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Fiona Kun Yao

Assistant Professor of Business Administration


Educational Background

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, 2013
M.S., Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, 2008
M.Phil., Management and Organizations, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2006
M.A., Management, Nanjing University, 2002
B.A., Management, Nanjing University, 1999

Recent Publications

Audia, P., Yao, K. 2017. The Spatial Diffusion of an Invisible Corporate Practice: Revisiting Stock Backdating, 1981-2005. Advances in Strategic Management, 36: 309-339

Yao, K., Chang, S. 2017. Do Individual Employees Learning Goal Orientation and Civic Virtue Matter? A Micro-Foundations Perspective on Firm Absorptive Capacity. Strategic Management Journal, 38: 2041-2060

Yao, K., Li, J. 2016. Multi-market Contact and Foreign Entry Location Decisions in China. Management International Review, 56: 95-122

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, 2014, 2016

Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business, 2015

Finalist of the Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, 2015

List of Teachers Ranked as Outstanding, University of Illinois, 2015

Service Activities

Editorial Review Board, Strategic Management Journal, 2017-present

Teaching and Research Interests

Multinational Management, International Business

Foreign Direct Investment, Emerging Economies, Corporate Governance, Executive Stock Options