Benjamin Cedric Larsen is a PhD Fellow at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing. He joined Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) as visiting student researcher from the spring of 2019 through spring 2020.
Benjamin holds a dual Master degree in Public Management from Copenhagen Business School and The Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Prior to pursuing his doctoral-degree, Benjamin worked professionally in China, holding positions across the Danish Foreign Ministry as well as China’s technology industry (NJU Electronics / JD AI).
Benjamin’s research interests relate to the organization of AI innovation, with a particular focus on the dynamics playing out in China. His research looks into the organization of leading AI ecosystems while highlighting the role of the state in the governance of digital platforms that shape innovation in AI.