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


  • Yang, Q. & Guo, G. (2021 Forthcoming). Book chapter “A Reflection on “Emerging Issues in Corporate Entrepreneurship” by Dess, Ireland, Zahra, Floyd, Janney and Lane (2003, JOM).” for book Modern Classics in Entrepreneurship Studies. Springer Nature Publishing.

  • Yang, Q., Wong, 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.