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Emma Rui Lu

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Research Engineer



About me

Emma is a postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the Engineering Design and Industrial Economics and Management departments. Her research focuses on business strategies in relation to innovation.

Her doctoral work focused on factors affecting performance of entrepreneurial teams, specifically looking at companies in real time and how predictive factors vary as early stage companies’ development matures. Her research explored team relationships (such as identity, commitment, and conflict) of entrepreneurial teams and their effects on team performance. The work was done in collaboration with top entrepreneurial scholars at SSE and other leading universities in Europe and followed companies for over several years across numerous incubators in the Nordics and CEE.

Emma holds a PhD from Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), an MS Business Administration from Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, an MSc Management Sciences from Said Business School, University of Oxford, and a BA Economics from Johns Hopkins University. She also worked as a research associate at Harvard Business School researching management control systems and entrepreneurship. Prior research focused on work commitment and employee turnover, and economic policy enforcement in emerging industries.