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Dr Yanan Feng

BSc (Qingdao), MA (Univeristy of Leeds), PhD (University of Leeds)
Assistant Professor

Division: Strategy and International Business
Centre/Institute: Centre for Research in the Behavioural Sciences
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8467416
Location: C42a (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Dr. Yanan Feng is an assistant professor at the University of Nottingham Business School. She received her PhD in Management from the University of Leeds and was a visiting doctoral student at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, the University of Washington.

Yanan is a member of the Strategic Management Society (SMS), British Academy of Management (BAM) and International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR). She received best paper prizes from the British Academy of Management (BAM) and Chinese Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT) annual conferences and has won research awards from the Worldwide Universities Network and the Great Britain-China Educational Trust Committee.

Yanan received Overseas Research Students Award during her doctorate study, and upon completion of her doctorate degree, received the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Before her academic career, Yanan worked at the State Press and Publication Administration of China.

Administrative Roles
Deputy Director of MSc International Business
I am module convenor of the following modules:


International Human Resource Management (N12426)


International Business Environment (N14B44)
Marketing Management in China and Emerging Markets (T14134)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Cross-cultural management, leadership, entrepreneurial strategy.
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Amani Shajera

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Feng, Y.; Teng, D.; Hao B. (2019), "Joint actions with large partners and small-firm ambidexterity in asymmetric alliances: The mediating role of relational identification", International Small Business Journal, forthcoming 2019.

Hao, B.,& Feng, Y. (2018), "Leveraging learning forces in asymmetric alliances: Small firms' perceived power imbalance in driving exploration and exploitation", Technovation, Vol.78, pp. 27-39.

Feng, Y.; Hao, B.; Iles, P.; Bown, N. J. (2017), "Rethinking distributed leadership: Dimensions, antecedents and team effectiveness", Leadership and Organization Development Journal, Vol.38 (2), pp. 284-302.

Hao, B.; Feng, Y., & Ye, J. (2017), "Building interfirm leadership: A relational identity perspective", European Management Journal, Vol.35 (5), pp. 651-662.

Hao, B.; Feng, Y. (2016), "How networks influence radical innovation: The effects of heterogeneity of network ties and crowding out", Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Vol.31(6), pp. 722-731.

Hao, B.; Feng, Y.; Frigant, V. (2015), "Rethinking the 'mirroring' hypothesis: Implications for technological modularity, tacit coordination, and radical innovation", R and D Management, Vol.47 (1), pp. 3-16.



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