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Lifang Gao

PhD Student
Operations Management and Strategy Department


PhD, Management, Operations Management and Strategy (Strategy track), University at Buffalo, expected June 2015



Selected Publications

Jiang, H., Cannella, A.A., Gao, L., and Jiao, J. Inward-Outward Guanxi Contagion and Employees’ Responses to Managerial Guanxi Practices. Journal of Management and Organization, forthcoming.

Working Papers

Lin, W. T. and  Gao, L. The Business Value of Information Technology and Product Efficiency: a Perspective of Market Orientation.

Gao, L. and Li, Y.  Who Use Which Tie and How? Different Ways Founders and Investors Using Social Ties in New Venture’s Investment Tie Formation.

Gao. L. and Li. Y. Relational Governance of New ventures: A Comprehensive Review.

Gao. L. The Dynamics of Venture Capital Networks ---- Structural Antecedents of Organizational Ego Network Evolution.

Conference Presentations

“Making the Pie and Splitting the Pie: Joint Value Creation and Opportunism in Volatile Environment.” With Jiang. H, & Hoetker, G. Annual Conference of Academy of Management 2013, Orlando

“When Will Employees Interpret Guanxi Practices Negatively? External-Internal Guanxi Contagion and Employees’ Reaction to Managerial Guanxi Practice.” With Jiang, H. & Jiao, J. Annual Conference of Academy of Management 2010, Montreal

Awards, Grants, and Honors

Doctoral Scholarship, School of Management, University at Buffalo

Professional Services & Affiliations

Conference reviewer: Academy of Management Annual Meetings
Reviewer: Journal of Business Research
Membership of professional associations: AOM (BPS and ENT)

Industry Experience

Assistant Consultant (Intern), iResearch Consulting Group, Shanghai, China.
Key Data-Mining and Marketing team, China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial Co., Ltd, Guangdong, China.

Contact Information

Lifang Gao
PhD Student
Operations Management and Strategy
School of Management
University at Buffalo
339 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo NY 14260-4000

Tel: 716-645-3251