I am a Ph.D. candidate in strategic management and entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

I study the impact of winning awards on individuals’ behaviors, as well as their consequential effects on organizational outcomes. Specifically, I ask (1) how winning awards and grants change individuals’, especially knowledge workers’ career choices, including entrepreneurial entry, and (2) how winning awards change decision makers’ herding behaviors in strategic decision making and investment activities. My research aims to provide implications on how to improve the quality of managerial decisions, and how to effectively utilize awards for better organizational and societal outcomes. 

Research interests: herding, reputation, awards, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance

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