Lin Jiang

Lin Jiang

Assistant Professor
Room: BSN 3332
Phone: 813-974-6184

Lin Jiang is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at the Muma College of Business, University of South Florida. She has taught courses across different levels in the past including Strategic Management (undergraduate, doctoral), Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurship (undergraduate), and Strategic Market Assessment for New Technologies (master’s).

Her research interests include emotions and strategic communication in entrepreneurship, as well as firms’ relationships with emerging technologies. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Science Advances, Research Policy and Industrial and Corporate Change. Her work has been quoted by Kauffman Foundation (kauffman.org), VoxEU.org, Inside Higher Ed, Wired.com, PhysicsWorld, Phys.org, and Science Daily. She has received several recognitions for her work such as the William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Best Paper Award from the Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division of the Academy of Management, the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the TIM Division of the Academy of Management, Dean’s Summer Research Award from the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida, and the Richard A. Miller Summer Scholar Award from Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri.

Jiang received a PhD in management from the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds an MBA/MS in Information Technology Management from the College of Business Administration at Creighton University. She also holds bachelor's degrees in information science and economics from Peking University in China.


  • ENT 6186 / EIN 6935 - Strategic Market Assessment for New Technologies
  • ENT 6506 - Social Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 6947 - Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • ENT 3163 - Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurship
  • GEB 4890 - Strategic Management/Decision Making


  • Oo, P. P., Jiang, L., Sahaym, A., Parhankangas, A., & Chan, R. 2023. Actions in words: How entrepreneurs use diversified and changing speech acts to achieve funding success. Journal of Business Venturing, 38(2): 106289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2023.106289

  • Jiang, L., Yin, D., Liu, D., & Johnson, R. 2022. The More Enthusiastic, the Better? Unveiling a Negative Pathway From Entrepreneurs’ Displayed Enthusiasm to Funders’ Funding Intentions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/10422587221076391.

  • Jiang, L., Yin, D., & Liu, D. 2019. Can Joy Buy You Money? The Impact of the Strength, Duration, and Phases of an Entrepreneur’s Peak Displayed Joy on Funding Performance. Academy of Management Journal, 62(6): 1848–1871. https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/amj.2017.1423

  • Thursby, J. G., Haeussler, C., Thursby, M. C., & Jiang, L. 2018. Prepublication disclosure of scientific results: Norms, competition, and commercial orientation. Science Advances, 4(5): 1–14. http://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aar2133

  • Ceccagnoli, M., & Jiang, L. 2013. The cost of integrating external technologies: Supply and demand drivers of value creation in the markets for technology. Strategic Management Journal, 34(4): 404–425. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2020

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  • Jiang, L., Clark, B. B., & Turban, D. B. 2022. Overcoming the challenge of exploration: How decompartmentalization of internal communication enhances the effect of exploration on employee inventive performance. Technovation, 102611. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2022.102611

  • Haeussler, C., Jiang, L., Thursby, J., & Thursby, M. 2014. Specific and general information sharing among competing academic researchers. Research Policy, 43(3): 465–475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2013.08.017

  • Jiang, L., Tan, J., & Thursby, M. 2010. Incumbent firm invention in emerging fields: evidence from the semiconductor industry. Strategic Management Journal, 32(1): 55–75. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40961200

  • Rothaermel, F. T., Agung, S. D., & Jiang, L. 2007. University entrepreneurship: a taxonomy of the literature. Industrial and Corporate Change, 16(4): 691–791. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtm023


  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Ad Hoc Referee for Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, and others.