Imperial College London

Selina (Zhe) Cao

Business School

Research Postgraduate







349ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus






Cao, Z., Xianwei, S. "A Systematic Literature Review of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Advanced and Emerging Economies", Small Bus Econ (2020).

Conference Papers

Cao Z., Autio E., Thomas LDW. “Ecosystem Benefits: Moving Beyond Consumption-Side Compatible Offerings to Address Provision-Side Operational Coordination”, - 2020 PhD Research Day in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Virtual; 2020 PhD Day in Organization Theory, Virtual

Autio, E., Cao, Z., Chumjit, S., Kaensup, P., Temsiripoj, W. "Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Advantage: Ecosystem Interactions and Business Model Innovation" - 2019 Academy of Management, Boston, MA, USA

Autio, E., Cao, Z. “Fostering Digital Start-ups: Structural Model of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems” - 2019 HICSS Conference, Hawaii, USA (Best paper nomination)

Cao, Z., Autio, E. “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Emerging Economies (E4s): What is Similar and What is Different?” - 2018 Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, USA

Research Assistant

Enhancing Thailand’s Ecosystem for Entrepreneurship Project, collaborating with King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi, under Newton Fund Grant

Doctoral Consortium

2020 SMS Annual Doctoral Workshop, Virtual

2018 Academy of Management ENT Division Doctoral Consortium, Chicago, USA

Awards & Honors

TIM 2019 Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management, Boston, USA

TIM 2018 Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management, Chicago, USA


Academy of Management Annual Meeting, TIM Division, 2018-2019

Academy of Management Annual Meeting, ENT Division, 2017-2019

AOM Specialized Conference Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy, 2017

Conference Session Roles

Facilitator, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, 2019 (Symposium: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Theoretical Lenses and Policy Challenges)

Discussant, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 2017 (Paper Session “Ecosystems”)