Melody Chang is an Assistant Professor at USC's Marshall School in the Management and Organization Department. Her research is in the areas of entrepreneurship, labor markets, and innovation. One stream of her research examines how firms can efficiently hire and manage entrepreneurial and innovative human capital. In another research stream, she studies how the background and experience of founders and investors shape the performance and survival of early-stage ventures.
She holds a Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. in Management from Yale University, and B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her doctoral studies, she was an investment banking associate at Goldman Sachs.
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