University of Southern California

Qingyuan(Lori) Yue
Assistant 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 evolution of market institutions and structure. Her research focuses on three aspects of the market evolution: a) how the distributional function of private institutions limits their regulatory effectiveness, b) how social movements challenge corporations and alter competition dynamics, and c) how institutional environments affect the formation and dissolution of interorganizational networks. Her dissertation was a finalist in the 2009 INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition. Professor Yue has published in Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and Organization Science.


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.
Yue, Q., Rao, H., 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.
Yue, Q. (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.
Ingram, P., and Yue, Q. (2008) "Structure, affect and identity as bases of organizational competition and cooperation," Academy of Managment Annuals, 2, 275-303.