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Newly updated: Curriculum_Vitae_Haibo_Zhou_uptodate

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Affiliated position:

  • January 2018 – now: Adjunct Assistant Professor at NIKOS, University of Twente, The Netherlands
    • Conduct collaborative scientific research on entrepreneurship and innovation
    • Co-promoter of PhD student: Han Jin
  • November 2016 – now: Adjunct research fellow at Innovation Research Center, Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo, Japan
  • September 2016 – now: Affiliated researcher at University of Trier, Trier, Germany

 Research & Academic Experience

  • February 2018 – now: Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China
    • Develop and teach courses: Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Management, at the graduated level
    • Conduct scientific research on entrepreneurship and innovation
  • October 2017- February 2018: Contract lecturer at Faculty of Science, Leiden University, The Netherlands
    • Develop new elective course ‘Entrepreneurship’
    • Teach the course and supervise the group assignment, make final assessment.
  • March 2017 – December 2017: Assistant Professor at NIKOS, Faculty of Behavioural Management and Social Science, University of Twente, The Netherlands
    • Conduct scientific research on entrepreneurship and innovation
    • Supervise PhD students. Co-promoter for Han Jin: Building and sustaining ecosystem in emerging industry.
    • Mentor students at Master level
    • Develop curriculum and improve the coherence between core courses in the Module Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    • Regular teaching and case teaching in the Module Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • August 2010 – October 2016: Assistant Professor at the Department of Innovation Management & Strategy, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen (RuG). (March 2011 – December 2011: Maternity and related sick leaves)
    • Conducted research on entrepreneurship and innovation (see Academic publications)
    • Organized research seminar linking Dutch universities and research institutions (SCALES/DARE)
    • Proactively initiated the internationalization project between Hitotsubashi University in Japan and University of Groningen. Realized the MoU and undergraduate exchange program between the two universities.
    • Initiated and established long-term collaboration between the SB&E group and PMH investment on business cases for the course Business Diagnosis and Design.
    • Design, teaching and course coordination responsibilities: Small Business Economics (lecturer); Specialization course Small business & Entrepreneurship (coordinating and modifying this course); Small Business Economics and Policy (key course developer, lecturer and coordinator); Elective course Entrepreneurship (key course developer, lecturer and coordinator); Business diagnosis and Design (business contact person, lecturer and supervisor)
    • Supervising Bachelor theses IB&M and Master theses in Innovation, and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
    • Supervising external PhD students from Germany and China
  • Nov 2006 – Dec 2014: Associate Researcher at Panteia/EIM, Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.
    • My key responsibility included conducting joint research projects and strengthening the research collaboration between Panteia, EUR and RuG.
  • Sep 2006 – Mar 2010: Supervisor of BSc. and MSc. theses and various student projects under the Entrepreneurship group at the Department of Applied Economics, Erasmus School of Economics.

Consultancy & Advisory Experience

  • Aug 2016: Advisor for Akzonobel China (Shanghai office)
    • Advise and support to YAN team to systematically design their Innovation Day in December 2016: Several workshops for 2-3 business cases where new employees work in teams to seek innovative ways of doing business, especially leveraging an ‘e’ platform in Akzonobel.
  • Mar 2010 – Mar 2013: Startup advisor for Tvilight Intelligent Lighting, a five-year old young company that currently employ 40 people and a strategic partner of the German OSRAM company.
    • Helped Tvilight during it’s startup phase with refining the business idea (both technical and business aspects), business case validation, acquiring resources and seed funding.

Industrial Experience

  • Apr 2005: Project Assistant (part-time) at DOOR International, Wiesbaden, Germany
    • Developed sales and marketing workshops for Hyundai Automobile
    • Developed customized global training program for Hyundai Automobile
  • July 2004 – Aug 2004: Project Leader (part-time) at DOOR China, Shanghai, China
    • Developed new vehicle launch program for clients
    • Developed marketing strategy for dealers / distributors
  • Oct 2003 – July 2005: Coordinator (part-time) at TTA International, Dordrecht, the Netherlands
    • coordinated projects between the Dutch and the Chinese office
  • Oct 1999 – Aug 2003: Consultant and project manager at TTA China, Shanghai, China.
    • Project manager for the training programs of General Motors Shanghai
    • Facility manager for GM training center in Shanghai for about 5 years
    • Contact point for Japanese clients – Mazda and Nissan
    • Responsible for marketing and sales material development

EDUCATION

  • Jan 2006 – Feb 2010: PhD in Economics at Erasmus School of Economics. PhD Thesis: Knowledge, Entrepreneurship and Performance: Evidence from country-level and firm-level studies. (Defended 9 September, 2010)
  • Sep 2003 – Aug 2005: Master of Science (Dutch title: ir) in Management of Technology at Technische Universiteit Delft. MSc Thesis: Internal Labour Organization and Innovation in Dutch Firms.
  • Sep 1995 – July 1999: Bachelor of Engineering in Automobile Engineering from Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences. Specialized in manufacturing simulations. BSc Thesis: Application of Uni-graphic II: CAM simulation

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS[1]

PhD dissertation

  • Zhou, H. (2010). Knowledge, Entrepreneurship and Performance: Evidence from country-level and firm-level studies. EPS-2010-207-ORG. ERIM PhD Series in Research in Management. Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Erasmus University Rotterdam. ISBN: 978-90-5892-248-9.

