Na Dai

Expert in venture capital and private equity, financing of entrepreneurship and innovation, hedge funds, and regulation and governance.

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Na Dai

Associate Professor
School of Business
Department: Finance

Venture Capital and Private Equity; Financing of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Hedge Funds, Regulation and Governance.

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Na Dai is a tenured associate professor of finance. Her research is primarily focused on corporate finance, financing for entrepreneurship and innovation, venture capital, private equity and hedge funds.

Her scholarly works are published in high quality finance journals and entrepreneurship journals, such as Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

She has published two scholarly books, "Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation and Performance around the World", published by the Oxford University Press and “Entrepreneurial Finance: Managerial and Policy Implications,” by the World Scientific Publishers.

Dai has also contributed numerous scholarly book chapters published by Elsevier, Oxford, and Wiley, respectively, and has received various awards and recognitions for her excellence in research.