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Zhang, Laurina

Laurina Zhang

Assistant Professor
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Academic Area(s):
Intellectual Property
PhD, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Laurina Zhang is an assistant professor in the Strategy & Innovation group at Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Scheller she served on the faculty at Ivey Business School, Western University.

Professor Zhang is interested in the organizational and policy levers that affect inequality. Her work has examined how technology and information can affect innovative and creative outcomes through democratization of access and participation for disadvantaged subgroups.

Her research has receieved numerous awards, including the Best Dissertation Prize at Academy of Management's TIM division, the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship, and financial support from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)'s Innovation Policy working group and the Economics of Digitization and Copyright Initiative. Her research has been published in the Strategic Management Journal and Management Science and has been featured in various media outlets such as Forbes, PCMag, Billboard, Boing Boing, among others. She has presented her research at a variety of conferences and institutions including Columbia, Harvard, London Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the NBER Summer Institute, and Northwestern University's Searle Roundtable on the Law & Economics of Digital Markets. 

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.