Lisa Zhao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Areas of expertise: Entrepreneurship, innovation management, global market opportunity analysis, R&D resource allocation and project selection, marketing strategy
Lisa Zhao is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She received an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Zhao is co-founder of GlobalTech and Investment Management, a private technology management and investment consulting firm. She has conducted consulting projects for companies such as GM, EXXON Chemicals, Monsanto and Mellon Bank.
Zhao teaches venture capital finance at both undergraduate and graduate levels, doctoral seminar in entrepreneurship theory and doctoral seminar in multivariate statistics. Her research interests include success factors of new venture’s first product, entrepreneurship, innovation management, first-mover advantages and statistical methods. She has published research articles in top academic journals, including Strategic Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Economics and Finance and Journal of Animal Science.