Yuan Tian

Tanya Tian

Yuan (Tanya) Tian is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she obtained her PhD from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and was a researcher in residence at the Northwestern Institute of Complex Systems (NICO). Tian studies several empirical settings including public corporations, science and academia, nascent and illegitimate organizations. Her research is also unified by the methodological approach that bridges sociological perspectives and the availability of new data and computational methods to study strategy and organizational behavior.


Select Publications

  • Tian, T. Y., King, B. G., & Smith, E. B. (2023). Effect of organizational status on employment-related corporate social responsibility: Evidence from a regression discontinuity approach. Strategic Management Journal, 1–25. https:// doi.org/10.1002/smj.3534 
  • Yang Yang, Tanya Y. Tian, Teresa K. Woodruff, Benjamin F. Jones, and Brian Uzzi. 2022. Gender-diverse Teams Produce More Novel and Higher Impact Scientific Ideas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 119 (36) e2200841119.



  • PhD, Management and Organizations
    Northwestern University
  • MPhil, Social Sciences
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • BBA, Finance & Operations Management
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Research Interests

  • Status and Reputation
  • Innovation and Science
  • Computational Social Science
  • Stakeholders and Corporate Social Responsibility