Yuliang (Oliver) Yao

Professor of Management at The College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University


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The College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University

Oliver Yao''s research interests are in the inter-disciplinary fields of information systems and supply chain management, including business value of IT-enabled supply chains, economics of electronic commerce, and VMI, CPFR and CRM. His publications have appeared or are forthcoming in Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Marketing Science, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Supply Chain Management Review, etc. He received the E. Grovesnor Plowman Award from CSCMP in 2007, a prestigious award in the SCM field, and received the 2009 and 2015 Carl R. and Ingeborg Beidleman Research Award which highlights quality research and refereed scholarship in business and applied economic disciplines at Lehigh. He also received the MBA Excellence in Teaching Award at Lehigh University in 2015.


Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, B.S.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.B.A.

University of Maryland, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Business value of information systems

Electronic Commerce

Social Networks


Incentive mechanism in supply chain collaborations

Econometric modeling

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