Senior Lecturer

Kathy Zhang is a Senior Lecturer, researcher and entrepreneur who currently teaches Innovation and Marketing. Prior to joining Falmouth, she was working in the University of Nottingham as an associate researcher. 

Her research mainly focuses on science-based innovation, entrepreneurship, technology transfer. For instance, she studies science-based organizations and science-based entrepreneurship, particular in the interface between the world of academic science and industry, and special hybrid organizations that can bridge both worlds. And she is also interested entrepreneurship within scientists and academicians. Her academic writings have been published in many management journals including the Journal of the Operational Research Society, Energy Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production etc.

As an entrepreneur, she co-founded two companies in Japan which are mainly focus on vocational education. She also co-founded two companies in Beijing which are mainly focus on management consulting. Besides, she love music and traveling.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2012 PhD in Business Administration University of Science and Technology Beijing
2008 Masters in Management Science and Engineering University of Science and Technology Beijing
2003 BS. in Management Information System University of Science and Technology Beijing

Honors and awards

Year Description

The 8th China Soft Science Special Award in Innovation


The 7th Chinese Society of Management Science, Excellence Award in Management Science


The first prize of the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Chinese Society of Technology and Economics

Membership of external committees

Member of the Chinese Economists Society, Member of the Chinese Association for Science of Science and S&T Policy, Member of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR)

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge Management
  • Technology Transfer
  • Commercialisation of Science
  • Technical Efficiency and Productivity


Areas of teaching

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Strategic Management

Courses taught

  • Critical and Social Innovation
  • Present and Future of Management
  • Present and Future of Marketing Communications
  • B2B and the Marketing Ecosystem

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

  • Deputy Secretary-General  Special Committee on Innovative Management of the Chinese Society of Management Sciences
  • Committee Member of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Branch of China Society of Technology and Economics
  • Committee Member of International Joint Conference on Information, Media and Engineering