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Wendy Ham

Doctoral Student

Research Interests:
complex systems,
evolutionary perspectives,
network theory,
organization theory,
strategy, knowledge, problem solving, and innovation

Links: Personal Website

Wendy Ham is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Management Department. Her research interests lie at the intersection of organizational learning, technological innovation, and complex systems.

Prior to attending Wharton, Wendy studied molecular biology at MIT and co-developed an interdisciplinary case-based simulation program for medical students at Harvard. She is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Working Papers


Bite off what you can chew? Knowledge preference and the evolution of absorptive capacity (with Daniel Levinthal)

Peripheral knowledge and innovation in work groups: The relevance of irrelevant knowledge (with Martine Haas)