• Phone: 617-358-5871
  • E-Mail:  wyanbo@bu.edu
  • Office: 633
  • Office Hours:
    Mon. 04:00PM - 05:30PM
  • Address: Boston University School of Management
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

Profile Summary

My research mainly focuses on two agents in the knowledge sector of the economy: research scientists and entrepreneurial firms. The work on entrepreneurial firms focus on the role of two different but crucial factors in shaping entrepreneurial behaviors: individual’s social relationships and the institutional context. My work spans two types of “creative destruction": the positive one of knowledge creation and commercialization and the negative one of illegal activities such as financial fraud. I also study the competition dynamics between domestic and foreign firms, particularly in the context of China.