Dali Ma

Candid photo of Dali Ma

Areas of Expertise

  • inequality and status hierarchy
  • innovation and entrepreneurship
  • organization theory
  • social networks
  • sociology of China

Selected Works


Ma, Dali, Boundary Repair: Science and Enterprise at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Social Studies of Science 49 (Jun 2019): 381-402.

Ma, Dali, Social Belonging and Economic Action: Affection-based Social Circles in the Creation of Private Entrepreneurship. Social Forces 94 (Sep 2015): 87-114.

Ma, Dali, Rhee, Mooweon, and Yang, Daegyu, Power Source Mismatch and the Effectiveness of Interorganizational Relations: The Case of Venture Capital Syndication. Academy of Management Journal 56 (Jun 2013): 711-734.

Ma, Dali, A Relational View of Organizational Restructuring: The Case of Transitional China. Management and Organization Review 8 (Mar 2012): 51-75.

Ma, Dali, and Parish, William L., Tocquevillian Moments: Charitable Contributions by Chinese Private Entrepreneurs. Social Forces 85 (Dec 2006): 943-964.

Editorial Board Service

Member – Management and Organization Review, International Association of Chinese Management Research (2017)
Senior Editor – Management and Organization Review, International Association of Chinese Management Research (2018)


PhD Sociology - University of Chicago 2007


2018 Dean’s Research Fellow (LeBow College of Business, Drexel University )
2018 Best Reviewer Award (Organization and Management Review, Cambridge University Press)
2018 Research Committee Service Award (Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management)
2014 Wiley Blackwell Management and Organization Review Young Scholar Award (International Association for Chinese Management Research)
2012 Batten Fellow (Darden School of Business, University of Virginia)
2012 Excellence in Research (Drexel University, LeBow College of Business)
2009 Louis R. Pondy Best Dissertation Paper Award, Organization and Management Theory Division (Academy of Management)
2009 All-Academy William H. Newman Best Dissertation Paper Award (Academy of Management)
2005-2006 Markovitz Dissertation Fellowship (University of Chicago)