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Dr Jiachen Hou

Lecturer (L, SC & T)

Faculty/Dept/School School of Management
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emailj.hou1@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 234041

Biography

Jiachen joined the Operations and Information Management Group in January 2016. Prior to this, she was a teaching fellow at the Department of Management Science, University of Strathclyde. She involved in two European Commission found projects during her PhD study from Nottingham Trent University, EU-Asia Link project and EU-IT&C project. The aims of the projects are to improve co-operation between Asia and Europe by increasing the mutual understanding of the complexity of transferring European information and communications technology to China, thus improving technology cross-flow and the quality of Europe-China partnerships. Her PhD project was focused on investigating the issues that have influenced SMEs in the processes of product life cycle and supplier selection.

Jiachen has been engaged with a range of professional activities. She has reviewed articles for journals such as International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, International Journal of Design Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Public Money and Management 92018), for Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation (2018), etc. Jiachen was a member of the Member of the program committee for BLESS U Workshop (2018), member of the program committee for The 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (2018), and programme committee of the International Conference on Advanced Desing and Manufacture (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011). She is a member of SAP Global University Alliances Program Community.

Jiachen is currently working on British Council Sponsored project: "Bandar Lampung Enhanced Smart-health Services with Smart Ubiquity".

Research

Process improvement in healthcare industry, knowledge management & decision making for SMEs, sustainable supply chain, business process and IT alignment, and servitization. 
Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
01-APR-17 - 31-JAN-19Co-investigatorBLESS U - Bandar Lampung Enhanced Smart-health Services with Smart Ubiquity
89937
- InvestigatorAn investigation into how UK SMEs use social media tools to support open innovation for sustainable operations
Research collaborators
NameXuedong Zhang
CompanyKunming University of Science and Technology
CountryCHINA
TypeE
ThemeHealthcare
DescriptionGrant proposal submission to British Academy in 2018.
 
NameMisfa Susanto
CompanyUniversity of Lampung
CountryINDONESIA
TypeE
ThemeHealthcare
DescriptionWorking on British Council Sponsored project
 
NameYim Fun Hu
CompanyUniversity of Bradford
CountryUNITED KINGDOM
TypeI
ThemeDigital Healthcare
DescriptionWorking on British Council Sponsored project
 
NameWeifen Zhuang
CompanyXiamen University
CountryCHINA
TypeE
ThemeHealthcare
DescriptionLooking for collaborative funding opportunities
 

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-07: Nottingham Trent Univeristy - PhD
  • University of Bradford - Lecturer in Information Management and Decision Support
  • 10-DEC-13: Higher Education Academy , Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • 30-JUN-10: SAP, ERP SAP certified business associate
  • 01-MAR-18: Ethics Committee (HSHS),
  • 01-MAY-17: Ethics committee,
  • 01-JAN-18: Faculty Ethics Committee,
  • 01-JAN-17: - Bandar Lampung Enhanced Smart-health Services with Smart Ubiquity
  • 01-JAN-17: - An investigation into how UK SMEs use social media tools to support open innovation for sustainable operations
  • Vice Chair (Humanities, Social and Health Sciences Research Ethics Panel)
  • I am the mentor to a Research Assistant (Dr Tshiamo Sigwelle ) who is working on the British Council found project
  • Other: Member of the Ethics committee
  • Academic Leadership: DBA (Taught stage)
  • Supervisor: Jiachen has supervised two PhD student and five DBA students to date, and welcomes prospective students who are interested in one of the following areas: process improvement in healthcare industry, knowledge management and open innovation for SMEs, sustainable supply chain, business process and IT alignment, and big data.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleOnline expansion: is it another kind of strategic manufacturer response to a dominant retailer? (2016)
AuthorsHe, R.; Xiong, Y.; Cheng, Y.; Hou, Jiachen
 
TitleA Review of problems faced by ERP consultancy and client organizations in China (2014)
AuthorsHou, Jiachen
 
TitleWeb Oriented System Supporting Small-Medium Sized Manufacturers (2010)
AuthorsJiachen Hou & Daizhong Su
JournalKey Engineering Materials
 
TitleA Customer-Manufacturer-Competitor Orientation Model for Product Life Cycle Analysis based on QFD, ANP and TRIZ (2007)
AuthorsJiachen Hou & Daizhong Su
JournalInternational Journal of Design Engineering
 
TitleEJB-MVC Oriented Supplier Selection System for Mass Customisation (2007)
AuthorsJiachen Hou & Daizhong Su
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Technology Management
 
TitleIntegration of web services technology with business models within the total product design process for supplier selection (2006)
AuthorsJiachen Hou & Daizhong Su
JournalComputers in Industry
 
Book Chapters
TitleService and Components Oriented Environment for Conducting Product Design Specification (2006)
AuthorsJiachen Hou & Daizhong Su
JournalComputer Supported Collaborative Work in Design III
PublisherSpringer
 
TitleManagement of networked organizations using a Web-enabled collaborative environment (2003)
AuthorsSu, D., Hull, J.B. and Hou, J.
JournalAdvanced Design, Production and Management Systems
PublisherTaylor and Francis
 
Conference Contributions
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Title Author(s)
An Intelligent Edge Computing Based Semantic Gateway for Healthcare Systems Interoperability and Collaboration (2018)Tshiamo Sigwele, Yim Fun Hu, Muhammad Ali, Jiacheng Hou, Misfa Susanto, Helmy Fitriawan
Intelligent and Energy Efficient Mobile Smartphone Gateway for Healthcare Smart Devices based on 5G (2018)Tshiamo Sigwele, Yim Fun Hu, Muhammad Ali, Jiacheng Hou, Misfa Susanto, Helmy Fitriawan
Building a Semantic RESTFul API for Achieving Interoperability between a Pharmacist and a Doctor using JENA and FUSEKI (2018) Tshiamo Sigwele, Yim Fun Hu, Muhammad Ali, Jiachen Hou, Misfa Susanto, Helmy Fitriawan, Arjmand Naveed
Framework of creating an interactive knowledge based social media hub to enhance stakeholders’ engagement in healthcare industry (2017)Jiachen Hou
Manufacturer Centralised Environment for Product Life Cycle Analysis, Supplier Selection and Knowledge Allocation’ (2006)Jiachen Hou, Daizhong Su
Modularised Product Design Specification within the Web-Services Environment (2006)Jiachen Hou, Daizhong Su
Strategic Supplier Selection Model for Mass Customisation (2006)Jiachen Hou, Daizhong Su
Manufacturer Centralized Product Design Specification Environment—Collaborative Research Supported by Asia Link Programme’ (2005)Jiachen Hou, Daizhong Su
Integration of Web-based techniques and business strategies into the development of a network supported system for supplier selection’ (2004)Jiachen Hou, Daizhong Su, B Hull