Dr PENG, Kang-lin Ken

Visiting Scholar 訪問學人

B.Eng (TKU), MBA (NCHU), PhD (Mgnt, NTPU)
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Teaching and Scholarly Interests
  • Health Studies
  • Healthcare Reform through Information Technology Development
  • Medical Tourism




Research-Scholarly Outputs

Professional Activities/ Achievements



Dr. Peng is a visiting scholar at School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) teaching courses and conducting research in the field of Health Studies. He obtained a Ph.D. in business administration from National Taipei University (NTPU) and he is also a Ph.D. ABD in the field of computer science at National Chiao-Tung University (NCTU); his interest in applying knowledge of business administration and computer science led him to a focus on interdisciplinary research of health studies.

Dr. Peng’s research interests are healthcare reform through information technology development. His researches have been published in 12 peer-reviewed international journals, and 25 conferences. He wrote 4 books and got 5 patents.

Dr. Peng is an associate professor at Minghsin University of Science and Technology. He was the director of Dept. of Hotel Management from 2005 to 2008. Several opportunities to teach, conduct researches and undergo training in variety countries broaden his horizons. He is now a visiting scholar to teach Award of Health Studies at PolyU SPEED in 2015/2016 academic year. He conducted his visiting research in cloud services for medical image processing at University of Pittsburgh, USA; the research was founded by the Saylin Wen foundation in 2012. He conducted his visiting research in medical image processing at RWTH Aachen University, Germany; the research was founded by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) and the Taiwan National Science Council (NSC) in 2011. He was one of Tourism Elites chosen by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau in 2010 to undergo forty days of training in hospitality and tourism in the UK. The Taiwan National Science Council sponsored his 5 months visiting research at University of Strathlyde, UK in 2009. The Ambassador scholarship from the International Rotary Foundation allows him to conduct postdoctoral research for 1 year at Syracuse University, USA from July 2003 to July 2004.

Dr. Peng is enthusiastic at teaching, he believes a teacher is to cultivate students’ moral, to help student’s learning, and to light up students’ careers with virtue, knowledge, and belief.



Peng, K.L., Lin, M.C. (2015). Social Entrepreneurs: Innovating Rural Tourism through Activism of Service Science. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

Lin, M.C., Peng, K.L*, & Ren, L (2015). Xinpu Persimmon Dye: Evolution from a Local to a Global Industry. Journal of China Tourism Research, 11(2), 214-228.

Lin, C.Y., Peng, K.L.*, Cheng, J., Tsai, J.Y., Tseng, Y.C., Chen, M.H. (2014/10). Improvements in dental care using a new mobile app with cloud services, Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, 113(10), 742-749.

Peng, K.L.*, Hsieh, Y.P. (2014/09). Service design for intelligent vending machine – application of service experience engineering methods. Management Information Computing, 3(2), 255-270.

Peng, K.L.*, Lin, M.C. & Baum, T. (2013). The constructing model of culinary creativity: A mixed methods approach. Quality and Quantity, 47(5), 2687-2707.

Peng, K.L.*, Hung, P.I, & Lin, M.C. (2011). Creative thinking for competiveness advantage, festival marketing strategy of early childhood industries. Industries Management Review, 5(1), 36-47.

Peng, K.L.*, Lin, M.C. & Peng, K.H. (2011). A brief construction on innovative e-learning system based on intelligent materials. Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing,105, 89-94

Peng, K.L.* & Lin, M.C. (2009). Developing a quality assurance scheme for the tourist industry: A managerial perspective. International Journal of Management, 26(1), 40-50.

Peng, K.L.* & Lin, M.C. (2009). Discussing intern program from measuring the hospitality managerial performance. Journal of Hospitality and Home Economics, 6(1), 13-32.

Peng, K.L.* (2005). The masurement of decision uncertainty by Shannon’s entropy. Ming Hsin Journal, 31, 171-181.

Peng, K.L.*, Wu, C.H. & Goo, Y.J. (2004). Technique for relating financial information to stock market returns. International Journal of Management, 21(4), 492-505.

Peng, K.L.* & Goo, Y.J. (2004). Empirical study of chaotic behavior in the Taiwanese stock market. Panpacific Management Review, 7(1), 1-22.


Peng, K.L.* (2015/10). Dental care service innovation through service science. Paper presented at 12th Asian Business Research Conference. Bangkok, Thailand.

Lin, M.C., Peng, K.L.*, Baum, T. (2014/04). Service Design of Private Chef for Upscale Travelers' Expectation. Paper presented at 2014 The 8th International Conference of Service Innovation. Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Chuang, S.Y., Peng, K.L.* (2014/04). Intelligent Sales Service Design – Case Study of Kid’s Clothing Store. Paper presented at 2014 International Conference of Service Innovation. Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Peng, K.L.*, Lin, C.Y., Lin, M.C., Tseng, Y.C. (2014/03). Service system construction and test - Case of dental care. Paper presented at 2014 International Symposium on Fundamental and Applied Sciences (ISFAS). Tokyo, Japan.

Peng, K.L.*, Lin, C.Y., Tseng, Y.C., Tsai, J.Y., and Chen, J. (2013/08). Service Design for Cloud Services of Dental Clinics. Paper presented at the 19th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems. Brighton, UK. 66-70.

Lin, C.Y., Peng, K.L.*, Tsai, J.Y., Tseng, Y.C., Wu, C.C., Chen, M. and Chen, C. (2013/03). Apply Cloud Services of Medical Image Processing on Dental Field. Paper presented at the International Association for Dental Research Meeting. Seattle, USA.

