Richard Wang

Assistant Professor

Academic Division: Management
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Bio

Richard Wang is an Assistant Professor at Babson College where he teaches business strategy courses at the undergraduate and MBA levels. Richard’s research specializes in competitive strategy, innovation management, and the interaction between business and government policy. Examples of his current research projects include competition in the Chinese satellite TV industry, digital book publishing on Amazon Kindle, and the impact of recreational marijuana laws on local businesses in Washington State. Richard also conducted field research in Beijing and Shanghai to develop case studies on Chinese technology and media companies. His article “Tournaments for Ideas” won the Accenture Award for best article in the California Management Review, and his paper “Competition-Driven Repositioning” won the best proposal award at the Strategic Management Society China Conference. Richard earned his Ph.D. in Business & Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley, his S.M. in Engineering from MIT, his MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his B.S. in Aeronautics from the University of Washington in Seattle. Before joining Babson, Richard was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where he taught entrepreneurship, industry analysis, and competitive strategy to undergraduates and evening MBA students. Prior to entering academia, Richard began his career as an engineering and quality management consultant in Hong Kong and China. He served clients in a broad range of industries spanning from commercial aircraft maintenance to luxury goods manufacturing. After his MBA, Richard co-founded in Shenzhen China a software outsourcing house which was later acquired by a California-based IT company. Richard also spent a year volunteering full-time with an international non-profit organization to implement community development projects in Tianjin, Hebei, and Inner Mongolia regions of China.​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of California, Berkeley
  • MBA, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, University of Washington

Academic Interests

Management of Innovation; Competitive Strategy

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • MOB 7202: SF STRATEGY

Degree Courses 2015-2016

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Wang, R.D., Shaver, J.M. (2016). The Multifaceted Nature of Competitive Response: Repositioning and New Product Launch as Joint Response to Competition. Strategy Science, 1(3), 148–162.
  • Wang, R.D., Shaver, J.M. (2015). Competition-Driven Repositioning in China's TV Broadcasting Market.
  • Wang, R.D., Shaver, J.M. (2014). Competition-Driven Repositioning. Strategic Management Journal, 35(11), 1585-1604.
  • Morgan, J., Wang, R.D. (2010). Tournaments for Ideas. California Management Review

Articles

  • Wang, R.D. (2016, December) Managing Substitute Threats: Lessons from the Beverage Industry.

Presentations

  • Product Decisions by Sellers on a Platform: Publishers’ e-Book Offerings on Amazon Kindle
    Wang, R. Product Decisions by Sellers on a Platform: Publishers’ e-Book Offerings on Amazon Kindle Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta GA (2017)
  • Entry Order and Spatial Competition
    Wang, R. Entry Order and Spatial Competition Tuck Junior Strategy Research Summer Camp, Hanover NH (2017)
  • IBPS - From Management Consulting to the Management Classroom
    Wang, R. IBPS - From Management Consulting to the Management Classroom OBTC Annual Conference, Providence RI (2017)
  • Product Decisions by Sellers on a Platform: Publishers’ e-Book Offerings on Amazon Kindle
    Wang, R. Product Decisions by Sellers on a Platform: Publishers’ e-Book Offerings on Amazon Kindle Industry Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington DC (2017)
  • Responding to Competition: Repositioning and New Product Launch
    Wang, R. Responding to Competition: Repositioning and New Product Launch Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim CA (2016)
  • Vertical Relationships and Multi-Sided Platforms
    Wang, R. Vertical Relationships and Multi-Sided Platforms Tuck Junior Strategy Research Summer Camp, Hanover NH (2016)
  • Responding to Competition: Repositioning and New Product Launch
    Wang, R., Shaver, J. Responding to Competition: Repositioning and New Product Launch Industry Studies Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis MN (2016)
  • Product Decisions by Sellers on a Platform: Publishers’ e-Book Offerings on Amazon Kindle
    Wang, R. Product Decisions by Sellers on a Platform: Publishers’ e-Book Offerings on Amazon Kindle Institution and Innovation Conference, Boston MA (2015)
  • Product Decisions by Sellers on a Platform: Publishers’ e-Book Offerings on Amazon Kindle
    Wang, R., Miller, C. Product Decisions by Sellers on a Platform: Publishers’ e-Book Offerings on Amazon Kindle Strategic Management Society International Conference, Denver CO (2015)
  • Look Who’s My New Neighbor? The Impact of Recreational Marijuana Retailers on Local Businesses
    Wang, R., Luo, J. Look Who’s My New Neighbor? The Impact of Recreational Marijuana Retailers on Local Businesses Academy of Management Annual Conference, Vancouver BC (2015)