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Emma Rui Lu

PhD Student - Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

Emma’s research focuses 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 explores team relationships (such as identity, commitment, and conflict resolution) of entrepreneurial teams and their effects on team performance. The work is 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 an MS Business Administration from Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and 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 cultural influences on commitment and employee turnover, and economic policy enforcement in emerging industries.