Affiliated Researchers | Troesh Scholars

Yong Li, PhD

Yong Li is Professor and Lee Professor of Entrepreneurship, and the research director of the Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He currently is as an associate editor for Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of International Business Studies. Yong’s research focuses on how firms make investment decisions in highly entrepreneurial contexts such as venture capital, crowdfunding, and new venture innovation. His work has been published in leading management journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science and Strategic Management Journal, and in leading entrepreneurship journals including Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. His research has been supported by the Kauffman Foundation and SSHRC Canada, and reported by outlets such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Crowdfund Insider and Knowledge@Wharton. Yong has taught strategy and entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate, MBA and PhD levels. Students from his classes have secured substantial funding from angels, venture capitalists and crowdfunding platforms, and won numerous awards including first place at New York State Business Plan Competition. He received his MBA from the University of Queensland and Ph.D. in strategy and entrepreneurship from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Andrew Hardin, PhD

Andrew Hardin is a Full Professor of Information Systems and the former Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Professor Hardin’s research focuses on virtual collaboration, financial decision support systems, and research methodologies. His publications have appeared in premier journals such asManagement Science, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychological Methods, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, and Information Systems Journal. Hardin currently serves as Senior Editor for theInformation Systems Journal and Senior Associate Editor for the European Journal of Information Systems. Professor Hardin has designed and delivered over 20 different courses within the information systems and entrepreneurship disciplines. He has received multiple research, teaching and service awards, and has helped raise over $5 million in donations and grants since arriving at UNLV in 2007.

Hans Rawhouser, PhD
Associate Professor

Hans Rawhouser is an associate professor in the Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology department at UNLV’s Lee Businesses School. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He investigates how market intermediaries help entrepreneurs, how entrepreneurs gain resources, and how entrepreneurs achieve social impact (e.g. greenhouse gas emission reductions, poverty alleviation, job creation and creation of supportive social networks). Research contexts include carbon offset projects in developing countries, entrepreneurial training in Central America, measurement of social impact, and Benefit Corporations. His recent work on these topics is forthcoming or published (among other outlets) in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, California Management Review, and Organization & Environment.

Woo-Yong Park, PhD
Assistant Professor

Woo-Yong’s scholarly work lies at the intersection of technological innovation and management/strategy. His research was initially focused on technology and innovation, but has since shifted to the management and strategy issues concerning technology and innovation. In particular, he is interested in the following question: When an innovation shock hits the market, why are some firms dominating and why are some other firms sluggish? Woo-Yong has published in leading journals including Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Journal of Operations Management and Journal of Management. He received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Prior to joining UNLV, he worked at Florida International University, SK Corporation (Seoul, Korea), Chung-Ang University (Seoul, Korea), and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

Zhi Cao, PhD
Assistant Professor

Zhi Cao joined the UNLV faculty in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management in the Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Department. He earned his PhD in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Cao’s research focuses on the process and outcomes of organizational learning in various organizations such as incumbent firms and new ventures. He is interested in how decision makers and organizations respond to performance feedback in terms of, for instance, R&D investment, structural reconfiguration, CSR investment (philanthropic donation) and disclosure. His research has been published in top-tier journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Product Innovation Management. Dr. Cao is teaching the capstone course, Strategic Management and Policy. In addition to lecturing, he uses both cases and business strategy simulations (BSG) to illustrate the concepts on business and corporate strategies.