Kun Zhang is currently a PhD candidate in the Strategic, Organizational, and Entrepreneurial Studies of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado – Boulder. His research interests revolve around technological innovation and corporate strategy choices. Specifically, his most recent research project looks at the patent examination at the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in China and its implications for research policy and innovation scholars. His recent paper studies the determinants of the duration and outcomes of patent examination using a novel SIPO data set.
Before joining the PhD program at Leeds School of Business, Zhang has already demonstrated his research interests in studying innovation and strategic management on a corporate level. Prior to coming to Boulder, he obtained a Master degree in Management Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science in UK, where he has research on Open Innovation and Decision Sciences. In order to further deepen his understanding of innovation economics and to advance his empirical research skills, Zhang is now specialized in transaction cost economics, property rights and contracts theory, as well as applied econometrics at the University of Colorado - Boulder. Additionally, Zhang is a member of Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.