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Yi Yang

Yi Yang
Dr. Yi YangMarketing, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department Chair, Associate Professor
  • CollegeManning School of Business
  • DepartmentMarketing Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Phone(978) 934-2813
  • OfficePulichino Tong Business Center - 220D
  • EmailYi_Yang@uml.edu

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship Technology Innovation Strategic Management

Her research interests include corporate venturing and entrepreneurship, organizational learning, technology management, decision-making process, DEA application in strategic management and entrepreneurship, and sustainability issues. She has published her research in academic journals such as European Journal of Operations Research, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Management, Research Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Strategic Management Journal. She has received several grants as PI or Co-PI from UMass Lowell, the UMass System and the Chinese National Science Foundation for research in the areas of both entrepreneurship and strategic management. She is a member of several professional associations such as Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.

Education

  • Ph D: Business Administration, (2006), Drexel University, LeBow College of Business - Philadelphia, PA
    Supporting Area: Organization and Strategy
  • MA: Business Administration, (2000), Nanjing University, International Business School - Nanjing, China
  • BA: Economics, (1997), Nanjing University, International Business School - Nanjing, China

Biography

Yi Yang is the Chair of the Department of Marketing Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Manning School of Business. Prior to that, she was the PhD program director at Manning from 2014-2017. She joined UMass Lowell in 2006 right after receiving her PhD in Business Administration from Drexel University.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Academy of Management Annual Conference Best Accepted Paper (2018), Scholarship/Research - Academy of Management
  • Best Paper in Strategy and International Business (2018), Scholarship/Research - Eastern Academy of Management Annual Conference
  • The EAM New England Journal of Entrepreneurship Best paper award (2015), Scholarship/Research - Eastern Academy of Management/New England Journal of Entrepreneurship
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2014), Teaching - UMass Lowell
  • UML Student Team in the 3rd place of National Collegiate Wind Competition (2013), Service, University - Department of Energy
  • Academy of Management Annual Conference Best Accepted Paper (2011), Scholarship/Research - Academy of Management
  • Best Dissertation in Social Science (2007), Scholarship/Research - Drexel University
  • Student Company of the Year, faculty advisor (2007), Service, Community - Junior Achievement, Eastern Massachusetts
  • Sponsored participant (2005), Scholarship/Research - 2005 Entrepreneurship division doctoral consortium, Hawaii
  • Meidi scholarship (1999), Scholarship/Research - Nanjing University, China
  • Excellent graduate student (1997), Service, University - Nanjing University, China

