Thumbnail

Dr. Yanli Zhang


Associate Professor | Management | Feliciano School of Business

Email: zhangy@mail.montclair.edu

Telephone: 9736557863

Office: Feliciano School of Business, 446

Biography

Dr. Yanli Zhang is currently an Associate Professor in the Management Department at Montclair State University. Her areas of expertise are in strategic management and international business. Her research interests focus on firm strategy, technological innovation, networks and knowledge, and international strategy. Dr Zhang is an award-winning professor with her paper on inter-firm networks and innovation winning the Doug Nigh Most Innovative Paper Award and Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management Annual Conference. She has published extensively and her research sheds light on how firms use networks to gain knowledge and build capabilities. Due to her expertise in innovation and globalization, she has been invited to be the Globalization Track Chair for IEEE International Technology Management Conference. She has a BA in Economics from Beijing University, China, and a MBA and Ph.D. in Management from Rutgers University. Before academia, she worked as an economic policy analyst in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China, and a management consultant in Accenture, Beijing office.

Areas of Expertise

Strategy and Competitiveness
Knowledge and Innovation
Multinational Business

Education

  • Ph D, Management -- Strategy and International Business, 2007, Rutgers University
  • BA, International Economics, 1996, Beijing University

Refereed Publications

  • Dong J., Zhang Y., (2016). When Customers Become Fans - Learning from Xiaomi's Innovation and Business Model. . MIT Sloan Management Review.Winter 2016
  • Zhang Y., (2016). Resource Based and Knowledge Based Views as Complementary Perspectives to Transaction Cost Theory. . International Journal of Decision Science.7 (1). (pp. 21-26).
  • Sun L. S., Zhang Y., (2015). Qihoo 360: Building a Free Business Model. . The CASE Journal.11 (2). (pp. 163-183).
  • Zhang Y., Hsu J., Xing R., Zhou W., (2015). Conflict of Interest: What It Is, Its Causes and Consequences. . International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations .5 (2). (pp. 1-18).
  • Zhang Y., Yao Z., (2015). Challenges in Organizational Control: The Economic and Management Perspectives. . International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations.5 (3). (pp. 33-44).
  • Sun S., Zhang Y., (2013). Corporate Governance and Organizational Survival under Punctuational Change: The Case of China's Burgeoning Banking Industry, 1897-1927. . Nankai Business Review International .4 (4). (pp. 268-289).
  • Sun S., Zhang Y., Chen Z., (2013). The Challenges of Chinese Outward Investment in Developed Countries: The Case of CITIC Pacific's Sino Iron Project in Australia. . Thunderbird International Business Review.55 (3). (pp. 313-322).
  • Zhang Y., Wang Y., Colucci W., Wang Z., (2011). The Paradigm Shift in Organizational Research. . International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations.1 (2). (pp. 57-70).
  • Zhang Y., Cantwell J., (2011). Exploration and Exploitation: The Different Impacts of Two Types of Japanese Business Group Network on Firm Innovation and Global Learning. . Asian Business & Management.10 (2). (pp. 151-181).
  • Zhang Y., Xing R., Wang J., (2011). A Broken Supply and Social Chain: Anatomy of the Downfall of an Industrial Icon. . International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change.2 (2). (pp. 55-65).
  • Cantwell J., Zhang Y., (2011). Innovation and Location in the Multinational Firm. . International Journal of Technology Management.54 (1). (pp. 116-132).
  • Wang Z., Hsu J., Yao J., Zhang Y., (2010). An E-Titan's Evolving Strategy and Business Model: Striving for Success in Challenging Times. . Journal of Cases on Information Technology.12 (2). (pp. 48-58).
  • Cantwell J., Zhang Y., (2009). The Co-Evolution of International Business Connections and Domestic Technological Capabilities: Lessons from the Japanese Catch-up Experience. United Nations, New York and Geneva. Transnational Corporations.18 (2). (pp. 37-68).
  • Zhang Y., Xing R., Liu X., (2009). How to Mitigate Agency Behaviors in the Mutual Fund Industry. . International Journal of Business Strategy.
  • Wang Y., Zhang Y., Xia J., Wang Z., (2008). Segmenting the Mature Travel Market by Motivation. . International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies.1 (2). (pp. 193-209).
  • Cantwell A. J., Zhang Y., (2006). Why is Japan’s R&D Internationalization so Low? A Path-Dependent Explanation. . Asian Business and Management.5 (2). (pp. 249-269).

