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Jia (Joya) Yu Photo

Jia (Joya) Yu

Assistant Professor of Management
HLH 325 H
P.O. Box 880491
Lincoln, NE 68588-0491
(402) 472-3915
Jia (Joya) Yu Photo
PhD in Management and Organizations, May 2017
Department of Management & Organizations, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa, United States

MSc Employment Relations and Organizational Behavior (Research), 2011
Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
BA (Hons) International Business with Spanish , 2010                                    
Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

Research Interests
  • Configurations and changes in Teams
  • Social Network and Leadership across multiple levels of analysis
  • Team Innovation
  • Social Capital Research Methods
CliftonStrengths ®
  • Ideation
  • Learner
  • Relator
  • Individualization
  • Input

Jia (Joya) Yu earned her Ph.D degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 2017. She is currently an assistant professor of management in the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research interests fall in the areas of team microdynamics, social network/social capital, leadership, and organizational research methods. She is particularly interested in exploring how researchers can use various advanced research methods such as social network analysis, Bayesian modeling, big data analysis (machine learning), and qualitative case studies to identify and investigate new and complex phenomena in the workplace. She has published articles in Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics and Organizational Research Methods. 

  • Strategic Human Resource Management Foundation Grant: “Mining the Team: Using Big Data to Explore the Effects of Technology Use and Temporal Interaction Patterns on Team Collaboration and Team Performance”, Co-investigator, with PI: Ning Li ($75,000) (2017)
  • Ballard Seashore Dissertation Fellowship, University of Iowa (2017)
  • T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Iowa (2016)
  • Best Student Paper Award in the Research Methods Division, Academy of Management Conference (2015)
  • Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Award, University of Iowa (2015)
  • Stanley Award for International Research, University of Iowa (2014)
  • The British Journal of Industrial Relations Prize for Best Overall Performance on MSc EROB (Research) Program at London School of Economics and Political Science (2012)
  • The Foundation of Automation and Human Development Prize for Best Dissertation on MSc EROB (Research) Program at London School of Economics and Political Science (2012)