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Xinran (Joyce) Wang

Assistant Professor
359 Cornell Hall

700 Tiger Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211

Xinran (Joyce) Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri - Columbia. She received her Ph.D. in Strategy and Organizations (with a minor in Econometrics and Statistics) from the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee in Fall 2017. Dr. Wang’s research takes a behavioral and cognitive approach to firms’ socially irresponsible actions, negative social evaluations, and impression management strategies. Within these areas, she explores how constituents’ social media engagement and firms’ strategic communications influence organizational activities, such as cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, and bankruptcy. Her work has been published in management outlets including the Academy of Management Review, and she has won several awards, including the Strategic Management Society’s Best Paper award and the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation’s Best Dissertation award. Prior to her Ph.D. study, Dr. Wang worked in a mining firm in China as a strategic consultant and executive assistant.



Ph.D., Strategy and Organizations (minor in Econometrics and Statistics), University of Tennessee, 2017; Postgraduate studies in Strategy, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2013; M. Phil., Management Science and Strategy, Lanzhou University, 2011; B.A., Finance & Accounting, Zhejiang Gongshang University, 2007.


Strategic Management Society Stakeholder Strategy Interest Group, Best Proposal with Practical Implications Award, 2020; University of Missouri-Winemiller Excellence Award for quantitative and analytics research, 2018; Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, Best Dissertation, 2017; Strategic Management Society, Best Conference Paper Prize, 2017; Strategic Management Society, Most Novel Paper Award-Behavioral Strategy Interest Group, 2017; Academy of Management Best Student Paper Award-Social Issues in Management Division, 2017


Wang, X., Reger, R. K., & Pfarrer, M. D. 2021. Faster, hotter, and more linked in: Managing social disapproval in the social media era. Academy of Management Review, 46(2): 275–298.


Wang, X. & Reger, R. K. (2017), Rolling the Dice: What Methodological Choices Maximize Chances for Publication in Premier Strategic Management Journals? In Methodological Challenges and Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition (New Horizons in Managerial and Organizational Cognition, Vol