Entrepreneurship, corporate governance, venture capital networks and institutions.
Sunny Li Sun is an associate professor in the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Prior to joining UMass Lowell, Sun was an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. His research interests include entrepreneurial firm growth, new venture creation and financing, business models, internationalization, and corporate governance. Experienced in the areas of raising capital, startup management and bootstrapping, Sun was co-founder of NewTimeFly, a management consulting firm and co-founder of Miaxis Biometrics, a startup company focusing on the innovation of the fingerprint pattern recognition algorithms and raised fund from Intel Capital. Sun has led many consulting projects. He was an active angel investor and a popular columnist in CEO & CIO China, a leading magazine on entrepreneurship and innovation. Sun has authored 34 articles in peer-reviewed English journals, 17 English book chapters or case studies, and 20 books, with over 2,400 Google Scholar Citations. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas, a master’s in philosophy (concentration in marketing) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a B.A. from Renmin University of China.