Selected Publications

  • Yang, Y., Chen, T., Qian, L. () "Takeover defense and Competition Actions,"
  • Wei, F. (Chinese University of Science and Technology), Yang, Y., Chen, Y., Yang, F. (Chinese University of Science and Technology) () "The effect of venture capital investments on innovative opportunities and technological arbitrage opportunities,"
  • Jiang, R. (Chinese University of Science and Technology), Yang, Y., Chen, Y. () "Firm diversification and operation efficiency: An investigation through DEA,"
  • Yang, Y., Chen, X. (Chinese University of Science and Technology), Chen, T., Chen, J. () "If you can’t beat them, join them: The formation of CVC ties from the competition perspective ," Academy of Management Journal
  • Tribbitt, M., Yang, Y. () "Top Management Team, Takeover Defense, and Innovation," Management Research Review
  • Yang, Y., Latif, S. (2018) "When less is not more: Corporate venture capital investments and acquisitions,"
  • He, W., Yang, Y., Wang, Z., Zhu, J. (2018) "Estimation and allocation of cost savings from collaborative CO2 abatement in China," Energy Economics 72: pp. 62-74
  • Mumi, A., Obal, M., Yang, Y. () "Investigating Social Media Activity as a Firm's Signaling Strategy through an Initial Public Offering," Small Business Economics
  • Jiang, R. (Chinese University of Science and Technology), Yang, Y., Chen, Y., Liang, L. (Chinese University of Science and Technology) () "Corporate Diversification, Firm Productivity and Resource Allocation Decisions: The Data Envelopment Analysis Approach," Journal of Operational Research Society
  • Yacus, A. (UMass Lowell), Elif, S. (UMass Lowell), Yang, Y. () "Women entrepreneurs: Approaches to startup capital finance, business Growth, and survival.," Journal of Small Business Management
  • Zhou, H. (Southeast University, China), Yang, Y., Chen, Y. (UMass Lowell), Zhu, J. (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) (2018) "DEA application in sustainability: The origins, development and future directions," European Journal of Operational Research 264: pp. 1-16
  • Balasubramanin, S. (UMass Lowell), Yang, Y., Tello, S.F. () "Does university entrepreneurial orientation matter? Evidence from university performance and regional economic development," Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
  • Tribbitt, M. (Pepperdine university), Yang, Y. (2017) "An agency perspective on the board of directors and corporate entrepreneurship," Management Research Review 40:11 pp. 1201-1215
  • Yang, Y. () "Technology relatedness, alliance strategy and liquidity events of new ventures in ecosystem venturing," Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
  • Yacus, A. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Esposito, S. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Yang, Y. (2017) "Capital structure and new venture survival," Eastern Academy of Management Conference Proceeding
  • Chen, T. (Oakland University), Tribitt, M. (Pepperdine university), Yang, Y., Li, X. (2017) "Does the rival matter? A competitive dynamics perspective on firms' product strategy," Journal of Business Research 76: pp. 1-7
  • Yang, Y., Chen, T., Zhang, L. (2016) "Corporate venture capital program autonomy, corporate investors’ attention and portfolio diversification," Journal of Strategy and Management 9:3 pp. 302–321
  • Yang, Y., Narayanan, V.K., Yamuna, B., Swaminathan , S. (2016) "Team mental model characteristics and performance in a simulation experiment ," Management Research Review 39:8 pp. 899-924
  • Mumi, A. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Obal, M., Yang, Y. (2016) "Social media and the performance of initial public offerings," Eastern Academy of Management Conference Proceeding
  • Balasubramanian, S., Yang, Y., Tello, S.F. (2015) "Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation on University Performance and Regional Economic Development," Eastern Academy of Management Conference Proceeding
  • Yang, Y., Narayanan, V., De Carolis, D. (2014) "The relationship between portfolio diversification and firm value: The evidence from corporate venture capital activity," Strategic Management Journal 35:13 pp. 1993-2011
  • Chen, T., Tribbitt, M.A., Yang, Y. (2014) "Top management team, takeover defense, and innovation," 2014:
  • Yang, Y., Nomoto, S., Kurokawa, S. (2013) "Knowledge transfer in corporate venturing activity and impact of control mechanisms," International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal 9:1 pp. 21-43
  • Tello, S.F., Yang, Y., Latham, S.F. (2013) "Nascent entrepreneur access an use of network resources," Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship 25:3 pp. 375-397
  • Yang, Y. (2012) "Bilateral interorganizational learning in CVC: Governance characteristics, knowledge transfer and performance," Management Research Review 35:5 pp. 352-378
  • Latif, S., Yang, Y. (2012) "Do investors care about earnings management?," Review of Business 32:2 pp. 33-43
  • Tello, S.F., Yang, Y., Latham, S.F. (2012) "Network, resources and nascent entrepreneurs: Using grounded theory to examine the resource gathering process," Eastern Academy of Management Conference Proceeding
  • Latif, S., Strickland, S., Yang, Y. (2011) "Earnings management: The case of sudden CEO death," Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal 15:2 pp. 39-58
  • Latif, S., Yang, Y., De Carolis, D. (2011) "Earnings management and adverse events: The case of biotechnology ventures," Academy of Management 2011 Annual Meeting Best Paper Proceedings
  • Richards, M., Yang, Y. (2010) "Modes of international external technology innovation: Evidence from a global sample," International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances 1:4 pp. 337-363
  • Xu, Y., Yang, Y. (2010) "Student learning in business simulation: An empirical investigation," Journal of Education for Business 85: pp. 1-6
  • Narayanan, V.K., Yang, Y., Zahra, S.A. (2009) "Corporate venturing and value creation: A review and proposed framework," Research Policy 38:1 pp. 58-76
  • Yang, Y., Nomoto, S., Kurokawa, S. (2009) "Corporate venturing governance, knowledge flow and performance," The Frontier of Entrepreneurship Research 29:19 pp. Full Article 2 (15 pages)
  • Yang, Y., Narayanan, V.K., Zahra, S. (2009) "Developing the selection and valuation capabilities through learning: The case of corporate venture capital," Journal of Business Venturing 24:3 pp. 264-273
  • De Carolis, D.M., Yang, Y., Deeds, D.L., Nelling, E. (2009) "Weathering the Storm: the Benefit of Resources to High-Technology Ventures Navigating Adverse Events," Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 3:2 pp. 147-160
  • Richards, M., Yang, Y. (2007) "Determinants of foreign ownership in international R&D joint ventures: Transaction costs and national culture," Journal of International Management 13:2 pp. 110-130
  • Richards, M., Yang, Y. (2004) "International joint ventures in China," The Journal of Asian Business 20: pp. 27-48
  • Kurokawa, S., Yang, Y. (2002) "Literature reviews on industry-university technology transfer,"
  • Yang, Y. (2000) "Impacts of the FDI on China's import and export: An empirical study," The Journal of World Economy February: pp. 44-49
  • Yang, Y., Guo, M., He, J. (1999) "Advertising strategies on OTC medicine," China Marketing August: pp. 70-71
  • Yang, Y. (1999) "An empirical analysis of technology progress of state-owned enterprises in Jiangsu Province," The Journal of Jiangsu Statistics June: pp. 27-37
  • Yang, Y. (1999) "Comparative analysis of the models of human resource management," The Journal of China Human Resource August: pp. 31-34
  • Yang, Y. (1999) "The necessity of the social insurance taxes in China," The Journal of Jiangsu Finance Research February: pp. 29-33

