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Research Interests

Professor Chan's 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
  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • Smart supply chain
  • Technology adoption

Personal profile

Professor Hing Kai Chan joined the Nottingham University Business School China in September 2014 and is a Professor of Operations Management. He received the MSc degree (with distinction) and the PhD degree from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Hong Kong. He also earned a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Hong Kong. He received a BSc degree in Economics and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He worked in the electronic manufacturing industry for over 10 years before joining the academia.

Professor Chan has published over 250 academic articles and 9 monographs/edited volumes. His publications appear in Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, various IEEE Transactions, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, and International Journal of Production Research, among others. He has been the co-editor of Industrial Management & Data Systems (SCI-indexed) since 2014 and is an Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (SCI-indexed) since 2018. He was the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (SCI-indexed) from 2009 to 2015, and the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (SCI-indexed) from 2014 to 2017. Professor Chan also serves as an Editorial Board Member (or similar) in a number of journals such as the Journal of Business & Industrial Management (SSCI-indexed), International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications (SSCI-indexed), and Online Information Review (SCI-indexed).  He has (co-)edited 15 special issues for reputable international journals.



  • Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise
  • Management Studies II
  • Management and Professional Studies


  • Supply Chain Management in Practice
  • Project Management
  • Operations and Supply China Strategy and Practice

Executive Education

  • Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
  • Digital Transformation
  • Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Project Management
  • And custom-made modules


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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Bachelor, BEng(Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Master, The University of Hong Kong

PhD, The University of Hong Kong

External positions

Visiting Chair Professor (2019), Asia University Taiwan

Adjunct Professor (2017-2020), Beijing Jiaotong University

Member, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Fellow and Chartered Marketer, Chartered Institute of Marketing

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Adjunct Professor (2020-2025), Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Co-Editor (from 2014), Industrial Management & Data Systems

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Fellow and Chartered Engineer, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Expert Committee Member (专家委员) (from 2019), Ningbo Municipal Commerce Bureau “Supply Chain Innovation and Applications Committee" (宁波市供应链创新与应用专家委员会)

Associate Editor (from 2018), Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review

Visiting Professor (2020-2023), University of Northern Iowa

Expert (专家) (2021-2024), Yinzhou Higher Education Think Tank (鄞州高校智库联盟)


  • Management Science and Engineering
  • Business Administration

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  • Staff


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