education

Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

PhD in Strategy, expected in 2018

Dissertation: How does integrating human capital facilitate or impede firm adoption of a new technology? (Proposal defended on June 8, 2017)

Dissertation Committee: Gautam Ahuja (co-chair), Maggie Zhou (co-chair), Jane Banaszak-Holl, Seth Carnahan, Maxim Sytch

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Poverty Studies, 2009


RESEARCH INTERESTS

My goal is to understand how firms effectively develop and respond to new technological opportunities by studying the processes of both technology generation and technology adoption. In particular, I explore how actors other than firm management, such as shareholders and human capital, can play an important role in shaping whether and how firms pursue riskier, more uncertain choices in these processes, such as engaging in a more exploratory search process in R&D or becoming an early adopter of a new technology.  In my dissertation work, I focus on the set of actors that comprise a firm's human capital, and I examine the role of human capital integration in the technology adoption process. In joint work with Gautam Ahuja, we focus on a firm's shareholders and study how the composition of shareholders affects risk-taking in R&D.


RESEARCH

Working Papers

“The role of human capital integration in technology adoption” (dissertation)

“You get what you pay for: How the rise of passive investing threatens risk-taking in R&D” (with Gautam Ahuja)

“Exploration” (with Gautam Ahuja), Handbook of Group and Organizational Learning.

Works in Progress

"Intra-organizational technology diffusion and human capital integration” (dissertation)

“Enterprise value in diversification decisions” (with Gautam Ahuja)


PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

“Technology Adoption and Integration of Human Assets”, Working Paper. Research presentation at the Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation (CCC) Conference for Doctoral Student Research, 2017          

“Ownership Composition and R&D Risk-taking” (with Gautam Ahuja), Working Paper. Research presentation at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, CA, August 2015

Strategic Management Society Doctoral Workshop, 2016

Academy of Management BPS Division Doctoral Consortium, 2016

Academy of Management TIM Division Doctoral Consortium, 2015

Mack Institute for Innovation Management Emerging Scholars Workshop, 2014


AWARDS

2016-2017 Stark Fellow (Stephen M. Ross School of Business award recognizing excellent doctoral students, full year’s support), 2016

Outstanding Reviewer Award (BPS Division, Academy of Management), 2017  

Outstanding Reviewer Award (BPS Division, Academy of Management), 2016  

University of Michigan Regents Fellow


TEACHING

University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Instructor for Strategy 290: Business Strategy, undergraduate core course, Winter 2015

Instructor rating: 4.4/5.0


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND MEMBERSHIPS

Reviewing

Strategic Management Journal, ad hoc reviewer

Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management

Strategic Management Society

Institutional Service

Ross School of Business PhD Grants Committee Reviewer

Served on the Ross School of Business PhD Forum


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY, USA                                                   

Economist C, Capital Markets Function, Research and Statistics Group, 2011-2012

Assistant Economist, Capital Markets Function, Research and Statistics Group, 2010-2011

Research Associate, Capital Markets Function, Research and Statistics Group, 2009-2010


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