University of Southern California

Yongzhi(Alex) Wang
Ph.D. student in Management and Organization

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

BE, Xi'an Institute of Post and Telecommunications


Yongzhi (Alex) Wang is a doctoral candidate in Strategy. His research consists of two streams, spanning competitive and collaborative topics: platform-based competition and strategic alliances. His dissertation, a winner of the Dissertation Research Grant of the Strategy Research Foundation and a finalist of the 2016 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition, focuses on competitive strategies in a platform-based market (the mobile app sector) and examines the antecedents and consequences of complementors’ (app developers) market-entry decisions across and within two competing platforms—Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. In his second line of inquiry on strategic alliances, Alex’s review article on alliance capabilities, coauthored with his academic advisor Professor Nandini Rajagopalan, has been published in the Journal of Management.


Wang, Y., and Rajagopalan, N. (2015) "Alliance Capabilities: Review and Research Agenda," Journal of Management, 41 (1), 236-260.