Dr. Xiaohua Yang is Associate Professor of International Business and heads the Globalization of Chinese Enterprise program in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco. She specializes in internationalization of Chinese firms, international R&D strategic alliances, and foreign market entry strategies. She has taught and lectured in the USA, Australia, China, Taiwan, and Europe. She regularly teaches MBA and EMBA students and supervises doctoral students. A recipient of the Best Paper Award from 6th Harvard University’s China Goes Global Conference in 2012, and the prestigious China Natural Science Foundation grant, and widely published in international journals, she is currently the Senior editor of the Journal of Asia Business studies, among other editorial credentials.
Dr. Yang has served on numerous boards and has consulted companies and government agencies in a number of countries, including US, China, Australia, Finland, and Armenia. She has designed and delivered training courses for Chinese companies. Recently, she has been appointed as a member of advisory board of Oceanus Academy, a part of Silicon Valley Women Federation. She is a fellow of Tim Fischer Center for Global Trade and Finance at Bond University, Australia, a 2012 Academy for Global Business Advancement Distinguished Fellow, and an honorary professor of Center for Business Ethics at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China.
She currently coordinates a large study on Chinese enterprises in the U.S. in collaboration with China General Chamber of Commerce-USA. Her work on globalization of Chinese business has not only attracted attention from the academia, but also from the media. She has been interviewed by Wenzhou Daily, Sing Tao Daily, and Lihong Radio. She is frequently invited to speak at international conferences, forums and symposia. Recently, she was a keynote/panel speaker at HYSTA annual conference, Berkeley China Forum, Wenzhou Pareto Public Policy Colloquium, and Harvard conference on China Goes Global.
Dr. Yang earned her PhD in International Business/Strategic Management from the University of Kansas, her MBA from Iowa State University, and her BA from Shanghai University of International Studies.
Ph.D., International Business/Strategic Management School of Business, University of Kansas, USA.
- Global business strategy
- Cross-cultural negotiation
- Doing business in China
Yang, X. and Rivers, C. Cross-Border Differences in Company Attitude to Corporate Social Responsibility, Journal of Business Ethics, in press.
Michael Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E. and Yang, X. 2009. Varieties of Asian capitalism: Toward an institutional theory of Asian enterprise, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 26 (1): 361-380.
Yang, X., Lim, Y., Sakurai, Y., & Seo, S. 2009. Comparative Analysis of Internationalization of Chinese and Korean Firms, Thunderbird International Business Review, 51 (1): 37-51.
Yang, X., Jiang, Y., Kang, R., and Ke, Y. 2009. A Comparative Analysis of Internationalization of Chinese and Japanese Firms, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 26 (1): 141-162.