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Ming D. Leung

Assistant Professor
Haas Management of Organizations Group
(510) 642-4952
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Academic Status: On duty
Personal Homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/mingdleung/
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


PhD, Business Administration (Organizational Behavior), Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
MBA, Strategic Management and Marketing, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
BS, Industrial Management and Economics, Carnegie Mellon 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
  • Categorization and Markets
  • Labor markets and hiring
  • Career choice

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Leung, Ming D. 2016. “Failed Searches: Hiring as a cognitive decision making process and how applicant variety affects an employer’s likelihood of making an offer.” Under 2nd review at Administrative Science Quarterly.
  • Leung, Ming D. 2016. “Learning to hire? Hiring as a dynamic experiential learning process in an online market for contract labor” Under revision for Management Science
  • Leung, Ming D. 2016. “Cumulative Country Advantage: Second order effects of freelancer country of origin prevalence on hiring decisions”Under review
  • Leung, Ming D. and Richard Lu. 2016. “The dilemma of mobility: The differential effects of women and men’s erratic career paths” Working paper
  • Leung, Ming D. and Jue Wang. 2016. “Contention and Contribution: Spontaneous solidarity and discourse in the collective production of movie reviews” Working paper
  • Leung, Ming D. 2016. “80% of Success is Showing Up: Applicant pool effects on the hiring of female and male skilled contract labor”Working paper
  • Leung Ming D., Dan Wang, and Nate Fast. 2016. “Doing the same thing but expecting different results: Mere labeling effect of ‘Startup’ tasks on self-reports of starting a business” Working Paper
  • 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.

Honors and Awards

  • Runner up Louis Pondy Best Dissertation Paper Award for “Dilettante or Renaissance Man? How the sequence of category memberships affects credibility in an online market for services,” 2010
  •  Lester Langford Morse Scholarship 2007-09
  •  Charles W. Bonner Fellowship 2007-09
  •  Chester N. Weaver Fellowship 2005-06, 2007-08
  •  G. Cal Setzer Fellowship 2006-07
  •  Robert E. Gross/Lockheed Fellowship 2006-07
  •  Don Brewer and Gordon Cain Fellowship 2006-07
  •  Dean’s Award of Distinction, University of Chicago MBA Class of 1999

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