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Professor Yinshan Tang

Professor in Business Informatics

Vice Dean (China)
Director of Internationalisation

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  • PRINCE2, 
  • Project Management, 
  • Carbon Strategy, 
  • Ecology, 
  • Knowledge Management, 
  • Strategic Planning, 
  • Agile Project Management, 
  • Education, 
  • Service, 
  • International Collaboration, 
  • Agriculture, 
  • China


LG10, Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus

Dr Yinshan Tang is a Professor in Management Informatics at Henley Business School who teaches IT Project Management, Applied Informatics, Organisation Design and Performance Management at MSc level for over 10 years. He had industry experience working for a business consulting firm as a Business Unit Manager for 6 years before coming to Reading 2004. He worked as a Parasitologist for over 17 years.

Reference: Cui, H., Zhou, Y., Dzandu, M. D. , Tang, Y. and Lu, X. (2019) Is temperature-index derivative suitable for China? Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 536. 120959. ISSN 0378-4371 doi:
Reference: Guo, J., Jin, J., Tang, Y. and Wu, X. (2019) Design of temperature insurance index and risk zonation for single-season rice in response to high-temperature and low-temperature damage: a case study of Jiangsu Province, China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (7). pp. 1187-1300. ISSN 1660-4601 doi:
Reference: Li, E. and Tang, Y. (2018) The role of language in human information interaction: a social semiotic view. In: Liu, K. , Nakata, K. , Li, W. (V.) and Baranauskas, C. (eds.) Digitalisation, Innovation, and Transformation. Springer, pp. 12-21. ISBN 9783319945415 doi:
Reference: Li, W. , Liu, K. , Tang, Y. and Belitski, M. (2017) E-leadership for SMEs in the digital age. In: Ellermann, H., Kreutter, P. and Messner, W. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Managing Continuous Business Transformation. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 375-416. ISBN 9781137602275
Reference: Guo, J., Liu, H., Wu, X., Gu, J., Song, S. and Tang, Y. (2015) Natural disasters, economic growth and sustainable development in China: an empirical study using provincial panel data. Sustainability, 7 (12). pp. 16783-16800. ISSN 2071-1050 doi:
Reference: Williams, D. R. and Tang, Y. (2015) A methodology to measure the environmental impact of ICT operating systems across different device platforms. Journal of electronic science and technology, 13 (3). pp. 255-263. ISSN 1674-862X doi:
Reference: Dzandu, M. D. and Tang, Y. (2015) Beneath a learning management system: understanding the human information interaction in information systems. In: 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 26 - 31 July 2015, Caeser's Palace, Las Vegas.
Reference: Tang, Y. (2014) Evolution and comparison of the Oriental and Western management thoughts. In: Annual Report on Management of China (2014). Social Science Academic Press (China), Beijing, pp. 83-100. ISBN 9787509765043
Reference: Opoku-Anokye, S. and Tang, Y. (2014) Design of a unified data with business rules storage model for OLTP and OLAP systems. Journal of Computing and Information Technology, 22. pp. 63-73. ISSN 1330-1136 doi:
Reference: Boateng, H., Dzandu, M. D. and Tang, Y. (2014) An investigation into knowledge acquisition idiosyncrasies in Ghanaian universities. VINE: The journal of information and knowledge management systems, 44 (4). pp. 579-591. ISSN 0305-5728 doi:
Reference: Williams, D. R. and Tang, Y. (2013) The Impact of office productivity cloud computing on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental Science Technology, 47 (9). pp. 4333-4340. ISSN 0013-936X doi:
Reference: Pan, Y.-C. , Tang, Y. and Gulliver, S. (2013) Artefact-oriented business process modelling: an ontological dependency approach. In: The 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2013), 4th - 7th July 2013, Angers, France.
Reference: Opoku-Anokye, S. and Tang, Y. (2013) Towards the design of a unified semantics model for OLTP and OLAP systems. In: 14th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisation (ICISO), 25 -27 Mar 2013, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 106-112.
Reference: Pan, Y.-C., Tang, Y. and Gulliver, S. (2013) Mutual dependency grid for stakeholder mapping: a component-based approach to supply chain participant analysis. In: 14th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisation (ICISO), 25 -27 Mar 2013, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 72-81.
Reference: Opoku-Anokye, S. and Tang, Y. (2013) The design of a semantics-oriented organisational performance measurement system. In: 14th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisation (ICISO), 25 -27 Mar 2013, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 45-49.
Reference: Liang, H., Tang, Y. and Huo, X. (2013) Liushou women’s happiness and its influencing factors in rural China. Social Indicators Research, 117 (3). pp. 907-918. ISSN 1573-0921 doi:
Reference: Pan, Y.-C. , Tang, Y. and Gulliver, S. (2012) A component-based method for stakeholder analysis. In: International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing (KMIS 2012)., 2012, Barcelona.
Reference: Williams, D. R. and Tang, Y. (2012) Methodology To model the energy and greenhouse gas emissions of electronic software distributions. Environmental Science and Technology, 46 (2). pp. 1087-1095. ISSN 0013-936X doi:
Reference: Opoku-Anokye, S., Tang, Y. and Gulliver, S. (2011) Enterprise intelligence: searching for a single version of the truth. In: ICBIFE 2011 - International Conference on Business Intelligence and Financial Engineering, 12-13 December 2011, Hong Kong.
Reference: Yu, J., Gulliver, S. , Tang, Y. and Ke, L. (2011) New advances in aircraft MRO services: data mining enhancement. In: Fourth International Workshop on Advanced Computational Intelligence (IWACI2011), 19-21 October 2011, Wuhan, China.
Reference: Collinge, W. H. , Harty, C. F. , Liu, K. and Tang, Y. (2010) Assessing organizational semiotics for IT systems design: improving information exchange processes across construction project stakeholders. In: 26th International Conference on IT in Construction & 1st International Conference on Managing Construction for Tomorrow, 1-3 Oct 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 239-247.
Reference: Pan, Y. and Tang, Y. (2010) Review of misfit issues between ERP principles and organisations. In: International Conference on Education and Management Technology (ICEMT 2010). IEEE, pp. 65-69. ISBN 9781424486168 doi:
Reference: Tang, Y. (2009) Product Based Project Portfolio (PBPP) for best practice and information sharing. Journal of Global Business Development, 1 (1). pp. 51-55. ISSN 1938-8195
Reference: Zhang, J. K., Liu, K. , Tang, Y. , So, M. C., Ke, L. S. and Mao, A. L. (2008) Data collaborative work flow model for information integration with the support of web services. In: International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists (IMECS 2008), 19-21 Mar 2008, Hong Kong, pp. 810-815.
Reference: Ling, B., Tang, Y. , Liu, K. , Sun, L. , Cheong, A. and Neale, K. (2008) Requirements engineering for software in emerging markets. In: IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (IEEE/SOLI 2008), 12-15 Oct 2008, Beijing, China, pp. 1148-1152.
Reference: Ling, B., Tang, Y. , Liu, K. and Neale, K. (2008) Adaptive project planning and management based on best practices - COBRA system. In: SSE Systems Engineering Conference 2008, 25-26 Sep 2008, Reading, UK. (Unpublished)

Module convenor for:

  • IT Project Management
  • Business Communication and Negotiation
  • Organisation Design
  • Performance Management