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.

Giá máy bắn cá 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

Giá máy bắn cáManagement 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

Giá máy bắn cáJournal 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

Giá máy bắn cáManufacturing & Service Operations Management 2018 Vol 20:1 p 70-84

Trade credit, risk sharing, and inventory financing portfolios

Giá máy bắn cáYang S A; Birge J R

Giá máy bắn cáManagement 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

Giá máy bắn cáManufacturing & Service Operations Management 2017 Vol 19:2 p 263-289

When customers anticipate liquidation sales: managing operations under financial distress

Giá máy bắn cáBirge JR; Parker R P; Wu M X; Yang SA

Giá máy bắn cáManufacturing & 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

Giá máy bắn cáSocial Sciences Research Network

Platform tokenization: financing, governance, and moral hazard

Chod J; Trichakis N; Yang S A

Giá máy bắn cáSocial Sciences Research Network

The impact of trade credit provision on retail inventory: an empirical investigation using synthetic controls

Giá máy bắn cáChen C; Jain N; Yang S

Giá máy bắn cáSocial 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

Giá máy bắn cáOur teaching offering is updated annually. Faculty and programme material are subject to change.

  • Masters Degrees core courses

    Giá máy bắn cá A key part of our Masters programmes curriculum.

    View courses Show less
    Show less
  • Masters Degrees electives

    Giá máy bắn cá Optional courses providing a deep dive into specialist areas.

    View electives Show less
    • Advanced Business Analytics
      The primary objective of this course is to enhance the participants’ ability to use analytics to develop insights in a wide range of business situations. We will work on five in-depth real-world case studies developed by the instructor. For each case, we will start with breaking down what seems to be a complex and ill-structured problem to simpler subproblems that are amenable to analysis. Through a mixture of lectures and workshops, we will use data analysis (visualization, regression) and modelling techniques (Monte-Carlo simulation, decision-tree analysis, optimization) to build progressively more sophisticated models that allow us to evaluate possible alternatives, make sensible recommendations, and serve as the basis for communicating findings and influencing decisions. After each session, participants will have the opportunity to further refine the models developed in class and prepare a presentation for the management of the company featured in the case study.
    Show less