Yue Maggie Zhou is an associate professor of strategy at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Her research is in the areas of corporate strategy, competitive strategy, institutional strategy and organizational structure. Her recent studies investigate the role of complexity in setting limits to firm growth, the use and effects of competitive strategies between firms on and off digital platforms, as well as organizational design for domestic and multinational corporations. She has examined these issues empirically in the manufacturing, soft drink, air transportation, healthcare, rideshare, oil and gas, restaurant, and commercial spaceflight industries. Her work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Advances in Strategic Management. She is an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal and serves on the editorial boards of Organization Science and Strategy Science.
Professor Zhou has taught economics and strategy courses to BBA students, MBA students, and executives for more than 15 years. She received the Neary Teaching Excellence Award for the PhD Program at Ross in 2019. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, she taught microeconomics and international economics at the University of Maryland as an Assistant Professor.
Professor Zhou has a B. Eng. from Shanghai Jiaotong University, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and a PhD from the University of Michigan where she also earned the Gerald and Lilian Dykstra Fellowship for teaching excellence as a doctoral student.
Prior to her academic career, Professor Zhou worked at Arthur Anderson as a financial auditor and at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group as an Investment officer on privatization transactions in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.