Dr. Fan Ng Yuen Han, Irene


Professional Affiliation

Research Fellow

Hong Kong Polytechnic University



Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering

Hong Kong Polytechnic University



Tyndale University College and Seminary, Canada


M.Eng. Industrial Engineering

University of Toronto, Canada


B.App.Sc. Industrial Engineering

University of Toronto, Canada


Short Bio

Dr. Fan has more than 25 years of innovative experience in the ICT industry.  She developed and managed mobile products and services and broadband wireless network for Canadian carriers, performed R&D of wireless internet at Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs, and developed innovation strategy for the Hong Kong ASTRI. She also provides consultation services in technology management, strategy planning, innovation, knowledge and intellectual capital management in the ICT, education, NGO and government sectors.


Dr. Fan was an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Master of Management in Business Innovation (MBI) program at Bangkok University. Her current interests are in the areas of Innovation and Intellectual Capital Management. Irene obtained her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Knowledge and Technology Management) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and both her Master and Bachelor degrees in Industrial Engineering (Operations Research and Management Science) from the University of Toronto.


Other Credentials


Peer-reviewed journal articles 

Fan, IYH., & Lee, WB. (2016) “Intellectual capital-based innovation planning: empirical studies using wiNK model”, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp.553 – 569.


Fan, IYH., & Lee, WB. (2012) “Design of a weighted and informed NK model for intellectual capital- based innovation planning”, Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 39, Issue 10, pp.9222-9229.


Fan, IYH., & Chao, SC. (2003) “Service Creation with Web Services and SOA”, HKIE Transactions, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp.31-34.


Book Chapter

Fan, IYH., (2015) “Evolving from the Triple Helix: The Innovation Models of Hong Kong’s Applied Research Institute”, The Entrepreneurial Rise in Southeast Asia: The Quadruple Helix Influence on Technological Innovation, 259.



Editorial Advisory Board member of the VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems. 


Bible Verse to Share

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 ESV)