Feng Zhu


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Feng Zhu (朱峰) is Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is an expert on platform strategy, digital transformation and innovation.

Professor Zhu’s research has appeared in leading academic journals including the American Economic ReviewManagement ScienceMarketing ScienceOrganization ScienceStrategic Management Journal, and Information Systems Research. It has been covered by such media as the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. His research and teaching have won many international awards, such as the Inaugural Practical Impacts Award from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Information Systems Society, which honors distinguished information systems academics who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and sustained impact on the industry.

Currently, Professor Zhu serves as the coursehead for the Technology and Operations Management course in the MBA required curriculum. He has also taught many courses in Harvard Business School’s executive, doctoral and online programs.

Professor Zhu has conducted seminars and provided consulting services to many companies including Alibaba, ByteDance, Facebook, Microsoft, Uber, Abbott, China Construction Bank, Procter & Gamble, Atos, and Ernst & Young. He serves as an advisor to several startup firms. His research has also been relied upon by antitrust regulators in several countries.

Professor Zhu earned his Ph.D. in science, technology and management and a master’s in computer science at Harvard University. He did his undergraduate work in computer science, economics, and mathematics at Williams College.

Professor Zhu is the first faculty who grew up in China to have been promoted to full professor with tenure in the history of Harvard Business School.