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ZHANG Yuchen
ZHANG Yuchen


Department: Innovation and Strategy



  •    2008, Ph.D., School of Economics and Management, Beihang University
  •    1998, MSc., School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
  •    1985, BSc., Tsinghua University

Teaching Positions

  • 1999 - Now: Associate Professor and Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, for graduate and MBA lectures on Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Management, Technological Innovation Management courses.
  • 1988 - 1999: Associate Professor, Department of Economics and management, YanTai University, teach courses including Technology Economics, Feasibility Study and Project Evaluation 

Consulting and Management Activities

  • 2016-Now:Independent Director,Shanghai Langge Educational Technology Co., Ltd.
  • 2012 - 2018: Independent Director, Shanghai Shimao Co., Ltd.
  • 2011 - 2017: Independent Director, Jin-fu Suzhou New Material Co., Ltd.
  • 2007 - Now: Management Consultant, National Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology (NERCN)
  • 2002 - 2009: Independent Director, Shanghai Shimao Co., Ltd.
  • 2001 - 2002: Yangpu District Science and Technology Committee, Deputy Director, Shanghai, mainly responsible for the establishment of financing system of small- and medium-sized firms

International Experience

  • 2000 - 2008, International Graduate School of Business, University of South Australia, Visiting Professor (invited to teach in the MBA program in Singapore and Hong Kong: Enterprise Innovation and revolution, Modern Management Prospective)


  •  Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management;
  • Innovation and Transformation of Enterprise Organization

Sponsored Research Projects

  • Research on the Transformation of the Global Science and Technology Innovation Paradigm for 2035, Project Host, Research Project on Major Issues of the National Medium- and Long-term Science and Technology Development Plan for 2021-2035 (Ministry of Science and Technology). Duration:Nov., 2019 – Jun., 2020.
  • Research on innovative and entrepreneurial methods and service systems for "creative space ", National Fund for Innovative Methods (Ministry of Science and Technology). Duration: Oct., 2015 – Nov., 2018.
  • Development of Research Project Performance Evaluation Management System, Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Research Institute Co., Ltd.. Duration: Jun., 2017 – Jun., 2018.
  • Research on social mobilization mechanism for mass entrepreneurship and innovation, Shanghai Science and Technology Commission soft science research key tender project. Duration: Jun., 2015 – Jun., 2016.
  • Research on the Development Trends and Upgrade Countermeasures of Marine High Level Equipment Manufacturing in the Blue Economic Zone of Shandong Peninsula. Mar., 2014 – Jun., 2015.
  • Study on the Operation Mechanism of Technology Center in Shanghai Airport Group, Funded by Shanghai Airport Authority, The Finance Department of Shandong Province, Duration: Sept.,2012 – Mar.,2014
  • Study on the Development of Hi-Tech Enterprises of Shanghai, Funded by Shanghai Technology Development Fund, Dec.,2011 – Oct.,2012
  • Evaluation of Shanghai Enterprise Technology Center and Development of Enterprise Technology Innovation Index, Special Fund Project of Shanghai Economic and Information Commission. Duration: Nov., 2011 – Jun., 2012.
  • Key Project in the National Special Program for Innovation Method: Evaluation of Firm’s Innovation Capabilities and the Establishment of Continuous Improvement Library--Based on the Strategy Perspective. Project Number: 2010IM020900. Duration: Aug.,2010 – Jun.,2013
  • Key Project in the National Soft Science Research Plan: Typical Establishment of Commercial Model and Its Effect on Firm’s Realization of Innovation Value. Project Number: 2010IGXSIB020. Duration: Jul.,2010 – Aug.,2012
  • Study on the Comprehensive Benefits of Major Scientific and Technological Projects, Key Projects of Shanghai Science and Technology Commission. Duration: Dec., 2008 – Nov., 2010.
  • Research on Excellence Innovation Model and Enterprise Technology Innovation Method, Shanghai Science and Technology Development Fund Soft Science Key Project. Duration: Jun., 2008 – Jun., 2009.
  • Research on the Field and Path of Joint Promotion of Strategic Industry in Yangtze River Delta, Shanghai Science and Technology Development Fund Soft Science Key Project (Bidding Project). Duration: Jun., 2007 – May. 2008.
  • The Three Year’s Action Planning of the Independently Innovation of Technology Incubator Center, Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park. Duration: Mar., 2007 – Oct., 2007.

Selected Publications

  • R&D cooperation: A perspective based on transaction cost and resource-based theory, Science Research Management, 1-11, 2019
  • The Strategy for Design of General-Purpose Technology in Dual Unknown: From Trail-and-Error Learning to Common Unknown, Forum on Science and Technology in China, 128-137, 2019
  • Portfolio Management for General-Purpose Technology in Dual Unknown of Technology and Market, East China Economic Management, 33(5), 158-167, 2019
  • Study on Firms' Innovation under the Gray Competition from Informal Sector, Forecasting, 8-14, 2018
  • Generic Technology Creation Based on C-K Design Theory, Journal of Industrial Technological Economics, 3-11, 2018
  • Research on the sustainability of grassroots innovation——Evidence from Chinese farmer makers, Studies in Science of Science, 1495-1504, 2018
  • The Innovative Behaviors and Growth of High-Tech Start-Up Enterprises——an Application of the Quantile Regression Model, Science & Technology Progress and Policy, 74-80, 2018
  • A research on the dual-path of intrapreneurship by using lean startup to get out of “War Fog”, Science Research Management, 144-152, 2017
  • A comparative study on the evaluation of the national innovation performance, Science Research Management, 145-150, 2015
  • Trend Analysis of High-Tech Enterprises' Application of Preferential Tax Policies in Shanghai, Forum on Science and Technology in China, 99-105, 2015
  • Economic Characteristic of R&D Project and It's Beneficial Result Evaluating, Science & Technology Progress and Policy, 119-123, 2014
  • A Study of High- Tech Firms' Innovation Performance and its Determinants, Science Research Management, 58-65, 2013
  • A Comparative Analysis on Innovation Performance of High-tech Enterprises from Different Technical Fields Based on the Empirical Study of Shanghai High-tech Enterprises, Proceedings of China Soft Science Research Association, 257-264, 2013
  • A Study on Technology Learning Performance of the Automobile Industry in China, International Conference Proceeding , (1): 3251-3257 Aug.,2012
  • Innovation Performance of Chinese High-Tech Firms and its Determinants: An Empirical Study Based on Quantile Regression, International Conference Proceeding, (1): 2125-2130, Aug.,2012


  • Foundation of Entrepreneurship, Tsinghua University Press, Mar., 2015
  • Decision Making and Consultant Award, Shanghai People’s Government, 2007
  • Shanghai S&T Progress Award: Study on Evaluation System of Firm’s Core Technology, Shanghai People’s Government, 2004
  • Outstanding Award for Young Scholars, Shanghai Technology Forum, Shanghai Science and Technology Association, 2001
  • IFSAM’97 Akabane Tat Outstanding Paper Award, the only author, International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management
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