Jing Men Jamie Wong
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Jamie Wong

Jamie Wong specializes in the anthropology of the economy, business, technology, and trust. Her dissertation fieldwork was supported by the Social Science Research Council and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Through ethnographic research among venture capitalists (VCs), startup founders, and their corporate and government partners in China, her dissertation demonstrates how finance, industry, and the Chinese state work together to leverage scale to generate outsized returns. In particular, she examines the emergent synergy between VCs' approach to business and the Chinese stateís use of the nationís vast scale as a policy resource, exploring how nested logics of growth, accumulation, and acceleration habituate Chinese publics to new experiences of risk and failure.

She received her B.A. in Music from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and holds a MSt in Musicology and MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford.

Key words

venture capitalism; scaling; start-up companies; China; risk; temporality; credit and credibility; digital economy; AI; Big Data; Machine Learning

E-mail

jmjwong@mit.edu

 

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