Yongzhi (Alex)  Wang

Yongzhi (Alex) Wang

Assistant Professor

Management & Human Resources


Yongzhi (Alex) is an assistant professor in Strategic Management. His research consists of two streams, covering competitive and cooperative strategies: platform-based competition and strategic alliances.

Alex's research has won multiple awards, such as a 2015-2016 dissertation grant from the Strategy Research Foundation, one of eight finalists of the 2017 INFORMS/Organization Science Best Dissertation Proposal Competition, the Innovation Theme Best Paper at the 2017 Hong Kong Special Conference of the Strategic Management Society, and a 2015 Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award for research from University of Southern California.


Areas of Expertise

  • Platforms and Network Economies
  • Firm Capabilities
  • Strategic Alliances



  • 2019 Spring:

- Competitive Analysis in Digital Economies (MHR 7413), MBA (scheduled) 
- Strategic Management (BUSMHR 4490), Undergraduate (scheduled) 

  • 2018 Spring:

- Strategic Management (BUSMHR 4490), Undergraduate 


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (specialize in Strategic Management), University of Southern California
  • B.E. in Electrical Engineering, Xi'an University of Post and Telecom


Yongzhi Wang and Nandini Rajagopalan. 2015. "Alliance Capabilities: Review and Research Agenda." Journal of Management, 41(1): 236-260.