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WANG Yanbo

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation

 

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management

 

Research Areas: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Financial Fraud and China

 

 


 

Introduction

Dr Wang Yanbo is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). Prior to joining CKGSB, he was an Assistant Professor of Strategy & Innovation at Boston University Questrom School of Management, as well as Visiting Scholar to Stanford University Management Science & Engineering (Summer 2010) and Tsinghua University (January – June 2008).

 

Professor Wang earned his PhD degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management in 2009. He also holds an M.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona, and a BL degree in International Studies from Peking University. From 2001 to 2004, Professor Wang enrolled in doctoral course of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Achievements

  • Best Paper for the “Excellence in Ethics Best Paper Award”, the Excellence in Ethics Research Conference, University of Notre Dame, 2014
  • National Bureau of Economic Research, Post-Doc Research Fellow in Innovation Policy and Economy, 2009-2010 (waived)
  • The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award, 2008-2009
  • The National Science Foundation of China Award, No.70801018, 2008

 

Selected Publications

 

WORKING PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

A. Social Network, Policy and Entrepreneurship

  1. “Matthew: Effect or Fable?” (with Pierre Azoulay and Toby Stuart), Management Science Volume 60 Issue 1, January 2014, pp. 92-109
  2. "Bringing the Stages Back In: Social Ties and Venture Financing in China", forthcoming, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.
  3. "Social Influence in Entrepreneural Career Choice: A Randomized Field Experiment on the Social Influence of Mentors" (with Chuck Eesley), under review 
  4. “State Funding and Entrepreneurial Performances in China: Evaluation Based on Regression Discontinuity” (with Jeff Furman and Jizhen Li), under review

B. Financial Fraud and Corporate Governance

  1. “Who Cooks the Books in China, and Does It Pay? Unique evidences from Private Technology-Based Firms.” (with Toby Stuart), forthcoming, Strategic Management Journal
  2. “Fraud and Innovation: Is There a Cheater’s Discount?” (with Jizhen Li), under view
  3. “Cross Border Reverse Mergers” (with Jordan Siegel), under review
  4. “Returnees as (Transient) Agent of Change: Evidences from Financial Data Manipulation among China’s Private Technology-Based Firms” (with Toby Stuart), manuscript under preparation

C. Non-academic Publications

  1. “Exploring the Limits of Social Connections in Entrepreneurship: Friends as Shades” (with Michael Bikard), MIT Entrepreneurship Review
  2. “Exploring the Limits of Social Connections in Entrepreneurship: Friends as Chains” (with Michael Bikard), MIT Entrepreneurship Review
  3. World Expos and the Host City’s Industrial Upgrading, a report for Shanghai Commission on Reform and Development, 2004

Click the link below to download the papers authored by Prof. Wang:
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1572451#