In this world, everything is “Marketing”.

Ruiliang Yan, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing

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Marketing and Business Analytics
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Marketing and Business Analytics
College Major
Management Science
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Ruiliang Yan is extremely passionate about marketing and supply chains. He has over ten years of rich industrial experience with a large number of publications in the field of Marketing, Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management. Yan's research interest lies in how new technologies such as AI, Robotics and 3D will change the modern business world. With this in mind, we can only wonder what amazing projects he will achieve.

A Conversation with Dr. Yan

What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?

“A&M-Commerce is a valuable school with high-quality faculty, and we have cheaper tuition. A&M-Commerce also provide excellent support and education to students and help them pursue a bright future.”

What draws you to your discipline?

“In this world, everything is ‘Marketing’, which attracts me to the marketing area. It also helps me realize that marketing exists anywhere and anytime. It influences everyone daily and significantly.”

What has been your favorite course to teach?

“My favorite courses to teach are ‘Marketing’ and ‘Supply Chain Management’, and these two areas also are highly correlated with each other and impact real business significantly.”

Tell us about a project you are currently working on or recently completed.

“How our business world is being changed by AI. Based on the current COVID-19 situation, more personal contacts would lead to a higher risk. As a result, many jobs in businesses and industries can be done by AI or Robotics.”

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Management Science, University of Wisconsin, 2006
  • MS, Sichuan University, 1997
  • BA, Southwestern Agricultural University, 1994

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2013 – Present

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding reviewer award from JBR, IMM, IJPE, EJOR, CIE, etc., 2014-Present
  • Service Excellence Award from Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2018
  • H.M. Lafferty Distinguished Faculty Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity from Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2017
  • Recognized as one of Top 20 prominent retailing researchers, 2017

Research Interests

  • Digital marketing
  • Channel coordination
  • Supply chain management

Professional Organizations

  • Editor of International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
  • Editor of Global Journal of Management and Marketing

Featured Courses

MKT 422 Electronic Commerce
MKT 422 Electronic Commerce
MKT 521 Global and Marketing Management
MKT 568 Integrated Marketing Communication and Promotion
MKT 574 Customer Relationship Management

Selected Publications

  • Amrouche, N., Pei, Z., Yan, R. (2020). Mobile channel and channel coordination under different supply chain contexts. Industrial Marketing Management 84, 165-182.
  • Yan, R., Pei, Z., Ghose, S. (2019). Reward points, profit sharing, and valuable coordination mechanism in the O2O era. International Journal of Production Economics 215, 34-47.
  • Cao, Z., Yan, R. (2016). Health creates wealth? The use of nutrition claims and firm financial performance. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing 35 (1), 58-75.
  • Yan, R. (2010). Cooperative advertising, pricing strategy and firm performance in the e-marketing age. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science 38 (4), 510-519.
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