PhD, MS, Helsinki University of Technology
Helena Yli-Renko's research focuses on the growth and performance of young, technology-based firms; internationalization; new product development; and knowledge acquisition and social capital in interfirm relationships. She has published in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Business Venturing, among others, and has won awards from the Academy of Management, the American Marketing Association, the Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference, and the International Council for Small Business. She serves on the editorial review boards of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Business Venturing. Prior to joining USC, Professor Yli-Renko worked in consulting at McKinsey and Company and as Research Fellow at London Business School. She was Co-Founder of technology start-up Perception Robotics, which was acquired by OnRobot A/S. Yli-Renko currently serves on the boards of OnRobot and Gamma Alloys.
PhD, MS, Purdue University; BS, College of the City of New York
Jonathan Yormark has published papers in the Journal of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, Management Science, and OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science.
PhD, University of Pittsburgh; MAcc, The Ohio State University; BA, Oberlin College
S. Mark Young studies management control system design and has conducted research in the automobile, airline, high tech, and entertainment industries. He has published in Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, and Academy of Management Review, and served as associate editor of The Accounting Review. His book with Dr. Drew Pinsky, The Mirror Effect, was a New York Times Best Seller. Professor Young received the Notable Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award and the Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Award. He is a distinguished fellow of the Center for Excellence in Teaching at USC.
PhD, Columbia University; MA, Peking University; BA, Renmin University
Qingyuan (Lori) Yue has published research papers on how businesses mobilize collective action and how they strategically interact with social movement challenges. Her recent research investigates the economic and social issues in the digital transformation of the economy and in emerging markets. Lori is an associate editor of Management Science, a consulting editor of the American Journal of Sociology, and has served in the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science. She chairs the Research Committee of the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division of the Academy of Management. Lori is also a three-time recipient of teaching awards.
PhD, Columbia University; BA, Comillas Pontifical University
Fernando Zapatero is a financial economist who studies problems in asset pricing and corporate finance, with an emphasis on mathematical and computational methods. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Mathematical Finance, and Management Science, and he coauthor of Introduction to the Economics and Mathematics of Financial Markets (MIT Press). He is an associate editor for Annals of Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Mathematical Finance, and Mathematics and Financial Economics. Before joining USC, Professor Zapatero served on the faculty of the University of Texas, UC-Berkeley, and ITAM.
PhD, MA, University of Florida; BA, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Leon Yang Zhu (Chu) is an operations management scholar whose research interests include contract and market mechanism design, game theory, and applied optimization. Professor Zhu's papers have been published in the American Economic Review, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Theory, Management Science, Operations Research, and Rand Journal of Economics.
MBA U Chicago; BBA Acctg, Texas Tech
Bob Zukis has twenty-five years of applied business strategy and operations experience as a management consultant, business executive, author and speaker with extensive experience in Asia and Europe. His past employers have included PwC Management Consulting. He is a prolific author and speaker.