Pian Shu

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Pian Shu is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Technology and Operations Management Unit. She teaches the Technology and Operations Management course in the MBA required curriculum. She received the Berol Corporation Fellowship from the Harvard Business School in July 2013.  

Professor Shu studies innovation, talent allocation, and productivity from a labor economics perspective. Her current research examines innovators’ accumulation of inventive human capital, top talent and the consequences of their career choices, and the impact of technology and trade shocks on innovation.

A recipient of the Kauffmann Dissertation Fellowship in Entrepreneurship, Professor Shu earned her Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She graduated from Colgate University with a BA in mathematics and mathematical economics.


  1. Received the Berol Corporation Fellowship from Harvard Business School in 2013.

  2. Received an Innovation Policy Research Grant from the National Bureau of Economic Research in 2013.

  3. Received the Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in Entrepreneurship in 2012.