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Martin Kenney, Distinguished Professor

Department of Human Ecology
Community and Regional Development Program
University of California, Davis
Martin is currently a distinguished professor of Community and Regional Development at the University of California, Davis, as well as a Senior Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy.


Donald Patton, Research Associate

Associate Project Scientist
University of California, Davis
Donald is a research associate with the Community and Regional Development program at UC Davis. His current research interests involve industrial clusters, entrepreneurship, and economic development.

Melissa Mongan, Research Assistant & Series Coordinator

Research Assistant and Series Coordinator for The UC Davis Forums
University of California, Davis (2019-2020)
Melissa graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Development.

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Jianxun Jiang

Visiting Research Fellow
University of California, Davis (2018-2019)
Jianxun is a PhD Candidate in the Business School at the Renmin University of China. His research focus is on Cross-board Mergers and Acquisitions and Innovation Management.

 

Rana Mcbee

Research Assistant and Series Coordinator for The UC Davis Forums
University of California, Davis (2018-2019)
Rana graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and a Bachelor of Art in Japanese. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Child Development Program at UC Davis.

 



Xin He

Visiting Scholar
University of California, Davis
Xin is a PhD candidate in the School of Business, Nanjing University. Her current research interests include female leadership and the TMT composition of Biotech startups.

Tianyi Shao

Research Assistant
University of California, Davis (2018-2019)
Tianyi graduated from UC Davis’ Community and Regional Development Program in 2019. Her interest is in economic and community development and international planning. She is currently in Master of City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania.

Roseanna Fowler

Research Assistant and Series Coordinator for The UC Davis Forums
University of California, Davis (2018)
Roseanna graduated from UC Davis in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Development. Her interests lie in outreach, advising, and writing.



Joyce Lee

Visiting Scholar
University of California, Davis (2017-2019)
Joyce is currently working on her PhD thesis in the School of Accounting, Central University of Finance and Economics. Her research interests are in IPO firms and underwriter and venture capital financing.

Davor Vlajcic

Visiting Research Fellow
University of California, Davis (2018)
Davor received his PhD from the Management Science in University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. His research focus includes the Platform Economy, Open Innovation, Knowledge Management, and Foreign Market Entry Modes of MNCs.


Xuechen Ding

Visiting Research Fellow
University of California, Davis (2017-2018)
Xuechen is a PhD Candidate in the School of Economics and Management at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her research focus now is Digital Platforms, Academic Entrepreneurship, and the Sharing Economy.

Kelsey Ay

Research Assistant and Series Coordinator for The UC Davis Forums
University of California, Davis (2017-2018)
Kelsey graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Development. Her interests lie in event coordination and she is currently working as Director of Operations at Life Pointe Church.

Selena Silva

Research Assistant
University of California, Davis (2017-2019)
Selena graduated from the UC Davis Community and Regional Development program. Her research interests include technology and its impact on social inequality. She is currently an Administrative Assistant for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.

Dr. Elisabeth Oelgray

Visiting Scholar
University of California, Davis (2017)
Elisabeth got her PhD in Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Regensburg, Germany. She conducted research on new products in the digital world and focused on digital innovation processes in the automotive industry. After being a management consultant in the automotive industry for three years she is now using her expertise in managing innovation with the Lufthansa Group.


Alina Kontareva

Visiting Researcher (2014)
Fulbright Visiting Graduate Student (2017)
University of California, Davis
Alina is a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Technology (TIK), Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo. Her research interests involve Platform Economy, Telecom Policy, and Internet in Russia (Martin is a supervisor for Alina’s PhD project).



Aihua Chen

Visiting Scholar
University of California, Davis (2014-2015)
Aihua graduated from Zhejiang University, China in 2011 and was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Davis from August 2014 to August 2015. She is currently a professor at Jiaxing University in China. Her research field is science and education innovation management. She has published more than thirty papers and two books.


Xu Jin

Visiting Scholar
University of California, Davis (2012-2013)
Jin is an Associate Professor at the Business School of Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing.


Han Zhang

Visiting Scholar
University of California, Davis (2010-2011)
Han has been an assistant professor at the School of Marxism, Communication University of China since 2015. Her research focus is on Technology Transfer Policy, Science Culture, and Governing New Technology. She received a PhD in Philosophy of Science and Technology from the Institution of Science, Technology and Society, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University in 2014. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy of Science at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2014-2015.