Imperial College London

Dr Ying-Ying Hsieh

Business School

Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship



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Dr. Ying-Ying Hsieh is an Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School. Prior to joining Imperial, she completed her PhD in General Management at Ivey Business School, Canada. She also held the role as a PhD Research Fellow at the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey.

With a focus on organization theory and strategy, Ying-Ying's research unpacks the coordination and governance mechanisms within blockchain-based decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). At a higher level, her research investigates how technological innovation enables novel forms of organizing. Her research settings revolve around the context of the cryptocurrency industry (e.g., Bitcoin) and more broadly, the financial technology (FinTech) industry, with theoretical underpinnings of organization design and entrepreneurial strategy.

Ying-Ying teaches Innovation Management and a new FinTech course: Management, Strategy and Innovation in FinTech.



Hsieh Y, Vergne J-P, 2018, Bitcoin and the rise of decentralized autonomous organizations, Journal of Organization Design, Vol:7, ISSN:2245-408X, Pages:1-16

Chakravarty D, Hsieh Y-Y, Schotter APJ, et al., 2017, Multinational enterprise regional management centres: characteristics and performance, Journal of World Business, Vol:52, ISSN:1090-9516, Pages:296-311

Arjali√®s D-L, Hsieh Y-Y, Vergne J-P, 2017, A reply to Cohen’s “The Rise of Alternative Cryptocurrencies in Post-Capitalism.”, Journal of Management Studies, ISSN:0022-2380

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