Research Interests: entrepreneurship, investor decision making, micro-level foundations of entrepreneurship, perceptions and cues in funding decisions
Laura Huang is an Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Professor Huang’s research examines early-stage investment decisions, and how perceptions and cues influence an individuals’ ability to make important, high-stakes decisions. She is currently studying how an investor’s gut feel plays a role in entrepreneurial decision-making, in addition to business viability data.
Professor Huang holds a Ph.D. from the University of California-Irvine, an MBA from INSEAD, and both an M.S. and a B.S. in Engineering from Duke University.
Prior to entering academia, Professor Huang worked across NA, Europe, and Asia in investment banking, consulting, and general management, for corporations such as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson. She has also served as a consultant and advisor to a number of entrepreneurial start-ups in Europe, SE Asia, and China.