Selected Presentations

  • We are friends, but we are also rivals: The role of competition on CVC tie formation - Academy of Management Annual Conference, August 2018 - Chicago
  • Evolving Entrepreneurial Universities: The Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation in Leveraging Performance - Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Ed, June 2018 - Lowell, MA
  • Evolving Entrepreneurial Universities: A Bibliometric Analysis - Eastern Academy of Management annual conference, May 2018 - Providence, RI
  • Stranger Knows Best: Corporate Venture Capital Investor and Third-Party Acquirers - Eastern Academy of Management annual conference, May 2018 - Providence, RI
  • Does efficiency matter in the relationship between diversity and firm value? - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2017 - Altlanta, GA
  • The role of technology complementarity and technology similarity in corporate venture capital - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2017 - Altlanta, GA
  • Research topics in Corporate Venture Capital - Research Seminar, July 2017 - Nanjing, China
  • Investigating Social Media Activity as a Firm’s Signaling Strategy through an Initial Public Offering - Academy of Marketing Science Conference, May 2017 - Coronado, CA
  • Capital structure and new venture survival - Eastern Academy of Management annual conference, May 2017 - Baltimore, MD
  • When less is not more: Corporate venture capital investments and acquisitions - The FMA annual meeting, October 2016 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Social media and the performance of initial public offerings - Eastern Academy of Management annual conference, May 2016 - New Haven, CT
  • Social media interaction and venture performances through the effectuation lens: An empirical evidence from creative economy - The USASBE annual conference, January 2016 - San Diego, CA
  • Individual and firm participation in social media marketing: A review and synthesis of the literature - EDGE Direct/Interactive Marketing Research Summit, October 2015 - Boston, MA
  • Leveraging social media to increase capital Raised through an Initial Public Offering - EDGE Direct/Interactive Marketing Research Summit, October 2015 - Boston, MA
  • A competitive view of firms’ product strategy: A contingency perspective - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
  • Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation on University Performance and Regional Economic Development - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
  • Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation on University Performance - The Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2015 - Wellesley, MA
  • Leveraging university EO to enhance technology commercialization and regional growth: Does presence in a venture capital hub enhance - Eastern Academy of Management annual conference, May 2015 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Top Management Team, Takeover Defense, and Innovation - Eastern Academy of Management annual conference, May 2014 - Newport, RI
  • Team Mental Model Characteristics and Performance in a Simulation Experiment - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2012 - Boston, MA
  • Networks, Resources and Nascent Entrepreneurs: Using Grounded Theory to Examine the Resource Gathering Process. - Eastern Academy of Management, 49th Annual Meeting, May 2012 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Top management team and innovation-based collective actions - Southern Management Association annual conference, November 2011 - Savannah, GA
  • Can firms prevail adversity through earnings management? The evidence from biotechnology ventures - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2011 - San Antonia, TX
  • Corporate Venture Capital and Acquisitions of Entrepreneurial Firms - The Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2011 - Syracuse, NY
  • Online Social Networks and Nascent Entrepreneur Success. - The Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2011 - Syracuse, NY
  • Earnings Management and Adverse Events: The Case of Biotechnology Ventures - Eastern Academy of Management annual conference, May 2011 - Boston, MA
  • The relationship between diversification and portfolio growth value: The evidence from corporate venture capital activity - Eastern Academy of Management annual conference, May 2011 - Boston, MA
  • Survival of new technology companies in ecosystem venturing through corporate venture capital investments - Southern Management Association annual conference, November 2010 - St. Pete Beach, FL
  • Corporate venture capital programs: Does Diversification Influence Growth Value? - Strategic Management Society International Annual Conference, October 2010 - Rome, Italy
  • Modes of international external R&D collaborations: Evidence from a global sample - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2010 - Montreal, Canada
  • How Nascent Entrepreneurs Leverage Networks and Resources in a University Incubator - Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2010 - Montreal, Canada
  • How do new technology companies survive in ecosystem venturing? - Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, July 2010 - Beijing, China
  • Relationships and Resources: How Nascent Entrepreneurs Develop and Leverage Networks in the Incubation Process - Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2010 - Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Student learning in business simulation - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2009 - Chicago, IL
  • Corporate venturing governance, knowledge flows and performance - The Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2009 - Wellesley, MA
  • Modes of international external R&D collaborations: Emerging versus industrialized Economies - The Annual International Business Research Forum, February 2009 - Philadelphia, PA
  • A time series analysis of aggregate corporate venture capital activity - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2008 - Anaheim, CA
  • Bilateral interorganizational learning in CVC: Characteristics, knowledge transfer, and performance - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2008 - Anaheim, CA
  • Promoting de facto Standards through corporate venture capital (CVC) investments: from the perspective of agency theory - The Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2008 - Chapel Hill, NC
  • The value from CVC portfolio configuration: A real option approach - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2007 - Philadelphia, PA
  • The growth value from corporate venture capital portfolio diversification - The Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2007 - Madrid, Spain
  • Corporate venture capital: A multi-level analysis of the wave hypothesis - Strategic Management Society International Annual Conference, October 2006 - Vienna, Austria
  • Corporate venturing and value creation: A review and Synthesis - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2006 - Altlanta, GA
  • Bilateral interorganizational learning in CVC activities: The perspective of agency theory - The Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2006 - Bloomington, Indiana
  • Weathering the Storm: Preparing New Ventures for an Adverse Event - the USASBE annual conference, January 2006 - Tucson, Arizona
  • Weathering the storm: Slack, capabilities and adverse events in technology ventures - Southern Management Association annual conference, November 2005 - Charleston, SC
  • A cognitive perspective on adaptive learning and performance: Using a simulation experiment - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2004 - New Orleans, LA
  • The determinants of foreign equity ownership in international R&D joint ventures - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2004 - New Orleans, LA
  • The establishment of international R&D joint ventures in China - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2003 - Seattle, WA
  • International joint venture R&D activities in China - Academy of International Business annual conference, June 2003 - Monterey, CA

