Yang’s Strategy Blog

Rui Yang Strategy Ray Yang Strategy

Welcome to my blog! I am a Ph.D. candidate in Strategic Management at the University of California, Riverside (my current C.V.).


My research concerns (1) firm agentic capabilities to impact and react to the market environments, and relatedly, (2) the interplay between environment-shaping strategies and performance-shaping environment. For example, I examine how mergers and acquisitions (M&As) change a firm's industry positioning and the inter-firm network structure, which drives firm market valuations.


As a management theorist and a data science hobbyist, I came to two realizations: (1) human brains are built to produce and consume theories (2) data allow humans to see further and theorize deeper. As we envision and observe how things connect, our minds naturally turn to what makes them tick, generating new knowledge in a loop of causal inference and probabilistic prediction.


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