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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

Contact Information

Address: 2058 SH-DH, 3620 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 573-4208
Office Fax: (215) 898-0401


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)


  • Martine Haas, Wendy Ham (Working), Peripheral Knowledge and Innovation in Work Groups: The Relevance of Irrelevant Knowledge.