Social Is the New Financial: How Startup Social Media Activity Influences Funding Outcomes

Working Papers

In this project, we explore the impact of startup firms’ social media activities on their entrepreneurial financing performance. Social media can mitigate information problems in entrepreneurial financing in two ways.Read More

Big Data, Information Technology, and Firm Performance

Working Papers

This study focuses on how data analytics talent in firms can have an effect on firms’ return on their technology investment. Especially with the rise of social media, cloud computing, as well as many other technologies that can capture detailed digital trace about various human interactions, we hope to understand how some firms can capture the value of the data and gain competitive advantage while some could not.Read More

The (Pro) Consumer Genome: The Rise of Customer Agents in the Personal Data Market

MBA Research Fellowship paper

Commerce – the activities related to the buying and selling of goods and services — relies on an effective exchange of personal data. In its simplest form, the seller solicits personal information from the buyer (what she likes, what she doesn’t, what she’s looking to spend) and the buyer responds with data that either helps or hurts the chances of transacting a deal. If the information swap is successful, a sale may result. And so the sharing of data greases the wheels of trade.Read More