Qin Yang, Ph.D.
Professor of Management (Management)
412-397-5461 phone (M)
412-397-2217 fax
Massey Hall 301

Educational Background

  • Master of Science, International Business, Wuhan University of Technology, 1998
  • Ph.D., General and Strategic Management, Temple University, 2007

Professional Background

  • Professor at RMU 2007-present
  • Lecturer at Wuhan University of Technology 1998-2002.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • International management; knowledge transfers; Entrepreneurship; Strategic leadership


  • Lin, J., Yang, Q. & Minutolo, M. (2024). What's next: Evergreen Marine Corp after the Suez Canal Incident. The CASE Journal (In press).
  • Lunnan, R., Meyer, K., Mudambi, R. & Yang, Q. (2023). The impact of knowledge and financial resource flows for MNE srategy: A typology of subsidiary roles. International Business Review, available online 21 September 2023.
  • Yang, Q. & Guo, G. (2022). A Reflection on “Emerging Issues in Corporate Entrepreneurship” by Dess, Ireland, Zahra, Floyd, Janney and Lane (2003, JOM).”. In: Ozkazanc-Pan, B., Osorio, A.E., Dutta, D.K., Gupta, V.K., Javadian, G., Guo, G.C. (eds) Modern Classics in Entrepreneurship Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

  • Yang, Q., Wang, Y. & Jiang, C. (2020). Local relational embeddedness and subsidiaries’ innovative performance. Journal of Behavior and Applied Management, 20(1): 17-35.

  • Demirkan, I., Yang, Q. & Jiang, C. (2019). Corporate entrepreneurship of emerging market firms: current research and future directions. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 22(1): 5-30.

  • Yang, Q. (2018). Geographical diversity of alliance portfolio and firm innovation: The roles of resource characteristics and governance structures. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 15(6): 1950001.

  • Guo, Grace Chun; Jiang, Crystal X.; and Yang, Qin (2017). The Effect of Government Involvement on Chinese Firms' Corporate Entrepreneurial Activities: The Case of Chinese Automobile Industry, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 20(1): 1-11.

  • Yang, Q. & Minutolo M. (2016). The strategic approaches for a new typology of patent portfolios.  International Journal of Innovation and Technology  Management, 13(2): 1650012
  • Jiang, C. X., Yang, Q., Song, S., & Annavarjula, M. (2016).  Emerging Markets Firms' Catch-up Strategy in New Product Development: Cases of Chinese Companies.  International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 8(3): 324-339. 

  • Bewaji, T., Yang, Q & Han, T. (2015). Funding accessibility for minority entrepreneurs: An empirical analysis. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 22(4): 716-733.
  • Guo, C., Jiang, C. & Yang, Q. (2014). The Development of Organizational Capabilities and Corporate Entrepreneurship Processes: The Case of Chinese Automobile Firms. Thunderbird International Business Review, 56(6): 483-500.

  • Cummings, J., Sholmbe, S. & Yang, Q. (2013). The Role of Partnering Factors in International Learning Alliance Success. International Journal of Strategic Business Alliance, 3(1): 23-49.

  • Jiang, X., Yang, Q., Li, S., & Wang, Y. (2011). The moderating effect of foreign direct investment intensity on local firms' intangible resources investment and performance implications: a case from China. Journal of International Management, 17(4): 291-304.
  • Yang, Q., Zimmerman, M., & Jiang, C. (2011). An empirical study of the impact of CEO characteristics on new firms' time to IPO. Journal of Small Business Management, 49(2): 163-184. .
  • Yang, Q., Mudambi, R., & Meyer, K. (2008). Conventional and reverse knowledge flows in multinational corporations. Journal of Management, 34(5): 882-902. .
  • Yang, Q. & Jiang, C. (2007).  Location advantages and subsidiaries' R&D activities in emerging economies: exploring the effect of employee mobility.  Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 24(3): 341-358..
  • Yang, Q. (2000). Financing and innovation of Chinese high-tech enterprises. Science and Technology Industry in China, 9(135): 9-10.