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Yue Hillon

Yue Hillon

Distinguished Professor

College of Business

School of Economics, Management, and Project Management

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3588
Office: 210B Forsyth Building


<b>Yue Cai Hillon</b>, Professor of Management, enjoys teaching in the College of Business at Western Carolina University because her campus-wide colleagues share a commitment to preparing students to be engaged learners in their future professions and communities. Her upper-level courses are built around consulting projects with regional businesses and non-profit organizations for a shared learning experience that contributes to economic and community development. Students learn strategic decision-making as a skill-based process that gives them highly relevant experience for their careers. Yue also coaches student entrepreneurs to develop new business ventures, she mentors students in a WCU doctoral prep program, and she teaches summer international seminars in various countries. Beyond teaching and research, Yue is actively engaged in community development projects, serving on non-profit boards and assisting organizations with strategic planning and management consulting. She holds a Ph.D. in strategy from New Mexico State University under the mentorship of David Boje and has advanced training in management consulting and critical management studies.


  • Ph D, New Mexico State University University Park, Strategic Management
  • MBA, New Mexico State University University Park, MBA with a Minor in Computer Science
  • BSBA, New Mexico State University University Park, Business Information Systems

Teaching Interests

Strategic Management<br>Performance Management<br>Organizational Theory<br>Management Consulting<br>Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

Strategy<br>Socio-Economic Performance Management<br>Action Research <br>Organizational Development and Change Management<br>New Venture Strategic Dynamics<br>Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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