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Dr. Xin (Eva) Yao

Board of Advisors - Entrepreneurship & Management

Expertise:

  • Organizational Behavior. Human Resources Management (HRM). Research Methods. Accounting. Entrepreneurship. Social Psychology.
  • Eva’s research examines the psychological and sociological aspects of the startup process. Her recent work covers topics such as venture capital investment in the Cleantech sector, entrepreneurs’ networking cognition and strategies in different cultures, as well as entrepreneur identity and motivation. She has articles published or in-print at the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of the American Medical Association, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Journal of Business Research, and Managerial and Decision Economics.
  • Eva teaches entrepreneurship and research methods (PhD seminar) at Leeds. She also taught a variety of courses in organizational behavior and international management

Experience:

  • China. USA. 10 years +

Industries:

  • Education. Research. Consulting

Employers:

  • Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Assistant Professor, Wichita State University, W. Frank Barton School of Business, Kansas, USA
  • Renmine University of China

Education/Certifications:

  • PhD University of Washington, USA
  • B.E. Renmine University of China, China

Organizations:

Publications:

  • Eva Yao at Google Scholar
  • Yao, X. & Larson, E. B. (2005). Acting and clinical empathy – reply. Journal of the
    American Medical Association, 294 (1): 39-40.
    Larson, E. B. & Yao, X. (2005). Clinical empathy, emotional labor and acting in the patient-physician relationship. Journal of the American Medical Association, 293 (9): 1100-1106.
  • Meisiek, S., & Yao, X. (2005). Nonsense makes sense: Humor in social sharing of emotion at the workplace. In Charmine E. J. Hartel, Wilfred J. Zerbe, & Neal M. Ashkanasy (Eds.) Emotions in Organizational Behavior: 143-165. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Yao, X., Lee, T.W., Mitchell, T.R., Burton, J.P., & Sablynski, C.J. (2004). Job embeddedness: Current research and future directions. In R. Griffeth & P. Hom (Eds.),
    Innovative Theory and Empirical Research on Employee Turnover: 153-187. Information Age: Greenwich, CT.
  • Chen, X. P., Yao, X., & Kotha, S. The passion heuristic and venture capitalists’ investment decision. Revise and resubmit, Academy of Management Journal.
  • Chen, X. P., & Yao, X. Re-examining the effects of communication in social
    dilemmas: Sustainability and explanations. Revise and Resubmit, Organizational
    Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Presentations:

  • Yao, X. (2005). Ego depletion in emotional labor: The role of humor and methods of
    PRESENTATIONS acting. Paper presented at the Southern Management Association Annual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, November 2005.
  • Chen, X. P., Yao, X., & Kotha, S. (2005). Passion Matters: The Effects of
    Entrepreneurs' Passion on Venture Capitalists' Investment Decision. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2005 Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC), Wellesley, MA, June 2005.
  • Session Chair
    Characteristics of Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Outcomes. Southern Management Association Annual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, November 2005.
  • Session Chair
    New Venture Development. Southern Management Association Annual Conference,
    San Antonio, Texas, November 2004.
  • Yao, X. & Larson, E. B. (2004). Empathy as Emotional Labor: An Exploration of Physicians’ Identity as Healers. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 2004.
  • Chen, X. P., & Yao, X. (2004). Re-Examining the Effects of Communication in Social Dilemmas: Sustainability and Explanations. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 2004.
  • Session Organizer/Discussant
    Studies in Latin HR Business Processes. Iberoamerican Academy of Management
    (IAM) Annual Workshop at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 2004.
  • Yao, X. (2004). Implicit self-theories and culture: Theoretical extension and implications. Paper presented at the Inaugural Conference of International Association of Chinese Management Research, Beijing, China, June 2004.
  • Chen, X. P., & Yao, X. (2003). Sustaining cooperation in public goods dilemmas: Effects of motivational explanations and sanctions. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, Washington, August 2003.
  • Session Organizer/Discussant
    Management in Latin America: Contemporary theories in micro/macro-level organization research. Iberoamerican Academy of Management (IAM) Annual Workshop at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, Washington, August 2003.
  • Yao, X., Higgins, C. A., & Harman, W. S. (2003). Differential uses of impression management tactics in seeking venture capital investment. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Western Academy of Management Conference, Palm Springs, California, April 2003.
  • Yao, X., Holtom, B. C., Lee, T. W., Mitchell, T. R., Burton, J. P., & Sablynski, C. J. (2002). Job embeddedness: Construct comparison and methodological issues. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2002.
  • Ego Depletion in Emotional Labor: The Role of Humor and Methods of Acting. Service and Support Consortium, Woods Creek Consulting Company, Seattle, October 13, 2005

Achievements/Awards:

  • MEDIA MENTIONS
    • Entrepreneurs with passion could hold secret to investing success, Seattle Times, April 19, 2004
    • Seattle Times
    • Doctors urged to find their inner Brando, Seattle Times, March 2, 2005
    • Acting techniques may help doctors empathize with their patients, University Week, March 3, 2005

Interests:

  • Research, Consulting, Education. Entrepreneurship/Creativity. Cross-cultural Management

Other Info:

  • Since 2006, Eva has served as the executive secretary/treasurer of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) – a US-based professional, academic organization with over 2000 members world-wide that promotes research and knowledge sharing about managing organizations in the Chinese context.
  • Visual Village Session Chair, Academy of Management Meeting, 2006
  • Assistant to Program Chair, International Association of Chinese Management
    & Research (IACMR) Inaugural Conference 2004
  • Screening Round Judge, 2004 University of Washington Business Plan Competition, Apr 2004
  • Local Event Coordinator, Logistics Committee, New Doctoral Student Consortium (NDSC), Academy of Management Meeting, 2003
  • Business Meeting Committee, International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR) business meeting at the Academy of Management Meeting, 2003
  • Coach, Job Interview Workshop, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Puget Sound Chapter, January 2002
  • Co-investigator, marketing research project for the University Bookstore, Seattle, 2001
  • Financial Assistant, Laboratoires Fournier S.A., Beijing Office, China, 1998

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