Natalie Carlson

Natalie Carlson
  • Assistant Professor of Management

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2015 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, Contingent Work, Global Labor Markets, Digitization, Emerging Economies

Links: CV, Personal Website

Overview

Natalie A. Carlson is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on entrepreneurship, digital platform work, and other forms of nontraditional employment, with a particular focus on emerging economies. Her work draws on a variety of methodologies, with a focus on experiments and computational methods. She has worked on field studies in collaboration with NGOs in settings such as Zimbabwe and Tanzania. She studied for her Ph.D. in Management at Columbia Business School, and holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.

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Research

  • Prithwiraj Choudhury, Dan Wang, Natalie Carlson, Tarun Khanna (2019), Machine Learning Approaches to Facial and Text Analysis: Discovering CEO Oral Communication Styles, Strategic Management Journal, 40 (11).

  • Natalie Carlson (2017), Simple Acoustic-Prosodic Models of Confidence and Likability are Associated with Long-Term Funding Outcomes for Entrepreneurs, Social Informatics.

    Description: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Teaching

Current Courses

  • MGMT117 - Glob Grwth Of Emerg Firm

    Emerging firms are a critical element of economic growth, and a key source of gains in innovation and social welfare. This course is designed to depart from the U.S.-centric conversation on startups - with its outsized focus on Silicon Valley - and train a critical eye on some of the unique innovations emerging from new regional hotspots across the globe, with a particular focus on developing and emerging economies. We will discuss the challenges faced by founders in different global contexts, the components of a robust institutional ecosystem, and the ways in which creative solutions may flourish in response to local problems. Along the way, students will gain a virtual view into global startup communities, and personalized insights from firm founders operating around the world - from Bogota to Nairobi to Jakarta. The course will be structured in three primary parts. The first and longest section will discuss the Key Challenges for emerging firm growth across the globe, such as access to talent and resources, political risk, and legal institutions. The second section will highlight particularly active areas of Context-Driven Innovation that are thriving in various regions, such as financial technology, mobile health products, and clean energy. The final section will train Regional Spotlights on different geographic areas in turn, so that we may focus on the challenges and opportunities specific to various parts of the world.

    MGMT117001 ( Syllabus )

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist, Best Conference Paper Award, Strategic Management Society, 2018
  • Deming Center Doctoral Fellowship, 2018-2019
  • Winner, Best Paper Award, International Conference on Social Informatics, 2017
  • Eugene M. Lang Ph.D. Fellowship, 2017-2019
  • Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, 2017-2018
  • Finalist, Best Conference Paper Award, Strategic Management Society, 2016
  • Paul and Sandra Montrone Doctoral Fellowship, 2016-2017

Activity

Latest Research

Prithwiraj Choudhury, Dan Wang, Natalie Carlson, Tarun Khanna (2019), Machine Learning Approaches to Facial and Text Analysis: Discovering CEO Oral Communication Styles, Strategic Management Journal, 40 (11).
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