Dr Yuyan Zheng
Lecturer in Leadership
Work, Employment, People and Organisations
+44 114 222 3361
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Sheffield University Management School
I am a Lecturer in Leadership and a member of the Institute of Work Psychology in Sheffield University Management School.
I joined Sheffield University Management School in September 2019.
Before Sheffield, I worked as a Research Associate in Durham University from 2017-2019, and as a Teaching Fellow in Organisational Behaviour in London School of Economics and Political Science from 2016-2017.
- Research interests
My main areas of research interests are in leadership and employee performance and wellbeing.
Specifically, I am interested in how different styles of leadership, for example authoritarian leadership or servant leadership, exert differential effects on employees.
Recently I am also interested in utilizing a person-oriented approach to investigate leadership behaviours.
In addition to leadership research, I have also conducted research in how work motivation impact employees’ work life balance.
I am also developing multi-disciplinary research on integrating machine-learning techniques in management research.
- Service leadership, work engagement, and service performance : the moderating role of leader skills. Group & Organization Management, 45(1), 43-74. View this article in WRRO
- Deterrence effects: The role of authoritarian leadership in controlling employee workplace deviance. Management and Organization Review. View this article in WRRO
- The impact of a local community engagement intervention on residents’ fear of crime and perceptions of the police. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 21(3), 168-180. View this article in WRRO
- The Impact of Authoritarian Leadership on Ethical Voice: A Moderated Mediation Model of Felt Uncertainty and Leader Benevolence. Journal of Business Ethics. View this article in WRRO
- A meta-analytic review of the consequences of servant leadership : the moderating roles of cultural factors. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. View this article in WRRO
- Work-to-non-work spillover : the impact of public service motivation and meaningfulness on outcomes in work and personal life domains. Public Management Review. View this article in WRRO
- How autonomy support and ethical value alignment influences attitudes towards diversity in English police. Journal of Moral Education, 1-16.
- Research group
I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:
- Leadership, followership and management
- Employee work motivation
- Employee wellbeing
- Proactivity in the workplace
Research visitors are very welcome too!
- Teaching interests
I enjoy interacting with and learning from students. I believe that every student is different and has his/her own strengths and potential.
In the past, I have taught a variety of management related modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
- Teaching activities
I am involved in teaching modules:
- MGT650 Managing People in Organisations
- MGT252 Managing Organisational Change
- MGT6127 Organisational Theory
- MGT255 Leadership and Teamwork
- PSY308 Occupational Psychology