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • A Study on Entrepreneurial University Phenomenon: University Entrepreneurial Orientation and Team Dynamics (2018), Grant - Internal Seed Grant
    Yang, Y. (Co-Principal), Balasubramanian, S. (Co-Principal)
  • Manning-Zuckerberg Mini-Grant (2018), Grant - Manning School of Business & Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
    Yang, Y. (Co-Principal), Abdallah, L.M. (Co-Principal), Oztekin, A. (Co-Principal), Zhang, N. (Co-Principal),
  • Travel Stipends (2014), Sponsored Research - Nanjing University
    Yang, Y.
  • Competitive Capability Inertia, Organizational Learning and Sustainable Growth of Chinese Companies (2012), Sponsored Research - Chinese National Science Foundation
    Yang, Y. (Co-Principal)
  • Team UML-WIND: Wind Inspired by Natural Designs (2013), Contract - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
    Yang, Y. (Co-Principal)
  • Team UML-WIND: Wind Inspired by Natural Designs (2013), Grant - U.S. Department Of Energy
    Johnston, S.P., Willis, D.J., Hansen, C.J., Niezrecki, C., Yang, Y.
  • Competitive Capability Inertia, Organizational Learning and Sustainable Growth of Chinese Companies (2012), Grant - Chinese National Science Foundation
  • Leveraging Online Social Networks to Support Creative Ventures (2011), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Chen, G. (Co-Principal), Yang, Y. (Principal), Tello, S.F.
  • Leveraging Online Social Networks to Support Creative Ventures UMass-President's Office Creative Economy Initiatives Fund (2011), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Online Social Networks and Nascent Entrepreneur Success (2010), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Chen, G. (Co-Principal), Yang, Y. (Principal), Tello, S.F.
  • Examining Social Networks and New Venture Success in a Technology Incubator (2009), Grant - UMass Lowell Provost's Office
    Tello, S.F., Yang, Y.
  • Online Social Networks and Nascent Entrepreneur Success (2010), Grant - UMass Lowell Research Seed Grant
    Yang, Y.
  • Analyzing Strategic Decisions Using the Casual Mapping Technique (2007), Grant - UMass Lowell Exploration in Teach and Learning Grant

Research Currently in Progress

  • Competition relationship and CVC investment formation
    Yang, Y., Chen, X., Chen, T.
  • Firm diversification and operation efficiency: An investigation through DEA
    Yang, Y., Jiang, R., Chen, Y.
  • Takeover defense and Competition Actions
    Yang, Y., Chen, T., Qian, L.
  • The effect of venture capital investments on innovative opportunities and technological arbitrage opportunities
    Yang, Y., Wei, F., Chen, Y.
  • When less is not more: Corporate venture capital investments and acquisitions
    Yang, Y., Latif, S.