterprises, Project Management

  • Master: Business Statistics, Quantitative Research Methodology