Yan Chen

Assistant Professor

School: School of Business

Building: Babbio Center

Room: 625

Phone: (201) 216-8540

Fax: (201) 216-5385

Email: ychen5@stevens.edu



Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Blockchain

General Information

My research lies at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy, with a special focus on two research programs. My first research program investigates key strategic issues in innovation and entrepreneurship, focusing primarily on topics related to product innovation, new venture growth, and organizational ambidexterity. My second and more recent research program centers around the opportunities and challenges created by blockchain technologies and tokens, focusing primarily on topics related to decentralized platforms, decentralized business models, and decentralized governance. I have been developing original insights through theoretical work and drawing on large-scale panel data to carry out empirical studies. My research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Strategic Organization, Small Business Economics, R&D Management, Information Systems Frontiers, Business Horizons, and JBV Insights.

Selected Publications

Chen, Y., & Song, M. (2022). The persistence and dynamics of new venture growth. Small Business Economics, 58(1), 303–322. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-020-00411-2. (ABS3; IF=7.096)
Chen, Y., Pereira, I., & Patel, P.C. (2021). Decentralized governance of digital platforms. Journal of Management, 47(5), 1305–1337. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206320916755. (FT50; ABS4*; IF=13.508)
Kotiloglu, S., Chen, Y., & Lechler, T. (2021). Organizational responses to performance feedback: A meta-analytic review. Strategic Organization, 19(2), 285–311. https://doi.org/10.1177/1476127019883361. (ABS3; IF=3.506)
Chen, Y., & Bellavitis, C. (2020). Blockchain disruption and decentralized finance: The rise of decentralized business models. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 13, e00151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbvi.2019.e00151. (ABS2)
Chen, Y. (2018). Partial adjustment toward target R&D intensity. R&D Management, 48(5), 591–602. https://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12320. (ABS3; IF=5.962)
Chen, Y. (2018). Blockchain tokens and the potential democratization of entrepreneurship and innovation. Business Horizons, 61(4), 567–575. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2018.03.006. (ABS2; IF=10.562)
Wang, T., & Chen, Y. (2018). Capability stretching in product innovation. Journal of Management, 44(2), 784–810. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206315594847. (Equal Authorship; FT50; ABS4*; IF=13.508)
Chen, Y. (2017). Dynamic ambidexterity: How innovators manage exploration and exploitation. Business Horizons, 60(3), 385–394. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2017.01.001. (ABS2; IF=10.562)
Song, M., & Chen, Y. (2014). Organizational attributes, market growth, and product innovation. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 31(6), 1312–1329. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpim.12185. (Equal Authorship; ABS4; IF=9.885)
Arend, R. J., & Chen, Y. (2012). Entrepreneurship as dynamic, complex, disequilibrious: A focus that benefits strategic organization. Strategic Organization, 10(1), 85–95. https://doi.org/10.1177/1476127011431340. (ABS3; IF=3.506)
Tian, J., Wang, K., Chen, Y., & Johansson, B. (2010). From IT deployment capabilities to competitive advantage: An exploratory study in China. Information Systems Frontiers, 12(3), 239–255. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10796-009-9182-z. (ABS3; IF=5.261)


BT 372 Entrepreneurship
BT 447 Creativity and Innovation
MGT 663 Discovering & Exploiting Entrepreneurial Opportunities
MGT 671 Technology and Innovation Management