REFEREED JOURNALS

  • *Kato, M., and Zhou, H. (2018). Numerical labor flexibility and innovation outcomes of start-up firms: A panel data analysis. Technovation, 69:15-27.
  • *Shinnar, R.S., Hsu, D., Powell, B.C. and Zhou, H. (forthcoming). Entrepreneurial Intentions and Start-ups: Are women or men more likely to enact their intentions? International Small Business Journal. 36(1):60-80.
  • Zhou, H. and Bojica A. (2017). The role of emotional intelligence in entrepreneurs’ perceptions of success: an exploratory study. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 15(3), 341-360. #1562 – The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Entrepreneurs_ Perceptions of Success_ An Exploratory Study
  • Zhou, H., Martinelli, L., Sandner, P.G., and Block, J.H. (2016). Patents, Trademarks, and their Complementarity in Venture Capital Funding. Technovation, 47, 14-22.
  • *Block, J., Millán, J.M., Román,C. and Zhou, H (2015). Job Satisfaction and Wages of Family Employees. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 39(2), 183-207.
  • *Kleinknecht, A., van Schaik, F and Zhou, H (2014). Is flexible labour good for innovation? Evidence from firm-level data. Cambridge Journal of Economics. 38 (5), 1207-1219.
  • *Block, J., Thurik, R.A. and Zhou, H. (2013). What Turns Knowledge into Innovative Products? The Role of Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Spillovers. Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 23(4): 693-718
  • Uhlaner, L.M., van Stel, A., Duplat, V., and Zhou, H.(2013). Disentangling the effects of organization capabilities, innovation and firm size on SME sales growth. Small Business Economics. 41(3): 581-607
  • Zhou, H., Dekker, R. and Kleinknecht, A. (2011). Flexible labor and innovation performance: evidence from longitudinal firm-level data. Industrial and Corporate Change 20 (3), 941-968.

Book Chapters

  • Zhou, H., Dekker, R. and Kleinknecht, A. (2010). The Impact of Labour Flexibility and HRM on Innovation. In Innovation in Business and Enterprise: Technologies and Frameworks, L.Hakim., J.Chen (eds.). IGI Global, Hershey.

Revise & Resubmit

  • Zhou, H., and van der Zwan, P. Is there a risk of growing fast? The relationship between organic employment growth and firm exit. (By Industrial and Corporate Change)
  • Zhou, H, Zhang, J. & Uhlaner, L.M. Advancing a knowledge-based dynamic capabilities framework to predict innovation. (Under review by International Small Business Journal)

 Refereed Academic Conference proceedings

  • Zhou, H., and Kato, M. Escalation of Commitment in Business Angel Investment Decision Making: Antecedents and Consequences. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. (2016 Babson conference version)
  • *Kato, M., and Zhou, H. (2015). Flexible Labor And Innovation Performance Of R&D Oriented Start-ups In Japan. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. (2015 Babson conference version)
  • Zhou, H., de Kok, J., Hartog, C. and van der Zwan, P.(2012). The Risk of Growing Fast: Does fast growth have a negative impact on the survival rates of firms? Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. (2012 Babson conference version).
  • *Block, J., Thurik, R.A. and Zhou, H. (2011). What Turns Knowledge into Innovative Products? The Role of Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Spillovers. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. (2010 Babson conference version).
  • Zhou, H., Dekker, R. and Kleinknecht, A. (2007). The Impact of Labour Relations on Innovative Output: An exploration of Firm level Data in the Netherlands. In proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Management of Technology (ISMOT’07): 433-436.

[1] *Authors in alphabetical order indicates equal authorship and contribution

Publications in Media

  • 「労働の柔軟性」を通したイノベーション促進を. 生産性新聞、2015年11月15日、第2476号。(English translation: innovation through labor flexibility. Productivity News (nr. 2476, 15/11/2015), Japanese Productivity Center. Based on the paper of Kato, M and Zhou, H. (2015).
  • Kleinknecht, A., van Schaik, F & Zhou, H (2013). Het belang van het innovatieregime voor flexibel werk en innovatie. Economisch Statistische Berichten. Jaargang 98 (4659) 3 mei 2013:276-279.
  • De Kok, J.M.P & Zhou,H. (2012). Sneller groeiers gaan niet snel over de kop. FD weekend, 24 Maart 2012.

