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I am an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Erasmus University.

My research explores the nexus of governance, organizations, and institutions, with a particular emphasis on the interplay between institutional contexts and decision makers’ agency.

My approach to investigating my research inquires includes collecting novel data, going to extreme contexts, and using quasi-experimental designs to describe and identify new mechanisms pertinent to my theoretical interests.

My work has been accepted for publication by the Academy of Management Journal and Organization Science.

I spend my free time on bouldering, coached by my wife, Siyu.

For more information about my research, please visit my personal website:


  • Academic (2)
    • Mitchell, W., Wu, Z., Bruton, G., & Gautam, D. (2022). Microlevel Analysis of Institutional Intermediation in a Rudimentary Market-Based Economy: Entrepreneurship in Kathmandu’s Indrachok Market. Organization Science, (Forthcoming).

    • Krause, R., Wu, Z., Bruton, G., & Carter, S. (2019). The Coercive Isomorphism Ripple Effect: An Investigation of Nonprofit Interlocks on Corporate Boards. Academy of Management Journal, 62(1), 283-308.


Venture Governance

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME137
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Irrational Lab

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BMME152
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Negotiation and Conflict Management

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: BMME176
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Past courses

Behavioral Strategy

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BERMASC047
  • Level: Master, PhD

New Business Development

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME079
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master, Master

Causal Inference

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BERMAMC021
  • Level: Master

Content Analysis

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BERMAMC020
  • Level: Master