Jane Wu is an assistant professor in the Strategy group at UCLA Anderson School of Management. She conducts research at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and strategy. Her current work focuses on the role of metrics in shaping innovation in firms. She also examines the strategic choices of entrepreneurs.
“Innovation is core to economic growth and progress. But whether it occurs in a lab, a large firm or a nascent startup, it requires people to grapple with uncertainty and skepticism,” she says. “I am interested in understanding how innovators develop the courage and conviction in their ideas, and how they make choices to move these ideas forward.”
Wu received her Ph.D. and S.M. from MIT, and a B.Comm. and B.A. from Queen’s University. Prior to beginning her graduate education, Wu co-founded an education software startup, incubating it in Canada’s prestigious Next 36 entrepreneurship program and the Creative Destruction Lab accelerator. She has also worked in venture capital in Toronto and Boston.
Ph.D. Management, 2022, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M. Management Research, 2018, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.Comm. Management, 2012, Queen’s University
B.A. Environmental Studies, 2012, Queen’s University