University of Southern California

Nan Jia
Assistant Professor of Management and Organization

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

PhD, University of Toronto; BA, Peking University


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.


Jia, N., and Wang, Y. (2014) "Treachery from Within: Conflicts of Interest among Minority Shareholders in an Emerging Market,".
Jia, N. (2014) "Political Strategy and Market Capabilities: Evidence from the Chinese Private Sector,".
Jia, N., and Mayer, K. J. (2014) "Political Hazards and Firms’ Geographic Focus,".
Choi, S., Jia, N., and Lu, J. (2014) "The Structure of Political Institutions and Effectiveness of Corporate Political Lobbying," Organization Science.
Choi, S., Jia, N., and Lu, J. (2014) "Corporate Political Actions, Nonmarket Positions and the Institutional Environment,".
Jia, N., Thomas, C., and Wang, Y. (2014) "Managing in low-quality institutional environments: Agency conflict and shareholder relationships in Chinese state-controlled firms,".
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., and Mayer, K. J. (2014) "Corporate Political Strategy and Firms’ Market Capabilities: An Integrated Theoretical Perspective,".
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.