University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Nottingham University Business School China
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Hing Kai Chan

Professor of Operations Management , Nottingham University Business School China

Qualifications

BEng(Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Hong Kong
BSc(Hons) in Economics and Management, London(School of Economics and Political Science) 
MSc(Eng) in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management, Hong Kong
PhD, Hong Kong
CEng FIET, FHEA, SMIEEE, MCIM DIPM Chartered Marketer, MILT

Contact

  • Room 260, Administration Building 
    Nottingham University Business School China    
    The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
    199 Taikang East Road
    Ningbo 315100  
    China
  • +86 574 8818 0000 Ext. 8964
  • +86 574 8818 0125 
  • hingkai.chan@nottingham.edu.cn 
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Hing-Kai-Chan   

Biography

Expertise summary

Professor Hing Kai Chan joined the Nottingham University Business School China in September 2014, and is a Professor of Operations Management. Prior to joining the School, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia in UK. He worked in the electronic manufacturing industry over 10 years before joining the academia.

Professor Chan has published over 100 academic articles and (co-)edited several special issues for reputable international journals. His publications appear in Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, various IEEE Transactions, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, among others. He has been the co-editor of Industrial Management & Data Systems (SCI-indexed), and has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (SCI-indexed)since 2014. He was the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (SCI-indexed) from 2009 to 2015. Professor Chan also serves as an Editorial Board Member (or similar) in a number of journals such as Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (SCI-indexed), Online Information Review (SCI-indexed).

Professor Chan is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), and the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Professor Chan is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Marketer.

Teaching summary

Undergraduate

• Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise (2015/16 – ongoing)
• Management Studies II (2014/15 – ongoing)

Postgraduate

  • Supply Chain Management in Practice (2014/15, 2016/2017)
  • Project Management (2014/15 – ongoing)

Research summary

My current research falls into four categories: sustainable operations and supply chain, modelling and simulation, applications of soft computing techniques on intelligent (industrial) systems, and technology adoption.

Research interests/areas

  • Production and operations management
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Scheduling
  • Technology adoption
  • Industrial informatics
  • Soft computing

Publications

http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=pPaHcl8AAAAJ

Research Funding

  • “Exploring green supply chain management: strategy-structure-capability-performance perspective", RMB 200,500 (roughly £24,000), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 1/ 2017-12/2009, one of the investigators (Co-I).
  • “Intelligent Port Logistics Capability: Port Data Management Systems, RMB 80,000 (roughly £8,000), Ningbo Soft Science Programme 2016, Ningbo Science and Technology Bureau, awarded in May 2016 as the PI.
  • Inter-Campus Staff Mobility Fund (£1865), University of Nottingham, January 2016.
  • Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science funded International Network Programme on “Next generation cold supply chains in Denmark and China” (DKK 286,574, roughly £27,853), awarded in December 2015 as one of the team members.
  • “A Technological Licensing Framework for 3D Printed Content: A Focus on China” (£88,303), awarded by AHRC (UK) in October 2015 as one of the investigators.
  • “Managing Business Excellence and Adapting Innovation Systems for Supporting a Sustainable Transition towards a Low Carbon Economy” (February 23-25, 2015), awarded by British Council funded Researcher Links Workshop (around £1000).
  • Short-term International Visiting Researcher, awarded by Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (TWD 51,000-around £1100).
  • 2006 Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards for Asian Scholars, awarded by the Australian Government (AU$25,000, around £13,300).
  • Student Travel Grant for attending the IEEE International Conference of Industrial Informatics (10-12 August, 2005) in Perth, Australia (US$500, around £350).

PhD students

Completed (All completed on time):

  • Ibrahim Almatrodi (2017), Power/knowledge of consultants and project management office in enterprise system implementation: Case study of a Saudi Arabian university.
  • Ewelina Lacka (2014), The Effect of the Acculturation Process on Consumers’ Acceptance of E-commerce Platforms.
  • Joseph Phiri (2014), Stakeholder Expectations from Performance Management Initiatives in Public Healthcare – Evidence from Zambia.
  • Olatunde Durowoju (2014), Implication of Information Disruption to Supply Chain Improvement Strategy Decision - An Entropy Perspective.
  • Jalal Tantoush (2011), The Impact of Sanctions on Buyer–Supplier Relationships within the Libyan Oil Industry.
  • Hieu Nguyen (2010), Analysis of the Antecedents and Consequences of Supply Chain Integration–Purchasing and Production Manager Perspectives. 

On-going:

  • Shuojiang XU (funded by IDIC Studentship)
  • Weiqiang LIN (funded by IDIC Studentship)
  • Fangli (Stella) Zeng (funded by IAMET Studentship)