Brian Wu

Brian Wu

  • Associate Professor of Strategy
Education
  • PhD University of Pennsylvania 2007

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 647-9542
Fax
(734) 764-2555
Email
Room
R4388
Research

Xun (Brian) Wu is an Associate Professor of Strategy (with tenure), Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow, and faculty director of China Initiatives at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He received his B.S. from Tsinghua University in China, M.Sc. from National University of Singapore, and Ph.D. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

His research examines the dynamics of corporate scope and the evolution of industries. His research has been published or is forthcoming in top scholarly journals including Academy of Management Journal, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Strategic Management Journal. He served as an Associate Editor for Strategic Management Journal, the strategy field’s flagship journal, and is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Organization Design, Associate Editor for Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Co-Editor for Strategic Management Journal Special Issue on Resource Allocation and Strategic Management.

He has consulted and conducted executive sessions for companies such as 3M, Amazon, American Industrial Partners, Bank Mandiri of Indonesia, China Development Bank, China Telecom Americas, Denso, Didi, Ford, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Masco, Microsoft, Medtronic, Nexteer, Munich Re, People’s Insurance Company of China, and Saudi Telecom Company. He served on the Academic Committee of Alibaba Group Research Institute.

He has been recognized with the US Small Business Administration Best Student Paper Award, AOM Technology and Innovation Management Division Stephan Schrader Best Conference Paper Award, INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition Award (finalist), AOM Technology and Innovation Management Division Past Chairs Emerging Scholar Award (runner-up), Academy of Management BPS Division Distinguished Paper Award, Best Proposal Award for Rigor in Research at Strategic Management Society (Competitive Strategy Interest Group), Best Session Paper Award at China Marketing International Conference Conference (Globalization 2.0), Neary PhD Teaching Excellence Award, 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, Sanford R. Robertson Professorship (school-wide junior faculty award that recognizes career achievement and outstanding performance in research and teaching), and Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellowship. He was named one of Poets & Quants' best 40 business school professors under 40 in 2016.

Executive Leadership

For the Ross website, Brian's identifier is "Brian Wu (2409)"

Distributed Electric Vehicles Charging Management Considering Time Anxiety and Customer Behaviors.

Authors
Alsabbagh, A., Ma, C., and Wu, B.
Published Date
2021

Source

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
2422-2431

Capability Interactions and Adaptation to Demand-Side Change

Authors
Wang, T., Aggarwal, V., Wu, B.
Published Date
2020

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
41
Issue: 
9
Pages: 
1595-1627
Authors
Wu, B.
Published Date
2020

Source

Quarterly Journal of Management
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Authors
Foo, M.-D., Vissa, B., and Wu, B.
Published Date
2020

Source

Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
Volume: 
14
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
289-301
Authors
Chen, M., Kaul, A. and Wu, B.
Published Date
11/2019

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
40
Issue: 
11
Pages: 
1791-1821
Authors
Du, X., Li, M., and Wu, B.
Published Date
12/2019

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
40
Issue: 
12
Pages: 
1984-2010
Authors
Giustiziero, G., Aseem Kaul, Wu, B.
Published Date
08/2019

Source

Organization Science
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
668-693
Authors
Wan, Z., Wu, B.
Published Date
02/2017

Source

Management Science
Volume: 
63
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
477-496
Authors
Kaul, A., Wu, B.
Published Date
07/2016

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
7
Pages: 
1220–1239

Organizational Constraints to Adaptation: Intra-Firm Asymmetry in the Locus of Coordination.

Authors
Aggarwal, V. and Wu, B.
Published Date
2015

Source

Organization Science
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
218-238

Book review for “Build, Borrow, or Buy: Solving the Growth Dilemma” (by Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell).

Authors
Wu, B.
Published Date
2014

Source

Academy of Management Learning and Education
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
141-143

Complementary Assets as Pipes and Prisms: Innovation Incentives and Trajectory Choices.

Authors
Wu, B., Wan, W. and Levinthal, D.
Published Date
2014

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
35
Issue: 
9
Pages: 
1257–1278

Institutional Barriers and Industry Dynamics

Authors
Chang, S. and Wu, B.
Published Date
2014

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
35
Issue: 
8
Pages: 
1103-1123

Opportunity Cost, Industry Dynamics, and Corporate Diversification: Evidence from the Cardiovascular Medical Device Industry, 1976-2004.

Authors
Wu, B.
Published Date
2013

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
11
Pages: 
1265-1287
Authors
Levinthal, D. and Wu, B
Published Date
07/2010

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
31
Issue: 
7
Pages: 
780-801
Authors
Knott, A. M., Posen, H., and Wu, B.
Published Date
2009

Source

Management Science
Volume: 
55
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
373-388
Authors
Wu, B. and Knott, A. M.
Published Date
2006

Source

Management Science
Volume: 
52
Issue: 
9
Pages: 
1315-1330

Innovation and Entry into New Technical Subfields: Evidence from the Cardiovascular Medical Device Industry

Authors
Kruse, G. and Wu, B.
Published Date
2006

Source

Academy of Management Journal
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1

Lessons from Alibaba.com: Government’s Role in Electronic Contracting.

Authors
Hu, Q., Wu, B., and Wang, C.
Published Date
2003

Source

INFO–The Journal of Policy, Regulation and Strategy for Telecommunications, Information and Media
Volume: 
6
Issue: 
5
Pages: 
298-307

Product Market Competition and Financial Conservatism: A Theoretical Model and the Case of Yanjing Brewery Corporation

Authors
Zhu, W., Chen, H., and Wu, B.
Published Date
2002

Source

Journal of Economic Research
Volume: 
52
Issue: 
8
Pages: 
28-36
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