Fiona Kun Yao

Fiona Kun Yao

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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185 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-4016

fionayao@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, 2013
  • M.S., Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, 2008
  • M.Phil., Management and Organizations, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2006
  • M.A., Management, Nanjing University, 2002
  • B.A., Management, Nanjing University, 1999

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2013 to present
  • Lecturer of Business Administration, Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2013
  • Senior Management Consultant, Sun Hung Kai Properties, 2012
  • Intern, CASH Financial Services Group Limited, 2002
  • Consultant, Nanjing University Pharmaceutical Company, 2001
  • Management Assistant. Personal Communication Sector, Motorola (China) Electronics, Ltd., 2001
  • Consultant, Nongken Group, 2000
  • Consultant, Sunshine Consulting Company, 2000
  • Market Researcher, China Economic Monitoring Center, 1997

Recent Publications

  • Yao, F., & Chang, S. (2017). Do Individual Employees' Learning Goal Orientation and Civic Virtue Matter? A Micro-Foundations Perspective on Firm Absorptive Capacity. Strategic Management Journal, 38 (10), 2041-2060.
  • Audia, P., & Yao, F. (2017). The Spatial Diffusion of an Invisible Corporate Practice: Revisiting Stock Backdating, 1981-2005. Advances in Strategic Management, 36 309-339.
  • Yao, F., & Li, J. (2016). Multi-market Contact and Foreign Entry Location Decisions in China. Management International Review, 56 (1), 95-122.

Other Publications

Article

  • Li, J., Qian, C., & Yao, F. (2015). Confidence in Learning: Inter-and Intraorganizational Learning in Foreign Market Entry Decisions. Strategic Management Journal, 36 918-929.
  • Li, Y., Yao, F., & Ahlstrom, D. (2015). The Social Dilemma of Bribery in Emerging Economy: A Dynamic Model of Emotion, Social Value, and Institutional Uncertainty. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 32 (2), 311-334.
  • Li, J., & Yao, F. (2010). The Role of Reference Groups in International Investment Decisions by Firms from Emerging Economies. Journal of International Management, 16 143-153.

Conference Proceeding

  • Chang, S., & Yao, F. Forthcoming. The Dual-Causal and Temporal Relationships between Firm Employee Relations Systems and Performance. Annual Academy of Management Meeting.
  • Li, J., & Yao, F. Forthcoming. Competing in Multiple Geographic Markets: Multi-market Contact and Foreign Entry Location Decisions in China. Academy of International Business Annual Meetings.
  • Li, J., & Yao, F. (2005). Population Exploitation, Organizational Exploration: Intra-and Inter-Organizational Effects on FDI Location Decisions in China. Academy of International Business Annual Meetings.

