Data Analytics Supports Decentralized Innovation

Published Research

Data-analytics technology can accelerate the innovation process by enabling existing knowledge to be identified, accessed, combined, and deployed to address new problem domains.Read More

Artificial Intelligence and Drug Innovation

Funded Research Proposal

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy and has transformed many business practices. As AI has advanced beyond the conventionally narrow domains, it is starting to exhibit characteristics of “general purpose technologies (GPT)” that are expected to change the nature of more business innovations and reduce their associated financial costs and time.Read More

The Organizational Consequences of Robots: Firm-level Evidence

Funded Research Proposal

As a new general-purpose technology, robots have the potential to radically transform industries and affect employment. Preliminary empirical studies using industry and geographic region-level data have shown that robots differ from prior general-purpose technologies and predict substantial negative effects on employment.Read More

Information Technology, Organizational Delayering, and Firm Productivity: Evidence from Canadian Microdata

Working Papers

This proposal explores how information technology and innovation in digitization affect organizational structure. Similar to earlier wave of IT adoption that substituted certain routine tasks, we plan to use the Workplace and Employee Survey from Canada to show that this new wave digitization and IT investments can induce a structural change in organizational hierarchies that differ from prior technologies. Read More

Adaptation and Social Networks in Information Technology Ventures: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment on a MOOC Platform

Working Papers

This proposal seeks to understand entrepreneurial processes, using randomized experiments from an online entrepreneurship class on MOOCs. Mentorship is widely applied in entrepreneurship education around the world. However, there are few studies examining the causal effects of mentorship as an aspect of entrepreneurship education.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