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    Pai-Ling Yin

    Associate Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Director, Technology Commercialization Initiative

    PhD, Stanford; MSc, London School of Economics; BA, BS, Indiana University

    Pai-Ling Yin is an Associate Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Director of the Technology Commercialization Initiative. She co-founded the Mobile Innovation Group ( to research the mobile app ecosystem, from industry evolution to platform competition to entrepreneurial strategy. Pai-Ling received her economics PhD from Stanford. She was a professor of strategy at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan and a research scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. She has written numerous cases on technology and strategy and research papers on platform competition and innovation diffusion. She co-owns a small business, FitLAB Pilates, in Cambridge, MA.

    Helena Yli-Renko

    Director, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Orfalea Director's Chair in Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship

    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. Prior to joining USC, Professor Yli-Renko worked in consulting at McKinsey and Company and as Research Fellow at London Business School. She is Co-Founder of technology start-up Perception Robotics.

    Jonathan Yormark

    Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

    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.

    S. Young

    George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports Entertainment Business & Professor of Accounting

    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.

    Qingyuan Yue

    Associate Professor of Management and Organization

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

    Lori Yue is has published widely on businesses' collective action strategies, examining how businesses mobilize to organize collective action and how businesses deal with social movement protests in the market. Her research covers topics including business and community relationship, elite mobilization, network evolution, and industry self-regulation. Her recent research expands to investigate market dynamics and regulation of the emerging new economy. Lori has received numerous research awards including the Marshall School’s Dean’s Award for Research Excellence. Lori is 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 popular teacher, and she is a two-time recipient of the Dean's Congratulation for excellence in teaching.

    Fernando Zapatero

    Robert G. Kirby Chair in Behavioral Finance & Professor of Finance and Business Economics

    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.

    Miao (Ben) Zhang

    Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics

    Leon Zhu

    Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations Management

    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.

    Norman Zukis

    Adjunct Professor of Management and Organization

    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.