Presentation

  • Yao, F. (2017). Domain Protection and Organizational Ties: Regulatory Standards Making as a Corporate Political Action. 10th Asia Academy of Management Conference.
  • Yao, F. (2017). Paying the Price: A Study of Executive Demotion after Stock Option Exercises in Chinese State-Owned Enterprises. 59th Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business.
  • Yao, F. (2016). Executive Staffing Strategies of Japanese Multinational Enterprises in China. 7th International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR) Conference.
  • Yao, F. (2015). Stock Option Exercises of Chinese Executives. 9th Asia Academy of Management Conference.
  • Yao, F. (2015). The Dual-Causal and Temporal Relationships between Frim Employee Relations Systems and Performance. Annual Meeting of Academy of Management.
  • Yao, F. (2014). Decomposing Environmental Effects: A Study of Japanese Multinational Enterprises’ Executive Staffing Strategies in China. Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business.
  • Yao, F. (2014). Opportunity, Threat, and Asymmetric Moderating Effects on Multinational Firms' Staffing Strategies. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Yao, F. (2014). Paying the Price: Executive Demotion after Stock Option Exercises in Chinese State-owned Enterprises. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Yao, F. (2013). To Cash in or Not: Executive Stock Option Exercises in Chinese State-Owned Firms. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Yao, F. (2013). When and How People Make the Place: Understanding the Micro-Foundation of Firm Absorptive Capacity. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Yao, F. (2012). The Impact of Corporate Governance on Corporate Illegal Behavior in China. 4th World Business Ethics Forum.
  • Yao, F., & Audia, P. (2011). The Diffusion of an Invisible Practice: Evidence from Stock Backdating. Annual Academy of Management Meeting.
  • Yao, F., & Li, J. (2009). Sub-national policy uncertainty and foreign investment location strategies in an emerging economy. Annual Academy of Management Meeting.
  • Yao, F., & Li, J. (2008). Emerging economy multinationals as reference groups: Institutional environments and investing in China. Presented at Copenhagen Business School.
  • Yao, F. (2007). Preventing a Crime? Exploring the Impact of Corporate Governance on Corporate Illegal Behavior in China. Annual Academy of Management Meeting.
  • Yao, F., & Audia, P. (2007). The Geography of stock backdating. Annual Academy of Management Meeting.
  • Yao, F. (2006). A Network Perspective on Geographic Competition: Market Entry Decisions of American Subsidiaries in China. Annual Academy of Management Meeting.
  • Yao, F. (2006). A Network Perspective on Geographic Competition: Market Entry Decisions of American Subsidiaries in China. Annual Academy of Management Meeting.
  • Yao, F., & Li, J. (2005). Population Exploitation, Organizational Exploration: Intra-and Inter-Organizational Effects on FDI Location Decisions in China. Annual Academy of Management Meeting.
  • Yao, F., & Li, J. (2005). Population Exploitation, Organizational Exploration: Intra-and Inter-Organizational Effects on FDI Location Decisions in China. Academy of International Business Annual Meetings.

Honors and Awards

  • N/A, List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, 2014,2016
  • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of International Business, 2015
  • Finalist of the Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, 2015
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Outstanding, University of Illinois, 2015

Grants

  • Inter-Industry Foreign Direct Investment Transfer in African Countries, Department of Business Administration, Junior Faculty Council, 2016
  • A Meta-Analytic Review on the Antecedents and Consequences of Absorptive Capacity, Department of Business Administration, Junior Faculty Council, 2015
  • Understanding Competitive Behavior in Organizations, Business Excellence Grant Competition, 2015
  • Ending Corruption: A Subnational Level Study of FDI and Corruption in Emerging Economies, Department of Business Administration, Junior Faculty Council, 2014
  • The Influence of State-financed Cross-border M&As on the Internationalization of Emerging Market Firms: Target Selection, Center for International Business Education and Research, 2014
  • Agency, Knowledge, and Identity: International Staffing Decisions in Emerging Economies, Business Excellence Grant Competition, 2013

Services

  • Editorial Review Board, Strategic Management Journal, 2017 to present

Teaching Interests

Multinational Management, International Business

Research Interests

Foreign Direct Investment, Emerging Economies, Corporate Governance, Executive Stock Options

Current Courses

  • Multinational Management (BADM 381) Examines critical issues facing managers who work in multinational firms. Designed to develop students' skills for working in a global business environment. Topics include foreign market entry strategies, global management of the functional areas of business, and management and control of multinational firms in the global marketplace.
  • Multinational Management (BADM 582) Examines critical issues facing managers who work in multinational firms. Designed to develop students' skills for working in a global business environment. Topics include foreign market entry strategies, global management of the functional areas of business, and management and control of multinational firms in the global marketplace.
  • Orgs & Int'l Business (BADM 590) Special topics in the general area of business. Topics are selected by the instructor at the beginning of each term. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary; unlimited credit hours for graduate and professional students.
  • Proseminar in Internatl Bus (BADM 591) Lectures in topics of current interest not covered by regular course offerings. Subjects are announced in the Class Schedule. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same term and/or separate terms as topics vary; unlimited credit hours for graduate and professional students.

Contact

185 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-4016

fionayao@illinois.edu