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Dr Anlan Chen

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Fellow, UK HEA

Anlan Chen Photo


  • Firm Growth and Competitive Strategy, 
  • Business Ecosystems, 
  • Entrepreneurship, 
  • Innovation and Sustainability


Edith Morley building room 270, Whiteknights campus

Dr Anlan Chen is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Henley Business School and a member of Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Her research interests lie in the areas of strategy and entrepreneurship. Centring on theoretical constructs of resource, capability, knowledge and network, Anlan's research is embedded in cross-disciplinary contexts of strategic management and operations management and investigates firm growth and competitive strategies as adaptation to changes in dynamic environments.

A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Anlan has published in academic journals such as International Journal of Operations and Production Management and International Journal of Production Economics. She has also presented at multiple academic conferences, such as EURAM and EurOMA.

Anlan has worked closely with business practitioners in research projects on strategic-, immigrant- and circular-entrepreneurship. The research co-operation involves start-up firms, micro-enterprises and industry associations in the UK, as well as sector-leading firms in China.