University of Southern California

Nan Jia
Assistant Professor of Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

Phone: 
213-740-1045
Education: 
PhD, University of Toronto; BA, Peking University

Overview

Nan Jia's research focuses on political strategies of firms, particularly in emerging economies. Her doctoral dissertation "Political Strategy in Emerging Economies" was one of the four finalists for the Richard N. Farmer Dissertation Award of the Academy of International Business in 2009. Professor Jia's current research emphasizes corporate political strategy and business-government relationships in both developed and emerging economies, and she also studies corporate social responsibility in emerging economies, and partner selection in offshore drilling. Professor Jia teaches courses on strategic management and international business.

Research

Choi, S., Jia, N., and Lu, J. (2014) "The Structure of Political Institutions and Effectiveness of Corporate Political Lobbying," Organization Science.
Jia, N., and Wang, Y. (2014) "Treachery from Within: Conflicts of Interest among Minority Shareholders in an Emerging Market,".
Choi, S., Jia, N., and Lu, J. (2014) "Corporate Political Actions, Nonmarket Positions and the Institutional Environment,".
Ang, Y., and Jia, N. (2014) "Perverse Complementarity: Political Connections & the Use of Courts Among Private Firms in China," Journal of Politics , 76 (2), 318-332.
Jia, N., Thomas, C., and Wang, Y. (2014) "Managing in low-quality institutional environments: Agency conflict and shareholder relationships in Chinese state-controlled firms,".
Jia, N., and Mayer, K. J. (2013) "Market-Political Complementarity in Firm Capabilities: An Integrated Theoretical Perspective,".
Jia, N. (2013) "Firms’ Political Strategy and Market Capabilities: Evidence from the Chinese Private Sector,".
Jia, N., Shi, J., and Wang, Y. (2013) "Do Politically Connected Firms Engage More or Less in Corporate Philanthropy? Evidence from Public and Private Firms in China,".
Jia, N., Shi, J., and Wang, Y. (2013) "Value Creation and Value Appropriation in the Governance of Shareholder Relationships:,".
Jia, N. (2013) "Competition and Relationship-Specific Investments: Theory and Implications for Strategy," Strategic Management Journal, 34 (13), 1551–1567.
Jia, N., Shi, J., and Wang, Y. (2013) "Coinsurance within Business Groups: Evidence from Related Party Transactions in an Emerging Market," Management Science, 59 (10), 2295–2313.
Jia, N., and Mayer, K. J. (2010) "Political Economy and Firms’ Geographic Scope of Business Operations,".