Yuan Shi

Yuan Shi

  • Assistant Professor

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Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology

Faculty Expertise

  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation


School of Hotel Administration


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Yuan Shi is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations with a focus on Strategy at the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Professor Shi’s research explores the long-term implications of the evaluation processes in the market, such as ranking, funding, and pricing, for innovation and entrepreneurship. He has studied a wide range of sectors, including entertainment, technology, and venture capital.

Professor Shi’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Strategy Research Foundation. His work has been accepted or published by Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Scientometrics, and Sociological Science. His recent work has been cited in popular press publications such as Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg, The Hill, and Vox.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Best Reviewer Award, TIM Division (2019) Academy of Management
  • Frank T. Paine Award for Academic Achievement (2019) University of Maryland
  • SRF Dissertation Scholar (2017) Strategic Management Society
  • Research Honors Award (2016) Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland

Recent Courses

  • HADM 4410 - Strategic Management

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Maryland, College Park, 2019
  • MS National University of Singapore, 2013
  • BMS Fundan University, 2011