Nina Teng

  • Degree Programme: PhD in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

BSE, University of Pennsylvania

MA, Columbia University

MPA/ID, Harvard University

Nina Teng is a PhD candidate in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School and Transport Studies at the University of Oxford. Nina studies how organizations select and scale up radical innovations and impact. In particular, Nina works with startups, innovation accelerators, investment organizations, and corporate venture programs to conduct field research and experiments (A/B tests) that inform both theory and practice. Her research has been published in Management Science.

Nina's industry experience motivates her research. Prior to academia, Nina was an early startup employee and founding Vice President of Public Affairs at Grab, where she led government affairs, public policy, and social impact at the leading ride-hailing and superapp platform in Southeast Asia. Nina was also an early investor in Grab in 2014. Nina continues to invest in and advise technology startups through her venture fund, CSVE Ventures; and proudly serves on the Extended Leadership Team of the XA Network, Southeast Asia’s largest tech angel investor network.

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Singh, J., Teng, N. and Netessine, S. (2019) Philanthropic Campaigns and Customer Behavior: Field Experiments on an Online Taxi Booking Platform. Management Science, 65(2): 913–932.