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Dr. Yinuo TANG

Dr. Yinuo TANG

Management and Strategy

Assistant Professor

3917 5245
KK 1230
Academic & Professional Qualification


  • Assistant Professor in Strategy     University of Hong Kong     (2015 - Present)
  • Ph.D. in Strategy                               University of Pittsburgh       (2010 - 2015) 
  • Master of Public Administration    Cornell University                 (2008 - 2010)
  • Bachelor of Economics                   Tsinghua University             (2004 - 2008)


Dr. Yinuo Tang is an Assistant Professor in Strategy and International Business in the HKU Business School, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He received his B.S. from Tsinghua University in China, M.P.A. from Cornell University, and Ph.D. from Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining HKU in 2015, he taught at the University of Pittsburgh from 2013 to 2015.


His research aims to understand how firms advance their capability and performance in heterogeneous institutional environments via corporate strategies such as M&A. In particular, he explores the relationship between Emerging Market Firms’ institutional strategies and their competitive advantages in the integrated global market.

  • STRA4701 Strategic Management
  • STRA4702 Global Corporate Strategy


Research Interest
  • Cross-Border Acquisitions
  • Growth Theory of the Firm
  • Institutional Theory
  • Emerging Market Multinational Corporations
Selected Publications
  • Wei Shi & Yinuo Tang (2015). Cultural similarity as in-group favoritism: The impact of religious and ethnic similarities on alliance formation and announcement returns. Journal of Corporate Finance (34), pages 32-46.
  • Yinuo Tang, Stone Shi, & John Prescott (2014). The Synchronization Trap: Cross-border Acquisition Pacing during Institutional Transition.  Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, IM Division.
Awards and Honours
  • Principal Investigator, General Research Fund (GRF) ;Project Number: 275036162016/17. The Growth of Emerging Market Firms and the Choice of Capital Market. Grand Total Award: 403,790 HKD;
  • 2018 Alan M. Rugman Most Promising Scholar Award Runner-up (Academy of International Business Conference);
  • HKU-FBE UG Teaching Reward 2017-18 (10000 HKD);
  • 2016 1st Place Winner, 4th Chicago International Amateur Piano Competition;
  • 2015 Gold Medal in the Sixth Seattle International Piano Competition;
  • 2014 Finalist: Academy of Management-IM Division GWU-CIBER Best Paper on Emerging Markets;
  • 2014 Katz Outstanding Doctoral Student Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh;
  • 2013 Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, San Francisco;
Service to the University/ Community
  • Primary Adviser & Co-Supervisor of PhD Student, The University of Hong Kong;
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Management Studies;
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer: Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, British Management Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Management;