Laurina Zhang

Assistant Professor in Strategy & Innovation

PhD, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 2014
BComm, University of Toronto, 2007

Laurina Zhang is an Assistant Professor in Strategy & Innovation at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. She is interested in the organizational and policy levers that affect innovation and inequality. Her work has examined how technology and information can affect innovative, entrepreneurial, and creative outcomes through democratization of access and participation for disadvantaged subgroups.

Her research has been published in journals such as Management Science and the Strategic Management Journal. Her research has received numerous awards, including the Best Dissertation Award at Academy of Management, the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship, and financial support from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)’s Innovation Policy and the Economics of Digitization working groups. Her work has been featured in various media outlets, such as Forbes, PCMag, Billboard, Boing Boing, and The Conversation. She has received several teaching recognitions including Elective Professor of the Year for her course in Corporate Strategy and the Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Class of 1934 Award, which is awarded to 40 faculty at Georgia Tech.

Prior to joining BU, she served on the faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business and Western University’s Ivey Business School. Laurina holds her Ph.D. from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Prior to her PhD, Laurina worked at the Bank of Canada.Read more.

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