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Dr Anlan Chen

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Programme Director for Undergraduate International Business and Management
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 the European Academy of Management and the European Operations Management Association.

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.

Reference: Lin, Y., Chen, A. , Yin, Y., Li, Q., Zhu, Q. and Luo, J. (2021) A framework for sustainable management of the platform service supply chain: an empirical study of the logistics sector in China. International Journal of Production Economics, 235. 108112. ISSN 0925-5273 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Anlan Chen
Reference: Lin, Y., Chen, A. , Zhong, S., Giannikas, V., Lomas, C. and Worth, T. (2022) Service supply chain resilience: a social-ecological perspective on last-mile delivery operations. International Journal of Operations & Production Management. ISSN 0144-3577 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Anlan Chen