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Yi Yang


Yi Yang
Dr. Yi YangMarketing, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department Chair, Professor
  • College
    Manning School of Business
  • Department
    Marketing Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Phone
    (978) 934-2813
  • Office
    Pulichino Tong Business Center - 220D
  • Email

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, Journal of Small Business Management, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, 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, and co-director of the Jack Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship. 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
  • Highly Commended in Emerald Literati Award (2018), Scholarship/Research - Emerald Publishing
  • 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

Selected Publications

  • Mumi, A., Obal, M., Yang, Y. (2019). Investigating social media as a firm’s signaling strategy through an IPO. Small Business Economics, 53(3) 631-645.
  • Jiang, R., Yang, Y., Chen, Y., Liang, L. (). Corporate Diversification, Firm Productivity and Resource Allocation Decisions: The Data Envelopment Analysis Approach. Journal of Operational Research Society
  • Yacus, A., Elif, S., Yang, Y. (2019). The Influence of Funding Approaches, Growth Expectations, and Industry Gender Distribution on High‐Growth Women Entrepreneurs. Journal of Small Business Management, 57(1) 59-80.
  • Tribbitt, M.A., Yang, Y. (2018). Takeover defense, collective action and the top management team. Management Research Review, 41(12) 1375-1394.
  • He, W., Yang, Y., Wang, Z., Zhu, J. (2018). Estimation and allocation of cost savings from collaborative CO2 abatement in China (72: pp. 62-74). Energy Economics
  • Zhou, H., Yang, Y., Chen, Y., Zhu, J. (2018). DEA application in sustainability: The origins, development and future directions. European Journal of Operational Research, 264 1-16.
  • Tribbitt, M., Yang, Y. (2017). An agency perspective on the board of directors and corporate entrepreneurship. Management Research Review , 40(11) 1201-1215.
  • Chen, T., Tribbitt, M.A., Yang, Y., Li, X. (2017). Does rivals' innovation matter? A competitive dynamics perspective on firms' product strategy. Journal of Business Research, 76 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) 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) 899-924.
  • 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) 1993-2011.
  • 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) 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) 375-397.
  • Yang, Y. (2012). Bilateral interorganizational learning in CVC: Governance characteristics, knowledge transfer and performance. Management Research Review , 35(5) 352-378.
  • Latif, S., Yang, Y. (2012). Do investors care about earnings management? Review of Business, 32(2) 33-43.
  • Latif, S., Strickland, S., Yang, Y. (2011). Earnings management: The case of sudden CEO death. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, 15(2) 39-58.
  • Richards, M., Yang, Y. (2010). Modes of international external technology innovation: Evidence from a global sample. International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, 1(4) 337-363.
  • Xu, Y., Yang, Y. (2010). Student learning in business simulation: An empirical investigation. Journal of Education for Business, 85 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) 58-76.
  • 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) 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) 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) 110-130.
  • Richards, M., Yang, Y. (2004). International joint ventures in China. The Journal of Asian Business, 20 27-48.

Selected Presentations

  • The impacts of technological relationship on breakthrough innovation in the corporate venture capital setting - Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2019 - Boston
  • Team Congruence On Entrepreneurial Orientation: Can Alignment Enhance Team Performance? - the 2019 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2019 - Wellesley
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • A time series analysis of aggregate corporate venture capital activity - Academy of Management annual meeting, August 2008 - Anaheim, CA
  • 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

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • 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.
  • Leveraging Online Social Networks to Support Creative Ventures (2011), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Chen, G. (Co-Principal), Yang, Y. (Principal), Tello, S.F.
  • 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.