Assistant professor of entrepreneurship, The Business School
In each issue of the Journal we introduce you to members of the faculty through items they have in their offices.
1. E-SPORTS EVENT BADGES I do research into electronic sports (e-sports), using them as settings to study entrepreneurial team performance and other organizational questions. I am also genuinely a player and fan, and these event badges are my keepsakes from attending the biggest e-sport event of all: The International.
2. VR GOGGLES The modern workplace is undergoing tremendous changes, precipitated by technological advances and the pandemic. I am currently studying how virtual reality (and augmented reality) tools are impacting organization learning.
3. BRUCE LEE ACTION FIGURE One of the more interesting pockets of industry growth in recent years has been the surge of innovative energy in the plastic toys industry. Start-ups and incumbent companies alike have been churning out high-end pieces for collectors like myself. I have been documenting the industry’s growth in my research.
4. MICROECONOMETRICS I received my PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I was trained primarily as an applied economist. This book has always been my trusty companion, and I maintain Stata is the best econometrics analysis platform.
5. WATER GLOBE I am originally from Singapore, where most of my extended family still resides. We had just spent the loveliest time at Singapore’s S.E.A. Aquarium.
6. GAMING HEADPHONES True gaming headphones for long work sessions are reminders of the incredible growth in the gaming peripherals industry, driven by the e-sports phenomenon.
7. A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Before coming to WPI, I spent several years as a faculty member at University College London. I am admittedly an Anglophile, and still regard London as a second (and spiritual) home. Robert Bolt’s seminal play is set in my favorite period of English history.
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