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.
Ph D, MIT Sloan School, Management, 2009.
Best Paper for the “Excellence in Ethics Best Paper Award”, University of Notre Dame. (2014).