S. Alex Yang

Associate Professor of Management Science and Operations

BS (Tsinghua) MS (Northwestern) PhD MBA (Chicago)

Alex's main areas of research and teaching are supply chain finance, FinTech, business analytics, value chain management, risk management, and platform economy. His research has appeared in top management and finance academic journals such as Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Journal of Financial Economics. He holds editorial positions at several prestigious international academic journals. Alex has extensive experience in teaching MBA, EMBA and Exeuctive Education Programmes, both in English and Chinese.

He has working and consulting experience in companies, financial institutions, and international organizations. He is currently collaborating with companies in the area of supply chain finance, FinTech, and business analytics.

  • Interface of Operations Management and Finance
  • Trade Credit and Supply Chain Finance
  • FinTech
  • Operations Management under Financial Distress
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Risk Management
  • Platform Governance


Trade credit insurance: operational value and contract choice

Yang S A; Bakshi N; Chen C J

Management Science 2020 Online first


Financing suppliers under performance risk

Tang C S; Yang S A; Wu J

Foundations and Trends in Technology, Information and Operations Management 2019 Vol 12:2-3 p 135-151

Trade credit and supplier competition

Chod J; Lyandres E; Yang S A

Journal of Financial Economics 2019 Vol 131:2 p 484-505


Sourcing from suppliers with financial constraints and performance risk

Tang C S; Wu J; Yang S A

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 2018 Vol 20:1 p 70-84

Trade credit, risk sharing, and inventory financing portfolios

Yang S A; Birge J R

Management Science 2018 Vol 64:8 p 3469-3970


Can small firms survive and benefit from delayed payments?

Yang S A

London Business School Review 2017 16 October

Trade credit in competition: a horizontal benefit

Peura H; Yang S A; Lai G

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 2017 Vol 19:2 p 263-289

When customers anticipate liquidation sales: managing operations under financial distress

Birge JR; Parker R P; Wu M X; Yang SA

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 2017 Vol 19:4 p 657-673


The supply chain effects of bankruptcy

Yang S A; Birge J; Parker R

Management Science 2015 Vol 61:10 p 2320-2338


A model of taxable portfolio with many assets

Birge J R; Yang S

Journal of Banking and Finance 2007 Vol 31 p 3269-3290


The role of FinTech in mitigating information friction in supply chain finance

Lee H-H; Yang S A; Kim K

Social Sciences Research Network


Financing inventory under bank capital regulation and seller orchestration

Zhang Y; Huang S; Yang S A

Social Sciences Research Network

Platform tokenization: financing, governance, and moral hazard

Chod J; Trichakis N; Yang S A

Social Sciences Research Network


Financial pooling in a supply chain

Hu M; Qian Q; Yang S A

Social Sciences Research Network


Trade credit in supply chains: multiple creditors and priority rules

Yang S A; Birge J

Social Sciences Research Network

Teaching portfolio

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