S. Alex Yang



Assistant Professor
Management Science and Operations
London Business School

Ph.D., MBA, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
M.S., Industrial Engineering and Management Science, Northwestern University
B. Eng, Automation, Tsinghua University

Contact information
Management Science and Operations
London Business School
Regent's Park, London NW1 4SA, UK
E-mail: sayang@london.edu
Phone: +44 (0) 207 000 8806
SSRN Author Page, LinkedIn



Sourcing from Suppliers with Financial Constraints and Performance Risk, with Christopher S. Tang and Jing Wu,  in Preparation.  


Pre-selling Capacity under the Threat of Bankruptcy, with Erica L. Plambeck and Robert Swinney,  in Preparation.


The Financial Holding Cost of Inventory, with Lei Xie, Fehmi Tanrisever, and Xiaoying Liang,  in Preparation.   


Financial Pooling in Supply Chains, with Ming Hu and Qu Qian,  in Preparation.  



Operational Strategies in the Presence of Consumer-Driven Bankruptcy Risk, with John Birge, Rodney Parker, and Xiao Wu,  (Download, updated on August 29th, 2015).  


How Inventory is (Should be) Financed: Trade Credit in Supply Chains with Demand Uncertainty and Costs of Financial Distress, with John R. Birge, (Download).


Risk or Margin: The Role of Trade Credit in Competition, with Heikki Peura and Guoming Lai, R&R M&SOM, (Download) .


Trade Credit in Supply Chains: Multiple Creditors and Priority Rules, with John R. Birge. (Download)



The Supply Chain Effects of Bankruptcy, with John R. Birge and Rodney P. Parker, Management Science, forthcoming. (Download)


A Model of Taxable Portfolio with Many Assets, with John R. Birge, Journal of Banking and Finance, 31 (2007), 3269–3290.




Classes Taught: Data, Models and Decisions (Full-time MBA),  Managerial Statistics (Executive MBA), Operational Risk (Executive Education)


Other Teaching Interests: Big Data, Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Risk Management



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