YANG Xiaohua
Professor of International Business at University of San Francisco
Adjunct Professor at emlyon business school
DBA Advisor at emlyon business school

Dr. Xiaohua Yang is a tenured full professor of International Business and is the founding director of China Business Studies Initiative in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco. She specializes in internationalization of Chinese firms, corporate sustainable development and CSR, international R&D strategic alliances, and foreign market entry strategies.  She has taught and lectured in the USA, Australia, China, Taiwan, and Europe.  She regularly teaches MBA and EMBA students and supervises doctoral students. Dr. Yang is a recipient of multiple Best Paper Awards from prestigious international conferences, the three-time outstanding research award and the outstanding service award from the USF School of Management as well as the prestigious China Natural Science Foundation grants.  Widely published in international journals, she is the guest editor of several top journals including Asia Pacific Journal of Management and Business Ethics Quarterly, among other editorial credentials.

Dr. Yang has served on numerous boards and has consulted companies and government agencies in a number of countries, including US, China, Australia, Finland, and Armenia.  She has designed and delivered training courses for Chinese companies. Dr. Yang is the Xiaoxiang Scholar at Moral Culture Research Institute, Hunan Normal University and has been a fellow of Tim Fischer Center for Global Trade and Finance at Bond University, Australia, a 2012 Academy for Global Business Advancement Distinguished Fellow, and an honorary professor of Center for Business Ethics at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China.

She has led a large study on Chinese enterprises in the U.S. in collaboration with China General Chamber of Commerce-USA.  Her work on globalization of Chinese business has not only attracted attention from the academia, but also from the media.  She has been interviewed by CBS, San Francisco Business Times, Xinhua News, Daily Economic News, Wenzhou Daily, Sing Tao Daily, Chinese Biz News and Armenia National TV.  She is frequently invited to speak at international conferences, forums and symposia. Recently, she was a keynote/panel speaker at 2012 and 2017 HYSTA annual conference, 2018 F50 Global Investment Summit, 2018 Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Festival, Berkeley China Forum, Wenzhou Pareto Public Policy Colloquium, Delegation from Chinese Ministry of Commerce, and Harvard conferences on China Goes Global.

Dr. Yang earned her PhD in International Business/Strategic Management from the University of Kansas, her MBA from Iowa State University, and her BA from Shanghai University of International Studies.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas USA
    Major: International Business/Strategic Management
  • Master of Sciences (M.S.) in Business Administration
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA
    Major: Marketing/International Business
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
    Shanghai University of International Studies, Shanghai, China
    Major: English Literature
Internationalization of Chinese firms, corporate sustainable development and CSR, international R&D strategic alliances innovation, and foreign market entry strategies.
  • International Business
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Globalization of Chinese Business
  • Cross-cultural Negotiation