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Ming Leung

Ming D. Leung

Assistant Professor
Haas Management of Organizations Group
(510) 642-4952
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Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


BS, Industrial Management and Economics, Carnegie Mellon University

MBA, Strategic Management and Marketing, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

PhD, Business Administration (Organizational Behavior), Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Positions Held

At Haas since 2010

2010 - present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business

2002 - 2003, Independent Consultant, Boeing Company

1998, 1999 - 2002, Associate, Booz & Company

1996 - 1997, Co-Founder and Equity Partner, Neuro Trading Systems

1994 - 1996, Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers

1992 - 1994, Staff Consultant, Accenture

External Service and Assignments

  • 2009 - present, Administrative Science Quarterly
  • 2009 - present, Industrial and Corporate Change
  • 2006 - present, Academy of Management Annual Meetings
  • 2006 - 2009, President and Advisor, Stanford GSB PhD Student Association
  • 2006 - present, American Sociological Association
  • 2003 - present, Academy of Management

Current Research and Interests

  • Organizational theory
  • Economic sociology
  • Markets
  • Categorization
  • Strategy

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Leung, Ming D. 2013. “Dilettante or Renaissance Man? How the sequence of category memberships signals commitment in an online labor market” American Sociological Review, Forthcoming.
  • Leung, Ming D. with Amanda J. Sharkey. 2013. “Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Evidence of Perceptual Factors in the Multiple-category Discount” Organization Science, Articles in Advance (May) p.1-14.
  • Negro, Giacomo and Ming D. Leung. 2013. ""Actual" and perceptual effects of category spanning." Organization Science, 24(3):684-696.
  • Leung, Ming D. and Brian P. Reshke. 2013. “How categories focus attention in a peer-to-peer lending market”  UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, working paper.
  • Leung, Ming D. and Weiyi Ng. 2013. “How reputation transfers across categorical boundaries” UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, working paper.
  • Leung, Ming D. 2013. “Job Categories and Geographic Identity: Occupational agglomeration advantages in a virtual labor market” UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, working paper.
  • Negro, Giacomo, Michael T. Hannan, Hayagreeva Rao, and Ming D. Leung. 2007. “No Barrique, No Berlusconi: Collective identity, contention, and authenticity in the making of Barolo and Barbaresco wines” Research paper 1972, Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Honors and Awards

  • Lester Langford Morse Scholarship, 2007 - 2009
  • Charles W. Bonner Fellowship, 2007 - 2009
  • Chester N. Weaver Fellowship, 2005 - 2006, 2007 - 2008
  • G. Cal Setzer Fellowship, 2006 - 2007
  • Robert E. Gross / Lockheed Fellowship, 2006 - 2007
  • Don Brewer and Gordon Cain Fellowship, 2006 - 2007
  • Dean's Award of Distinction, University of Chicago MBA Class of 1999

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