I'm a Ph.D. student in Management from Stern School of Business, New York University. I received my M.A. in Sociology from University of California, Berkeley and B.A. in Economics and Law from Peking University. My research focuses on the micro-foundations of groups and teams, with a particular focus on power, status, cross-cultural organizational behavior, and conflict management.
My research in this line concerns why low-ranking individuals typically accept low standing in group hierarchies and the impact of conceptualizations of social hierarchies on team effectiveness.
I'm also deeply interested in integrating work on hierarchy, culture, and the enforcement of group cooperation to examine patterns of punishment in a public goods game.
Another line of my research investigates how leaders react to multifaceted hierarchical threats in terms of power and status.
Stern School of Business, New York University
Ph.D. in Management
University of California, Berkeley
M.A. in Sociology
Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
B.A. in Economics (Specialty: Finance), Distinguished Award
B.L. in Law (Specialty: Sociology)
Kuwabara, K. & Yu, S. (in press). Costly punishment increases prosocial punishment by designated punishers power and legitimacy in public goods games. Social Psychology Quarterly
Blader, S. & Yu, S. (2017). Are status and respect different or two sides of the same coin? Academy of Management Annals.
Yu, S. & Xie, Y. (2017). Preference effects on friendship choice: Evidence from an
online field experiment. Social Science Research.
Kuwabara, K., Yu, S., Lee, A., & Galinsky, A. (2016). Status decreases dominance in the West but increases dominance in the East. Psychological Science.