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


Assistant Professor Nan Jia holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (Canada), and B.A. in Economics from Guanghua School of Management, Peking University (China). Her research interests include corporate political strategy, business-governance relationships, and corporate governance in international business. Her research has been published in the Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Organizational Science, and Journal of Politics. Her work is mainly empirical, but also incorporates economic modeling. She serves on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of International Business Studies. Nan’s teaching interests and experience encompass Strategic Management and International Business.


Jia, N. (2016) "The “Make and/or Buy” Decisions of Corporate Political Lobbying: An Integration of Economic Efficiency and Legitimacy Perspectives,".
Jia, N., Shi, J., Wang, C., and Wang, Y. (2016) "The Dark Side of Empowering Minority Shareholders: Investigation of a Puzzle in an Emerging Market,".
Jia, N., Rajagopalan, N., Shi, J., and Wang, Y. (2016) "Value Creation and Value Capture in Governing Shareholder Relationships: Evidence from a Policy Experiment in an Emerging Market,".
Jia, N., Thomas, C., and Wang, Y. (2016) "Political Governance and Managerial Agency: Evidence from Chinese State-Controlled Firms,".
Jia, N., Shi, J., and Wang, Y. (2016) "The Interdependence of Public and Private Stakeholder Influence: A Study of Political Patronage and Corporate Philanthropy in China,".
Jia, N., Huang, K. G., and Zhang, C. M. (2016) "State Capitalism and Firm Innovation: An Agency Perspective,".
Haveman, H., Jia, N., Shi, J., and Wang, Y. (2016) "The Dynamics of Political Embeddedness in China," Administrative Science Quarterly.
Jia, N., and Mayer, K. J. (2015) "Political Hazards and Firms’ Geographic Focus," Strategic Management Journal.
Jia, N., Huang, K. G., and Zhang, C. M. (2015) "Agency Incentives and Firm Innovation: Analyzing the Patenting Behavior of State-owned Firms in China," Academy of Management Meeting Best Paper Proceedings.
Jia, N., and Mayer, K. J. (2015) "Complementarity in Firms’ Market and Political Capabilities: An Integrated Theoretical Perspective," Advances in Strategic Management.
Jia, N. (2015) "Political Strategy and Market Capabilities: Evidence from the Chinese Private Sector," Management and Organization Review.
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.
Choi, S., Jia, N., and Lu, J. (2014) "The Structure of Political Institutions and Effectiveness of Corporate Political Lobbying," Organization Science, 26 (1), 158-179.
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. (2013) "Competition and Relationship-Specific Investments: Theory and Implications for Strategy," Strategic Management Journal, 34 (13), 1551–1567.