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Anna Fung

Ph.D. Student

Academic Department: Management & Organization

Area of Specialization: Management


BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2011)

Research Interests

I study how organizations and individuals learn and innovate under constraints. I am particularly interested in inventive breakthroughs and disruptions. I primarily use archival data, but also supplement this data with primary data gathered through interviews. Topics of interest include routines, innovation, technology, and diffusion.

Working Papers

Fung, A., Chari, M., Borah, A. Do Firm-Specific Shocks help or Hinder Change? Understanding Changes to Firms’ Inventive Routines After a Recall. Targeting Strategic Management Journal.
Gupta, A., Fung, A., Murphy, C. The Diffusion of CSR Roles across Fortune 500 Firms.
“Jack of All Trades, Master of None… More Creative Than Master of One?” With Steensma, K., Connaughton, C.
“Renaissance Men or One Hit Wonders? - Tracking Cognitive Breakthroughs of Serial Inventors” With Connaughton, C., Steensma, K
“Simultaneous Patenting of Breakthrough Innovations.” With Connaughton, C.
“Patenting and Corporate Social Responsibility: Greenwashing versus Genuine Motivations.” With Connaughton, C.

Teaching Experience

MBA level, Entrepreneurial Strategy (ENTRE 510)
Undergraduate level, Strategy Capstone Class (MGMT 430)
UW Professional & Continuing Education level, International Strategy (FGBUS 250)


Nominated for Management & Entrepreneurship Faculty/Staff Award of the Year, 2017
University of Washington Star Teacher, 2017