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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. 2014. Dilettante or Renaissance Person? How the Order of Job Experiences Affects Hiring in an External Labor Market. American Sociological Review, 79 (1): 136-58.
  • Leung, Ming D. and Amanda J. Sharkey. 2014. Out of Sight, Out of Mind? The Audience-side Effect of Multi-category Membership in Markets. Organization Science, 25 (1) p.171-184.
  • Negro, Giacomo and Ming D. Leung. 2013. “Actual” and Perceptual Effects of Category Spanning. Organization Science, 24 (3): 684-696.
  • Leung, Ming D. and Weyi Ng. 2014. The idiosyncrasy credit: Advantages to spanning in a virtual labor market, Under review at Administrative Science Quarterly.
  • Leung, Ming D. and Jue Wang. 2014. Contention and Contribution: Spontaneous solidarity and discourse in the collective production of movie reviews, Under review at American Journal of Sociology.
  • Leung, Ming D. and Brian P. Reshke. 2014. Variety is the Spice of Life: Audience preference for unconventional category combinations in an online market for peer-to-peer lending, Under review at Management Science.
  • Leung, Ming D. 2014. Who’s doing the asking? How requests affect applicant and employer matching in a dis-intermediated labor market, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, working paper.
  • Leung, Ming D. 2014. Job Categories and Geographic Identity: Occupational agglomeration benefits in an online 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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