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Shuai Yan

Title: PhD Candidate
Department: Marketing

Office: 3235 Gerdin Business Building
Phone number: (515) 294-9553


Shuai Yan is a Ph.D. candidate at the Ivy College of Business of Iowa State University. His research interests center on the marketing strategy with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and business-to-government (B2G) relationship. His current research agenda includes a project that investigates how the acquirer can gain superior value through M&A activities. He is also interested in exploring service marketing in the business-to-government market. His primary focus is to analyze firm-level data using multiple methodologies such as event study and empirical modeling using econometrics.

Before Shuai Yan joined Iowa State University, he had been working at the largest Chinese company in the palm oil industry and responsible for the strategic management of financing assets. Previously, He also received a master degree in Business English and earned an MBA at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut.

Academic History

  • Master, Business English, Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China, 2015
  • MBA, Business Administration, Quinnipiac University, USA, 2014
  • Bachelor, Business English, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China, 2012