Working papers and pipelines

  • Estrada, I. & Zhou, H. Beyond the Scope of the Deal: Non-technological Benefits of Technological Alliance Portfolios.
  • Zhou, H. & van der Zwan, P. Sectoral difference in the relationship between firm growth and firm exit. Prepare for Research Policy.
  • *Darnihamedani, P., Zhou, H. & van Stel, A. How does the relation between macro-level education and entrepreneurship differ across stages of the entrepreneurial process? Lucas (1978) revisited. Prepare for Journal of Business Venturing.
  • Zhou, H., & Hatak, I. The spouse’s role on entrepreneur’s well-being. Prepare for the Special issue of Journal of Business Venturing.
  • Zhou, H., Kato, M & Wang, T. The behavioral characteristics in angel investment decision making: escalation of commitment perspective. Working in progress.
  • *Kato, M & Zhou, H. Family employees and innovation behavior of start-ups: a family embeddedness perspective of entrepreneurship. Working in progress.
  • Second-generation immigrants propensity to be self-employed, isolating the role of culture by means of using the epidemiological approach. Working in development stage.

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Invited seminar/workshop

  • 16-17 March 2017: Tokyo Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Surugadai Memorial Hall, Chuo University.
  • January 2016: Zhou, H., de Kok, J. and van der Zwan, P. Is there a risk of growing fast? The relationship between organic employment growth and firm exit. CPB (Centraal Planbureau) research seminar, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
  • November 2014: Estrada, I and Zhou, H. Management Innovation as a Collateral Benefit of Technological Collaboration: the Impact of Alliance Portfolio Composition. Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
  • November 2014: Zhou, H., de Kok, J., Hartog, C. and van der Zwan, P. The Risk of Growing Fast: Does fast growth have a negative impact on the survival rates of firms? Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Invited talk/guest lecture

  • 25 November 2016: Talk on ‘How to do a PhD in the Netherlands’ for the first year new inflow Chinese PhD students, organized by Association Chinese Student Society Groningen and Chinese embassy education office
  • 24 September 2015: Guest lecture on ‘Chinese business environment’ for students of Hanze talent program, a collaborated program between Hanze hoogschool and Groningen confusion institute.

Academic Conferences: Presentations

  • Kato, M and Zhou, H. Family employees and innovation behavior of start-ups: a family embeddedness perspective of entrepreneurship. Present at Babson (BCERC) Conference, Norman, US, June 2017
  • Zhou, H and Kato, M. Escalation of commitment in business angel investment decision-making: antecedents and consequences. Present at Babson (BCERC) Conference, Norman, US, June 2017
  • Shinnar, R.S., Hsu, D., Powell, B.C. and Zhou, H. A longitudinal examination of entrepreneurial intentions and startup behavior: are women or men more likely to act on their intention? Babson (BCERC) Conference, Norway, (June 2016)
  • Darnihamedani, P. and Zhou, H. The quality of labor market and entrepreneurial entry decisions. Babson (BCERC) Conference, Norway, (June 2016)
  • Estrada, I and Zhou, H. Management Innovation as a Collateral Benefit of Technological Collaboration: the Impact of Alliance Portfolio Composition. Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, CA (August 2015)
  • Kato, M. and Zhou, H. Flexible labor and innovation performance of R&D oriented start-ups in Japan. Babson conference, Boston, US (June 2015)
  • Zhou, H., Estrada, I and Bojica A. The role of emotional intelligence on entrepreneur’s perception of success. Babson conference, London, Canada (June 2014)
  • Zhou, H and de Wit, G. An exhaustive assessment on the determinants of firm growth. To be presented at RENT XXVII- RESEARCH IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS, Vilnius, Lithuania, Nov 2013
  • Zhou, H and Uhlaner, L.M. Knowledge management and its relationship with organizational context: an empirical exploration on Dutch SMEs. Presented at RENT XXVI – RESEARCH IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS, Lyon France, Nov 2012
  • Zhou, H and Uhlaner, L.M. KM as a strategic tool to foster innovativeness of SMEs. Presented at 2nd SMG Absorptive Capacity Conference, Copenhagen Denmark, Nov 2012
  • Zhou, H and Uhlaner, L.M. Advancing a knowledge-based dynamic capabilities framework to predict innovation. Presented at Druid 2012 conference, June 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Hartog, C.M., de Kok, J.M.P and Zhou. H. 2011. The risks of growing fast: does fast growth have a negative impact on the survival rates of firms? Updated version presented at Babson (BCERC) Conference, US, 2012; Draft version presented at IECER Conference, Germany, 2012; preliminary version presented at the 56th annual ICSB (The International council for Small Business) world conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011.
  • Zhou, H., Dekker, R. and Kleinknecht, A. 2010. Flexible labor and innovation performance: evidence from longitudinal firm-level data. Presented at International Schumpeter Society Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2010.
  • Block, J., Thurik, R.A. and Zhou, H. What Turns Knowledge into Innovative Products? The Role of Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Spillovers. Presented at IECER Conference, Germany, 2010; Updated version was presented at: Babson (BCERC) Conference, Switzerland, 2010; and Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting, Canada, 2010.
  • Zhou, H., Tan, S.Y.G.L. and Uhlaner, L.M. Knowledge management, absorptive capacity and innovation in SMES: an empirical study. Presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference, Germany, 2008.
  • Zhou, H., Tan, S.Y.G.L. and Uhlaner, L.M. Knowledge management in the SME and its relationship to strategy, ownership structure and organization learning. Presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference, Germany, 2008.
  • Zhou, H., Tan, S.Y.G.L. and Uhlaner, L.M. Knowledge management and innovation: an empirical study of Dutch SMEs. Presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting, USA, 2008.
  • Zhou, H., Dekker, R. and Kleinknecht, A. The Impact of Labour Relations on Innovative Output: An exploration of Firm level Data in the Netherlands. Presented at the 5th International Symposium on Management of Technology (ISMOT’07). Hangzhou, China, 2007.

