Imperial College London

Selina (Zhe) Cao

Business School

Research Postgraduate







349ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Selina Cao joined Imperial College Business School as a doctoral student in the Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2016.

At a broad level, Selina's research explores how digital technologies transform the design of business models and entrepreneurship policies. Specifically, she focuses on the ecosystem construct with a particular interest in ecosystem externalities and the supply-side orchestration strategy. Beyond the novel dynamics at the firm-level, Selina also explores the entrepreneurship dynamics at the regional-level afforded by digital technologies with a focus on the entrepreneurial ecosystem policy.

Her teaching experiences include teaching assistant positions in HB103 Horizon Entrepreneurship Course (2016-2018), BS0852 Entrepreneurship Online Module (2017-2019), Enterprise Management at Dyson School of Design Engineering (2018), and Family Business MBA Module (2019).

Selina has worked as a research assistant on the project "Enhancing Thailand's Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship" collaborating with the King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi in Thailand.