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Dr Sunyu Chai

 PhD
Lecturer in Digital Entrepreneurship

Research interests

  • Digital Technology
  • Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Science, Technology & Society (STS)

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Profile photo 
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Name 
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Job title 
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Research interests (for researchers only) 
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
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ORCID ID 
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Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only) 
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 

About

Sunyu Chai is a Lecturer in Digital Entrepreneurship based in Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton.

Before joining the University of Southampton, Sunyu earned her PhD in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2022, with a Dean’s Fellowship for doctoral studies. Her doctoral dissertation, titled “Exploring Relations of Work, Organization, and Technology in Contemporary Society,” focused on developing theoretical foundations that shape the intricate relationships of these fields. 

This examination continuously unfolds through two primary dimensions: (1) a phenomenological investigation into the multifaceted dimensions of technology, and (2) a critical analysis of scholarly methodologies and the epistemologies that underpin organization and management theories. This analysis extends to discussing academic paradigms, exploring how scholars have constructed the notion of technology and how scholarly methods can be further updated to capture the newly emerging digital context. 

Her scholarly work has been expanded into participating in interdisciplinary work and projects, fostering creative and practical discussions on the evolving digital landscape, which is bringing industrial and cultural transformations. She welcomes collaboration requests from scholars and industry practitioners in various disciplinary fields. 

 

 

 

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.