Spring on the York College campus

Qiongrui (Missy) Yao, PhD


  • PhD, Auburn University
  • MPA, University of Alabama
  • MS, University of West Georgia
  • BE, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

Research Interests

  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem

Recent Publications

  • Lohrke, F. T., Hamrick, A. B., & Yao, Q. M. (2022, December). Punching above their weight class: Assessing how digital technologies enhance new and small firm survival and competitiveness. In M. Keyhani, A. Sorgner, T. Kollman, C. Hull, & A. Ashjari (Eds.), Handbook of Digital Entrepreneurship (pp. 181-198). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/365991709_Punching_above_their_weight_class_Assessing_how_digital_technologies_enhance_new_and_small_firm_survival_and_competitiveness
  • Yao, Q. M., Baker, L. T., & Lohrke, F. T. (2022, October). Building and sustaining trust in remote work by platform-dependent entrepreneurs on digital labor platforms: Toward an integrative framework. Journal of Business Research, 149, 327-339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.05.046