Ad-hoc Reviewer

  • Journals: Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy , Technovation , Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice; Small Business Economics; Journal of Small Business Management; Innovation Management: Policy & Practice; R&D Management; Technological Forecast & Social Change
  • International conferences: Academy of Management Conference; RENT conference; Babson conference; IACMR (International Association of Chinese Management Research) Conference

OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Appointed Chair/member of the Programme Committee Innovation & Organization, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen.  (Sep 2012 – Aug 2016)
  • Member and Participant of Dutch Academy of Research in Entrepreneurship (DARE)
  • Member of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB)
  • Member of RUG entrepreneurship platform

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

  • May 2016: Recognized reviewer by International Association of Chinese Management Research.
  • Oct 2008: Top 5 finalists of Best Conference Paper for Practical Implication in the 2008 Strategic Management Society Conference. Nominated paper: “Knowledge management in the SME and its relationship to strategy, ownership structure and organization learning”.
  • Oct 2008: Nominated for Best Conference PhD Paper in the 2008 Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference. Nominated paper: “Knowledge management, absorptive capacity and innovation in SMES: an empirical study”.
  • Aug 2008: Awarded Kauffman scholarship (800USD) for Entrepreneurship Doctoral Consortium in the 2008 Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting.

ON-JOB-TRAINING

  • BKO(UTQ in English): University Teaching Qualification
  • Activate large class
  • Multiple choice design
  • University Teaching Skills

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

  • Chinese (Native)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Japanese (Good): Japanese language proficiency level 2.
  • Dutch: Intermediate – NT2.1

SKILLS

  • Analytical/Statistical software: STATA, SPSS, AMOS, PLS, Nvivo, R
  • Collaboration software: MS office, Visio, MS project
  • Design/graphic software: Auto-CAD, Uni-GRAPHICS, Photoshop, Illustrate, Pagemaker
  • Project management and time management skills
  • Good presentation, writing and communication skills

INTERESTS

  • Jogging, Hiking, Travelling (for an experience), Reading (detective, fiction, history and philosophical books)

REFERENCE

  • Prof. dr. Roy Thurik (thurik@ese.eur.nl), Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship. Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. Tel: 0031-104082232
  • Prof. dr. Lorraine Uhlaner (lorraine.uhlaner@edhec.edu), Professor of Management, EDHEC Business School. Tel: 0033-320154585
  • Dr. Andreas Rauch (a.j.rauch@rug.nl), Associate Professor at the Department Innovation Management and Strategy, University of Groningen. Associate editor Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Tel: 0031-503637178.
  • Prof. dr. Joern Block (block@uni-trier.de), Full Professor of Management, University of Trier. Editor Small Business Economics. Tel: 0049-6512013030.
  • Prof. dr. Wilfred Dolfsma (W.A.Dolfsma@lboro.ac.uk), Director of the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Loughborough University London. Tel: 0044-7584155112
  • Prof. dr.Alfred Kleinknecht (alfred.kleinknecht@gmail.com), Emeritus Professor of Economics and Visiting Research Fellow of WSI (Hans-Boeckler-Stiftung) at Duesseldorf. Tel: 0031-610432235.
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