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Xiaohua Yang

Founding Director, Professor of International Business

(415) 422-4330

Professor Xiaohua Yang teaches International Business and is the founding director of the Center for Business Studies and Innovation in Asia-Pacific in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco. She specializes in the internationalization of Chinese firms, MNE corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, international R&D strategic alliances, and foreign market entry strategies. She has taught and lectured in the USA, Australia, China, Taiwan, and Europe. She regularly teaches MBA and EMBA students and supervises doctoral students. Dr. Yang is a recipient of multiple Best Paper Awards from prestigious international conferences, the outstanding research award and the outstanding service award from the USF School of Management as well as the prestigious China Natural Science Foundation grant. Widely published in international journals, she has served as the senior editor of the Journal of Asia Business studies, the guest editor of several international journals including Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, Multinational Business Review, and Thunderbird International Business Review, among other editorial credentials.

Dr. Yang has served on numerous boards and has consulted companies and government agencies in a number of countries, including the U.S., China, Australia, Finland, and Armenia. She has designed and delivered training courses for Chinese companies. She has been a fellow of the Tim Fischer Center for Global Trade and Finance at Bond University, Australia, and an honorary professor at the Center for Business Ethics at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Hunan Normal University’s Public Administration School, and Sichuan University’s School of Business as well as a doctoral adviser at emlyon Business School. 

Her work on the globalization of Chinese business has not only attracted attention from the academia, but also from the media. She has been interviewed by CBS, San Francisco Business Times, Daily Economic News, Wenzhou Daily, Sing Tao Daily, Chinese Biz News, and Armenia National TV. She is frequently invited to speak at international conferences, forums, and symposia.  She has been a keynote/panel speaker at HYSTA annual conferences, F50 Global Investment Summits, Berkeley China Forum, Wenzhou Pareto Public Policy Colloquium, Delegation from Chinese Ministry of Commerce, and Harvard conferences on China Goes Global.

Dr. Yang earned her PhD in International Business/Strategic Management from the University of Kansas, her MBA from Iowa State University, and her BA from Shanghai University of International Studies.