- Assistant Professor, Organizations & Strategic Management
PhD, Strategy & Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Master of Science in Management, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Master of Science in Management, Operations Research & Supply Chain Management, Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Management, Qingdao University
Bachelor of Economics, Qingdao University
Areas of Interest
Dr. Yao’s research focuses on entrepreneurship, corporate governance, and strategic management. In particular, her research examines how the board of directors helps venture capital-backed startups innovate, overcome resource constraints, and successfully exit. Dr. Yao also researches subgroup dynamics and gender diversity in public traded company boards.
Dr. Yao is a member of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society.