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Christopher Liu

Christopher Liu

    Christopher Liu

    Assistant Professor of Strategic Management  

    Degrees: DBA, Harvard University
    PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    BA, Washington University in St. Louis
    Email: Send an email to Christopher Liu
    Phone: 416-978-5268


    Christopher Liu is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Rotman. His research explores spatial networks: how geography shapes the ability of individuals and firms to enter into some (but not other) relationships and networks. Empirical settings for his work have ranged from scientists working within a biotechnology firm to the US Senate Chamber. Chris also has a long-standing interest on scientists, innovation and productivity, and continues to actively conduct research in this area.

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Academic / Professional Service

    2018  Special Issue Editor on Micro-Geography; Industry and Innovation
    2017-  Academy of Management Review Editorial Board
    2016-  Strategic Management Journal Editorial Board
    2016-2019  Rotman Executive Committee; Rotman/Univ of Toronto

    Honors and Awards

    2015  IDG Grant Recipient; SSHRC
    2010-2013  Excellence in Teaching Award; Rotman
    2014  Grant Recipient; INET/CIGI
    2012  New Researcher Award; Connaught Foundation
    2011  BPS Dissertation Finalist; AOM
    2011  TIM Dissertation Finalist; AOM
    2011  Best Doctoral Dissertation; DRUID Society
    2008  Dissertation Fellow; Kauffman Foundation
    1993  Compton Fellow; Washington University in St. Louis

    Research and Teaching Interests

    My research explores the geographic antecedents of networks. As some examples, I am currently working on projects examining i) the email networks of life scientists, ii) co-sponsorship patterns of US Senators and iii) regional patenting activity  

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