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S. Alex Yang

Associate Professor of Management Science and Operations (on leave from London Business School)

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

Dr S Alex Yang's research focuses on operations management under financial frictions, including supply chain finance and innovation; managing operations for financially constrained companies; insurance and other tools for supply chain risk management. His other research interests include business analytics, supply chain management, risk management, and stochastic modelling and optimisation.

Dr Yang teaches on the full-time MBA, the global executive MBA, and executive education programmes. He has working and consulting experiences in various companies, including in the finance and airline industries.


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


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


Cancelability in trade credit insurance

Yang S A; Chen C J; Bakshi N

Social Sciences Research Network

Financial pooling in a supply chain

Hu M; Qian Q; Yang S A

Trade credit and supplier competition

Chod J; Lyandres E; 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


  • C124 Data, Models and Decisions

EMBA Global

  • CL03 Managerial Statistics

Research Interests

  • Operations management under financial frictions
  • Business analytics
  • Supply chain management
  • Risk management and stochastic modeling and optimisation