Faculty Directory

Tieying Yu

Associate Professor


Management and Organization


Professor Tieying Yu’s research focuses on understanding firms' strategic decisions, and how these decisions affect interfirm rivalry and competitive advantages, especially in a multi-market competition context (i.e., when firms compete simultaneously against the same rivals in more than one market). She has conducted research in various domestic and global settings, including the airline, automotive, and pharmaceutical industries.

Prior to earning her Ph.D., Professor Yu worked as an asset manager at Bank of China and at Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. At the Carroll School she currently teaches the M.B.A. core courses Introduction to Strategic Management and Strategic Management.

Editorial Positions

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Management
  • Editorial Board, Academy of Management Journal
  • Editorial Board, Journal of International Business Studies
  • Editorial Board, Strategic Organization


  • 2021 – Academy of Management Journal, Best Reviewer Award
  • 2015 – The Diane Harkins Coughlin and Christopher J. Coughlin Faculty Excellence Award for Graduate Teaching, Carroll School of Management
  • 2009 – Temple/AIB Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business
  • 2009 – Academy of Management Review, Best Reviewer Award
  • 2008 – Kelley Research Award, Carroll School of Management
  • 2005 – Douglas Nigh Award for Interdisciplinary Research, Academy of Management’s International Management Division
  • 2005 – Finalist for the Carolyn Dexter Award, Academy of Management
  • 2004 – Finalist for the Richard N. Farmer Best Dissertation Award, Academy of International Business


  • Sengul, M., & Yu, T. 2023. How Do Multidivisional Firms Form Their Divisions? A Socio-cognitive Explanation of Organizational Groupings. Conditional Acceptance at Journal of Management.
  • Gee, I., Nahm, P., Yu, T., & Cannella, A.A. 2023. Not-for-profit Organizations: A Multi-disciplinary Review and Assessment from A Strategic Management Perspective. Journal of Management, Forthcoming.
  • Yu, T., Guo, W., Gimeno, J., & Zhang, Y. 2022. Glue or Gasoline? The Role of Inter-organizational Linkages in the Occurrence and Spillover of Competitive Wars. Academy of Management Journal, 65(1):304-330.
  • Guo, W., Sengul, M., & Yu, T. 2021. The Impact of Executive Verbal Communication on the Convergence of Investors’ Opinions. Academy of Management Journal, 64(6):1763-1792.
  • Guo, W., Sengul, M., & Yu, T. 2020. Rivals’ Negative Earnings Surprises, Language Signals, and Firms’ Competitive Actions. Academy of Management Journal, 63(3): 637-659.
  • Guo, W., Yu, T., & Gimeno, J. 2017. Language and Competition: Communication Vagueness, Comprehension Difficulty. Academy of Management Journal, 60(6): 2073-2098.
  • Gao, H., Yu, T., & Cannella, A. A. 2017. Understanding Word Responses in Competitive Dynamics. Academy of Management Review, 42(1): 129-144.
  • Gao, H., Yu, T., & Cannella, A. A. 2015. Strategic Use of Language in Interorganizational Engagement: A Multidisciplinary Review and Agenda for Future Research. Journal of Management, 42 (1), 21-54.
  • Yu, T., & Glynn, M. A. 2015. Competitive Memory: Bringing the Strategic Past into the Present. Advances in Strategic Management, 32: 303-330.
  • Yu, T., Subramaniam, M., & Cannella, A. A. 2013. Competing Globally, Allying Locally: Alliances between Global Rivals and Host Country Factors. Journal of International Business Studies, 44(2): 117-137. 
  • Yu, T., & Cannella, A. A. 2013. A Comprehensive Review of Multimarket Competition Research. Journal of Management, 39 (1): 76-109.
  • Yu, T., Subramaniam, M., & Cannella, A. A. 2009. Rivalry Deterrence in International Markets: Contingencies Governing the Mutual Forbearance Hypothesis. Academy of Management Journal, 52(1): 127-147.
  • Yu, T., Sengul, M., & Lester, R. H. 2008. Misery Loves Company: The Spread of Negative Impacts Resulting from an Organizational Crisis. Academy of Management Review, 33(2): 452-472.
  • Yu, T., & Cannella, A. A. 2007. Rivalry between Multinational Enterprises: An Event History Approach. Academy of Management Journal, 50(3): 663-684.