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Dr. Lili Yan is an Assistant Professor of Business Ethics in the Department of Organizations and Responsible Business. Her research and teaching interests lay at the intersection of business ethics, law and nonmarket strategy in international business. Her interdisciplinary research synthesizes theories from business ethics and international business with law and economic sociology to examine firm strategy in a multinational context. Her research has been presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Society of Business Ethics Annual Conference, and Strategic Management Society Annual Conference. 
Dr. Yan received her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from George Washington University School of Business and Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Indiana University-Bloomington Maurer School of Law. Prior to her academia career, Dr. Yan worked as an attorney in an international antitrust case on price-fixing investigations. She is a licensed attorney of the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Dr. Yan's current research examines the implications of home country corruption and firm-specific bribery on firms’ location strategies in multinational business, as well as context-based strategies to combat corruption from business ethics and law perspectives.

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Education/Academic qualification

BA, Beijing International Studies University

School of Buisness, PhD, George Washington University

Maurer School of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.), Indiana University-Bloomington

Research Interests

  • Business Ethics
  • Law
  • International Business


  • Business