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Anna Fung

Ph.D. Candidate

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.


Gupta, A., Fung, A., Murphy, C. The diffusion of CSR roles across Fortune 500 firms. In preparation for 2nd round R&R, Strategic Management Journal. (Under review)
Landy, J. F., Jia, M., Ding I. L., Viganola, D. Tierney, W., ... Uhlmann, E. L. Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results. Under 2st round R&R, Psychological Bulletin. (Under review)

Working Papers

Fung, A., Steensma, K., Chari, M., Borah, A. The influence of societal norms on how firms deviate from routine to problemistic search: An examination of automotive firms’ responses to involuntary product recalls. In preparation for submission, Academy of Management Journal.
Fung, A., Connaughton, C., Steensma, K. Jack of all trades or master of one? A typology of breakthrough inventions and inventors.
Fung, A., Connaughton, C., Steensma, K. Renaissance men or one hit wonders? Using resource orchestration to explain how firms shape their star inventors.
Connaughton, C., Fung, A., Steensma, K. When is exploitation exploration? Re-evaluating the tradeoff in light of deep cognitive breakthroughs.
Connaughton, C., Fung, A., Steensma, K., Chari, M. What gets developed, what gets forgotten? The impact of organizational myopia on technology development.

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