Yangyang Zhao

Associate Professor - Digitalisation
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Tags: Digital transformation, Organizational learning, Human-centered design, Systems thinking, Complex systems, Disruptive innovation and Open innovation

Selected publications

Zhao, Y.Y. and Craig, T. (2022) “Capitalizing on Empathic Actions: Design Principles of Digitally Transforming Business Processes”, in Empathy and Business Transformation. Routledge. (Accepted and forthcoming)

Wiulsrød, S., Zhao, Y.Y. and Muller, G. (2022) “Applying A3AO to facilitate future working processes in the Oil and Gas Industry”, INCOSE International Symposium. (Accepted and forthcoming)

Vatle, T. S. Zhao, Y.Y. and Falk, K. (2022) “Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Digital Engineering Tool in a Project Engineering Company”, INCOSE International Symposium. (Accepted and forthcoming)

Karlsen, T. L. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2022) “Risk Management in Project Planning For Complex Systems Development: An Integration of the NTCP Framework”, INCOSE International Symposium. (Accepted yet withdrawn for confidentiality)

Craig, T. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2021) “Organizational Redesign Through Digital Transformation: A Case Study in the Life Science Industry”, INCOSE International Symposium. Vol. 31, No.1, pp.1229-1240.

Zhao, Y.Y. (2019) “Transforming Systems Engineering Design for Accelerated Industrial Innovation”, in Managing Complexity and Creating Innovation through Design. Routledge.

Johanssen, M. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2019) “An A3AOs Method of Software Tools Integration in the Complex System Development”, INCOSE International Symposium. Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 1003-1017.

Kløcker, S. T. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2019) “Optimizing the Requirement Engineering Process: A Case Study of I/O List Management in Integrated Automation Systems”, INCOSE International Symposium. Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 233-247.

Marca, N. J. F. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2019) “Customizing the Knowledge Flow Across a Firm’s Internal Value Chain”, Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness. Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 116-132.

Moraga, M. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2018) “Reverse engineering a legacy software in a complex system: A systems engineering approach”, INCOSE International Symposium. Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 1250-1264.

Marca, N. J. F. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2018) “A Customized Procedure for Product Knowledge Flow Across a Firm’s Internal Value Chain”, PICMET conference, Aug. 19-23. USA.

Kasser, J. and Zhao, Y.Y.   (2017) “The Myths and the Reality of Problem Solving”, INCOSE International Symposium, Jul. 15-20, Australia.

Nykaas, A.R. duck Zhao, Y.Y. (2017) “A Context-enabled Systems Development Method: The Case of Semi-Autonomous Remotely Operated Vehicles in an Arctic Environment”, INCOSE International Symposium, Jul. 15-20, Australia.

Aasheim, S. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2017) “Developing the Stakeholder Requirements Definition Process - A Journey of Customization”, the IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, Jun. 18-21. United States.

Rugaas, A.K. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2016) “Knowledge Roadmap Across Design and Engineering: An User-Centric Didactic Approach”, the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Dec. 10-13, Indonesia.

Zhao, Y.Y., Sjöberg, P. Leifer, L. J. and Dersten, S. (2016) “Reinventing the CONOPS for Innovative Systems Development”, INCOSE International Symposium, Vol. 26, No.1, pp. 1359-1369.

Kasser, J. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2016) “Wicked Problem: Wicked Solutions”, the IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, Jun.12-16, Norway.

Kasser, J. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2016) “Simplifying Solving Complex Problems”, the IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, Jun.12-16, Norway.

Zhao, Y.Y. and Kafka, J. (2015) “Triggering an Internal Service Innovation in Manufacturing Firms”, the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Dec. 6-12, Singapore.

Zhao, Y.Y. (2015) “Towards Innovative Systems Development: A Joint Method of Design Thinking and Systems Thinking”, INCOSE International Symposium, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp.1427-1437.

Zhao, Y.Y.,  Wong, PK, Subramanian, A. and Hang, CC (2014) “Technology Licensing and Innovation Performance: Evidence from Chinese Latecomers in High-tech Industries”, Journal of Chinese Economics and Business Studies. Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 125-147.

Kasser, J. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2014) “Managing Complexity: The Nine Systems in Systems Engineering”, INCOSE International Symposium, Jun. 29-July 3, USA.

Kasser, J., Zhao, Y.Y. and Mirchandani, C. (2014) “Simplifying Managing Stakeholder Expectations Using the Nine System Model and the Holistic Thinking Perspectives”, INCOSE International Symposium, Jun. 29-July 3, USA.

Kasser, J. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2014) “Towards a Grand Unified Theory of Systems Engineering”, INCOSE SETE, Apr., Australia.

Zhao, Y.Y.  and Bechina, A. (2013) “The Catching Up of Northeast Asia in A Knowledge Economy: A Technology Learning Perspective”, the Society for Design and Process Science Conference (SDPS), Oct. 27-31, Brazil. 

Zhao, Y.Y.,  Wong, P.K., Subramanian, A. and Hang, C.C. (2013) “Technology Licensing and Innovation Performance: Evidence from Chinese Latecomers in High-tech Industries”, the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference (AIE), Aug. 29-30, UK. 

Zhao, Y.Y.,  Hang, C.C., Vanhaverbeke, W. and Subramanian, A. (2012) “Combining Disruptive Innovation and Open Innovation: Evidence Based on Case Studies of Chinese Latecomers”, the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET ), Christmas. 29-Aug.2, Canada.

Zhao, Y.Y.,  Wong, P.K. and Hang, C.C. (2012) “Mergers and Acquisitions for Latecomers in Emerging Economies: The Substitution Effect on Innovation Performance”, the Strategic Management Society Conference, Dec. 14-16, China.

Sun, H.Y., Wang, Z.,  Zhao, Y.Y.  and Yam, R. (2012) “A Systematic Model for Assessing Innovation Competence of Hong Kong / China Manufacturing Companies”, Journal of Technology and Engineering Management. Vol.29, No.4, pp. 546-565.

Kasser, J., Hitchins, D. Frank, M. and  Zhao, Y.Y.  (2012) “A Framework for Benchmarking Competency Assessment Models”, Journal of System Engineering. Vol.16, No.1, pp. 29-24.

Zhao, Y.Y.,  Wong, P.K., Subramanian, A. and Hang, C.C. (2011) “New Insight Into Technology Licensing Strategy and Innovation Performance: The Evidence of Chinese Latecomers in High-tech Industries”, the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Dec. 6-9, Singapore. 

Kasser, J., Frank, M. and Zhao, Y.Y. (2010) “Assessing the Competencies of Systems Engineers”, the Bi-annual European Systems Engineering Conference (EuSEC), May 23-26, Sweden.

Sun, H.Y.,  Zhao, Y.Y.  and Yau, H.K. (2009) “The Empirical Relationship Between Quality Management and the Speed of New Product Development”, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (QM & BE) Journal. Vol.21, No.4, pp.351-361.

Zhao, Y.Y.,  Kasser, J. and Hitchens, D. (2009) “Systems Engineering in the Conceptual Stage: A Teaching Case Study”, the Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering, Jul. 20-23, Singapore.

Zhao, Y.Y.  (2007) “Real-Time Forum Enabling Virtual Face to Face Meeting”, the International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, Jul.9-10, Hong Kong.

Zhao, Y.Y.  (2005) “The Application of GSM Network Communication in Car Positioning System”, Journal of China Science and Technology Information. Vol.3 (Published in Chinese). 

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