I am an Associate Professor at Saïd Business School at Oxford University.
My research explores socially responsible business practices in the global economy, with a focus on institutions to encourage or enforce ethical compliance in global supply chains. This work involves collaborations with multinational retailers such as Nike and HP, and it sits at the intersection of multinational strategy, operations management, human resource management, and corporate sustainability. My second area of research is contemporary Chinese politics and society. I study China’s political institutions of responsiveness and accountability, probing how citizens exploit these institutions and under what conditions unelected officials respond to citizen demands. My work has appeared or will appear soon in Management Science, Regulation & Governance, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science.
I have worked and conducted research in China (primarily Guangzhou, Changsha, and Beijing) for over five years, including fellowships under the U.S. Fulbright Program and the Yale-China Association. I am also an investigator with The Governance Project, led by Francis Fukuyama at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining Oxford, I was a postdoctoral fellow in Strategic Management at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.