George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Song (Stephanie) Jinyuan

Focus:Research Focused Faculty
Academic Unit:Management
Positions:Assistant Professor
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 106
Office Hours:1:30pm to 4:30 pm on Thursdays/ by appointments
Research Interests:
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Corporate Governance
  • Nontraditional Competition
  • Social Networks
Ph.D. – Management, The Pennsylvania State University
MBA – Yale University
BA – Economics, Peking University
BA – International Relations, Peking University



Jinyuan (Stephanie) Song is an Assistant Professor of Management at the School of Business, George Mason University. She teaches Advanced Business Models and Introduction to Entrepreneurship.
Stephanie’s main research interests rest at the intersection of strategic leadership, competitive analysis, and social networks. In particular, she studies the effects of language in competition, and how executives’ characteristics (e.g., human and social capital) affect firms’ decision-making and engagement with competitors in the new competitive landscape.
Stephanie holds a Ph.D. in Management from Penn State University, an MBA from Yale University, and undergraduate degrees from Peking University with double majors in International Relations and Economics. She has worked at PwC, Fleishman-Hillard, and the United Nations Department of Field Support. She also has start-up experience in the industries of online social networking and education

Teaching Interests:
  • Strategic Management
  •  Entrepreneurship