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Yang Xu, Ph.D.

Professor Associate Dean of School of Leaderships and Management Department of Management

Dr. Yang XuDr. Yang Xu is a Full Professor in the Management Department at the School of Leadership and Management. She holds a Ph.D. in Business from Virginia Tech. Dr. Xu has taught a variety of management and business administration courses and published many articles in various top or reputable refereed academic journals as the single or primary author. She was awarded grants and scholarships for research projects and professional development. Her scholarly accomplishments are widely recognized by academics because her publications are cited by top journals in management. Dr. Xu participates actively in the service to the Academy and the profession. She served a two-year term as Director of Center for Advanced Studies at the Academy and over ten years on various committees of Academy of Management. Dr. Xu is currently the Associate Dean of School of Leadership and Management.

Education

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Business, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2006
  • Master of Business Administration, China Europe International Business School, 2000

Courses Taught

  • Strategic Management
  • Contemporary Skills for Business Professionals
  • Leadership, Organizational Development and Change
  • International Business Operations
  • Public Management Consulting

Professional Certifications. Affiliations, and Memberships

  • American Economic Association (AEA) (2018 –present)
  • Eastern Academy of Management (EAM) (2016 – present)
  • Academy of Management (AOM) (2000 – present)
  • Industry Studies Association (ISA) (2012 – 2013)
  • Academy of International Business (AIB) (2004 – present)
  • International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) (2007 – 2010)
  • Southern Management Association (SMA) (2004 – present)
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTC) (2006-present)

Honors and Awards

  • Winner of the 2009 Campus Award for Excellence in Teaching, Penn State University
  • Nominated for the Penn State University College Faculty Teaching Award in both 2017 and 2018
  • Nominated for the Penn State University teaching award in 2008

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Xu, Y. and Hickey, A. W. 2022. Cadet Mentoring Program: Best Practices for Success, Military Psychology, 34 (1), 23-32, DOI: 10.1080/08995605.2021.1965443
  • Xu, Y. and Flambard, V. 2021. Introducing Multicultural Experiences through Virtual Partnerships, Journal of Education for Business, 97 (4), 261-269, DOI: 10.1080/08832323.2021.1924107
  • Xu, Y. and Flambard, V. 2021. Developing Cultural Intelligence through Experiential Digital Global Engagement (EDGE) Exercises, Journal of International Business Education, 16, 155-164.
  • Xu, Y. 2019. The Moderating Effect of Founding Assets on the Founders’ Human Capital – New Venture Growth Relationship. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 22 (2), 126-142.
  • Yi, X. and Xu, Y. 2019. Founding conditions and benefit offerings: Evidence from U.S. startups, Personnel Review, 48 (1), 141–162

Other Research/Scholarship Endeavors:

  • Xu, Y. (Co-Presenter), et.al. “Global Mindset: Developing Cultural Intelligence through Experiential Digital Global Engagement (EDGE) Exercises” in the AOM PDW “Teaching Bootcamp: A MED Interactive Workshop”, Academy of Management annual meeting, peer-reviewed/refereed. (August, 2021)
  • Xu, Y. “Family Ownership, Founders’ Human Capital and Benefit Offerings”, 2021 Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC), peer-reviewed/refereed. (May 24-27, 2021)
  • Xu, Y. (Co-Presenter), et.al. “High-impact Low-tech Pedagogies to Engage Students” in the AOM PDW “Teaching Bootcamp: A MED Interactive Workshop”, Academy of Management annual meeting, peer-reviewed/refereed. (August, 2020)
  • Xu, Y. “Developing Cultural Intelligence through Experiential Digital Global Engagement (EDGE) Exercises”, Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) Lunchtime Scholarship Seminar (October 6th, 2020)
  • Xu, Y. (Co-Presenter) & Lewis, J. “Teaching sustainability at the United States Coast Guard Academy: An overview of a newly created elective focusing on environmental and social justice”, the Fifth Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Northeast Conference at Rutgers Business School (virtual), peer-reviewed/refereed. (October 26-29, 2020)
  • Xu, Y. “The Effect of Fringe Benefit Offerings on Early-Stage External Financing”, the First LATAM Symposium of Business Economics, peer-reviewed/refereed. (November 2020)
  • Xu, Y. (Co-Presenter), et.al. “High-Impact Low-Tech Teaching Methods to Increase Student Participation and Engagement” in the AOM PDW “Teaching Bootcamp: An Interactive Workshop”, Academy of Management annual meeting, peer-reviewed/refereed. (August, 2019)
  • Xu, Y. “A Blessing or a Curse? The Role of Benefit Offerings in the Startup’s Early-Stage External Financing”, American Economic Association annual conference (January, 2019, Poster Session)
  • Xu, Y. (Co-Presenter), et.al. “Cross-cultural differences” in the AOM PDW “Teaching with Interactive Assignments”, Academy of Management annual meeting, peer-reviewed/refereed. (August, 2015)
  • Xu, Y. “Alliance Portfolio, Top Management Team’s Cognitive Model and Technological Innovation” at the Research Paper Development Workshop, Academy of Management annual meeting, peer-reviewed/refereed. (August 2013)

Sponsored Research and Research Grants

  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Research Micro-Grant (2022)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Loy Institute for Leadership Faculty Fellow (2019 – 2021)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) 2020 Research Fellowship
  • Sponsored Research, Kauffman Foundation, $5,200 each year (2010 – October 2020)
  • Research Development Grant and Undergraduate Research Stipend, Penn State University, 2018 – 2019, 2016 – 2017, 2014 – 2015, 2011 – 2013, 2010 – 2011, 2006 – 2008, 2005 – 2006

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