Peng, K.L.*, Hsieh, Y.P., Hsiao, S.L. & Yang, R.D. (2012/12). Service design for intelligent vending machine. Paper presented at the International Conference in Humanities, Social Sciences and Global Business Management. Singapore.

Peng, K.L.*, Chang, S.K., Deserno, T.M. & Tseng, Y.C. (2012/08). Cloud Services for Medical Image Processing. Paper presented at the 18th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems. Miami, USA.

Lin, M.C., Baum, T. & Peng, K.L.* (2011). Training for Culinary Creativity -the Role of Formative Education from Chinese Culture Perspectives. Paper presented at the 29th EuroCHRIE Conference.

Hung, P.I., Peng, K.L.* (2011). Marketing Effect of Festival Activities to Preschool Institutions. Paper presented at 2011 the 5th Annual Service innovation Conference. Hshichu.

Lin, M.C., Baum, T. & Peng, K.L.* (2010). Training for culinary creativity, an exploratory Study from Chinese culture perspectives. Paper presented at the 2010 Asia Tourism Forum, 784-800, Taiwan.

Peng, K.L.*, Lin, M.C. & Baum, T. (2010). Service innovation in hospitality human resource management website: Service concept of searching creative chef. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation, 2, 160-164, China.

Peng, K.L.*, Lin, M.C and Lin C.T. (2009). Synergy and ethic issues of using RFID in casino. Paper presented at IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2009, 181-186, Portugal.

Lin, M.C., Baum, T. & Peng, K.L.* (2009). The impacts of personality traits and training on chef's creativity, A case study of two TV celebrity chefs in UK. Paper presented at CHME (Council for Hospitality Management Education) 18th Annual Research Conference, 1-10, Brighton, UK.

Wang, C.H., Peng, K.L.*, Lin, M.C. Huang, C. & Wu, C.H. (2009). Creativity pricing model of leisure farm. Paper presented at 2009 the 3rd Annual Service innovation Conference. 113-116, Hshichu.

Peng, K.L.* & Lin, M.C. (2008). Providing service innovation for creative life. Paper presented at the 3rd IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference, 981-986, Taiwan.

Peng, K.L.* & Lin, M.C. (2008). From Recuperation industry to creative life industry: Case study of service innovation value chain. Paper presented at 2008 the15th Industry Management Conference, 999-1010, Taipei.

Peng, K.L.*, Lin, M.C. & Lin, C.T. (2008). Human resource training program through university and industry liaison system. Paper presented at 2008 Hospitality Management Conference, 144-152, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Peng, K.L.* & Lin, M.C. (2007). The application of balance scorecard in hotel: Performance evaluation of training unit of university and industry liaison system. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Service Innovation Conference, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Hsu, C.C., Wu, C.H., Chen,S.C. & Peng, K.L.* (2006/01). Dynamically optimizing parameters in support vector regression: An application of electricity load forecasting. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 1-8, HI, USA.

Hsu, C.C., Wu, C.H., & Peng, K.L.* (2005/06). Exploring constructs and indicators influencing information system outsourcing performance in Taiwan’s market. Paper presented at the 2nd IEEE Conference on Service Systems and Service Management, 85-90, China.

Wu, C.H., Peng, K.L.* & Goo, Y.J. (2003/12). A hybrid support vector regression model of chaotic time series forecasting. Paper presented at the 3rd Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finances,USA.

Peng, K.L.* & Chang, C.Y. (2000). An exploratory study of virtual organization from the viewpoint of information science and technology. Paper presented at the 20th of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, 1010-1015.Hawaii, USA.

Peng, K.L.* (2000). Entropy in the development of enterprise. Paper presented at the 4th Chinese Culture and Business Administration Conference,1E-1~1E-6, Beijin, China。

Peng, K.L.* (1999). Strategic alliance on fair trade law. Paper presented at Fair Trade Conference,1-22, Taipei, Taiwan.


Peng, K.L.*& Tsai, H. (PolyU Group) (2015). Hotel and Tourism Financial Management, Hong Kong: PolyU.

Chen, S.C. Peng, K.L.*, Yang, C.Z. Chan, C.L. & Quo, C.A (2012). Management. 2nd ed., Taipei: Opentech.

Peng, K.L.* (2009). How to create chef’s creativity. Taichung: First Digital Archives Ltd.

Chen, S.C. Peng, K.L., Yang, C.Z. Chan, C.L. & Quo, C.A (2009). Management. Taipei: Opentech.


Cheng, C.Z., Peng, K.L.*, Lee, M.C., Chen, I.C. & Huang, C. (2012). Tablet PC speaker device. Taiwan patent number. Taiwan patent number: M428613.

Peng, K.L.*, Huang, T., Lee, C.C., Cheng, C.Z. & Huang, C. (2010). Structure of cover material with embedded liquor (Ⅱ). Taiwan patent number: M377330.

Huang, T., Lee, C.C., Peng, K.L.*, Huang, C. & Cheng, C.Z. (2010). Structure of cover material with embedded liquor (Ⅰ). Taiwan patent number: M377329.

Lee, C.C., Huang, T., Peng, K.L.*, Cheng, C.Z. & Huang, C. (2010). E-book with marketing function. Taiwan patent number: M377632.

Huang, T., Lee, C.C., Cheng, C.Z., Peng, K.L.*, & Huang, C. (2010). E-book with random page function. Taiwan patent number: M377631.