EducationUniversity of North Carolina, PhD
Brigham Young University, MBA & BS
Research InterestNew venture creation; organizational culture; strategic human capital; underrepresented groups in business
Christopher Law is an assistant professor of management specializing in strategy. His research interests include strategic human capital, entrepreneurship, and organizational culture. He’s motivated by the desire for more equitable and just organizations. For instance, one dissertation chapter examines Black women as growth-oriented entrepreneurs while another has implications for how founders might create cultures that don’t unintentionally marginalize those from underrepresented groups (link). His job market paper is a multiple case inductive study of 8 tech startups that he followed for 22 months.
Christopher’s research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal and is under review at other top journals. In 2023, his research won the Responsible Research in Business & Management’s Dare to Care scholarship and the Giarratani Rising Star award by the Industry Studies Association.
He received his doctoral degree in management from the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill and bachelor’s degree and MBA from Brigham Young University. Before transitioning to academia, he worked at Walmart and Amazon. For fun, he exercises (F3), cheers on the Phoenix Suns, BYU Cougars, UNC Tar Heels, and of course the Aggies, and enjoys camping and backpacking with his wife and four children.