Steven, Ji-Fan, Ren
Address:
Room 202G, Building E, HIT Campus, Shenzhen University Town, Xili, Nanshan, Shenzhen (518055)
Email:
renjifan@hit.edu.cn
Phone:
0755 - 2663 7991
0755 - 2603 3494(Fax)
PERSONAL PROFILE
 
Ren Jifan, Associate professor, Ph.D. Dr. Ren is now working at Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School. He is the director of Economic and Management Laboratory, deputy director of Business Administration Research Center. His main research area includes: big data and social media research, e-commerce and value co-creation. He is the PI of several important research projects, including 2 Natural Science Foundation (NSFC) surface projects, a number of government and corporate issues, and 2 teaching projects. Dr.Ren has published in several international and domestic journals, including IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning and Control, Journal of Business Research, China Journal of Management Science, Systems Management, Management Review, Journal of Jinan (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition) and so on.
RESEARCH INTEREST
 
big data and social media research, e-commerce and value co-creation.
EDUCATION  
2004
Ph.D in Management Information Systems, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
2000
Master in Management Information Systems, Shandong University.
1994
BSC in Mechanics, Beijing Institute of Technology.
RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE  
2016
Ph.D Supervisor, HIT Shenzhen Gruduate School.
2013
Associate Prof., HIT Shenzhen Graduate School.
2013
Director of Economics and Management Labs, HIT Shenzhen Graduate School.
2011
Assistant Prof., HIT Shenzhen Graduate School.
2010
Research Staff, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION & ACADEMIC SERVICE
 
2013
Services Industries Journal (SIJ), Reviewer.
2012
Production Planning & Control (PPC) Special Issue: "Information Technology (IT)-enabled Supply Chain Management: Co-Creating and Capturing Business Value from IT" Guestor Editorial Board.
2011
International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE)
Journal of Strategic Information Systmes (JSIS)
Information & Management (I & M)
International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Reviewer.
RESEARCH PROJECTS
2015-2019
NSFC Project: " A study on the influence of WeChat technology use and strategy alignment on enterprises' value creation". PI
2012-2016
NSFC Project: " Research on Inter-Firm Value Co-creation mechanims in IT Service Outsourcing." PI.
2012-2013
"Emperical Methods in Behavioral Sciences" Experiment Course Design Project in HITSZ. PI.
RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT & AWARDS
PATENT
   
None.
PAPER & BOOK PUBLICATIONS
Lai, Y.Y., Sun, H.F., Ren, S.J.F. (forthcoming) "Understanding the determinants of big data analytics (BDA) adoption in logistics and supply chain management: An empirical investigation" International Journal of Logistics Management, (SSCI).
Fosso Wamba, S.*, Gunasekaran A., Akter,S., Ren, S.J.F., Dubey, R., & Childe,S.J. (2017) “Big data analytics and firm performance: Effects of dynamic capabilities”, Journal of Business Research, 70, 356-365, (SSCI).
Ren,S.J.F.*, Fosso Wamba, S., Akter,S., Dubey, R., & Childe,R.D. (2016) "Modelling quality dynamics, business value and firm performance in a big data analytics environment", International Journal of Production Research, (SSCI/SCI).
Ren, S.J.F.*, Hu, C.H., Ngai,E.W.T., Zhou, M.J. (2015). " An empirical analysis of inter-organizational value co-creation in a supply chain: a process perspective", Production Planning and Control, 26(12), 969-980 (SCI).
Ren, S.J.F., Ngai, E.W.T., Cho, V. (2011). “Governing software outsourcing relationship: An empirical study of the Chinese small - and medium - sized enterprises”, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 58(4),730-742. (SSCI/SCI)
Ren, S.J.F., Ngai, E.W.T., Cho, V. (2010). “Examining the determinants of outsourcing partnership quality in Chinese small - and medium - sized enterprises”, International Journal of Production Research, 48(2), p453-475. (SSCI/SCI)
Qi, G.J., Ren, J.-F., Miao, Q.K., Song, C.Y. (2006). “Data warehouse based OLAP application research—Applied to an appliance company”, Chinese Journal of Management Science (Chinese Journal), 14(2).
CONFERENCE PAPERS/TALKS
 
Ren, J.F.*, Li, R.N. (2015). "Enterprise's WeChat use and its impact on firm performance - from the perspective of value cocreation", 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), 1747-51. (EI-index).
Ren, J.F.*, Hu, C.H., Li, R.N. (2014). " A study on the influence of WeChat technology use and strategy alignment on SCM's performance", 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014, (EI-index).
Wang,W., Zhang, Y., Song, B.X., Ren, J.F*. (2014). "How to understand post-acceptance information system usage behaviors: perspective from IS success model", Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS2014. (EI-index).
Ren, S.J.F.*, Hu, C.H., Xie, P. (2013). "Would stress always lead to bad outcome? The differentiation of job stress and mediating effects of job engagement." 19th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, p187-196. (EI-Index)
Ren, S.J.F.*, Bu Q., Zhou, M.J., Hu, C.H. (2013). "The influence of inter-enterprises value co-creation on innovation based on resource theories." 19th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Engineering Economics Management, p999-1007. (EI-Index).
Bu, Q., Ren, S.J.F.* Zhou, M.J. (2013). "Negative Information Communication: What can leaders do." 19th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Engineering Economics Management, p1381-1390. (EI-Index). .
Ren, S. J.F.*, Ngai, E.W.T., Cho, V. (2009). “Governance mechanisms in outsourcing projects in transition economies”, 13th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: IT Services in a Globle Environment, PACIS2009. (EI-Index).
Ren, S. J.F.*, Ngai, E.W.T., Cho, V. (2008). “Governance mechanisms in outsourcing projects in transition economies”, 12th Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS2008.
TEACHING/SUPERVISING EXPERIENCE
Courses Taught: Organization and Management Research Methods, Management and Information Systems, Strategic Management, Project Management Informationalization.

Supervise and tutor 1 postdoc student, 2 Ph.D. candidate, and more than 20 full-time master degree students. 7 has graduated, and 9 are in progress.
Also, supervise 6 engineering master students, 4 has graduated, and 2 are in progress.

Our team welcomes excellent students who are interested in academic research.
Updated:2018-12