Lori Rosenkopf

Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania

@LRosenkopf Website

Professor Rosenkopf’s research examines technological communities and social networks across several high-tech industries. She analyzes how and when knowledge may flow between technical professionals and between organizations, mapping these flows in order to estimate which people, organizations, and technologies are more likely to succeed. She has served as a senior editor for the journal Organization Science and has served as the chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management.

Vote History

Statement Vote Confidence Comments
A hard Brexit will have a significant negative impact on many businesses, even if they do not have a U.K. or European presence. Agree 7
China is no longer the most attractive growth opportunity for Western multinationals. Disagree 6 “While opportunities may be more constrained than before, partnerships will still provide critical access to this large market.”
In the next five years, the blockchain will have a transformative effect on finance in emerging markets. Agree 8 “For a 10-year horizon instead of five, [I] strongly agree at full confidence.”
In the absence of a carbon tax, industry self-regulation can help mitigate the worst fallout from climate change. Disagree 8 “Industry self-regulation can be very effective for new technologies when the industry players have more expertise than regulators (for example, in determining how new lower-cost flight simulation devices can be used to train pilots in novel, better ways). It’s far less effective to rely on self-regulation to curb long-standing practices.”
Amazon’s new $15 per hour minimum wage will force other companies to follow suit. Disagree 7 “ ‘If’ other companies raise their minimum wage, Amazon’s move will be but one of several competitive, institutional, and sociopolitical forces. In other words, Amazon’s move would be a correlate rather than a cause.”
Restrictions on skilled immigration will cause US firms to to shift more operations overseas. Agree 6
Uber has to develop self-driving cars in the next 10 years in order to remain viable. Agree 8 “Expect a merger or acquisition in less than five years.”
A trade war will be more disruptive to business than to consumers. Neither Agree nor Disagree 6 “The pain will be shared — consumers will see higher prices and business relief will be limited.”
Concern over consumer privacy will fundamentally limit businesses’ ability to use big data. Disagree 7 “Typical ‘opt out’ restrictions won't change the overall character of data much, and more constraining regulations are likely to be nominal.”