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Strategy and International Business

Assistant Professor

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Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • PhD (Business Administration) University of Michigan
  • M.A. (Applied Economics) University of Michigan
  • M.Phil. (Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics) Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor (Economics) Nanjing University


Dr. Bo Zhao is an assistant professor of strategy at the School of Business, University of Hong Kong. His research interests lie at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship and public policy. His current research mainly focuses on the interaction between public and private sectors, and he is particularly interested in understanding how mechanisms used to mitigate market imperfections have implications for firm performance and behavior. His research has been recognized by several awards including the Ewing Marion Kauffman dissertation fellowship, Horace H. Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship and Robert D. and Janet E. Neary Award for academic excellence. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, he conducted research on how government economic development strategies affect foreign direct investment (FDI) in two industrial clusters of coastal China and their overall effect on the regional economy.

Research Interests

  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public Policy

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