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Assistant Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Boston University

Laurina Zhang is an assistant professor in the Strategy & Innovation group at Questrom School of Business.

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 received 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. She has received numerous teaching awards, including Elective Professor of the Year at Georgia Tech.

Prior to joining BU, she served on the faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology's Scheller College of Business, where she was an affiliate of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable 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.


  • 2020–present
    Assistant Professor, Strategy & Innovation, Boston University
  • 2017–2020
    Assistant Professor, Strategy & Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2014–2017
    Assistant Professor, Strategy, Western University


  • 2014 
    University of Toronto, Strategic Management