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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Yang, Wei

Focus:Research Focused Faculty
Academic Unit:Management
Positions:Assistant Professor
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 220
Office Hours:By Appoitment only
Research Interests:

Innovation and knowledge creation; Technology change and adaptation; Digital platforms; Entrepreneurship; Venture capital; Corporate strategy.

Education:
  • PhD - Management, University of Texas at Austin
  • MS - Management, University of Texas at Austin
  • BA - English literature, Peking University
Profile:

Wei Yang is an Assistant Professor of Management at the School of Business. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business in 2019.  

Wei’s research focuses on corporate strategies and entrepreneurship in high technology settings. She is particularly interested in how firms’ knowledge creation is shaped by their surrounding industrial and social contexts, especially by their interactions with rivals, external collaborators, users, investors and the media. In her dissertation, Wei studied how firms innovate and compete on multi-sided digital platforms, where she leveraged massive data on software development technologies and advanced empirical techniques including cloud computing and machine learning to derive causal inferences.  

Wei has published in the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Conference Proceedings, etc. Wei received her B. A. in Economics and English Literature and M.S. in Management from Peking University, China. She also holds a Master of Finance degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Teaching Interests:

Corporate strategy; Entrepreneurship; Technology management