Professor Xiaohua Yang, Ph.D
Professor Xiaohua Yang is the founding director of China Business Studies Initiativ in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco. She specializes in internationalization of Chinese firms, interntional R&D strategic alliances, and foreign market entry strategies. Dr. Yang has served on numerous boards and has consulted companies and goverment agencies in a number of countries, including US, China, Australia, Finland, and Armenia. Distinguished Fellow, and an honorary prefessor of Center for Business Ethics at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China. Her work on globalization of Chinese business has not only attracted attention from the academia, but also from the media and is frequently invited to speak at international conferences, forums and symposia.
Professor Xiaohua Yang is garnering recognition in both the international academic community and media (Wenzhou Daily and Sing Tao Daily) for her research on Chinese enterprises in the U.S. and the globalization of Chinese business. She explores, among other key specialties, the relationship between brand recognition and firm performance, internationalization of Chinese firms, R&D strategic alliances, and foreign market entry strategies.
Dr. Yang is frequently invited to speak at international business conferences, forums and symposia – including HYSTA annual conference, Berkeley China Forum, Wenzhou Pareto Public Policy Colloquium, and Harvard Conference: China Goes Global. She brings her extensive academic and professional experience in Australia, Finland, Armenia, China, Taiwan, and the U.S. to her students and truly exemplifies the Jesuit hallmark of a global perspective.
Professor Yang believes there’s no better place than USF – a global university comprised of students and faculty from nearly every country, culture and ethnicity in the world – to engage students in a dialogue on the future of cross-cultural business strategy.
- Awards & Distinctions
Outstanding Research Award, Associate Professor, USF, 2013
- Best Paper Award at 6 Harvard conference on China Goes Global, October 8-10, 2012, Cambridge, MA, USA for “Revisit the Institutional Influences on the rise of Made-in-China Multinationals” (co-author with Stoltenberg, C.D.)
Honorary Professor, Center for Business Ethics, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, 2012
- Invited Member, Expert Board, the Research Institute for Managing Sustainability (RIMAS) at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Austria (Invited to be a part of the European Union research project team, “The role of multinational companies in addressing global development challenges,” 2013 – present
Outstanding Service Award, University of San Francisco School of Management, 2010
- Special Issue Co-Editor, Business Ethics Quarterly, 2013 – Present
- Special Issue Co-Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 2007 – 2009
- Special Issue Co-Editor, ALTERNATIVE Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2012 – 2013
- Editorial Review Board, Asia Pacific Journal of Management
- Member, Editorial Review Board, International Journal of Emerging Markets 2013 – present