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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)

Yanan is an assistant professor at Nottingham University Business School, the University of Nottingham. She received her PhD in Management from the University of Leeds.

Yanan is a member of the British Academy of Management, the European Academy of Management and International Association for Chinese Management Research.

Yanan's current research interests include organisational/contextual, and personal factors that promote or inhibit group information sampling bias; cross-cultural differences in decision-making process; and distributed leadership.

Recent research has also investigated the emergence of interfirm leadership in centralized networks and small firms' knowledge exploration strategies in the high technology industry.

Research Interests
Decision making; teams; international management; leadership; behavioural strategy. Yanan recently worked for the European Commission funded project on serious games training for international corporations, the Seedcorn Funds from Integrating Global Society Priority Group of the University of Nottingham on public sector reform in China.

Current Research Activities
Decision making, Leadership, behavioural strategy and cross-cultural management.

International Collaborations, Organisation & Contributions
2008 - Ongoing    Committee Member, Information and Communication Committee, International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR)
2011 - 2011    Best Paper Prize presented by British Academy of Management (BAM) 2011 Annual Connference
2010 - 2010    Emerald Best Paper Prize, presented by China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT) 2010 Annual Conference
2006 - 2008    Overseas Research Students Award for International Students (ORSAS)
2006 - 2006    Worldwide Universities Network's Global Programme (WUN) - Research fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
2010 -    Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad - Presented by Chinese ambassador Xiaoming Liu
2008 -    Great Britain-China Educational Trust Committee (GBCET) - Chinese Student Award
2005 -    Leeds University Business School: Winner of the Abeceder Best International Student

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Feng, Y.; Hao, B.; Iles, P.; Bown, N. J. (2017), "Rethinking distributed leadership: Dimensions, antecedents and team effectiveness", Leadership and Organisation Development, 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, forthcoming 2015.



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