University of Southern California

Qingyuan(Lori) Yue
Associate Professor of Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, Columbia University; MA, Peking University; BA, Renmin University


Lori Yue studies the collective action strategies of businesses. Her research explores two areas related to this topic. In one line of research, she examines how businesses mobilize among themselves to organize collective action. In a second line of research, she examines the strategies that businesses adopt to deal with collective actions organized by social movement activists in the market. She received the Marshall School’s Dean’s Award for Research Excellence in 2015 and the Research Excellence Award from the Management and Organization Department at USC in 2013. Professor Yue has published in Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and Organization Science. She is a consulting editor of the American Journal of Sociology, and has served in the editorial boards of leading journals.


Yue, Q., "Trouble in Store: The Emergence and Success of Protests against Wal-Mart Store Openings in America," in 2014.
Yue, Q., Rao, H., and Ingram, P. (2013) "Information Spillovers from Protests Against Corporations: A Tale of Walmart and Target," Administrative Science Quarterly, 58 (4), 669-701.
Yue, Q., Luo, J., and Ingram, P. (2013) "The Failure of Private Regulation: Elite Control and Market Crises in the Manhattan Banking Industry," Administrative Science Quarterly, 58 (1), 37-68.
Yue, Q., "Industry Self-Regulation as a Solution of Reputation Commons: A Case of the Commercial Bank Clearinghouse," in Barnett, M., and Pollock, T., eds., Oxford Handbook of Reputation Commons, Oxford, UK 2011.
Rao, H., Yue, Q., and Ingram, P. (2011) "Laws of Attraction: Regulatory Arbitrage in the Face of Activism in Right-to-Work States," American Sociological Review, 76 (3), 365-385.
Ingram, P., Yue, Q., and Rao, H. (2010) "Trouble in store: The emergence and success of protests against Wal-Mart store openings in America," American Journal of Sociology, 116 (1), 53-92.
Rao, H., Yue, Q., and Ingram, P., "Activists, Categories and Markets: Racial Diversity and Protests against Wal-Mart Store Openings in America," in , Research in the Sociology of Organizations 2010.
Ingram, P., and Yue, Q. (2008) "Structure, affect and identity as bases of organizational competition and cooperation," Academy of Managment Annuals, 2, 275-303.