After gaining her PhD from the Business School, Bournemouth University in 2011, Jessie joined Solent University as a senior lecturer in marketing.
Her research interests focus on how technology impacts on digital companies’ business models (such as business ecosystems and emerging industrial dynamics for the 3D printing Industry), as well as marketing communications and social networking.
Jessie is a member of the editor board for the Journal of Organisational Studies and Innovation (JOSI), an international open-access double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published quarterly online version as well as in hard copy.
She was also invited to be the conference chair for MB Academy International Business Conference (held in London, July 3-5th, 2015).
Jessie undertakes an external examiner role for the International Foundational Programme, University of Reading.
Dr Ren has extensive experience of work within the financial industry. This section contains more information about Dr Ren's work history and any advantageous industry links she maintains.
Dr Ren worked as a financial advisor for Sylkes Consulting Ltd based in Southampton. Her responsibilities included providing support to the financial planning consultant, advising clients on financial planning products from a specific product provider, or a specific selection of product providers (eg, Scottish Widows, Standard Life, Prudential, Norwich Union, Legal and General); helping clients make the most of money and investments and give advice on trusts, individual retirement, mortgages, savings and pensions.
Publications can include articles in academic journals; book chapters or full books; creative projects; conference participation and multimedia works.
Dr Ren's research interests focus on how technology impacts on digital companies’ business models, and marketing communications and social networking.
She worked as a PI with the financial support from the 12th round of Solent University Research and Enterprise Fund starting October 2014 and led the project which considers and investigates business ecosystems and emerging industrial dynamics for 3D printing Industry.
She is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Organisational Studies and Innovation (JOSI), an international open-access double blind peer reviewed journal, published quarterly.
Dr Ren has significant experience of teaching business and marketing at an undergraduate level.
Dr Ren is currently a full-time senior lecturer in marketing at Solent in the School of Business, Law and Communications. Her teaching covers a variety of levels of marketing course and business course students, ranging from foundation level to master students.
After gaining her PhD and before joining Solent University, Dr Ren worked at the Business School, University of West London as a part-time lecturer firstly and then as a full-time lecturer and course leader for foundation year in BA (Hons) Business Management and BA (Hons) Finance and Accounting. When working at UWL, she taught classes at all levels from foundation year to postgraduate students. The units she taught included consumer behaviour, principles of marketing, global business practice, and so on.
In addition, Dr Ren worked as a link tutor and on behalf of UWL, was in charge of supporting the collaborative partner institute (Cyprus Institute of Marketing) in its development of the marketing course, and was heavily involved in re-vamping the marketing curriculum in Cyprus, exam paper scrutiny and marking moderation. She regularly provided advice on the problems or issues that may emerge within the partnership and etc.
Prior to starting her full-time PhD study in January 2007, she was appointed as a part-time lecturer in strategic management in the University of Reading in 2006.