Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
DBA Supervisor at emlyon business school Academic Director of EDP Program
Associate Operation Director of Business
Intelligence Center (BIC)

Dr. Lan is Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and DBA Supervisor at emlyon business school. Dr. Lan has inter-disciplinary education background and rich work experiences in the IT industry in US, such as software architect for tech giant Motorola Inc., and several startup companies in Chicagoland. Dr. Lan earned his PhD in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Then he became a faculty member of Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) and served as the founding director of PHBS Research Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Dr. Lan’s research interests focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with special interests in digital platform, open source software ecosystems, and digital transformation. Dr. Lan has many SSCI and CSSCI journal publications, peer-reviewed academic book chapters, and paper presentations in major academic conferences, including Best Paper Awards in AOM and AIB annual conferences. He used to serve as the Asia Representative for the Academy of Management (AOM) STR division. Dr. Lan provided media commentaries for Shenzhen TV, Phoenix TV, TV Korea, China Daily, Southern Daily, and Global Talents, etc. He also provided consulting and executive training services to companies like Huawei, Rolandberger, Accenture, Byte Dance, China Post, and many tech startups.

PhD in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

MS in EECS, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

MS in Computer Science, Peking University, China

BE in Computer Engineering, Tongji University, China

Digital Platform Ecosystem, Open Source Software Ecosystem, Technology Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, Digital Transformation
Strategic Management, Technology Entrepreneurship, Technology Innovation Management, Digital Platform Ecosystem, Digital Transformation