Area of Expertise: Dr. Ye graduated with a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville. She specializes in entrepreneurship and management. Her initial rank at the UWP is Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship/Strategic Management. Her research focuses on firm gestation, opportunity recognition and exploitation, and entrepreneurial decision making. Her secondary research interest concerns individual, social and cultural influences on entrepreneurship. Dr. Ye also has working experience in both Chinese state-owned and global/international companies in China.
Teaching: At the University of Louisville, Dr. Ye has taught undergraduate courses in Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Behavior, Principles of Marketing, and Creativity and Innovation Management. She was selected to receive a Graduate Teaching Academy Scholarship 2011 by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Louisville. Dr. Ye is also the winner of the annual Doctoral Student Teaching Effectiveness Award, year 2011, by the College of Business at University of Louisville.
Research: Dr. Ye's dissertation topic is entitled, "Entrepreneurs' Decisions to Exploit Opportunity: The Influences of Positive Mood." During the Ph.D. period, Dr. Ye has presented a total of ten research papers to her credit at various top academic conferences worldwide. In addition to conference presentations, her publications have appeared at Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, and a book chapter by Oxford University Press. She is a member of Academy of Management and serves as a reviewer. Currently she has several working papers in progress in addition to her dissertation.