Published Books

  • Cantwell A. J., Zhang Y., (2009). The Innovative Multinational Firm: The Dispersion of Creativity, and its Implications for the Firm and for World Development. (pp. 45-67). Images of the Multinational Firm (edited by Collinson, S. and Morgan, G.). Wiley Blackwell (author names listed in alphabetical order).
  • Cantwell A. J., Zhang Y., (2005). Japan’s R&D Internationalization and its Institutional Environment. (pp. 297-330). Internationalization and Institution (edited by M. Oesterle and J. Wolf). Wiesbaden: Gabler (author names listed in alphabetical order).
  • Zhang Y., (1998). Microsoft's Secret. . Translated: Chapter 8.

Published Proceedings

  • Zhang Y., Malaga R., Nunez E., (2016). Racing to the Top - A Case on Competition and Strategy in Crowd Equity Platforms. . Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development.
  • Zhang Y., Cao Y., Dong J., Cantwell J., (2016). The Role of Government in Driving University-Industry R&D Connections: A Case Study on Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education District. . United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2016 Conference Proceedings.
  • Zhang Y., Cao Y., Dong J., (2015). The Role of Government in Driving University-Industry R&D Connections: A Case Study on Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education District. . Triple Helix Conference 2015 Proceedings.
  • Zhang Y., Malaga R., Nunez E., (2015). Daryl Bryant and his StartupValley - A Case on Crowd Equity Platforms. . United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference Proceedings.
  • Sun S., Zhang Y., (2013). Using Simple Rules to Build the Business Model. . Suzhou-Silicon Valley-Beijing International Innovation Conference.
  • Zhang Y., Sun S., (2012). Qihoo 360: A "Free" Business Model. . United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference.
  • Zhang Y., Sun L. S., (2012). Technology Rules and Business Model: The Case of Qihoo 360. . Innovative Methods for Innovation Management and Policy Conference Proceedings.
  • Zhang Y., Hamilton E., (2011). Long Term Stock Market Returns from Real Dow History. . Society for Global Business and Economic Development Conference Proceedings. Refereed
  • Zhang Y., Xing R., Wang J., (2010). How and Why an Industrial Icon Come to Ruin. . Northeast Business & Economics Association Annual Conference Proceedings.
  • Sun L., Zhang Y., (2010). Corporate Governance and Organizational Survival under Punctuational Environmental Change: the Case of China's Burgeoning Banking Industry, 1897-1927. . International Association for Chinese Management Research Conference Proceedings. Refereed
  • Zhang Y., Cantwell J., (2008). International Business Connections and Domestic Institutions: Lessons from the Japanese Catch-up Experience. . Association of Japanese Business Studies Annual Conference Proceedings. Refereed
  • Zhang Y., (2007). Inter-Firm Networks and Innovation: the Difference between the Horizontal and Vertical Type. . Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Refereed
  • Zhang Y., (2006). The Advantages and Disadvantages of Strong Networks: Examining the Innovation and International Knowledge Sourcing Activities of Japanese Firms. . Association of Japanese Business Studies Conference Proceedings. Refereed

Other Publications

  • Sun L. S., Zhang Y., Chen Z., (2014). Integrative Case 4.4 - Sino Iron: Engaging Stakeholders in Australia. Cengage Learning. Global Business, 3e.

Awards and Honors

  • Highly Commended paper, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2017)
  • Who's Who in America, Marquis (2010)
  • Who's Who in American Women, Marquis (2010)
  • Master Professor and Hall of Fame Member, Business Strategy Game (2009)
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Annual Conference (2007)
  • Douglas Nigh Memorial Award for the Most Innovative Paper, Academy of Management (2007)
    This award is given to the most innovative paper that adopts an interdisciplinary approach submitted to the International Management Division at the Academy of Management annual conference. Selected out of 300+ papers at the most prestigious international conference in the management field.
  • Dissertation Research Award, Rutgers Technology Management Research Center (2006)

Research

  • How Shared Leadership and Team Personality Composition Interact to Improve Entrepreneurial Team Performance: Evidence from China (with Wencang Zhang, and Yali Shen), under review, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
  • Issues in the Development of Policy-led University Science Parks in China: The Case of the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education District (with Yuhua Cao, Jielin Dong, John Cantwell), to be submitted to Industry and Innovation
  • The Role of Simple Rules in Business Model Building and Evolution (with Sunny Li Sun, Jianqiang Xiao), to be submitted to Business Horizons