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

  • Competitive Strategy
  • Firm Capabilities
  • Strategic Alliances



  • BUSMHR 7413: Platform Strategy (i.e., Advanced Strategic Analysis, MBA Elective)
  • BUSMHR 4490: Strategic Management (Undergraduate Capstone)

Areas of Expertise



  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (specialize in Strategic Management), University of Southern California


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


  • BUSMHR 7413 - Advanced Strategic Analysis

    Course objective is to analyze a firm's competitive situation and related strategies to create competitive advantage in a more realistic setting than is possible using the traditional case method. Theoretical frameworks learned in the core strategy course among others are applied to firms using real-time data from multiple public sources in order to create well-grounded insights about a firm.