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Professor Stephen X. Zhang

Stephen X. Zhang, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor, Management of Innovation at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Stephen actively spearheads effort on innovation in both Chile and worldwide. He studies how to make decisions on innovation in a constantly evolving and uncertain context, characterized by rapid advancements of technologies and frequent shifts in macroeconomic, environment, market demand, and policies. He develops practical frameworks to help organizations with the complex task of managing and valuing innovation.
His research has been published in top academic journals such as Decision Support Systems and Risk Analysis and he works with both large and small-but-fast-growing organizations extensively through executive programs and various projects.
Prior to becoming a professor, Stephen had engineering experiences at STMicroelectronics and Siemens AG, management consulting experiences at Titan Group and Mckinsey, and research experiences at National University of Singapore and Singapore Delft Water Alliance (SDWA).
At the university, Stephen also leads the Innovation Certificate and the agreement with Stanford on technology venture, and he is a member of Innovation Factory, the top think tank in Chile on innovation based in the Pontificia Catholic University of Chile.
Stephen earned his Ph.D. in Engineering Technology Management at the National University of Singapore in 2010. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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