Associate Professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit
Harvard Business School
Communications, Entrepreneurship, Gender and Diversity, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Technology and Innovation
Aging Workforce, Artificial Intelligence, Corporate Social Responsibility, Future of Work, Race, Equality, and Ethics, Workforce Productivity
Laura Huang is an associate professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining HBS, she was an assistant professor of management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Laura’s research examines early-stage entrepreneurship and the role of interpersonal relationships and implicit factors in the investment decisions of financiers such as angel investors and VCs. Her work studies the subtle signals and cues that often impact the behavioral perceptions of investors, which can lead to implicit bias in the investing process.
Her research has been published in several academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and has also been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature. She has won a number of awards for her research, including being named to the Thinkers 50 Radar and named as one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants.
- Sizing Up Entrepreneurial Potential: Gender Differences in Communication and Investor Perceptions of Long-Term Growth and Scalability, Academy of Management Journal
- The Role of Investor Gut Feel in Managing Complexity and Extreme Risk, Academy of Management Journal
- We Ask Men to Win and Women Not to Lose: Closing the Gender Gap in Startup Funding, Academy of Management Journal
- Resources and Relationships in Entrepreneurship: An Exchange Theory of the Development and Effects of the Entrepreneur-Investor Relationship, Academy of Management Review
SME Subject Areas
Careers, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Sustainability, Ethics, Gender and Diversity, Health Care, Human Resources, International Management, Leadership, Management Consulting, Management Education, Management History, Management Theory, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior, Public and Nonprofit, Religion and Spirituality, Research Methods, Social Issues, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation