Benjamin Cedric Larsen is a Ph.D. Fellow at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), as well as a Visiting Researcher at Stanford’s Asia Pacific Research Center. Benjamin holds a dual master's degree in public management from CBS and CAS 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 at the organization of leading AI ecosystems while highlighting the role of the state in the governance of digital platforms that shape innovation in AI.